Question: Where do we look for the power we need to be happy and safe? Answer: Look for this power not in a person, place, possession, idea, or belief, but through the new understanding that your higher, permanent nature needs […]
Only as each of us awakens to our actual condition in life, dominated as we are to one degree or another by a discontented self, can we ever hope to use our free will to give up our willfully discontented […]
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 […]
Honesty heals; lies hurt. In these four words live all one needs to know and practice—that is, assuming one wishes to be whole, harmless, loving, and true. www.YourImmortalSelf.com
If there is one essential characteristic or element most needed to ensure the success of those who seek the immortal Self, it is self-honesty. Without true integrity—from the inside out—it is impossible for the aspirant to come into a conscious, […]
To weigh the value of what this world can reward us with, we need only remove the scales from our eyes, for were we willing to measure how many times we have fallen victim to a world that promises us […]
If you’ll persist with your sincere wish for higher learning, you can’t help but succeed. Persistence always prevails because part of its power is to hold you in place until either the world lines up with your wish or you […]
To have real gratitude, to have that fullness of heart that, by its greatness, fulfills the one who holds it, begins with allowing God to give you a portion of His Life… a gift one can only receive once he […]
This life of ours can either be one of endless servitude or endless gratitude, and we must choose which it is to be. To choose to live a life of endless servitude to a master that promises pleasures but delivers […]
Any time you sit, think about, and “stew” over what someone did to you, or simmer in anger about some past event, the real reason for your pain is because you’re cooking your own goose!
If we went through our day tending half as much to the care of God’s business, as we give to our own affairs, then — from the resulting light of gladness seen spreading across the faces of family, friends, and […]
Question: How do you begin to be open, when the pain and anger is so strong? How do I support my loved ones when I feel so cold inside? Is it fear that is keeping me locked up in this […]
Question: I am in a relationship with a man who has not received God as I have. I’ve tried to share with him my journey, but he rejects my feelings and does not want to hear anything about God. I […]
Only when the pleasure of being by ourselves either equals or exceeds that contentment that we feel in the company of others, are we capable of being unshakably true to ourselves, as well as those with whom we gather.
When you finally see that you can have almost anything in the world that you want, but that nothing you give to yourself actually brings an end to your wanting, then you’ll slowly cease giving yourself to this painful nature […]
The only reason we ever feel trapped by anxious thoughts and feelings is that we just won’t let go of the false idea that it takes time to know the strength and happiness of our original wholeness. Our unseen belief […]
It’s impossible to imagine a future wholeness without feeling, in the present moment, strangely incomplete — as though we’re missing something essential! We’ve all sensed this disquiet each time we devise some new plan to feel “better” about ourselves. It’s […]
No anxious state exists apart from the illusion that the security, happiness, and wholeness you long for exists somewhere outside of you — “in a time to come.” Then why do we go on embracing anxious thoughts and feelings that […]
Question: I lost a great deal of money to a dishonest business partner. I can’t believe I could have fallen for such an obvious scam or that a person I thought was my friend could have stolen from me what […]
The human being is created to develop in the “likeness” of that marvelous Intelligence that made us. This Divine Intelligence didn’t create anything that it fears or hates. It’s a ridiculous thought to walk around and believe (as we all […]
The first step in harmonious relationships is simple: We need only realize the spiritual truth that we cannot meet someone whom we are not like in some way, even if we don’t actively express what we don’t like seeing in […]
Until we can hold in our mind the deepest wish of our heart, our own inattention only serves to actualize a string of fleeting desires whose power to please passes as surely does the setting sun bring on the chill […]
Whenever we can remember that we would rather smile about what life brings us than suffer over it — that our natural preference is happiness, not hurtfulness — then in such moments of being mindful of what we love most […]
Question: I have all the “right” books and audio materials. I know what I need to do, but I don’t! Why? Its like I’m frozen, and its killing me; yet I have no trouble partaking in my self-destructive behaviors. Why? […]
Our present nature believes that everything worthwhile, i.e., pleasurable, has to do with what we can extract from our relationships, business, money, powers, etc. We look into this world that we see as being outside of us, hoping to find […]
Is the season we call the Fall “weak” because she forfeits a bit of herself with each dying leaf? Or should we consider the Summertime “strong” because she causes trees and vines to burgeon with fruit? Is the Winter, with […]
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 […]
For every impulse, each movement in the expanding heavens, there is a gravity equal to it; for each light, each bit of love, there is a darkness, a resentment or regret. Our place, if we accept it, is to always […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we are intended to use all of life’s moments to grow into a more fully integrated and meaningful relationship with real life.
In this video blog by Guy Finley learn the secret truth behind the fact that no negative state can exist without resistance and begin to free yourself of troubling thoughts and feelings.
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, […]
Find out how to assume the proper spiritual attitude that won’t leave you “hanging” in a moment of need in this new video blog by Guy Finley.
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how an entirely new kind of inner freedom can dawn within us when we begin to understand that the happiness that we have been searching for all along is actually waiting to be […]
In the moment you find yourself stressed, tense, worried, irritable, or angry — when you find yourself in a negative state, thinking about what to do about your negativity — all you have to do to break free is realize […]
How do you move from a life of endless problems to a life of endless possibilities? Learn to cultivate the four conditions of happiness: clear eyes, a quiet mind, a sense of beauty, and an open heart.
To sow spiritual seeds means that we do spiritual work. Spiritual work is always interior work first, even if, as a matter of course, this work becomes manifest through exterior action. What is this interior work by which we sow […]