The truth is we can’t know what to do in advance of any given moment. When we meet life with preconceived ideas about how to respond to what unfolds before us—we are like downhill skiers trying to know when and […]
Real life never stops starting over, but before one can dwell in this this newness—and know its unencumbered freedom—one must let go of any and all attachments in the past that produce a painful sense of self. www.YourImmortalSelf.com
There are three ways to get what one wants from life: industry, cunning, or love. Industry is good but at best conditional, for it is subject to the passage and ravages of time. The “crafty” inevitably trap themselves. Love, on […]
Guy Finley explains that as you strive for perfection you will reach, necessarily so, the point of limitation where the self that is striving can go no further. But that point needn’t be feared, because the fear that you feel […]
On this one point all saints, sages, and illumined beings agree: there is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the divinity within. The first step in learning to be still isn’t really an action […]
Our need to change—to be made new—is constant; however, so is our resistance to change. The former is inseparable from the freedom it heralds, while the latter ensures the continuation of patterns that imprison the soul. Choose the latter and […]
Nothing seems harder to accept than the fact that we are responsible for so much of what proves to be unnecessary suffering. But we must challenge this involuntary, often intractable refusal to consider such ideas. The truth is that we […]
It’s impossible to separate a false purpose in life from the pain that it produces.
Life is always new, which means there is no such thing as an “old” problem. The only thing aged in us, with regards to what continues to make us ache, is our worn out ideas about how to overcome our […]
As life pours itself out in the stream of passing time, and we run into challenges seemingly greater than our ability to answer — each of these encounters “asks” this question of us: “Are you willing to change (who you […]
What we must learn to ask ourselves, not once or twice daily, but a hundred times and every time it strikes us to remember ourselves, is this question: Where is my attention right now, and what is my experience of […]
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.
There are two kinds of people in this world whose quality of life, like all of us, is determined by their outlook. There are those who feel chained to life by their own unrelenting doubts, and then there are those […]
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 […]
Any lingering shame over who or what you were in “days gone by” is like a newly opened rose blushing for having once been a bud…
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 […]
No animal hides in shame for being itself. No tree bends to the opinion of others. No wind avoids the granite face before it. Only human beings cultivate ways in which to fawn or cower before one another, and all […]
Real limitless living is the fruit of this higher understanding: what is in our way is part of the Way. To know this is to know that all of creation has been made for you, just as surely as you […]
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 […]
Guy Finley explains that there’s something we’ve forgotten, which is the direct experience of the fact that this life is my life.
Wishing for freedom is like wishing on a star: until we learn what it means to personally reach out and help produce that brighter world we envision for ourselves and others, we remain little more than armchair architects — those […]
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 […]
Here’s a short poem… The self-teacher is the self-cheater. What does that mean? It means that if we teach ourselves what the lessons are that come our way, we cheat ourselves of what they have brought us. All life lessons […]
It is in our wanting “more” than the moment gives us to be that we not only sow the seeds of our own discontent but, for this same self-inflicted darkness, find ourselves blinded to a great truth that can help […]
Awakening to our own true nature is a process of letting go. This point is a significant one. We don’t set out for what is limitless. Instead we quietly detect and reject those aspects of ourselves whose presence prevents us […]
In the competitive and complex worlds of business and science, imagination is critical to the processes of creativity. It serves a valuable and practical purpose. New developments are created by imagining better ways to improve old technologies. Important developments come […]
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.
Listen closely because this could be what you have been waiting to hear your whole life! In this extraordinary podcast, Guy Finley talks about what a person must understand in order to find real freedom, shatter the illusion of limitation, […]
Be encouraged by this truth and then do the inner work to realize the freedom it holds for you: Life itself never stands in our way. It never intends to hold us down. If something is seen by us as […]
If putting yourself first had any real power to grant you true liberty – a way to make you content, then – for all you’ve given to yourself – shouldn’t you be happy and free by now? *** Asking God […]
Truth teachings throughout the ages tell us that healing the hidden and hurting places in our heart begins with becoming conscious of them. We are taught that we cannot free ourselves of anything that we refuse to meet face-to-face. The […]
The following five lessons are higher insights rarely discussed among the spiritually uninitiated because of the measurable effect that their strong medicine causes in the soul. But not only do these teachings help summarize the prescription for a free and […]
Nothing is healthier for us than the beautiful process of awakening to how we have been unwittingly involved in our own suffering. We stand in good company when we consent to see these truths within ourselves. All truth teachings agree: […]
Goodness grows by enlarging the lives of others — through the development of those thoughts and actions which serve the enhancement of the individual by increasing the depth and breath of understanding between one and all others. Evil grows by […]
No one can be free who refuses to see what actually lives within him. This is why Real self-healing begins with truthful self-seeing. There is no other order, no other way. Consciousness of any unwanted condition in us must precede […]
In this video blog Guy Finley explains that awakening to the parts of us that are unconsciously set against the changes and movements of life holds within it the opportunity for true liberation from suffering.
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how true faith, born out of seeing the real need for a fearless life, can point the way toward an authentic, everlasting inner freedom.
QUESTION I am easily taken over by re-running unpleasant events in my mind. If I say something stupid to someone, I’ll hear it in my mind for days afterwards. I know this is crazy, but I just can’t seem to […]
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.
QUESTION Like so many others, every new year I begin with resolutions to make changes in my life, but by the end of the year (or much sooner) I find myself enmeshed in the same old patterns of habits and […]
Every saint, sage, and wise man or woman from every timeless tradition — East or West, past or present — has a special message for you: You have been left a great inheritance. A treasure chest of spiritual gifts awaits […]
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, […]
HERE IS A SECRET… So deep… So mysterious… So untold… Not even the world wherein it was first conceived knows of its cloaked existence. Nothing you can buy or sell, be sold or be told, no one and no place […]
Freedom from fear has nothing to do with acquiring powers or possessions, so as to change or otherwise control those moments that seem to darken our life; real fearlessness is in our divine right to take whatever is unwanted… and […]
Your heart needs space to soar. Your mind needs places Without walls to wander And time by itself . . . To see its own reflection.
If only I could remember you …What couldn’t I do?
Though few understand the truth of the following, freedom is (always) a question of possibilities. Prisons, of any kind, strip away our possibilities. For example, (an inmate) has lost the simple freedom to just wander where he wishes, outside in […]
QUESTION You say to “want what God wants.” Do you mean to not visualize what we would like to manifest for ourselves? Is that wrong to do? Are having expectations for a better journey in life an illusion?
QUESTION Is it possible to prevent sadness just only by knowing the problem is in me?
In this video blog by Guy Finley discover how to receive life’s lessons with open arms and be free from the painful pattern of resisting the moment.
QUESTION One of the main themes in your new book, The Courage to Be Free, concerns recovering what you call “our original fearless self.” What freedom have we lost, and how do we reclaim it?
There may be no greater self-deception than the false notion that rushing through anything actually helps us in any way whatsoever. After all, if anxious thoughts and feelings had any power to deliver us to a place or time where […]
QUESTION Guy, the title of your new book, The Courage to Be Free, raises an immediate question. Why does it take courage to be free?
It is possible for the willing soul to awaken from its spiritual slumber, but such freedom has its cost: We must catch what compromises us, realize the fact of it, and then see how our identification with that unconscious character […]
Find out how a truly fearless life is possible. In this video blog, Guy Finley explains how and why psychological fear holds us captive, and what we can do to be fearless and free.
What does it mean to put the truth first and foremost in one’s life? And why should one even try to do this, when it’s so much easier to just continue doing what one wants to do for oneself before […]
QUESTION I wake up every morning and this terror comes over me to the point of producing many physical symptoms. I want God’s life with all my being, but I feel like I am standing on a bridge staring down […]
Learn how agreement can be the key to understanding in every moment. In this video blog by Guy Finley he reveals how disagreement prevents true learning, and continues the conflict with the lessons that life brings. To agree with life […]
No one, no thing – no dark thought or feeling – has either the right or the power to limit your freedom without your consent. This knowledge is the key to tossing these tyrants out of your life. Becoming a […]
Reliving a past pain in the belief that revisiting it will keep you from going through that same suffering again is like throwing money out the window of a moving car so that you won’t spend it foolishly later!