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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that being a good householder means that we are able to properly attend to what is practical before what is pleasing. By placing ourselves in this right relationship with our responsibilities, we become better able to discern our true needs from false ones, and find that all we receive from God is good.

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Within us lives a timeless Self that cannot forget what is right, bright, and true

any more than the sun has to try to remember to shine each day.

Guy Finley explains that if you want to have a relationship with the divine, with what’s right and good, you must learn to stand up for truth within you. Have the courage to exchange self-concern for spiritual awareness, and you will be given all you need as you are put in relationship with authentic strength itself.

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Question: Where is the line between not having an issue with anything and enabling or allowing? I don’t understand where I must “forget myself” and where I must stand up for something.

Answer: One should always try to “forget oneself” whenever one’s feelings about a matter are more centered around oneself — one’s image, opinion or pride — than they are with the event that stirs these sentiments; and one should stand up for what is right whenever the cost of that stance costs one something real, as in one’s image, opinion, or pride.