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The sooner you stop agreeing to entertain “poor me” thoughts and feelings, the sooner you’ll see the following: being unhappy is for people who believe the only way to climb out of a mud hole is by digging deeper into […]

When faced with any pain or grief — past, present, or promised — the first thing our lower nature, the “me mind,” usually asks is: “What’s to be done? Who can I speak to about it? What’s the best way […]

If we see how much of our unhappiness is self-created, through being inattentive to our own interior life, then accordingly, we can learn to re-direct our attention, placing it where we will within what is right and bright. But, there […]

Question: When things don’t work out in my life — when I lose someone or something — I am plagued by thoughts over what could have/should have been. How do I pull myself out of this obsessive thinking about what I […]

There’s a very old saying…. maybe it’s not popular anymore, and only older people know it: If you lay down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas. But you don’t have to belong to the era from out of which […]

Whatever we consent to embrace in life — including unwanted events that may cause us to suffer — adds to our lives a measure of love. Find out how the revelation of impermanence is the doorway to a change in […]

In this 2 minute talk, Guy Finley acknowledges that everyone has baggage, but the beauty of the truth is that it will never stop trying to help you see that it’s what you don’t yet know about yourself that causes […]

It seems almost inevitable: At some point, somewhere in our journey, we feel betrayed by someone or something. A friend lies, a loved one dies, our favorite pet prefers the company of someone else, you name it. And regardless of […]

Question: I am feeling very depressed and overwhelmed by sadness and a sense of futility. I just turned 60, and due to a chronic illness I can hardly function physically. My money is not flowing and unless I get it […]

Whoever doesn’t know himself unwillingly suffers for the sake of ignorance. Whoever works to know himself agrees to suffer for the sake of wisdom. Whoever becomes wise slays the suffering born of ignorance. And whoever transcends the suffering born of […]