Two construction workers, employed on the same high-rise job for many months now, are seated on a steel beam overlooking the city. It’s time for lunch and a little relaxation from the stress of the day. But every day since […]
One reason we must learn to say “Yes” to life — regardless of how much we may not want what it brings — is that whenever we embrace a fearful or negative view of some unwanted situation, not only must we still find our […]
Most of us, on a day-to-day basis, go through life carried along by a constant stream of expectations. In fact, these expectations are so common to our sense of self and its well-being that we barely even realize we have them […]
Guy Finley tells us that that until we get tired of living from the negativity we’ve accepted in our lives we will push away any new possibilities. But just starting to doubt this “certainty” is the first step out of the prison of […]
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 […]
Learn to see and to use the presence of any psychological pain as an invitation to reprioritize your present values. . .
Guy explains that every time we are identified with a negative state that is judgment day. We are judged, but not in a punishing sense. We are actually invited to see where we have acted from an imbalanced state.
Whatever we try to go around in ourselves guarantees it will come around again, which is why the things we fear in life and about ourselves always tend to reappear. Here’s the law that governs this relationship: whatever we resist […]
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 […]
The main reason we suffer or feel bad about ourselves or our current circumstances isn’t because conditions in our lives have the power to punish us—because they don’t. We suffer only from spiritual amnesia. We’ve forgotten that God, the Divine […]
The main reason we must always remember to hold our chin up whenever negative thoughts try to drag us down is because whichever direction we choose first in that moment is what the rest of us will follow…
Guy Finley explains that we all have natural preferences in life, based on our individual make-up and conditioning. But when life doesn’t match up with our preferences, the pain and negativity we feel isn’t because of what has happened, it’s […]
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 […]
Hoping to help someone — who loves to be negative — see the harm of being identified with dark states, is like trying to teach a bat to appreciate sunlight, or a mud hen to preen in fresh clean waters.
Question: Regarding harmonious extended family relationships: How do you go about mending a problem (or do you?) between a sister and a wife that was caused by the mother, who naturally is now getting along with both? Answer: Much in […]
The greatest, most “expensive” gift that anyone can give to another is priceless, and yet… it is available in abundance for everyone to give all the time. Not only that, but this same gift rewards its giver in the […]
Question: Can you briefly state an effective way to use feelings of discouragement for spiritual growth? Answer: You may have this backwards. We don’t use clouds to realize the sun. When the clouds are gone, the sun is there. Discouragement […]
A whole new kind of spiritual happiness dawns in us as we realize that dark clouds do not ruin sunny skies… they merely pass through them to help us remember our love of the light.
Regardless of how unpleasant any circumstance seems at the moment, always remember: it’s impossible to answer any situation with negativity without casting yourself into that same self-created darkness. There is always a higher, happier answer if you’ll only learn how […]
If you would like to begin in earnest the good work of letting go of dark, self-punishing states, start here: Never give to another person a slice of any mental or emotional state of yours that you have not taken […]
In our spiritual sleep… we live with imagined rights that, when denied, produce imagined trespassers. The internal consideration of these now in debt to us grants us imagined powers of pride along with its prejudice. These false forces permit and […]
Your original Self doesn’t come loaded with worry, regret, fear, resentment, or, for that matter, any other self-limiting states that can grow where darkness gathers. Self-limiting thoughts or feelings have power over us only when we are tricked into believing […]
When we’re around other people, and start to have a negative reaction toward them, we can begin to know better than to blame another for the negative states revealed in us. For instance, if an angry person comes to us, […]
Question: How do we feel or acknowledge a negative state without giving ourselves over to it? When it is present, how can we not be affected by it? Answer: There’s an old Chinese saying, “The birds of sadness may fly […]
This time of year, all kinds of animals in nature are on the move, the leaves are swirling around, winter is bearing down upon us, and it’s hard to miss the fact that everything is changing… everything that is except […]
Feeling dissatisfied over what life presents in any given moment is like standing before the whole ocean and getting negative because part of you believes there’s only one place to enter its waters where it’s possible to enjoy yourself. *** […]
The weight of any kind of fear, weariness, or worry is the negative by-product of your own past as it inserts, and then asserts itself upon the light of peace that is the present moment. *** To allow God’s will […]
The clearer it becomes that it’s impossible to “get ahead” of yourself — physically, psychologically, spiritually — the more at peace you are with whatever comes your way — because you’re starting to realize now that who you are in […]
We secretly need those we disdain to be who and what they are — so that in our judgment of them we can “thank our lucky stars” that we’re “not like that”; but seen properly, this gratitude is base and […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley explores how a true spiritual warrior is not someone who imagines future victories to come, but is the individual who is willing to step onto the battlefield and meet what he or she must.
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 […]
Learn about true peace in this video blog by Guy Finley. Release yourself from the mind that prompts you to worry by asking “What If?”, by remembering that Presence knows what to do in any moment.
How many of us spend our precious time and energy fuming over what others may have done to us? Unseen in the steam of our heated emotions and churning thoughts is the one inescapable fact that we are the secret […]
QUESTION Why is it that when it comes to others, I don’t say what I feel until I am irritated? Then I don’t care what I say to get my point across!
In this podcast, Guy Finley describes a new kind of interior, conscious resolve in which a person ceases to tolerate the deceptive demands of negative states.
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 […]
Compassion starts with the understanding that every human being on the planet looks different from us — because physically we are different — but inwardly we all live in the same pool. We all have pain and pleasure, we all […]
Here is how to receive a gift from Life greater than can be told: never again give to another person any thought or feeling that you wouldn’t want to keep for yourself. To help you consider this lesson more deeply, […]
Discover how to use interior storms to develop an unshakeable understanding of the cycles of life and our true relationship with them. In this video blog by Guy Finley he explains that in the grand scheme of things every movement […]
In this powerful podcast, Guy Finley points the way to a completely new understanding about your own mind that can forever free you from the painful sting of past regrets.
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!