In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how a true change of character can be realized by seeing with great clarity what it is that we value most. http://www.guyfinley.org/free-content/audio/4641
True strength of character is not just calculated by how well we manage to carry some sizable load under challenging conditions, but is perhaps better measured by our ability to remain kind and light-spirited . . . even when we’re […]
Question: Do we develop character by working to eliminate bad habits, or is it only by creating good habits in the first place that character is built? Answer: Here is a short poem: “Thoughts turn to acts and habits are […]
Anyone can be light-hearted when the sun is out, but the real measure of one’s character is best revealed in the midst of a storm.
There is a direct and proportionate relationship between the degree of inconsolable pain that we have and a deep-seated misunderstanding of our real purpose for being alive. . . www.YourImmortalSelf.com
Guy Finley explains the revelation of our true self is the natural outcome of a constant pruning away of the illusions we have about our own character.
When our attention is drawn to how much we don’t want to be what we are in any given moment, we can’t see ourselves as we actually are! This means that all forms of resistance-born reactions are blinding agents; they […]
The real reason that we believe in any public performance—be it that of some well-known star or our own friends and loved ones—is that we are all, to one extent or another, actors on a stage. It’s not too far […]
The true measure of our wealth is not counted by what we do with the riches we may have, but rather is determined by the character of what fills our heart when what we have is taken away…
The character of goodness, of compassion and kindness that we would like to reflect and express before our friends (and enemies), requires that we place “its” life before our own. And yet, when we agree to this interior action of […]