Our sense of self — the way we experience ourselves — is very much connected to the widely varying states of emotional energies that come into us and that seem to shape the nature of our individuality. But the fact […]
In our inner work to awaken and realize ourselves, we must begin where we begin, and put away any other concerns about where that beginning is. It’s enough just to make a start, wherever that may be. What difference does […]
To take just one small action based in best faith, or from some level of a conscious choice that serves what we believe in our heart to be good or right, outweighs a thousand of our best intentions that, on […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about why nothing is more valuable than true self-knowledge.
The real spiritual rebellion is a quiet affair begun not in strength, but in a new resolution born of weariness of submitting to weakness.
One indication of making real effort, based on a true spiritual intention, is that even when we fail (with it), whatever regret we may have over our revealed weakness is tempered by an equal measure of realizing how important it is that we […]
Here is the obvious, but rarely acknowledged reason why we must dig in and do the difficult inner work needed for real self-transformation: if we don’t change, we gradually come to wholly embody the very weaknesses whose destructive nature we […]
It’s my feeling that each of us who are interested in truly changing our lives, and so the world we live in, must turn what we learn into dedicated actions. Doing what’s true must follow our understanding of the Truth […]
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 […]
We must all agree to continue with our inner studies with a new and heightened wish for greater understanding. It may not seem so at the time of a trouble, but the truth is, the only thing any of us […]