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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Our attention needs to be turned around so that rather than always being mechanically drawn to consider whatever it meets in each passing moment, it is directed upon what it is (within us) that meets the same. Otherwise our attention belongs to every thing, which leaves us with nothing of our own.

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In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about three stages in the life of a spiritual aspirant: first we explore the world, then we develop into good householders, and then if we are truly fortunate, the remaining years of our lives are spent in the pure pursuit of developing an authentic relationship with the Divine.

Question: I live in a place where people are not very open to spirituality. Because I’m discovering who I am and what potential I was created to be, it can be difficult at times. How do I live from what I believe, respecting the ones around me, and not have them be threatened by what I believe?

Answer: Put your love of what is true, open, and kind, before all else… and Love itself will see to it that your life grows in truth, spaciousness, and compassion for others, regardless of what they think about you. More than this, one cannot ask for; less than this… is to miss the purpose of having been given life.