Question: When caught in an anxious state, it seems that the more I try to be awake and aware, the “tighter the grip.” I know I’m resisting yet somehow embracing the state. Something’s refusing to “get it.” Help! Answer: We […]
We can’t change others—or the purpose of any given moment as it unfolds—but we can work to place one less demand upon both. Only in this action can we hope to find the freedom for which we seek, because the […]
Real compassion is the flower of a higher order of reality that only blossoms in those moments when the one who sits in judgment of another actually sees that he carries in himself the very nature he condemns.
Brooding, resenting, blaming, regretting—all are forms of unconscious suffering; each and all serve to strengthen the false notion that our negative state is caused by a condition outside of us. These dark shadows that always trail behind unwanted moments serve […]
Tucked into a deep, high remote canyon somewhere in the Himalayan Mountains sits a secret monastery assigned the task of training would-be adepts in the lost science of self-realization. Only those who have studied there or who are allowed to […]
Resistance to unwanted moments seems intelligent; it feels wise to disagree with whatever we perceive as punishing. But this resistance does not separate us from our suffering; instead, it binds us to it. www.YourImmortalSelf.com
Guy Finley explains how it is weakness in us that resists and judges weakness in others, and how we can use that negative force of judgment for the purpose of creating unity instead of division.
One indication of making real effort, based on a true spiritual intention, is that even when we fail (with it), whatever regret we may have over our revealed weakness is tempered by an equal measure of realizing how important it is that we […]
Wherever there is opposition, resistance follows. For instance, in nature, in the physical world, this kind of conflict is natural, necessary, and accepted. After the winds pass, the trees they’ve touched—having been exercised and duly strengthened, accordingly—resume their natural course […]
Guy Finley explains that when strong energetic forces appear in us such as anger, rage, and anxiety, we can either learn to use them for our spiritual growth, or they will be misused and squandered through rejection and resistance.