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!
Stay out of other people’s nightmares. Their negative reactions to life’s uncertainties may seem stimulating, but these dark dramas are secretly life-draining. It’s not in your power to change a bad dream someone else wants to have. It is in your power to wake up!
The only power any anxious thought or feeling has is to make you feel more frightened faster. Any mental race to try and resolve what may or may not be has only starting lines. It’s not in your power to resolve what tomorrow holds for you. It is in your power to see that only a fool runs nowhere for nothing!
Your true nature does not feel any compulsion to compare itself to anything. In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why any attempt to find an identity through comparison will always leave you feeling incomplete.
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Question: Do you have any suggestions for making use of idle time such as waiting in lines, traffic, doctor offices, etc.?
Answer: Any time we feel ourselves getting bored or “up tight” because we feel our time is being wasted, we can remember that what is really wasting our time — and our soul’s possibility to develop — is this secret negative state we are now identified with. Shake yourself awake, and drop the known irritation or boredom in favor of being a witness to the life around you. “Watch, for ye know not when.”
Question: I feel bored with my job and my life in general. In the past I would have looked for a new job or a time-consuming hobby. Is there inner work I can do to relieve the boredom of the job?
Answer: When we are bored with life, it is because we have at last begun to outgrow what our thought-life can provide for us. While there may be reasons for boredom with your job, you should never experience boredom in your inner work. Learn to use your situation instead of mechanically resisting it. Boredom is nothing other than thought gazing at thought and telling itself what it sees. Set inner tasks for yourself and watch the boredom disappear.
The weight of any kind of fear, weariness, or worry is the negative by-product of your own past as it inserts, and then asserts itself upon the light of peace that is the present moment.
To allow God’s will to be your way begins with realizing that the only obstacles you run into in your life are the creations of your will.
What makes you so weary is not the world that refuses to yield to your will, but your own unyielding will ever driving you on to find an end to your weariness.