The wish itself — to be a higher person — comes to you from a higher place and is received in its inner equivalent within you. This means there’s already an existing connection between the you that you want to be and the you that you presently are; between the new destiny you would have, and the fortunes you’ve known. All you have to do is stay on the royal road that has brought you up to this very point, for it leads directly to that higher destiny you seek. And now you’re about to begin another leg of your appointed journey.
There’s so much just ahead of you that’s new and exciting. But you must remember that the best views are always the higher ones, whose new heights take personal effort to achieve. To ensure you’ll make steady progress along this higher way, allow me to instruct and encourage you in two special ways.
First, as you proceed with these new life lessons about winning the higher life, you may come to certain moments where you have a disquieting feeling that you don’t understand what you’re doing or, for that matter, even why you’re doing it! But each time you get ready to throw your hands up in the air or toss in the towel, do your best to remember the following. For as strange as this may seem to you as you stand there, feeling oh-so uncertain, here’s the true perspective to be embraced: These are the good times, not the bad ones! In fact, all along you’ve been working toward just these moments.
How can this be possible? Your confusion indicates that you’ve reached a real inner threshold; you stand before the possibility of entering into something genuinely new to you. And this unthinkable place is the same as the doorway to a new destiny. So take heart!
Second, if you’ll simply persist with your journey, you’ll pass right through these times of trial. I guarantee it. Nothing can stop your sincere inquiry, including those thoughts and feelings telling you that you can’t go any further because you don’t understand how to take the next step. Take that step anyway. Then you’ll understand.
The light from one small moment of honest self-inquiry is more powerful than the accumulated darkness of a million years of doubt. So dare to proceed . . . and succeed!
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the choice we have to either passively exist — having our lives lived for us — or to become conscious that we are actually alive and experience everything that comes with the awareness of real life.
Click here to listen to “The Difference Between Just Living and Real Life”
It’s only what you do right this moment, right now, that’s the seed of personal change. And in the endless beauty and mystery of what is the now, this same seed of change is also the seed of your new and higher nature.
Grasp the meaning of the next sentence, fully, and you’ll have your first glimpse of just one of the special ways in which the power of the present moment can help you change your destiny.
If you choose to change right now, then you won’t have to worry about how to be different next time!
In fact, choose to change now, and that moment will never come for you to worry about how to be better next time. Why? Because your conscious choice for real change in the present moment automatically cancels the need for a better you in a better future. Why? Because all will be better for you now, which is the only time it really matters!
Make it your moment to moment practice to stay awake, and to watch for all the opportunities that your own now presents. Keep your efforts personal, practical, and to the point. If your inner work doesn’t transform the whole of your life into a more relaxed, amazing, and uplifting experience, then you’re dreaming; not changing.
Here’s an encouragement. Your efforts to contribute to these studies turn their revelations into a part of your own evolving nature. And as you awaken to this higher life within yourself, you naturally attract higher and happier events. There is no such thing as a wasted step when your final destination is self-transformation.
You can bank on this advice: No day is better well spent than the one that leaves you with… change.
The present moment, where our being and our nature meet, is the instant of our destiny. And up until now, we’ve had little real choice in how our fates unfold because it’s always been our nature — our accumulated past with all of its fears, compulsions, and doubts — that has been running the show.
Where your usual nature is often blinded by its own unseen self-interests, your true being, represented in the moment by your awareness of it, effortlessly sees into — and through — this unconsciously compromised thinking even as it’s occurring. The presence of this higher intelligence keeps you from defeating yourself. And this is the same as making you newly victorious! For each time you have the awareness not to choose from that bank of old patterns produced by your limited thought nature, new and higher alternatives appear before your inner eyes. And with these directions as your guide, designing your destiny is as effortless as you are now confident. How can you not succeed when reality itself points your way!