Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

What’s in Your Power and What’s Not

posted by Guy Finley

Whenever you feel pressed in by life, it’s because you are pushing. Don’t push. It doesn’t work. Do something different. Try changing places in the moment with yourself by daring to step out of that self that’s insisting you change reality. It’s not in your power to do that. It is in your power to drop demands!

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The Death of Appreciation

posted by Guy Finley
I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, but something is slowly dying all around us. It’s been a prolonged passing. Maybe that’s why hardly anyone speaks of it; things that fade away become accepted, like old jeans or a love affair that no longer hits the spot.
After all, we will send a note of appreciation to those who do business with us — to curry their favor, and we’ll occasionally bring someone we care about some small token of our esteem for them, but… what has happened to being appreciative of life, of having some daily appreciation for the Divine that makes our individual existence possible?

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Only You Can Prevent Painful Fires

posted by Guy Finley
A spark can cause a fire to appear but, without something to ignite and burn, a spark is just a flash of heat destined to disappear. We can either fight with “sparks” — someone’s cruel remark, a moment feared, whatever — carrying with us, in vain, a bucket of hopes and retorts to throw upon them as they appear…Or we can begin the difficult task of “clearing” out all of the “tinder” that comprises our false beliefs about this life, those parts of us that erupt in flames when life “heats” up.
Is this an easy task? Not by any means!
Can it be done? Yes, by all means. Otherwise the smoke we smell is that of our higher possibilities being slowly consumed.
What to do?
Let reality reveal what are sticks and what is stone. In the clarity of this discovery is freedom.

(Audio) The Journey From Faith to Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how true faith, born out of seeing the real need for a fearless life, can point the way toward an authentic, everlasting inner freedom.

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The Development of True Peace
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posted 3:00:43am Sep. 19, 2014 | read full post »

(Video) There's No Sense of Self in a Right Action
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posted 3:00:10am Sep. 18, 2014 | read full post »

The Interior Action that Builds Character
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posted 3:00:29am Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Enter a World Where Goodness is Its Own Reward
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posted 3:00:17am Sep. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Step Into the Unknown
When, at times, the spiritual aspirant feels as though there's no reason to go on...because he can no longer believe in an imagined good somewhere ahead of him, he comes to what seems a complete dead end. And yet, it is exactly in this place that he must step through himself, and persist in the work

posted 3:00:32am Sep. 15, 2014 | read full post »


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