Question: After listening to what you teach, I get the sense that longing, desire, and imagining takes one out of the present moment and Presence. Is this correct? If I choose to bring a mate and prosperity into my life, […]
Guy Finley explains how the winter solstice — a time when we switch from increasing darkness to increasing light in the exterior world — is representative of a moment-to-moment possibility in our interior world. It is only when we allow […]
Question: The sleeping nature rules my life most of the time. If I keep working to come awake in small moments, will there be a full awakening for me at some later time? Answer: Thinking, or hoping, that any destination […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how an authentic struggle is necessary in order to realize the flowering of the goodness that is seeded within us.
Guy Finley shares that each of us is part of a goodness that is far beyond any belief that you will ever know. Truth transcends belief. Become a Realist and find the truth of the way things really are independent of conditioned thinking.
The truth is we can’t know what to do in advance of any given moment. When we meet life with preconceived ideas about how to respond to what unfolds before us—we are like downhill skiers trying to know when and […]
In this brief audio clip, Guy Finley talks about how the perfection of any quality within ourselves must always begin with what we are in the present moment.
So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create […]
Guy talks about the importance of being present to ourselves at all times, especially as the unattended mind creates false purposes for itself which can only lead to pain.
It’s impossible to separate a false purpose in life from the pain that it produces.
Guy Finley explains that a true spiritual aspirant is someone who works to “make it real” because he or she has seen the futility of deflecting life through pretense and imagination.
We have an essential need to be at peace. Part of that essential need to be at peace is to know that we are in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing, and to know it […]
If you listen carefully, quietly, you’ll hear the voice of the moment tell you that all is well and always will be…
Guy Finley explains that we always give our attention to what we value most. You can’t “look” for the path to the Divine. The path is right here, right now. Our work is to just attend and listen for the […]
Guy Finley explains that we are created to be the instrument of divine love, but currently all we know is conditional love as we chase after the temporary pleasures of the world. As we work to be open to each […]
Guy Finley explains that true goodness is not measured by actions which validate your image of being good. What is truly good has no self-reference — it comes from pure action, which is a natural outcome of being present.
Human nature – your nature — is not fixed. It can be transformed. That’s what makes us special above all of God’s countless expressions. And this fact empowers us in a very special way. It means that each of us […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how everything that exists was made for us to discover our true nature.
Question: What can one do to have a greater awareness of reality? Answer: A quart cup cannot hold a gallon of water. Don’t worry about “a greater awareness” but be as constant and conscious as you can towards the awareness […]
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.
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 […]
Past mistakes cannot create a present pain…
In order to let go of any painful past condition — so there is never again a moment where regret or sorrow is pulling us down — we must allow every movement, each unexpected event encountered, every thought and feeling […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how each moment of life is made for anyone and everyone who is present to it. If you are not in this moment, you are not alive within the life that gives this […]
Question: I have been a student of self-help and other personal development genres for over 30 years. I have always had a conflict between using unconscious processes (hypnosis, etc.) vs. conscious awareness processes to facilitate change. Which is the proper […]
Our attention needs to be turned around so that rather than always being mechanically drawn to consider whatever it meets in each passing moment, it is directed upon what it is (within us) that meets the same. Otherwise our attention […]
There is an unspeakable gem whose light comes seemingly from all around us, but in truth is an upwelling from within us. Our relationship to that upwelling light — to that source of love — is really where we find […]
If you love getting gifts — and who doesn’t — then why not accept, with gratitude, the greatest gift there is: the “present” moment.
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that if we will stop agreeing to “feed” the parts of us that produce unnecessary pain, then gradually those parts will stop growing.
Learn about your role in creation and a new model for success in today’s world.
Our True Self is, in part, a secret field where a never-ending cycle of ebb and flow plays itself out in passing expressions of alternating fullness and emptiness, much as runoff winter waters from great mountains rush down to fill […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we are here as human beings to continually perfect our self-understanding so that we can begin to enter into an awakened relationship with the ever-changing present moment. Click here to listen to […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley explores the true meaning and purpose of meditation, and explains why it is the most natural and practical thing you can do for yourself. Click here to listen to “The Gift of Meditation”
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 […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how the mind’s painful struggle to understand any given moment actually prevents the true understanding of the moment from reaching us. Click here to listen to “Open Yourself to Higher Understanding”
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being present to what each moment reveals to us about ourselves. Click here to listen to “Sit Down to the Banquet of Truth”
We will never again hope, in vain, for a “better time to come” once we realize this spiritual truth: the character and quality of all our moments ahead are determined by what we give ourselves to in the now.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are introduced to our own higher possibilities whenever we are willing to be awake to what the present moment wants to reveal to us about ourselves. Click here to listen […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how our experience of life — the way we feel in any given moment — is the direct result of what we give our attention to. Click here to listen to “The […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley reveals why it is so important to wake up and come back to the present moment, instead of being lost in a dream. Our current nature thinks it can add something to Life. When we […]
The past is as powerless to darken the present moment, as is a shadow to reach up and drag down the form that casts it.
The truth about the past is simply that it has passed. This means that our experience of each moment — for its pleasure or pain, peace or trouble — is a direct reflection of what we are in relationship with […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the difference between being completely passive to life’s movements, and being properly active in the moment, which involves listening intently to what the present moment is wanting to communicate to us about […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the difference between merely thinking about spiritual ideas and the actual awareness of the truth of ourselves in the present moment. Click here to listen to “Liberate Yourself From Your Self”
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are intended to discover that who we really are, our true self, is a multi-colored palette of extraordinary possibilities. Click here to listen to “Discover the Self of Many Colors”
Our present nature believes that everything worthwhile, i.e., pleasurable, has to do with what we can extract from our relationships, business, money, powers, etc. We look into this world that we see as being outside of us, hoping to find […]
Rushing thoughts and anxious feelings are invisible to you because each time they begin to race, you start to run with them. And after so many years of being carried along in this psychic slipstream, you’ve come to believe that […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the life-saving wisdom of becoming aware of the various thoughts, feelings and states that move through us, rather than wasting our energy by resisting these movements. Click here to listen to “The […]
The wish itself — to be a higher person — comes to you from a higher place and is received in its inner equivalent within you. This means there’s already an existing connection between the you that you want to […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the choice we have to either passively exist — having our lives lived for us — or to become conscious that we are actually alive and experience everything that comes with the […]
It’s only what you do right this moment, right now, that’s the seed of personal change. And in the endless beauty and mystery of what is the now, this same seed of change is also the seed of your new […]
The present moment, where our being and our nature meet, is the instant of our destiny. And up until now, we’ve had little real choice in how our fates unfold because it’s always been our nature — our accumulated past […]
Your nature is not fixed. It can be transformed. This amazing quality, the inherent potential mutability of our nature, is what sets us above all of God’s countless other creations. And this fact about our unique nature also empowers us […]
98% of our thinking seems active because it’s always trying to work out some problem, or plan some pleasure (to get away from a problem). Seen aright, such thinking is really just a string of associated thoughts; they are the […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains what it means to wait for a “Divine touch” that makes the darkest moments into something light, bright, and right for all involved. Click here to listen to “Be There for the Breath […]
Sufi teachings speak of the “commanding self,” Christianity of deceitful interior “friends,” and virtually all other religions hold forth the idea that we have many “I’s” or divergent personalities within us, and also that some of these selves are for […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how the ‘presence’ moment always gives us everything that we need in the moment that it is needed. Click here to listen to “Make Being in Presence Your First Priority”
Question: Some things I’ve tried to accomplish in life have been such a struggle, and yet some other things have just “fallen into place,” almost without much effort. Does this have any bearing on how we should choose to do […]
Question: Painful experiences from my past have a way of coming to the surface and wrecking me all over again. How do I stop engaging myself with the past, and how do I leave this pain behind me once and for […]
If you love getting gifts — and who doesn’t — then why not accept, with gratitude, the greatest gift there is: the “present” moment.
Thinking, or hoping, that any destination we have in mind is going to be superior to where we’re presently standing, is exactly why we’re still standing in that same place where we have to hope that some tomorrow will be […]
Being fully present to oneself is freedom from the tyranny of the past and fear of the future. ** Freedom is not created, which means it cannot be destroyed any more than the onset of night destroys the light of […]
Our awareness of the present moment is one and the same as the Presence within us that grants us that awareness. This revelation literally points to the entrance of an unthinkably confident relationship with life. The nearer we come to […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why the mind is always so busy thinking about itself, and how becoming aware of its mechanical activity is the beginning of a beautiful new relationship with real life. Click here to […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley reveals the serenity in the wholeness of the present moment. Our current nature thinks it can add something to Life. When we see a beautiful scene in nature, or hear glorious music, we know that […]