Violence is how ignorance answers the conflict and pain that is born out of what it causes without understanding this fact.
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 […]
Before we can know a happiness beyond the reach of conflict or sorrow, we must ourselves be whole; for any happiness apart from self-wholeness is only half a happiness and must, in time, prove itself so.
In any moment of conflict that we can remember to remember ourselves (and the Supreme) we may still have to go through that struggle, but by our inner work we have chosen the “high side” of it. This conscious choice […]
No individual relationship is the (sole) cause of one’s conflict or pain; our relationships reveal the nature of an unconscious pain that we bring into them with us. To start discerning the difference between these (two) perceptions is the beginning […]
We must do more than just try to remember that nothing disturbs our peace of mind without first having gained our consent to enjoin us in that conflict; we must learn to fight for ourselves, to boldly reject any negative […]
The only thing that troubles you about other people is what you secretly want from them. How many of you lose command when you’re with other people? Have you ever walked down the street, and somebody that you’ve never even […]
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 […]
Most of us already suspect what needs to be done if we are to have any hope of moving beyond the conflict so common in our relationships. Nevertheless, here is a brief description of the spiritual action to be taken: […]
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 […]
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 — […]
Question: You’ve talked about how we’re made of the stuff of stars. Do you mean that we are meant to be part of a whole universal process of transformation. Answer: Yes. Your True Self is made in the image of […]
These three words — I can learn — are the most powerful three words in any language. Nothing in the universe can hold down that rare individual who clearly realizes that he or she doesn’t know what’s in the way […]
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, […]
In the encounter of any opposing force there always exists the equal opportunity to use this moment of conflict to reach for and realize a new order of consciousness, one whose nature is free of this struggle.
Look closely… and you can see that every spring flower hides within it worlds within worlds. But, as we are now, we see only small and mean objects; we walk through separate worlds seen as either stepping-stones or boulders in […]
Here are three new and true beginnings you can start with today that will put you in the right place for leaving old self-defeating choices behind you for good. 1. Each time you find yourself face to face with some […]
Question: It seems like the more I struggle with a disturbance, the more it stays with me. The more I think about it, the more intense it gets. What is the way out of this trap? Answer: No disturbance of […]
Question: When I look at myself, it seems that my most prevalent emotion is anger. It’s always there, and I feel powerless to stop my raging thoughts. What can I do? I really am weary of my own out-of-control emotions. […]
Peace cannot be bound but must be let loose by our growing realization that only in willingly losing ourselves within its life can we hope to know its everlasting tranquility. And yet, even though this peace cannot be bound, neither […]
Discover a whole new way to meet the storms of life in this video blog by Guy Finley. You’ll learn the true purpose of all psychological storms and how to use their power to refresh and renew your life.
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how real relationship with the present moment requires both receptivity and letting go.
Either we are at peace wherever we are — because this peace goes with us — or what we call our peace is a product of some pleasurable condition over which we have temporary command. In situations like the latter, […]
QUESTION When do you know that you have truly forgiven someone? Although I have forgiven someone and myself, the pain still comes back at times.
Most of us already suspect what needs to be done if we are to have any hope of moving beyond the conflict so common in today’s relationships. Nevertheless, here is a brief description of the spiritual action to be taken: […]