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1. I believe the more I comfort and fill myself with thoughts of a “brighter tomorrow,” the better off I am, but I can see… all discontentment belongs to an inconsolable level of self that doesn’t exist without seeking something […]

The first step, and in some ways the most difficult along the upper Way, is the separation of the false from what is real; imagine what happens when someone you think is your friend is suddenly seen as always having […]

We have all been hurt, left with a heart wounded by others who seem to go on just fine without us. In moments of such loss, our emptiness doesn’t stay empty for long; we are soon filled with anger, guilt, […]

What moments in your life have produced the most change in you? Listen in as Guy Finley shows us that pain is actually the needed catalyst for self-change. Learn the importance of surrendering ourselves to an understanding greater than our […]

Why do we accept so much unhappiness in our lives today? If you think this supposition is untrue, ask yourself why people spend so much time seeking ways to distract themselves with empty pleasures? Or why so many people push […]

If you have an enemy of any kind, if you shelter recurring resentful thoughts or feelings — however wise your well-considered reason may be — so that you surrender yourself to the embrace of a suffering induced by your own […]

Any lingering sense of sadness that permeates one’s life cannot be separated from the “smallness” of that person’s life. Work to connect yourself to the “allness” of life — instead of identifying with the smallness of it — and you’ll […]

The initial stages in the work of giving up your suffering lead you through a new kind of suffering that begins with struggling to give yourself up, and ends with the glad discovery there was never any such sad self […]

So many of our present problems could be resolved if only we could get out of our own way…

Most everything that we have to say about life and our relationships with others — and how we talk about the part of us that wants to smooth things over, keep them from being disturbed — is a form of […]