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Refrain from Reacting in Alarm

posted by Guy Finley

You teach others (and yourself) when you do not react in alarm to some potentially frightening news or event. The people around you receive the lesson that those events, of themselves, have not the power to make or break the […]

(Audio) Learn to Act or Be Acted Upon

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means to be properly responsive to the present moment, as opposed to getting lost in worried thoughts about what action to take. Click here to listen to “Learn to Act […]

Stop Giving Yourself to Negative States

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How do we feel or acknowledge a negative state without giving ourselves over to it? When it is present, how can we not be affected by it? Answer: There’s an old Chinese saying, “The birds of sadness may fly […]

The Gift of Calm Detachment

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How can you stay peaceful when you are with people whose lives are really in distress, especially when they are close to you? Answer: You must ask yourself a different question. I’d suggest the following: What could be more […]

Previous Posts

Be Willing to Be Whole
Question: Why in the world am I so weak that I can't remember my good intentions? How will I ever succeed spiritually when this weakness keeps getting in the way of my making any real progress? Answer: Part of the answer to this endless enigma requires an understanding of its own hidden dynamic -

posted 3:00:04am Aug. 19, 2014 | read full post »

The Test: Choosing to Be Chosen
There are those who avoid -- at all costs -- being tested by life. There are those who wait, in fear, for life to test them. Then there are the rare few who choose to use life to test them in every moment they can remember to do so. Of these three types, which do you think grows in courage

posted 3:00:18am Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Stop Giving the Past the Power to Pull You Down
  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…

posted 3:00:09am Aug. 15, 2014 | read full post »

(Audio) How to Defeat What Wants to Drag You Down
Do you ever experience a nagging feeling that something is missing in your life? In this talk Guy Finley explains why this feeling exists and what you can do to move beyond it forever. [audio mp3="http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/lettinggo/files/2014/08/20051109_defeat_darkness_sm1.mp3"][/audi

posted 3:00:24am Aug. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Revealed: The "Anti-Change Factor" (Conclusion)
On the surface, meaning seen through the eyes of the self caught up in a negative reaction, resistance to an unwanted revelation about oneself makes "sense" -- as in when we "eject" an intruding pest from our house. But, as we're about to discover, resisting our negative states doesn't distance us f

posted 3:00:28am Aug. 13, 2014 | read full post »


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