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 […]
Here’s a simple but ultimately very self-liberating action to take if you wish to reduce the amount of stress and anxiety that you feel in the company of others, friends, or family: Choose to be more interested in quietly discovering […]
Guy Finley speaks about how it’s possible to live completely free from fear, worry, and other self-limiting thoughts and feelings.
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 […]
The best time to practice going quiet — to detect and drop dark inner voices — is when the world around you is more or less already in a natural state of silence. So, early morning, upon arising, and just […]
Your original Self doesn’t come loaded with worry, regret, fear, resentment, or, for that matter, any other self-limiting states that can grow where darkness gathers. Self-limiting thoughts or feelings have power over us only when we are tricked into believing […]
In the early 1900s, before the age of superhighways, supermarkets, and the giant food manufacturers, things were very different, better in many ways. Small family farmers used to truck or cart each season’s harvest to a small centralized buyers’ market […]
Getting tense and all stressed out for fear you won’t finish some task “on time” makes sense only to a mind that believes squeezing the bud of a flower will make it bloom faster!
Our present nature believes that everything worthwhile, i.e., pleasurable, has to do with what we can extract from our relationships, business, money, powers, etc. We look into this world that we see as being outside of us, hoping to find […]
QUESTION Last week I had a strong feeling of generalized anxiety come over me, even though there was no apparent cause. I want to remain with the emotion in order to understand it. I watch it, and it lifts, only […]
The clearer it becomes that it’s impossible to “get ahead” of yourself — physically, psychologically, spiritually — the more at peace you are with whatever comes your way — because you’re starting to realize now that who you are in […]
When we see only our own ideas about why we’re feeling stressed, and they’re telling us how we’re entitled to be miserable, misery makes up the circle of our lives. But any time we are inwardly awake enough, we can […]
QUESTION I am constantly feeling overwhelmed by all the different demands on my time. It seems that I live out each day trying to “keep my head above water.” This inevitably leads to discouragement that I will ever succeed at […]
QUESTION High anxiety has plagued me for sometime now, though I am not always conscious of it — I only realize it when I start having physical symptoms, like insomnia, or a racing heart. I am not sure how to […]
QUESTION Anxiety seems to be my lot in life lately. I have a full plate of activities with children, a challenging job, and a few outside interests. I feel like I balance these and keep my priorities straight, yet still, […]
Every person knows what it feels like to be carried off by an anxious state, so you decide: when some anxiety comes along and takes over your life, are you an awake, inwardly centered person or are you an unconscious, […]
QUESTION In this time of unprecedented economic downturn, people without jobs and families losing their homes, is there anything to say to those of us who have experienced this loss and trauma? I don’t know what to say to my […]
There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself. In one respect, everything about one’s spiritual life is so terribly simple. There is only one time and one way in which […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the often misunderstood idea of faith, and how we can come to the true, bold understanding that we are made for everything that happens to us.
Always strive to remember that there is neither one thing practical, nor wise, about any state-of-self that punishes you; even when, as in the case of anxiety, it sweetly promises to release you once you’ve done its bidding. So, regardless […]