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Letting Go with Guy Finley

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Free Yourself from Negative Emotions

posted by Guy Finley

We have all felt the calming effect of a kind of unity when we stand on the ocean’s shore, and gaze out on its endless waters. In moments like these our relationship with the ocean is a meditative one; the […]

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The Promise of Free Will

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

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Start Giving Yourself What You Really Want

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

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The Clarity of Wholeness

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I know I have a confused and divided mind, so how can I get it into self-wholeness? Answer: Just as an electric fan cannot sort papers on a desk, giving them order, neither can the whirling mind produce Peace. […]

The Perfection of the Moment

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  If you listen carefully, quietly, you’ll hear the voice of the moment tell you that all is well and always will be…

The Development of True Peace

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  It is a distinct stage in the development of the aspirant when — rather than being easily distracted by some imagined consolation for his pain, or by concluding who is to blame for it — his first and real […]

The Way to Change the World

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We cannot change the world that we see until something changes in us the way we see it… 

The Householder’s Path

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Question: On the householder’s path, I sometimes find it difficult to stop doing the mental work and start doing the mundane day-to-day tasks. Any suggestions for getting the same enthusiasm in earning our daily bread? Answer: Life gives us back […]

The Hidden Power in Any Disappointment

posted by Guy Finley

You can turn any painful event into a new kind of victory…

(Audio) Contemplate This Insight and End All Conflict

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In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about an idea that, if understood properly, has the power to forever change the way we respond to situations that usually instigate a painful conflict of one kind or another.

Stop Throwing Away the Treasure Called “Troubling Times”

posted by Guy Finley

If we look at (unexpected) events as something placed in our way, a troublesome time we must pile through on our way to some imagined peace to come, then we literally throw away the possibility of discovering that each moment, […]

End the Race to Going Nowhere Fast

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

Find the Value in Letting Go

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I’m so tired of living the same old life that leads me nowhere toward the peace I want. So why is it so hard to just let go of it all? Answer: There is one very shocking fact along […]

Thoughts on Evil, Violence, and Dire Predictions

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Do you have an opinion on prophesies or dire predictions, or does it waste our positive energy to consider them? What do you think about the anticipated ugly prospects in the Middle East? Answer: It is not only a […]

The Secret of Peaceful Relationships

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Develop Your Relationship with Higher Powers

posted by Guy Finley

There is an order between power, principle, and practice. Before we can have relationship with power — Peace, Beauty, Kindness, Love — we must first become an embodiment of principle. And in order to become an embodiment of principle, we […]

Lessons in Leaving Behind the Rushed Life

posted by Guy Finley

Being anxious, always in a rush and racing after whatever it is we’ve imagined will help us to be more at peace with ourselves, is like running to catch the shadow of a passing cloud on a hot summer’s day […]

Wait for the Light

posted by Guy Finley

When one knows what is wrong, But not what is right, He must stand there in the dark While he waits for the Light.

Invite the Light and Then Be Watchful

posted by Guy Finley

Question: When quieting my mind, there is sometimes a feeling of peace and clarity in the present moment, but often there is this gloomy, dark feeling of emptiness, together with a sense of fear about the future making me feel […]

Let Go of Being Disappointed with Others

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

The Gift of Calm Detachment

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How can you stay peaceful when you are with people whose lives are really in distress, especially when they are close to you? Answer: You must ask yourself a different question. I’d suggest the following: What could be more […]

The Doorway to the Divine

posted by Guy Finley

The feel of fresh understanding, an infusion of light; the sweet flood of a new knowing pouring into and integrating one’s soul, familiarizing it with its own forgotten wholeness and perfected peace.  This is our hope in prayer:  To become […]

The Freedom to Change Your Experience of Life (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

The truth about the past is simply that it has passed. This means that our experience of each moment — for its pleasure or pain, peace or trouble — is a direct reflection of what we are in relationship with […]

Seasons and Tides

posted by Guy Finley

Seasons and Tides, Seasons and Tides, Everything In . . . Then back Outside!

True Repentance

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What about the idea of repentance? On one hand, being repentant for ourselves — as certain old religious teachings say we should be — seems as much a part of being self-punishing as is just “cutting loose,” going wild, […]

Rushing is Punishing

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Having to rush is punishing… is it also a sure sign that I’m “asleep”? How does rushing overtake me so easily? What can I do to deliberately slow down when the urge to hurry seems overwhelming? Answer: Every person […]

Sowing the Seeds of Peace

posted by Guy Finley

If only we would cease giving others Reasons to resist our presence, Bear ourselves With what we burden them, Leaving no reason for blame… Then…that great silent rage Hidden in the human heart Would have to be seen for what […]

The Power to Change the Pattern of Violence

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION If all the people of our nation went out in the streets in a march for peace and then sat in silence, do you think it would have greater influence than the political wrangling and vitriol that gets little […]

Enter the Peaceable Kingdom of Now

posted by Guy Finley

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, […]

(Video) Find the Peace and Power of Being Present to Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

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.

Stop Taking Part in the Continuity of Conflict

posted by Guy Finley

What’s vital to remember about the tragedy of September 11th is that the only thing that can keep it from happening again is for people not to respond in the same way as they always have when hatred raises its […]

Escape the Prison and the Pain of Psychological Time

posted by Guy Finley

Never accept the lingering presence of any negative state. These unconscious forces must appear within us, but they must never be allowed to define us or our actions. The awakening mind — or even one disposed toward such an end […]

Previous Posts

The Patience to Possess Your Soul
All creations are subject to the laws that govern and maintain thee greater cycles of life. Active gives way to passive, passive heralds a return to activity; all must be reconciled and then start again. Learning to observe, recognize, and ...

posted 12:00:17pm Sep. 02, 2015 | read full post »

The Seed of Celestial Possibility
All that is moves through and expresses itself in cycles. Think of the seasons: each spring there is a stirring, the promise of a birth yet to come; we see, revealed before us, the appearance of possibilities that were formerly at rest. The ...

posted 12:00:10pm Sep. 01, 2015 | read full post »

The Path to the Indwelling Divine
Whenever we place any form of mental or physical consolation—be this food, friends, religious icons, some foolish purchase—ahead of our need to realize the indwelling Divine, we may be assured of the following result: the only thing that ...

posted 12:00:51pm Aug. 31, 2015 | read full post »

Real Life is Ceaseless Change
Life is equal opportunity for change … ...

posted 7:40:01pm Aug. 28, 2015 | read full post »

(Video) Optimist or Pessimist?
Guy Finley shares that each of us is part of a goodness that is far beyond any belief that you will ever know. Truth transcends belief. Become a Realist and find the truth of the way things really are independent of conditioned ...

posted 12:00:18pm Aug. 27, 2015 | read full post »

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