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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Part I:

The only one who never loses sight of his True Nature, who never becomes a captive of negative states, is that fortunate person who never forgets this one great truth: Even though nothing we look upon in this world belongs to us, everything about our life is a gift.

Part II:

Some of God’s greatest gifts to us often appear, at first, as though He is taking something away from us.

Whenever we can remember that we would rather smile about what life brings us than suffer over it — that our natural preference is happiness, not hurtfulness — then in such moments of being mindful of what we love most . . . can’t we also strive to remember how much better it is, for everyone, to brighten the life of another rather than to darken it in our forgetfulness?

Part 1

Nothing can go right for us in any moment gone “wrong” until we awaken, realize, and renew our relationship with the power of a higher set of possibilities.

Part 2

To know that every moment (regardless of how it comes wrapped) is a gift greater than you can give yourself, is to be well on your way to a life without fear.

Part I:

It is not silence that quiets the mind being tormented by its own runaway fragmented thinking, it is the love of silence that both heralds the coming of Peace and that stills the soul whom it wraps in its Perfect Wholeness.

Part II:

When you reach out a hand toward a mirror before you, the hand in that mirror may be seen reaching out for you. So it is with the hand of God. Reach for His Life, His strength, His wisdom, His Love, and even as you stretch forth your willing mind and heart, you are being reached for by that Divine Life that you would know.