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Stop Stunting Your Spiritual Growth

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Measure the degree of your resistance to unwanted moments, and you also know the extent to which you’ve forgotten who you really are… and the true purpose of (your) life.

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Getting Past Self-Justification

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Question: When I look at myself, it seems that my most prevalent emotion is anger. It’s always there. I frequently find myself caught up in what you call “mental movies,” remembering all the cruelty and unfairness that seem to justify […]

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Stop Justifying Negative States

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We rarely see how, or when we act against ourselves – or others – because of how instantly, easily we agree to identify with a legion of sleep-inducing thoughts and feelings that appear to serve one purpose: to justify a […]

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Realize Your Higher Possibilities

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    We are never closer to realizing the next level of our own higher possibilities than when, by the light of a new awareness, we see some old darkness within us and then agree that we can no longer […]

The Secret to Success in Life

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Remember that your one true responsibility in life—the one action that will always see to your success in life—is to always be as awake and receptive to the present moment as you can be. If we refuse to see what […]

The Portal to the Divinity Within

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No one can say no to this world who is afraid to walk through it alone. The unseen cost of this baseless fear is not just ending up in the company of cowards but that one may lose the possibility […]

See Your Way Clear of Self-Defeating Thoughts and Feelings

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I’m sure that we can all agree that no intelligent, conscious man or woman would ever intentionally hurt him or herself. No one would choose to ache. Yet the fact remains that all of us do hurt ourselves every day […]

Being United With Love

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You know what the most outstanding feature of a human being is? Whatever he or she wants to be in relationship with, they can be united to. It is the greatest gift. No other creature has this. Even the angels […]

The Peace of Presence

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To live in Presence is the path to peace…

Freedom is an Inside Job

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It’s impossible to separate a false purpose in life from the pain that it produces.

Working to Free Yourself from Negative Influences

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Question: I am at work sometimes as much as I am at home. How do we avoid the negative influences of others in the workplace? Answer: The whole point is not that we avoid what are unavoidable, difficult conditions, but […]

Learn to Walk Away From Frustration

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The faster we try to go with whatever it may be that we are doing incorrectly, whether it’s hammering a nail or trying to nail down our happiness, the more and more frustrated we become for the unsatisfactory results. It […]

Choose to Remember

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How to stop thinking and start seeing…

Find This Inner Ground and Start Growing

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In the world of thoughts and feelings, there is always going to be something to bother you. You are constantly identifying with and pouring your life energy into what cannot grow. Instead, you keep trying to grow by thinking… trying […]

(Audio) How to See the End of All of Your Enemies

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Guy Finley explains in this brief talk that it is possible for us to find complete freedom from the mechanical, enemy-making nature that presently tricks us into believing that it is necessary to our well-being to have enemies of any […]

Start Over and Keep the Wind at Your Back

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I can’t tell you how important it is for you to set your spiritual aim for self-freedom over and over, each day. Then, start over as though a whole new wind were at your back. If you will do this, […]

How to Fulfill Your True Purpose

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  The only way to change that which we will be, and have, in a time to come is to learn what it means to work “with what we are” in the present moment!

How to End the Cycle of Hurting and Being Hurt (Conclusion)

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Each time we will consciously refuse to strike back in anger or act out some aggression toward the one who hurts us, we sow the seed of a new order of a conscious life. Now instead of being used by […]

How to End the Cycle of Hurting and Being Hurt (Part 2)

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It doesn’t matter how, or where, this dark cycle of conflict got started. It is not important any longer. Why? Because once we understand that to try to hurt someone — even just to want to — is to hurt […]

How to End the Cycle of Hurting and Being Hurt (Part 1)

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When someone acts thoughtlessly towards us, it is a similar thoughtlessness in us that responds. In other words, our own hostile reactions take no thought for anything outside of what they call into account for their suddenly heated existence — […]

The Best Gift for Those We Love

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  The greatest, most “expensive” gift that anyone can give to another is priceless, and yet… it is available in abundance for everyone to give all the time. Not only that, but this same gift rewards its giver in the […]

Keys to Real Self-Change

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Question: Resolving to change comes easy, but the will necessary to keep promises to myself soon fizzle. At other times, when life gives me a good blow, change is no longer optional, and resolve becomes quite effortless. How can I […]

The True Spiritual Warrior

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The true spiritual warrior starts life over, over and over again.

Remember the New

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Question: I have felt and seen within a part of me that just seems to exist all on its own without thought. But am I missing something if I can’t stay conscious of it? Are the multitude battles I go […]

The Cost of Starting Over

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Spiritually speaking, the cost of starting over is not what we pay to achieve some desire of ours, but is in our willingness to let go of — to dare to live without — any desire we may have whose […]

The Secret of Spiritual Happiness

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A whole new kind of spiritual happiness dawns in us as we realize that dark clouds do not ruin sunny skies… they merely pass through them to help us remember our love of the light.

Find the Meaning of Life in Every Moment

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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 […]

Give Yourself What No One Else Can!

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If you love getting gifts — and who doesn’t — then why not accept, with gratitude, the greatest gift there is: the “present” moment.

Real Life is Inexhaustible

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The Practice of Ceaseless Prayer

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The practice of ceaseless prayer only becomes sensible, and therefore possible, as you awaken to just how truly senseless is the tendency of the unattended mind.

The Great Exercise of Prayer

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The one great exercise of prayer is . . . To come wide awake And to place the center of myself Into the center of my will and . . . Having done so, take this gathering of attention And […]

Letting Go of the Bitter Fruit of the Past

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Question: I’m unsure about which way to go… what to do… to get out of “wrong” life that I’ve been in for years. Along with a troubled marriage, I am paying for making the totally wrong choices for myself, being […]

The Peace that Passes All Understanding

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There can never be real peace in any world wherever opposing wills contest what the nature of that peace will be. And if this is true with two people at war over “how” or “what” peace is to be won, […]

Step Out of the Trap of Feeling Sorry for Yourself

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The heart watered by tears of self-pity soon turns to stone.

How to Begin Changing the World

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We can only begin to change the world around us by becoming a conscious part of all that is changing.

Make Every Moment Count

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When the love of God is your guide, you never step into a moment that isn’t what you’ve always been waiting for.

Detect, Stop, and Drop Inner “Voices” (Part 2)

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The next step is to continue expanding this relaxed and increased awareness of your body to include within it the awareness of your thoughts and feelings. In other words, bring into your enhanced physical awareness the further awareness of what […]

Detect, Stop, and Drop Inner “Voices” (Part 1)

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The best time to practice going quiet — to detect and drop dark inner voices — is when the world around you is more or less already in a natural state of silence. So, early morning, upon arising, and just […]

Be Stronger Than Any Inner Bully (Part 1)

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The fall of fear begins with our heightened awareness of fear’s presence. Out of this higher level of self consciousness comes something as mysterious as it is grand: the spiritual intolerance of fear. This deep, nonnegotiable disdain for fear comes […]

The Truth About Freedom

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The Path to Permanent Spiritual Freedom

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Question: Following the path you speak of gives me only temporary freedom from pain. This is actually my fault because after getting freedom, I forget to continue meditation, which gives past pain some time to regain strength to attack me […]

Remembering the Presence of Love

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The Practice of Ceaseless Prayer

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Waiting on God, the practice of ceaseless prayer, working at quiet mindfulness: none of these measures preclude being active in life; what is required of us is that our first action is stillness, followed by  the willingness to receive whatever […]

Be in the Moment

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True Courage

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Fear is what happens to us whenever we forget that the One who created us fears nothing. True courage is remembering this Truth and then daring to act upon it in the face of a fear. There is no other […]

The Clarity of Silence

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Stop Using the Wrong Tool for Troubled Thoughts

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Using thought as a tool to resolve the troubles that thought stirs up in the mind is like trying to use your fingers to seize, sort, and settle dust particles that are dancing in a sunbeam across your living room […]

Discover the Wellspring of Energy

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Question: Where do you get your energy to stay on the path seemingly every second? Answer: Each of us has in us a certain undiscovered well of vital and ever-new energy. This wellspring of energy is the foundation of the […]

(Audio) The Spiritual Compass That Guarantees Success

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In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how, if our wish is to find true contentment, we must begin to give more and more of our attention to our internal compass and the spiritual home to which it points. […]

A Simple Realization that Leads to Self-Liberation

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If we would examine closely the strands of those unseen webs that seem to catch and hold us captive every day, we would see that they are nothing more than the stuff of our own thoughts — spun off by […]

The Gift of Meditation (Part 3)

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If you wish to experience the wholeness of a meditative moment, just work as best you can to gain your attention. When you can bring your attention home and keep it focused within yourself, it acts as a kind of […]

The Gift of Meditation (Part 2)

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The day will come when you will understand that if you’re just present to your own body during meditation, you need do nothing more. The catch is that you must first realize that your previous efforts have just interfered with […]

Stop Listening to the Voices that Say to Give Up

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Question: I have tried to sit and go quiet to practice self-observation, but my thoughts scream at me that I should give up this worthless, unproductive practice! Answer: Pay no attention to what your own thoughts and feelings are trying […]

How to Achieve Your Heart’s Desire

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If our heart longs to see a shooting star, that day will come when we’ll see one blaze across the heavens. If we keep looking for physical gold, by panning a stream or breaking through rock, chances are our search […]

Discover More About Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

Although self-study may include reading certain inner life books or listening to lectures on self-transformation, these materials, as encouraging and informative as they may be, are really only preparational tools; they have their place. After all, if you were going […]

The Light that Transforms Darkness

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It goes without saying that what took place in Newtown is unimaginable, as is––in many ways––the pain and grief felt by those directly impacted by this monstrous act. And, of course, it’s natural and necessary that the individuals whose lives […]

The Quiet Beauty of Being Inwardly Balanced

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The meditative life is not limited to sitting down someplace quietly, nor is it limited to someplace in time where we can control conditions so that we can experience something of a quiet mind. It can be said that meditation […]

Changing Your Future Starts Now

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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.

Live Beyond the Reach of Any Darkness

posted by Guy Finley

We can either spend our time thinking about what we don’t have, feeling empty and bitter over some imagined contentment lost… or we can become quietly aware of what we already are and find there, within our Self, what is […]

How to Snap Out of the Victim Mentality

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Question: When I find myself feeling depressed — in the dumps so to speak — I tend to see myself as the victim of whatever situation is at hand. Then the more I find reasons to justify being the victim, […]

The Greatness Beyond Ourselves

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The mastery of anything, including ourselves, begins with the faith that we are not here on earth to be perfected according to an image we hold of ourselves, but rather, to allow perfection to work its way upon us, so […]

Stop Giving the Past the Power to Pull You Down

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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 Manifestation of Love

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Nothing is created that isn’t preceded by an act of love, which means that our experience of life — our manifestation of it — for either its grace and beauty, or its broken-heartedness, is the inescapable expression of what we […]

Ground Yourself in the Present Moment

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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 […]

Choose to Remember the Light

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Since the truth is that we do not have to share a single moment with the memory of anything that we don’t want to, this means there is something in our present nature that wants to recall painful past experiences. […]

Six Lessons to Help You Step out of the Rush

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The following six Key Lessons contain special understanding about the nature of invisible pressure-filled states that cause run human beings to run themselves ragged. The clearer we can see the reasons for why our lives are always in such a […]

Rushing is Punishing

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Question: Having to rush is punishing… is it also a sure sign that I’m “asleep”? How does rushing overtake me so easily? What can I do to deliberately slow down when the urge to hurry seems overwhelming? Answer: Every person […]

Power Over What Disturbs You

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This time of year, all kinds of animals in nature are on the move, the leaves are swirling around, winter is bearing down upon us, and it’s hard to miss the fact that everything is changing… everything that is except […]

How to Drop Fearful Thoughts and Other Dark Feelings

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Question: Is there another exercise I might work with to remember my true aim the next time fear floods through me? Answer: The next time (and every time) you catch some negative thought or feeling that says, “I am scared,” […]

Wake Up And Break Up The Stress Cycle

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Have you ever heard yourself say, “What in the name of heaven was that all about?” and you were asking yourself what you had just done? Or along the same lines, “What on earth was I thinking?” when it became […]

How to Awaken the Best in You

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When we see something looming ahead of us that looks too hard to handle, what is it at work within us that feels like it has reached the “end” of what it is capable of doing? What is it that […]

The Nature that Rises Above Mediocrity

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Where does this leader within us, the Best of us, dwell? This fearless nature has its home within the invisible ground of our being, yet this interior ground is not a static quality. It is more like a kind of […]

Turn Strong Feelings Into Spiritual Gold

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QUESTION Last week I had a strong feeling of generalized anxiety come over me, even though there was no apparent cause. I want to remain with the emotion in order to understand it. I watch it, and it lifts, only […]

The Power to Be Aware

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There are some areas in our lives where we know we have power, and then there are others where we know we don’t. For instance, it is not in our power to change one another or to change the way […]

Watch Your Mouth and Save a Heart

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There never seems enough time to make full reparations for the wrong we do to another in a moment of careless speech, so wouldn’t it be wise to take time — before we speak — to ensure that whatever we’re […]

(Audio) The Magic of Being Mindful in the Moment

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In this short talk we’re invited to discover the possibility of an enlightening relationship with real Life. Guy tells us that our relationship with consciousness is to agree to bring the whole of ourselves into the Light of intelligence that […]

Practice Stepping Out of the Rush

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Before you can step out of the rush and into your own life, you must first see that while anxious, hurried feelings often lend a temporary sense of self-importance, these same racing emotions actually rob you of the power you […]

New Healing for Painful Patterns

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QUESTION Every year at this time I get ill. I don’t understand the lesson I need to learn. Try as I might, I can remember nothing from the past that would have set off such a pattern. Do I need […]

Transforming Sadness Into Gladness

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QUESTION Is it possible to prevent sadness just only by knowing the problem is in me? 

Practice Reclaiming Your Divided Attention

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Here’s the real spiritual reason you should do only one thing at a time – whether putting on a pair of socks, picking up a pencil, or pouring yourself a cup of tea: The only way it’s possible to do […]

Take the Disturbance Out of Life Changes

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QUESTION Why are changes in life so disturbing? When I was younger, change seemed exciting, and I longed for it, but now I do everything I can to avoid it. What is the correct response to change?

Rising Above the Unconscious Fear of Being Yourself

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QUESTION Why is it that when it comes to others, I don’t say what I feel until I am irritated? Then I don’t care what I say to get my point across! 

Breaking Free of Illusion

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The only power any illusion has over us is our unconscious belief in it…which makes our task clear: we must work (within ourselves) to uncover those parts of our present nature that want us to see what is false as […]

(Video) Realize Your Spiritual Right to Be Free of Fear

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In this video blog by Guy Finley discover how working to understand your own inner life is the same as transcending who and what you have been in favor of higher awareness, revelation, and a truly fearless life.

What Can I Learn About Myself From You?

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Compassion starts with the understanding that every human being on the planet looks different from us — because physically we are different — but inwardly we all live in the same pool. We all have pain and pleasure, we all […]

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of Heaven

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All of our problems begin with a mistaken belief that we exist as independent self-creating creatures, because in this view of life there is no room for divine law. There is no room for the fact that we are first […]

Sow the Seeds of a Higher and Happier Life

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To sow spiritual seeds means that we do spiritual work. Spiritual work is always interior work first, even if, as a matter of course, this work becomes manifest through exterior action. What is this interior work by which we sow […]

(Video) Use True Self-Correction To Realize Your Highest Aspirations

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Learn about the true nature of self-correction in this video blog by Guy Finley. He explains that being hard on ourselves actually inhibits our ability to learn and grow in the moments when we find we’ve missed the mark, despite […]

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