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Letting Go with Guy Finley

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Escape the Circle of Wants (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

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Let the Light Reveal What Thought Conceals

posted by Guy Finley

Our spiritual work is to bit by bit discover natural limitations in the thought process. What has happened in the world today is that human beings have had life replaced with the concept of living. In the concept of living […]

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(Audio) How to See the End of All of Your Enemies

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains in this brief talk that it is possible for us to find complete freedom from the mechanical, enemy-making nature that presently tricks us into believing that it is necessary to our well-being to have enemies of any […]

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The Beginning of Freedom From Blame and Other Acts of Useless Thinking

posted by Guy Finley

No individual relationship is the (sole) cause of one’s conflict or pain; our relationships reveal the nature of an unconscious pain that we bring into them with us. To start discerning the difference between these (two) perceptions is the beginning […]

How to End the Cycle of Hurting and Being Hurt (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

Each time we will consciously refuse to strike back in anger or act out some aggression toward the one who hurts us, we sow the seed of a new order of a conscious life. Now instead of being used by […]

How to End the Cycle of Hurting and Being Hurt (Part 3)

posted by Guy Finley

Most of us already suspect what needs to be done if we are to have any hope of moving beyond the conflict so common in our relationships. Nevertheless, here is a brief description of the spiritual action to be taken: […]

How to End the Cycle of Hurting and Being Hurt (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

It doesn’t matter how, or where, this dark cycle of conflict got started. It is not important any longer. Why? Because once we understand that to try to hurt someone — even just to want to — is to hurt […]

Feeling Locked Up in Pain

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How do you begin to be open, when the pain and anger is so strong? How do I support my loved ones when I feel so cold inside? Is it fear that is keeping me locked up in this […]

Letting Go of Regret

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

The Right Way to Help Those Who Do Us Wrong

posted by Guy Finley

Real compassion lies in our ability to remember that any angry, resentful person is usually just someone who can no longer bear the weary weight of his or her own carefully concealed despair.

Refuse to Depend on Others for Strength

posted by Guy Finley

In times of anxiety and fear, we almost always call upon someone or something to help us get through our stress. This dependency on others for strength not only weakens our soul but also steals from it the possibility of […]

How to Begin the Good Work of Letting Go

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

(Video) Love Begins with Complete Openness to Life

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley reveals that true love shows me what I need to see about myself in order to be a more perfected person.

Just Say “No” to Blaming Others

posted by Guy Finley

A big part of our inner work in all of our relationships involves remembering this key idea: whenever we are not present and properly attentive to ourselves, we may be sure the false self is busy attending to something we’ll […]

Start Making Real Changes

posted by Guy Finley

Have you ever tried to make a change and then heard this voice in your head? “Why does it have to hurt?” Maybe some form of an addiction – drugs, alcohol, food – has begun to compromise not only your […]

Coming into the Undivided Life

posted by Guy Finley

If you know the content of your own heart . . . If you can be consciously aware of this condition . . . Then you not only know the secret contents Of the heart of everyone else you meet, […]

Find Permanent Comfort in Times of Temporary Changes

posted by Guy Finley

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: they are a mirror that can serve to show us things about […]

Stop Serving a Suffering that Changes Nothing!

posted by Guy Finley

Whether it’s issues concerning health, relationships, or some other heartache…  letting go is the central theme of this life; we can either agree with its great lesson and learn to release our resistance to unwanted moments… or cling and cry, […]

Commentary on the Colorado Tragedy

posted by Guy Finley

All human enacted tragedies, and the grief that follows in their wake, are regrettable; it’s almost unimaginable that any individual could be so inwardly corrupt as to deliberately wish to hurt anyone else, let alone a group of innocents. Heinous […]

(Audio) A Story About True Love

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the nature of a higher love that never fails to respond perfectly to what is being requested by the present moment. Click here to listen to “A Story About True Love”

(Audio) The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred

posted by Guy Finley

Where does our longing for someone or something to love originate? Is it not with the awakening of an internal force urging us to explore and experience the deepest part of ourselves? When we say — or feel toward another […]

(Video) Real Growing Takes Going Beyond Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

In this video blog by Guy Finley learn the higher benefit of discovering that the purpose of every relationship is to connect us to authentic growth through the understanding that who we have been, and what we have done in […]

Outgrowing Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I am having trouble understanding how to leave relationships with my friends and family alone. It seems that the changes I feel are affecting them, but neither they nor I understand some of these changes. It is an extremely […]

Give Your Loved Ones Rooms to Grow

posted by Guy Finley

There is one essential ingredient missing in most of our relationships — one that is definitely required if we wish to continue in our own development and help others to do the same. What is this powerful catalyst that only […]

(Audio) Let Go and Receive Real Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how real relationship with the present moment requires both receptivity and letting go.

(Audio) Put Angry States in the Past Where They Belong

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how getting angry over our present limitations actually prevents us from consciously meeting and transcending them.

Cancel Self-Wrecking Resentments

posted by Guy Finley

Two men stroll down a leaf-covered wood lot path on a clear, brisk autumn morning. Jeff and Mark have been friends for years. They enjoy their Saturday morning walks and talks together. Yet, something’s different about Mark today. Jeff senses […]

(Audio) Love the One You’re With

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can experience truer, brighter, more meaningful relationships with everyone we meet once we learn to put the needs of others before our own.

The Power to Change Your Perception of Difficult People

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I get so easily confused these days as I wrestle with all the ways one hears about how to handle difficult people. No one approach seems to apply or work with everyone. It seems I can only repeat solutions […]

Outgrowing the Bitterness of Feeling Betrayed

posted by Guy Finley

At least twice a month I receive an email or letter telling me how much anger and hatred the person is feeling towards someone who betrayed them in some way…and asking how on earth can it be possible to live […]

Turn the Pain of Loss Into Spiritual Gain

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION If there’s really a way to take the torment out of personal loss, I want to know about it. But the whole idea of not feeling loss also frightens me in a way that’s hard to describe. I mean, […]

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 […]

What Can I Learn About Myself From You?

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

For Love to Last…

posted by Guy Finley

Don’t try to please each other, for each of you has constantly changing pleasures.  Instead, strive to please love, and in this you will please what is capable of being loved in each other. This understanding alone nourishes your love, […]

Previous Posts

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 »

Let Go and Flow with Real Life
The truth is we can’t know what to do in advance of any given moment. When we meet life with preconceived ideas about how to respond to what unfolds before us—we are like downhill skiers trying to know when and where to make turns before it ...

posted 12:00:08pm Aug. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Real Life is Not Static
Real life is not static. Its only rule is change; so, it should be clear: either we agree to participate in the process of this eternal renewal, or we will feel punished by it. This means it’s impossible to be someone who knows how things ...

posted 12:00:38pm Aug. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Get Real and Get Rid of Your Worries and Fears
The longer any illusion is taken to be real, the less illusory it seems to be. ...

posted 12:00:40pm Aug. 24, 2015 | read full post »

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