In this short talk, Guy Finley explores how a true spiritual warrior is not someone who imagines future victories to come, but is the individual who is willing to step onto the battlefield and meet what he or she must.
Though few understand the truth of the following, freedom is (always) a question of possibilities.
Prisons, of any kind, strip away our possibilities. For example, (an inmate) has lost the simple freedom to just wander where he wishes, outside in the fresh air, under no authority other than what he wills in that moment.
How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Conclusion) The only reason we ever feel trapped by anxious thoughts and feelings is that we just won't let go of the false idea that it takes time to know the strength and happiness of our original wholeness. Our unseen belief in this illusion creates the uncertain future to which we feel we must rush. And thi
How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Part 2) It's impossible to imagine a future wholeness without feeling, in the present moment, strangely incomplete -- as though we're missing something essential!
We've all sensed this disquiet each time we devise some new plan to feel "better" about ourselves. It's a little like how much hungrier we sud
How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Part 1) No anxious state exists apart from the illusion that the security, happiness, and wholeness you long for exists somewhere outside of you -- "in a time to come." Then why do we go on embracing anxious thoughts and feelings that do nothing but steal from us our love of life? The surprising answer to t