There is always and only one answer — for all of us — when it comes to trying to do the will of God, however we feel the need: we must be true to our own heart, listen quietly for interior direction, and surrender ourselves as best we can to this process. If we love the Light, we may stumble, even fall into some darkness, but the Light that leads us will never leave us there without more of its Wisdom.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about prayer, which is intended to help reveal to us the whole of our character, including the parts of us that resist being revealed.
Click here to listen to “Let Truth Bring You To Tremble”
Question: Working to be more inwardly observant of myself has brought about invaluable changes in all areas of my life. However, just recently, I feel stuck in a comfort zone where I don’t want to do the work of seeing more of myself. How do I get going again?
Answer: This may help: Once you have become as inwardly quiet as possible, ask sincerely for God to show you exactly what you need to see about yourself. When you make this wish, make it fully. Work as best you can to be conscious of what it is like to remain you. This kind of honest inner seeing not only creates true incentive for self-change, but provides the new ground you need in yourself to continue your growth. The untold great spiritual secret concerning self-transformation is that we grow in proportion to our awareness of what we can no longer be.
Instead of being the source of our daily sorrow, the fact that everything in life passes ought to prove itself a part of our ongoing joy. For hidden in the deep of this ceaselessly changing river of Life runs the power of this self-healing discovery: whenever we stumble over some unwanted remains of the day, it is we who have stepped outside the flow of Real Life, and our pain is the price for wanting to be a world unto ourselves.