Whatever the race may be in this life, it is always won by whoever is willing to start it over as many times as it takes to realize victory.
We all have those moments when life rears up, when it seems certain that we’re about to be trampled by forces greater than ourselves! But regardless of how you may feel in the face of any given challenge, you may […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how an authentic struggle is necessary in order to realize the flowering of the goodness that is seeded within us.
In this brief audio clip, Guy Finley talks about how the perfection of any quality within ourselves must always begin with what we are in the present moment.
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 […]
Whether to persist and aspire to the Higher or drop into some dark despair, that is the question; and which of these two seeds flowers all depends on which one you choose to nourish and grow . . .
Guy Finley explains that within us exists both an affirming force that drives our wish to connect with the world above us, as well as a denying force that wants to keep us rooted in the desires of this world. […]
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 […]
The pitfalls along the upper path leading to the realization of the immortal Self are well marked by the aspiring souls who have gone before us. Their legacy of spiritual insights and revelations serves as signposts along the way for […]
Once we realize that what makes any moment seem impassable is nothing other than our own resistance to what it asks of us, nothing remains impossible. Everything eventually yields to the one who persists. www.YourImmortalSelf.com
Guy Finley explains that there is a nature inside of us that wants nothing to do with spiritual work and inner transformation. We must meet this part of ourself that has no interest in doing what is right and good, […]
When, at times, the spiritual aspirant feels as though there’s no reason to go on…because he can no longer believe in an imagined good somewhere ahead of him, he comes to what seems a complete dead end. And yet, it […]
Over the years of living on a small mountaintop in southern Oregon, I have learned many valuable lessons from observing the wildlife that shares the forest area in which my house sits sequestered. The truth is, along the spiritual path, […]
You must do in life what you alone have been “created” to do, which doesn’t mean that your fate is your destiny; because in fulfilling this responsibility — of what you have been given to be — you also realize […]
Question: How can I remember myself when I get tired, hungry, and cranky? This state seems to run away with me, and I lash out at those I love. Then when I come to myself, I feel terrible. How do […]
The seed of greatness is sown in an instant, but in this world of ours everything great takes time to grow. This means that patience, mingled with persistence, is the special nutriment that sustains all things great. Therefore, should we […]
Wise persistence always pays the one who serves it at least once, but usually twice. The first payoff — and the most valuable — is the realization that “walls” are immaterial apart from the resistance that lends them their temporary […]
Question: I have tried to sit and go quiet to practice self-observation, but my thoughts scream at me that I should give up this worthless, unproductive practice! Answer: Pay no attention to what your own thoughts and feelings are trying […]
Too often it happens that some people lose their interest in self-study. They give up on their inner work because they don’t see the immediate results hoped for. If anything, in their growing awareness of what has always been their […]
If our heart longs to see a shooting star, that day will come when we’ll see one blaze across the heavens. If we keep looking for physical gold, by panning a stream or breaking through rock, chances are our search […]
If we work each moment to practice kindness, patience, and persistence — doing so in grateful remembrance that each breath we take is a gift — here’s what we’ll find: the power of being present in this way ensures that […]
Regardless of how one may feel in any given moment, real life can present no task before us for which we are “inadequate.” Yes, we may be unprepared at its outset… just as each year a bare tree can’t know, […]
Patient persistence in our labors, coupled with persistent patience through-out each one: these two powers serve not only to perfect the task at hand, but also work in harmony to perfect the hand that undertakes the task.
If, each day, you will use the strength you have been given — to do what life asks of you — not only will you grow stronger every day, but you will also witness an increasing willingness to embrace those […]
This life of ours is short (and if it seems long to you, it’s because you’ve not learned what your life is for). Being but the brief candle that it is, resolve all to love the Light that lit it. […]
In this short talk, 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. Click here to listen to this podcast “The […]
We can either fight for our spiritual right to awaken to the world within us where passing time and its troubles are without negative influence over us, or we can quit on ourselves and become whatever the world makes of […]
There is something fundamentally wrong with human beings, and never has this flaw in character been more evident than recent history reveals. Of course, one can’t see what one doesn’t even know exists, but suffice it to say that just […]
Regardless of how one may feel in any given moment, real life can present no task before us for which we are “inadequate.”