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Have you ever seen rage in yourself? Generally, we don’t want to see certain states within us because we’ve been conditioned to think of them as being morally “wrong” for us. We don’t understand that these dark states are part […]

If a person could take just 10% of the force he uses to complain about what he doesn’t want in life, and learn to direct this negative energy into doing the conscious work necessary to see that he creates the […]

When we lend our minds to considering any worry, regret, or problem, we have unknowingly agreed with that negative state and have “laid down with dogs.” Don’t go there! http://www.guyfinley.org/kit

There’s a very old saying…. maybe it’s not popular anymore, and only older people know it: If you lay down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas. But you don’t have to belong to the era from out of which […]

When we are awakened at night from a nightmare, we realize with a start that we had been sleeping; but when a dark state overcomes us in the daylight hours we believe we are awake, never suspecting that our bad […]

The thing that is unwanted in any moment is not the event we blame for our pain. The real source of our suffering is mechanically identifying with a negative reaction, and then unconsciously resisting our own dark state. In other […]

When it comes to healing mental or emotional pain, the first step to freeing oneself is in seeing the following facts: resistance to anything (including psychological pain) is a secret form of fascination with it, and to be fascinated with […]

It’s a little-known secret that our experience of life in any given moment is a direct reflection of what we actually value in that same moment. We may deny this unsettling truth, but when it comes to what we are […]

Freedom from the prison of negative states remains impossible until one loses interest in the false, but powerful, sense of self derived from identifying with (one’s own) surging sensations.

All forms of negativity may only dwell in us as long as they trick us into granting them permission to live there. Our task isn’t to overpower, or otherwise deny these sufferings, but to bring such light to bear upon […]