We as human beings have settled for far too little. The fact is that we do not know the unrealized potential that exists within each and every one of us. In this short talk, Guy Finley gives us a hint of what is possible.
Click here to listen to “The Real Secret is: Seeing is Your Being”
If you ever really want to know why there’s a fairly consistent amount of stress (in you) in the midst of your conversation with others, just work during the time in question to be more interested in discovering the truth of yourself (quietly watching yourself) than you are in trying to prove yourself as being somehow special or otherwise infallible.
In all of us there dwells a certain “dark” character whose chief feature is to ensure that no one ever doubts its perfection. As long as we identify with this unconscious nature, we embody its fear…which is, by the way, the proof of its imperfection.
And who wants to protect what is inherently blind to itself, even as it insists upon its 20/20 vision!
Question: It seems that nothing in my life has turned out the way I have prayed that it would. The sadness over my situation is overwhelming, even though I have tried my best to give all my failures over to God. Where do I go from here?
Answer: Can you think of any example from the past of where some great individual who became an instrument or vessel of the divine arrived at that relationship without suffering consciously for the sake of that communion? Even the few sages reputed to be born already illumined gave at great cost their lives… not to mention what they may have had to bear prior to that incarnation. At some point we must not only recognize that if we are to give our lives to God/the divine, then this means that our lives must serve His purpose… and not the one that we imagine we ought to have as a result of our surrender. To give our lives to God means we give everything to Him –including our self-loathing, our sense of inadequacy, our hypocrisy, and our suffering over the same, whatever that condition may be. This may be the hardest of all things to do… but in the end is the true indicator of the depth of our intention to serve the greater life whose timeless love is our greatest wish. It may be wisely said that the last attachment a man has upon the path to his perfection is giving up the attachment he has to his suffering. Consider these words and start over.
Though we are created to be the embodiment of Freedom itself, still – – to be free — we must choose that Life before all else.