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Letting Go with Guy Finley

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.

If you love getting gifts — and who doesn’t — then why not accept, with gratitude,

the greatest gift there is:

the “present” moment.