Question: When caught in an anxious state, it seems that the more I try to be awake and aware, the “tighter the grip.” I know I’m resisting yet somehow embracing the state. Something’s refusing to “get it.” Help!
Answer: We cannot resist anything within us that we are not identified with. This means that the more we resist something, the more we strengthen the bond between ourselves and the “unwanted” state. When we see something within us actively clinging to what we don’t want, we realize our resistance isn’t ours, but belongs to the negative “I” that has brought forth the state. See this. When you do, you’ll begin to drop both the state and the “I” involved.
Guy Finley explains that the nature within you that pushes you to rush in order to get things done and settled is the same greedy nature that has imagined what it says you need in order to feel complete. Once you start to see this false dynamic, a new need will begin to be born in you.
Guy Finley explains that you have the capacity to pour your heart and soul into something you love without getting personally caught up in the outcome.
Question: Sometimes I feel a deep loneliness in my heart. I know I have many tools to be happy, and the most important tool I have is I’m alive… but the deep loneliness continues. What can I do?
Answer: For many years, we mistake this loneliness as being the echo of something missing in our physical life. It’s not. It’s a kind of call from the heavens, only we don’t recognize it as such because most of our parts still long for people and possessions. Don’t answer your loneliness. Stay with it. Study its face. You’ll see through it. God is on the other side.