When we see only our own ideas about why we’re feeling stressed, and they’re telling us how we’re entitled to be miserable, misery makes up the circle of our lives. But any time we are inwardly awake enough, we can choose to step outside the circle of stress we’ve come to think of as being ourselves. We can consciously direct our attention where we wish, which, in turn, helps us to establish a whole new experience of life. We begin to see through the eyes of a new self within ourselves that never feels despair or defeat.
In this special short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means to be truly receptive to the gifts that life wants to give us in each and every moment, even when it feels as though nothing is being offered.
I am constantly feeling overwhelmed by all the different demands on my time. It seems that I live out each day trying to “keep my head above water.” This inevitably leads to discouragement that I will ever succeed at anything.
Living the Beauty of the Present Moment The present moment is the canvas of creation: our perception, a palette of primary colors; our actions, brush strokes -- while thought provides both background and texture. To know these things is the beginning of the artful life.
Enter the Place of Power Before you can learn how to change your destiny, you must first realize that secret place within yourself where your own future is created. You must consciously enter that place of power where all of your life-choices are made for you. It’s called the present moment: The now. And this now is the s
(Audio) Stop Being Used by Shame In this short talk, Guy Finley explains the difference between the false kind of shame that shackles us to a self that is trapped in the past, and the proper kind of conscious remorse that is the seed of true humility and freedom.
The Beginning of Freedom From Blame and Other Acts of Useless Thinking No individual relationship is the (sole) cause of one's conflict or pain; our relationships reveal the nature of an unconscious pain that we bring into them with us. To start discerning the difference between these (two) perceptions is the beginning of freedom from blame, shame, and other acts of us