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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Most of us wouldn’t be too surprised to hear that our mind has a will of its own.  We all know what it’s like to be more or less helplessly doing something we wish we weren’t! We often feel the presence of this force within, but don’t understand it — or its implications.

Figuratively speaking, every cell of your whole body has a “will” of a sort. This is a well-known scientific truth. Both the mind and the body are always hard at work, at a cellular level, to keep their lives — as they know them — in what is called “homeostasis.” Don’t let this strange-sounding term throw you. All it means is, “the tendency of any organism, simple or complex, to want to maintain within itself relatively stable conditions.” The translation as it concerns our exercise: There are more parts of you that want to stay the same than there are ones interested in growing or achieving new heights through effort.

The good news is that who you really are is greater than any one of these invisible aspects of yourself which are mechanically compelled to maintain its status quo. Your true nature is greater than the sum of all these physical, mental, and emotional parts. If you have any doubts about this, it’s in your power to make this truth self evident… [continued]

Each time you’ll take the step that you’re sure you can’t, you’ll discover that the “you” who would not

was only a thought that believed it could not.

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How many times have you found yourself thinking you’d like to develop a new skill, or sharpen an old one? Maybe learn a language or musical instrument; further your higher education; or maybe just get up out of your easy chair and do some catch-up on that correspondence you’ve been putting off for weeks!

But in each, or at least most of these instances, before you can even get started, you find yourself turned back — repelled from your upcoming chosen task by an onslaught of invisible forces! Suddenly, you’re surrounded by deep weariness, self-doubt, mental fog, or sometimes just plain fear.

Do you recognize any of these self-stalling inner-attackers? Would you like to be liberated from their limiting influences? Freed to pursue higher levels of your own inner development? That’s what an exercise I’m going to share with you is all about: teaching you how to take that next step each time you’re just sure you can’t… [to be continued]

sunrise, mountains

Learn to love what seems more beautiful than yourself, celebrate the gifts of others that outshine your own, practice the patience you have yet to win… giving yourself to a greater Self is not just the path to freedom, but the only way to perfect your own highest possibilities.