Our one true responsibility in life is to be awake and receptive to the eternally unfolding present moment, even as we give our full attention to what is revealed within us for its ceaseless passage through us.
Every relationship that we have in our life—our contact with each person, place, and event—serves a very special, if yet to be realized, purpose: it is a mirror that reveals things to us about ourselves that can be realized in […]
Attending to and completing what the present moment asks of you is the business of real life. In the silence of this relationship, the wisdom and wealth of your immortal Self is revealed and received all at once. A few […]
The power to change our past only becomes a possibility for us as we awaken to find ourselves no longer able to make any excuses for what we have been, or for being what we are in the present moment… […]
Remember that your one true responsibility in life—the one action that will always see to your success in life—is to always be as awake and receptive to the present moment as you can be. If we refuse to see what […]
So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create […]
It is in the acceptance of life as it is — as it is given to us in each moment — that we find the wholeness, the holiness that is the one true center of this storm called “life.”
To live in Presence is the path to peace…
What we have taken as being our “choices” in life really belong to a nature whose mechanical reactions leave us virtually without a voice in our experience of what happens to us. In order to elevate the nature of our […]
Awakening to see this cycle of discontent for what it is not only empowers us to cancel it, but it also brings to an end the strain of living under the unseen contradiction in our consciousness: the hope that one’s […]
The only way to change that which we will be, and have, in a time to come is to learn what it means to work “with what we are” in the present moment!
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how everything that exists was made for us to discover our true nature.
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: Is there any value to “clearing away” the wreckage of the past? It seems to help, yet I feel wrong in trying to correct so many wrongs that are behind me. Answer: The wreckage of the past exists only […]
Since the present moment ceaselessly refreshes itself — so that all is ever-renewed in the now — there exists nothing in Reality with the power to hold us captive…
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 […]
Question: How can I move beyond a painful regret? Answer: Events demand decisions. Choices must be made. And we do the best we know how in any given moment. Even so, we often err and choose against ourselves. For a […]
Without our unconscious consent, regardless of what we may have done against others, or ourselves, the past is powerless to punish us in the present moment.
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how each moment of life is made for anyone and everyone who is present to it. If you are not in this moment, you are not alive within the life that gives this […]
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.
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 […]
Letting go is an act of agreement with life; it is an accord on our part with what the present moment is telling us about ourselves as it unfolds before us — and within us — asking us what it […]
Wherever you are in any given moment is exactly where you need to be in order to receive the lessons your soul has both requested and that it requires to outgrow its present set of circumstances.
When the love of God is your guide, you never step into a moment that isn’t what you’ve always been waiting for.
The next step is to continue expanding this relaxed and increased awareness of your body to include within it the awareness of your thoughts and feelings. In other words, bring into your enhanced physical awareness the further awareness of what […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are all intended to understand the purpose of this life, which is to be a conscious participant in the moment-to-moment unfolding of this present moment. Click here to listen to […]
Question: Where do you get your energy to stay on the path seemingly every second? Answer: Each of us has in us a certain undiscovered well of vital and ever-new energy. This wellspring of energy is the foundation of the […]
If you wish to experience the wholeness of a meditative moment, just work as best you can to gain your attention. When you can bring your attention home and keep it focused within yourself, it acts as a kind of […]
The day will come when you will understand that if you’re just present to your own body during meditation, you need do nothing more. The catch is that you must first realize that your previous efforts have just interfered with […]
When you go outside on a beautiful day, do you step into the sunlight and try to enjoy the warmth, or isn’t the enjoyment inherent in the experience? Similarly, when you see a falcon fly amongst the trees, land, shake […]
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 […]
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 […]
The key to the kingdom of heaven is never farther away from us than what each present moment reveals to us; for in truth “purity of heart” is inseparable from our willingness to see that things are the way they […]
You cannot make tomorrow into anything brighter or better than your potential to be present to yourself in the moment — present to any fears that are trying to convince you to take actions about tomorrow. If you plant a […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley reveals why it is so important to wake up and come back to the present moment, instead of being lost in a dream. Our current nature thinks it can add something to Life. When we […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the difference between being completely passive to life’s movements, and being properly active in the moment, which involves listening intently to what the present moment is wanting to communicate to us about […]
Your nature is not fixed. It can be transformed. This amazing quality, the inherent potential mutability of our nature, is what sets us above all of God’s countless other creations. And this fact about our unique nature also empowers us […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the true reward that comes with being willing to stand within what the light of awareness wants to reveal to us about ourselves. Click here to listen to “Come Out of the […]
The fear we feel that we can’t succeed with starting life all over again is because our old nature wants us to believe that the path to a New Self requires we retrace our steps and fight our way back […]
Without our unconscious consent, regardless of what we may have done against others, or ourselves, the past is powerless to punish us in the present moment. *** Do what is in your power: refuse to do what is not. It […]
Trying to dominate our destructive thoughts and feelings, or seeking to liberate our “better” parts through some form of self-discipline, is secretly at the expense of our freedom, and not in its cause. Freedom from the ties that bind, victory […]
The following thoughts are for all of us who have ever been hurt, which means the following insights are for the whole world. Here’s what to do whenever we find ourselves wrapped in the flames of that burning house called […]
Question: Is there another exercise I might work with to remember my true aim the next time fear floods through me? Answer: The next time (and every time) you catch some negative thought or feeling that says, “I am scared,” […]
There are some areas in our lives where we know we have power, and then there are others where we know we don’t. For instance, it is not in our power to change one another or to change the way […]
QUESTION What is it in me that wants to re-live painful moments from my past, and what’s it going to take for me to break through to totally present living? Is there a way to live in the present so […]
QUESTION What is the best way to make up for past wrongs to others (betraying, lying, stealing, etc.)? ANSWER All of us have wronged others. Truth be known, until we wake up, we are all — in one form or […]
In this video blog Guy Finley explains how we can embody the principles of true leadership by learning to live at the leading edge of the present moment.
QUESTION What do I tell my children when they ask me about predictions for the future? They are feeling the doom and gloom of it all.
Now is the Holiday; there is no other time of birth, of sacrifice, or of rebirth. To look for reconciliation outside of what the Divine reveals within you in “each” Presence moment is to look in the wrong place, for […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the potential we possess to live from a higher part of ourselves that is always in a harmonious relationship with the present moment.
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 […]
Every once in awhile, we have the great fortune of perceiving a moment of such astonishing beauty, or harmony, that we lose ourselves within it. But what is far more amazing than any such vision is this breathtaking fact: were […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why there is never any good reason to feel disappointed or discouraged about your life.
Whenever we’re anxious or rushing around, we are not in command of ourselves; seen clearly, it’s evident that something within us has taken charge of our life and is telling us that if we can just get here or do […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley explores the true meaning and purpose of meditation, and explains why it is the most natural and practical thing you can do for yourself.