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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

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Stop Justifying Negative States

posted by Guy Finley

We rarely see how, or when we act against ourselves – or others – because of how instantly, easily we agree to identify with a legion of sleep-inducing thoughts and feelings that appear to serve one purpose: to justify a […]

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Realize the Perfect Sense of Safety

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There’s only one way to realize the perfect sense of safety and unshakable contentment that comes with quietly knowing you’re first on God’s “list” . . . And that’s to remember, at all times, your wish (and the work) it […]

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The Power to Change

posted by Guy Finley

The power to change our past only becomes a possibility for us as we awaken to find ourselves no longer able to make any excuses for what we have been, or for being what we are in the present moment… […]

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Stop Making Excuses and Start Being Free

posted by Guy Finley

The only thing the excuses we make for ourselves actually do is to increase our dependency on them.

A Friendly Fact About Ending Unhappiness

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The longer we go on making excuses for the way we are, the shorter grows the amount of time between the events that compel us to devise them.

Discover the Fullness of Life

posted by Guy Finley

Only by our deliberate interior work to realize a world within and yet beyond our self do we make this glad discovery. . .

The Promise of True Parenting

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We can teach others only by what we are. . .

The Promise of Free Will

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Only as each of us awakens to our actual condition in life, dominated as we are to one degree or another by a discontented self, can we ever hope to use our free will to give up our willfully discontented […]

The Measure of Real Inner Worth

posted by Guy Finley

We are tested not by Spiritual Light but in spiritual darkness . . . for what test is made amongst things revealed? . . . Our real inner worth is measured by what we turn to in moments concealed.

The Secret to Starting Over

posted by Guy Finley

Real life never stops starting over, but before one can dwell in this this newness—and know its unencumbered freedom—one must let go of any and all attachments in the past that produce a painful sense of self. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Be What Love Asks You to Be

posted by Guy Finley

Your immortal Self is fearless because it lives for one reason only: to be the unflagging instrument—moment to moment—of whatever love asks it to be. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Reach For and Receive God’s Help

posted by Guy Finley

Give yourself freely to what you are given to see, and you cannot fail to reach and realize the innermost source of yourself. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

The Way Love Reaches Us

posted by Guy Finley

The love we have for anything holy, beautiful, or true is present in our heart before we can think of any reason for the love that we feel. This means it isn’t us who find things to love, but rather […]

Realize Your Higher Possibilities

posted by Guy Finley

    We are never closer to realizing the next level of our own higher possibilities than when, by the light of a new awareness, we see some old darkness within us and then agree that we can no longer […]

The Highest Form of Self-Fulfillment

posted by Guy Finley

The highest and only lasting form of self-fulfillment is found through the completion of the moment itself and not in whatever one might try to extract and then capitalize on out of its appearance. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Discover All You Are Yet To Be

posted by Guy Finley

Once living within the limits of what is known is also realized as being the limitation of your spiritual possibilities, then there is no recourse other than to depart the safety of all that you have been in favor of […]

Take Time to Be Alone

posted by Guy Finley

Your heart needs space to soar. Your mind needs places without walls to wander and time by itself to see its own reflection. Give them this gift, and they will bring back to you the freedom they find, filled to […]

The Secret to Success in Life

posted by Guy Finley

Remember that your one true responsibility in life—the one action that will always see to your success in life—is to always be as awake and receptive to the present moment as you can be. If we refuse to see what […]

Honesty Heals

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Honesty heals; lies hurt. In these four words live all one needs to know and practice—that is, assuming one wishes to be whole, harmless, loving, and true. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

The Secret of Being Successful in All Worlds

posted by Guy Finley

A reporter who had a deep and personal interest in higher spiritual matters heard of a certain teacher of truth who was held in high repute. But what caught the reporter’s attention more than anything else was that this modern-day […]

The Truth About the Past

posted by Guy Finley

So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create […]

Stop Reliving the Past

posted by Guy Finley

You cannot do the work of starting life over and be busy reliving your past at the same time. Being new is a deliberate choice: it is an act of alignment that places you in conscious contact with a living […]

The Portal to the Divinity Within

posted by Guy Finley

No one can say no to this world who is afraid to walk through it alone. The unseen cost of this baseless fear is not just ending up in the company of cowards but that one may lose the possibility […]

It’s Never Too Late

posted by Guy Finley

Whether to persist and aspire to the Higher or drop into some dark despair, that is the question; and which of these two seeds flowers all depends on which one you choose to nourish and grow . . .

Persistence is the Key

posted by Guy Finley

Once we realize that what makes any moment seem impassable is nothing other than our own resistance to what it asks of us, nothing remains impossible. Everything eventually yields to the one who persists. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

The Answer to Any Disturbance

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Nothing infuriates evil as much as being seen for what it is . . .

The Power to Solve Any Problem Before It Begins

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Your true self is a creative silence, a ground of perfect stillness from which all disturbances appear and to which they return if left alone. The clearer this revelation becomes, the more confident you become that being still is the […]

Love’s Healing Touch

posted by Guy Finley

We cannot separate the problems of this world—including the pain endured in agreeing to honor, respect, and support those we love—from the awakening of a patience and kindness that can be born in us no other way.

Helping Others to Start Healing

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The only way we begin to act as a true force of healing in the lives of others is when, at last, we cease to hurt ourselves.

The Secret Invitation in Negative States

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Learn to see and to use the presence of any psychological pain as an invitation to reprioritize your present values. . .

Journey to the Immortal Self

posted by Guy Finley

The great journey leading to the immortal Self does not begin with fact but in faith untested. It is the journey of faith alone that reveals the fact of the Divine, much as a flower proves the unseen seed from […]

Witness Your Own Rebirth

posted by Guy Finley

In times of great upheaval, if you will only agree to let go and die to yourself, it won’t be you who passes. So that not only will you bear witness to the sacrifice of yourself, but you will also […]

Realize the Power to Change

posted by Guy Finley

Since the nature of real life is genesis itself—the ceaseless rebirth of “what has been” giving way to “what is and will be”—this alone tells you that you have the power to change.   www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Choose to Be New

posted by Guy Finley

Just as winter yields to the onset of spring, as surely does the moon submit to the sun, so too are we created to give ourselves to that Greater Life that alone can make us evergreen and fill us with […]

The Greatest Reward

posted by Guy Finley

There is no reward on earth, or even amongst the stars, equal to the realization of the divinity within you. Those who have awakened and attained this pearl of great value understand—with no sense of pride for their knowledge—that the […]

What Matters Most

posted by Guy Finley

Our experience of life in any given moment is a direct reflection of what we actually value in that same moment . . .       From Guy Finley’s new book and Amazon #1 bestseller, The Secret of Your […]

A True Relationship With the Divine

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The reason most people never come to know a true relationship with the divine is because this perfect union is born in the consciousness of their helplessness, nourished by their poverty and matured in their humility.

Find New Happiness in Self-Wholeness

posted by Guy Finley

Before we can know a happiness beyond the reach of conflict or sorrow, we must ourselves be whole; for any happiness apart from self-wholeness is only half a happiness and must, in time, prove itself so.

The Secret of Wholeness

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It is in the acceptance of life as it is — as it is given to us in each moment — that we find the wholeness, the holiness that is the one true center of this storm called “life.”

Give Yourself the Lift You Need!

posted by Guy Finley

The main reason we must always remember to hold our chin up whenever negative thoughts try to drag us down is because whichever direction we choose first in that moment is what the rest of us will follow…

Add Love to Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

Whatever we consent to embrace in life — including unwanted events that may cause us to suffer — adds to our lives a measure of love.

The Essential Goodness of Balance

posted by Guy Finley

In this world of opposites not everything that we go through can feel good; but to see the necessity of naturally conflicting states — and how they are balanced in all things — is to realize the existence of an […]

The Breeding Ground of Self-Defeat

posted by Guy Finley

Stress, anxiety, and tension are the dark jewels adorning a thorny crown we must wear whenever we try to live more than one moment at a time…  

Stop Burning and Start Learning!

posted by Guy Finley

Sooner put out a fire with jet fuel than gain the upper hand on some anxious state by throwing more agitated thoughts into its turmoil.

The Peace of Presence

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To live in Presence is the path to peace…

Freedom is an Inside Job

posted by Guy Finley

It’s impossible to separate a false purpose in life from the pain that it produces.

A Little Light to Help Brighten Your Wishes

posted by Guy Finley

The habitual assumption that life’s answer to our request to realize a New Life is going to be “No,” effectively ensures that our wish will not be granted! Any part of our being that unhappily assumes something negative will happen […]

Let the Light Perfect Your Understanding

posted by Guy Finley

We are not created to spend our lives in fearful preparation over what may come — but rather to use whatever comes our way, each moment, to help us perfect our understanding that God is good…

The Light of the World

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Anywhere light shines, darkness submits…

The Secret of Harmonious Living

posted by Guy Finley

Were it not for our mysterious capacity to perfectly reflect moments of beauty – to be one with it in heart, mind, and soul – there would be no beauty or harmony to behold…

The Music of the Mind

posted by Guy Finley

The music of the mind — its harmony, or not, is expressed by the order of its thoughts through which it is instrumented. Confusion is dissonance; clarity is flow.

Freedom from the Bonds of Bitterness

posted by Guy Finley

Though we find no evidence of anything noble in someone who has betrayed us, neither is there anything noble in our bitterness.

The Sure Path to Self-Realization

posted by Guy Finley

There is no greater, more reliable teacher of true self-knowledge than intentional patience and, when married to a willingness to observe oneself through the stillness and sacrifice that such patience demands, there exists no swifter, more sure path to self-realization…

The True Measure of Wealth

posted by Guy Finley

The true measure of our wealth is not counted by what we do with the riches we may have, but rather is determined by the character of what fills our heart when what we have is taken away…

The Beginning of Real Gratitude

posted by Guy Finley

To have real gratitude, to have that fullness of heart that, by its greatness, fulfills the one who holds it, begins with allowing God to give you a portion of His Life… a gift one can only receive once he […]

Love in Action

posted by Guy Finley

Real love wants nothing outside of itself…

Freedom from the Prison of Negative States

posted by Guy Finley

Freedom from the prison of negative states remains impossible until one loses interest in the false, but powerful, sense of self derived from identifying with (one’s own) surging sensations.

Let Go and Let Life Lead You

posted by Guy Finley

Our demands that life be what we want it to be do not make life more desirable… they only hide from us just how undesirable it is to be who we are in that moment…

Don’t Be Tricked by Negativity

posted by Guy Finley

All forms of negativity may only dwell in us as long as they trick us into granting them permission to live there. Our task isn’t to overpower, or otherwise deny these sufferings, but to bring such light to bear upon […]

Stop Cooking Your Own Goose!

posted by Guy Finley

Any time you sit, think about, and “stew” over what someone did to you, or simmer in anger about some past event, the real reason for your pain is because you’re cooking your own goose!

Choose to Remember

posted by Guy Finley

How to stop thinking and start seeing…

The Development of True Peace

posted by Guy Finley

  It is a distinct stage in the development of the aspirant when — rather than being easily distracted by some imagined consolation for his pain, or by concluding who is to blame for it — his first and real […]

The Interior Action that Builds Character

posted by Guy Finley

The character of goodness, of compassion and kindness that we would like to reflect and express before our friends (and enemies), requires that we place “its” life before our own. And yet, when we agree to this interior action of […]

Enter a World Where Goodness is Its Own Reward

posted by Guy Finley

Once we see it’s impossible to please ourselves at the expense of the pain of someone else, we are released from the cycle of seeking a false comfort whose conflict compromises “winners” and “losers” alike. Only then are we free […]

Find the Fearless Nature Within

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Whoever struggles to protect himself from his perceived fear does not banish his enemy but secretly breeds the dark seeds of its life…

The Way to Change the World

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We cannot change the world that we see until something changes in us the way we see it… 

What Freedom Demands

posted by Guy Finley

To discharge ones duty is the first responsibility. To do this thing well is the second task. To do more than one is asked is the Path to Perfection… 

Taking Care of Business

posted by Guy Finley

If we went through our day tending half as much to the care of God’s business, as we give to our own affairs, then — from the resulting light of gladness seen spreading across the faces of family, friends, and […]

Start Making Your Life Right, Bright, and True

posted by Guy Finley

Within us lives a timeless Self that cannot forget what is right, bright, and true any more than the sun has to try to remember to shine each day.

Stop Giving the Past the Power to Pull You Down

posted by Guy Finley

  The past is as powerless to darken the present moment, as is a shadow to reach up and drag down the form that casts it…

Make Better Choices for a Better Life

posted by Guy Finley

Every moment that unfolds in life presents us with an invitation to choose either the path of what will better us or a path that will make us more bitter — as when we unconsciously embrace a resentment instead of […]

The Hidden Power in Any Disappointment

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You can turn any painful event into a new kind of victory…

How to Fulfill Your True Purpose

posted by Guy Finley

  The only way to change that which we will be, and have, in a time to come is to learn what it means to work “with what we are” in the present moment!

Living the Beauty of the Present Moment

posted by Guy Finley

The present moment is the canvas of creation: our perception, a palette of primary colors; our actions, brush strokes — while thought provides both background and texture. To know these things is the beginning of the artful life.

Blooming is Part of Your Being

posted by Guy Finley

Any lingering shame over who or what you were in “days gone by” is like a newly opened rose blushing for having once been a bud…

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 […]

Sow the Seeds of a New Kind of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

No animal hides in shame for being itself. No tree bends to the opinion of others. No wind avoids the granite face before it. Only human beings cultivate ways in which to fawn or cower before one another, and all […]

Reflecting the Divine

posted by Guy Finley

Just as the still waters of a quiet pond effortlessly mirror the depths of the sky that towers above it, so does the silent mind reflect with ease upon the Divine that dwells within it.

Fight For Yourself and Find Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

We must do more than just try to remember that nothing disturbs our peace of mind without first having gained our consent to enjoin us in that conflict; we must learn to fight for ourselves, to boldly reject any negative […]

The Gift of Newness

posted by Guy Finley

  Past mistakes cannot create a present pain…

Realize the Goodness in the Wholeness of Life

posted by Guy Finley

  Unconscious suffering is the inevitable painful outcome of having mistaken the partial for the whole…

Letting Go into the Greater Whole

posted by Guy Finley

Letting go is the out-breath of the universe. It is part of a natural cycle connected to a greater whole, where the ending of anything already has a new beginning built into it. And just as we must expel a […]

Choose to Remember the Greater Whole

posted by Guy Finley

If we will only work to remember that we live in a world within which there are an infinite number of stories unfolding – all at the same time – then we will never forget that it is our choice […]

A Key to Fearless Living

posted by Guy Finley

To know that there is no “self” to fail – only a certain level of understanding not as yet adequate to the task set before it – is to be empowered to transcend any trials we must face…

The Gift of Unwanted Circumstances

posted by Guy Finley

If it weren’t that unwanted “things” come along as they do – reducing us to nothing — how would we ever realize that already living in us is everything needed to transcend all that we are.

Fulfilling Your True Purpose in Life

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The Secret to Attracting Higher Help

posted by Guy Finley

Even all by yourself, and in the middle of nowhere, you — who reach for the hand of God — are never alone, for He already holds your heart within His own.

Stop Throwing Away the Treasure Called “Troubling Times”

posted by Guy Finley

If we look at (unexpected) events as something placed in our way, a troublesome time we must pile through on our way to some imagined peace to come, then we literally throw away the possibility of discovering that each moment, […]

The Best Gift for Those We Love

posted by Guy Finley

  The greatest, most “expensive” gift that anyone can give to another is priceless, and yet… it is available in abundance for everyone to give all the time. Not only that, but this same gift rewards its giver in the […]

Healing Begins with Revealing the Concealed

posted by Guy Finley

Judging oneself may seem wise to the level of self involved in that judgment; but all judging of oneself is the deflection of a revelation that would heal oneself… if allowed to flower.

The Place of Real Renewal

posted by Guy Finley

  Since the present moment ceaselessly refreshes itself — so that all is ever-renewed in the now — there exists nothing in Reality with the power to hold us captive…

Seize the Moment by Surrendering to It

posted by Guy Finley

Reality is renewal itself. This means that as we learn to surrender ourselves to the Source of Life that never stops starting over — so are we empowered to see that whatever seems a lost opportunity, is really the same […]

You Are Created to Change

posted by Guy Finley

  What you need is not a way to resolve or outrun what is punishing you but to rise above that world within yourself where these recurring pains are a part of the natural landscape…

A Secret About True Self-Transformation

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Just as an acorn that goes unplanted in the earth can never realize its destiny to become a mighty oak, so it holds with any Real Spiritual Principle that we unearth in our journey through this life: only those Truths […]

The Secret of Rebirth

posted by Guy Finley

  Learn to be thankful that life is being given to you moment by moment, for it is only through such gratitude that love reveals the great secret of rebirth…

Clearing the Path to Spiritual Rebirth

posted by Guy Finley

Before it’s possible to get on with the real business of spiritual rebirth, we must be fully convinced that no dark discontentment with ourselves can ever be the seed of a new self.

Rebirth is a Reality

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Rebirth is a reality, however know this: it is not a time to come but an eternal spring whose celestial seed awaits only for the willing heart and mind to begin its cultivation.

No Greater Gift

posted by Guy Finley

It is given to us to choose in which of the infinite worlds we will dwell, and there is no greater gift, nor power, granted to any creature under the sun. To not know one’s choice, or worse, to have […]

The Secret to Attracting Higher Help

posted by Guy Finley

Resisting any dark condition of ourselves does not save us from it…

Stop Repeating Painful Life Lessons

posted by Guy Finley

Half measures produce half results, and half results are one and the same as lessons only half learned. Lessons half learned guarantee you’re halfway there, once again, to repeating those lessons in your life that you have yet to learn!

How Goodness Grows Within

posted by Guy Finley

The secret source of spiritual growth is found in silent receptivity…

The Secret of Spiritual Growth

posted by Guy Finley

People complain that their spiritual lives languish even as all they listen to, and for, is what amounts to the sound of their own voice.  The secret of real spiritual growth is not mental or emotional activity, but silent receptivity.

The Truth About Troubles

posted by Guy Finley

Learn the secret of outgrowing any troublesome problem…

Awaken to a Life Free of Aching

posted by Guy Finley

Work consciously to deliberately drop the names of your pains and you will also learn to let go of all the reasons you have for experiencing them.

The Birth of a New Life

posted by Guy Finley

The spiritual life is a genesis. When the seed awakens it isn’t to herself, but to the life that now stirs her. As only one, she slept. As two, she knows life. As both she leaves her dark world and […]

Answering Love’s Call

posted by Guy Finley

Our hope in prayer is to become one with the Living Light whose dawning opens the doorway to the Divine…

The Secret of Self-Discovery

posted by Guy Finley

Proceed along the spiritual path, even in the midst of feeling discouraged over your progress, and you will make the glad discovery that no discouraging state has the power to keep up with you…  

The Cup of Truth

posted by Guy Finley

No one can say “No” to this world who is afraid to walk through it alone . . .

A Telling Truth About Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

          What we’re really looking for in this life is what we already have within us…

Make Your Heart the Home of Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

Just as it is not our job to make the light that brings life to all creatures, neither is it our job to make ourselves happy. Our soul responsibility, when it comes to living in happiness, is to consciously provide […]

How to Change the World

posted by Guy Finley

We can only begin to change the world when we are willing to work with what we are in the present moment …

Earning the Right to the Higher Life

posted by Guy Finley

Either we learn what it means to lead by example, or we are lounge chair leaders who have deceived ourselves into believing that our ability to criticize those who go before us is the same as having reached the top […]

Let Love Give You Life

posted by Guy Finley

There is only one thing that you don’t have to imagine or struggle to keep alive — and that is what you authentically love.

The Purpose of All Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

Spiritually speaking, all relationships serve one purpose: self-knowledge. Self-knowledge serves one purpose: awakening to the truth of one’s self. Awakening to the truth of oneself serves one purpose: dying to oneself. Dying to oneself serves one purpose: rebirth. And rebirth […]

The True Spiritual Warrior

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The true spiritual warrior starts life over, over and over again.

Life Never Travels the Same Road Twice

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The Key to Healing the Past

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Invite the Facts of Life to Set You Free

posted by Guy Finley

Without our unconscious consent, regardless of what we may have done against others, or ourselves, the past is powerless to punish us in the present moment.

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.

The Seed and Flower of Freedom

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The Awakened Heart

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The Secret of Spiritual Happiness

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A whole new kind of spiritual happiness dawns in us as we realize that dark clouds do not ruin sunny skies… they merely pass through them to help us remember our love of the light.

Our True Destiny

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The Road Before You

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Take the Step That You’re Sure You Can’t (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

The next time you want to go ahead with any project — whether it’s designing a rocket ship or finally getting around to repairing your favorite rocking chair — and you start to feel those old familiar doubts, dreads, or […]

Take the Step That You’re Sure You Can’t (Part 1)

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Each time you’ll take the step that you’re sure you can’t, you’ll discover that the “you” who would not was only a thought that believed it could not.  *** How many times have you found yourself thinking you’d like to […]

The Reward for Conscious Efforts

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The Secret Path to Perfecting Your Own Highest Possibilities

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Learn to love what seems more beautiful than yourself, celebrate the gifts of others that outshine your own, practice the patience you have yet to win… giving yourself to a greater Self is not just the path to freedom, but the […]

Give Yourself What No One Else Can!

posted by Guy Finley

If you love getting gifts — and who doesn’t — then why not accept, with gratitude, the greatest gift there is: the “present” moment.

Being True to Ourselves and Others

posted by Guy Finley

Only when the pleasure of being by ourselves either equals or exceeds that contentment that we feel in the company of others, are we capable of being unshakably true to ourselves, as well as those with whom we gather.

The Secret of Fulfillment

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Love Never Anticipates

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Love never anticipates life; anticipation arises from wanting something more from life than it offers in the moment, which means the father of anticipation is a close relative of greed.

The Nature that Lives to Want

posted by Guy Finley

When you finally see that you can have almost anything in the world that you want, but that nothing you give to yourself actually brings an end to your wanting, then you’ll slowly cease giving yourself to this painful nature […]

Real Life is Inexhaustible

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The Most Important Thing to Do

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Be Grateful and Live Without Fear

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Part I: The only way not to suffer the passage of those things in life that we love is to agree to their passing even as we take them into our heart. Part II: You can’t be fearful and have […]

The Greatest Gift

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The Secret Spiritual Cause of Gratitude

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Until our gratefulness toward life no longer requires a happy feeling to hold its hand to be able to make its way out of our heart, we do not yet know the real nature of gratitude, nor its secret spiritual […]

True Gratitude

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Part I: True gratitude is the only water that can douse the flames of desire. Part II: One’s pleasures do not necessarily hold feelings of gratitude, but being grateful is always a pleasure.

The Pleasure of Conscious Gratitude

posted by Guy Finley

Any pleasure that a person takes from this life that does not simultaneously include a conscious sense of gratitude for that pleasure being received is always an incomplete pleasure.  Incomplete pleasures and insatiable desires are the opposing yet complementary two […]

The Unimaginable Source of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

Seen through the eyes of higher self-knowledge, our weaknesses, whatever their nature, are (each) the secret seed of a new strength unlike anything imagined in our unending dream of overcoming what now defeats us.

Learn the Secret of the Undiscovered Strength in You

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If we will persist with our wish to be true to ourselves — to be kind and patient, caring and wise in the face of any set-back — that bright day dawns for us when we realize this all-empowering truth […]

The Seed of True Strength

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Find the Source of Strength, Shelter, and Comfort

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Whenever we will put ourselves on the side of what we know is true, then the Truth takes our side… lending us what is noble, needful, and divine; so Truth sees to it that we are strengthened by wisdom, sheltered […]

The Protective Power of Goodness

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In moments of our spiritual struggle with life’s tests, torments, or dark trials, no Goodness we can hope to call upon — to light our way or lend us strength — can be any more successful for us than our […]

A Lost Secret of Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

When you really begin to pray in earnest to awaken to His Life, God does not reward you with the increased strength you’re looking for but rather with increased insight into your own weaknesses… which eventually become the seed of […]

Unlock This Secret of Salvation

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Don’t Let Your Soul Starve to Death

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We will make detailed preparations for a single day off, lay out careful plans for a special date, or spend untold moments worrying over what we should wear; but few of us rarely take the time to prepare our interior […]

Your True Guide

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The Living Heart of the Higher Life

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What is that first, faint intuition of something Greater than ourselves, other than the Herald of the Heart quietly announcing the existence of a whole new level of being above us — and asking us — at the same time, […]

Look for the Light

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The Heart of Letting Go

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How to Begin the Good Work of Letting Go

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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 […]

Nothing Can Stop You From Letting Go

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Our True Nature is Free

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The Healing Touch of Conscious Suffering

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Evil transforms suffering into unconscious acts of blame, bitterness, and self-pity — harmful forces that punish everyone; while the Good transforms these same dark states into conscious suffering — creating humility that heals whomever it touches.

The Triumph of Wisdom

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Reach For and Realize the Excellent Life

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Excellence, wherever… and within whomever you may find it, is always a result of effort… never by accident.

The Powers that Perfect Our Labors

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Patient persistence in our labors, coupled with persistent patience through-out each one: these two powers serve not only to perfect the task at hand, but also work in harmony to perfect the hand that undertakes the task.

The Secret of Seeing the Good

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The Practice that Ends Unconscious Suffering

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Unconscious suffering is a creation of incomplete perception; it is the inevitable painful outcome of having mistaken the partial for the whole. *** Employing self-remembrance, strive to practice Presence; (this) one action is the path of spiritual purification, even as […]

The Light that Reveals Darkness

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How to Begin Changing the World

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We can only begin to change the world around us by becoming a conscious part of all that is changing.

The Place of Growth

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Wherever you are in any given moment is exactly where you need to be in order to receive the lessons your soul has both requested and that it requires to outgrow its present set of circumstances.

The Pure Potential of an Open Mind

posted by Guy Finley

To not want any particular moment is to ensure that you will find yourself in a similar situation again.  Resistance rules out receptivity, and only an open mind can be renewed.

The Four Conditions for Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

The four conditions for happiness are simple: clear eyes, a quiet mind, a sense of beauty, and an open heart. Unhappiness is the dark effect of refusing to cultivate these essential elements for having imagined, by a false light, a […]

Make Every Moment Count

posted by Guy Finley

When the love of God is your guide, you never step into a moment that isn’t what you’ve always been waiting for.

Every Conscious Act of Love Lifts the World

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Secrets for Self-Victory

posted by Guy Finley

You have triumphed at life’s game when — no matter win or lose in the eyes of the world — you can walk away from any demanding moment with a measure of more true self-understanding than you took into it.

Simple Guidelines to the Great Life

posted by Guy Finley

The seed of greatness is sown in an instant, but in this world of ours everything great takes time to grow. This means that patience, mingled with persistence, is the special nutriment that sustains all things great. Therefore, should we […]

The Secret of Limitless Living

posted by Guy Finley

Real limitless living is the fruit of this higher understanding: what is in our way is part of the Way. To know this is to know that all of creation has been made for you, just as surely as you […]

A Quiet Mind

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The Secret of Silencing Your Noisy Mind

posted by Guy Finley

The only reason your mind won’t stop its endless chattering… is because “you” won’t stop listening to it! *** Talking to yourself to comfort yourself makes sense only until you realize that talking to what troubles you, in the hopes […]

Real Strength

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Act on What You Love

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The Higher Purpose of Our Lives

posted by Guy Finley

There is nothing higher, better, or brighter for us to do with our lives than to use every moment for the purpose of attending to what Truth would have us learn about ourselves.

The Truth About Freedom

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The Higher Possibility in Any Dark Moment

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The Work of Making a Better World

posted by Guy Finley

Wishing for freedom is like wishing on a star: until we learn what it means to personally reach out and help produce that brighter world we envision for ourselves and others, we remain little more than armchair architects — those […]

Lessons in Leaving Behind the Rushed Life

posted by Guy Finley

Being anxious, always in a rush and racing after whatever it is we’ve imagined will help us to be more at peace with ourselves, is like running to catch the shadow of a passing cloud on a hot summer’s day […]

Remembering the Presence of Love

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The Practice of Ceaseless Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

Waiting on God, the practice of ceaseless prayer, working at quiet mindfulness: none of these measures preclude being active in life; what is required of us is that our first action is stillness, followed by  the willingness to receive whatever […]

The World Can’t Change Until We Do

posted by Guy Finley

Our every action is a prayer, for our deeds are seeds and by them we plant the world we will walk through tomorrow.

The Measurement of Success

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Accomplishments that Stand the Test of Time

posted by Guy Finley

Achievements in and of themselves change little in us…they amount to little more than a merit badge that tarnishes in time; rather it is the suffering we consciously endure in the name of love that helps to perfect and transform […]

The True Purpose of Achievement

posted by Guy Finley

Any achievement that doesn’t serve to liberate us from the level of self that measures itself by its successes is only a part of a prison yet to be realized.

Awaken the Power to Walk Through Walls

posted by Guy Finley

Wise persistence always pays the one who serves it at least once, but usually twice. The first payoff — and the most valuable — is the realization that “walls” are immaterial apart from the resistance that lends them their temporary […]

Be in the Moment

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The Greatest Achievement of All

posted by Guy Finley

Real achievement — the true measure of how far we have advanced in life — is not determined by what we have acquired, but rather by the degree to which we have put our fears behind us.

True Courage

posted by Guy Finley

Fear is what happens to us whenever we forget that the One who created us fears nothing. True courage is remembering this Truth and then daring to act upon it in the face of a fear. There is no other […]

Dare to See Through Doubts

posted by Guy Finley

It is we who suffer the darkness of our own doubts — and needlessly so — if only we would dare plumb the depths of all that God has prepared for us to see…and be.

The World Beyond Preparation

posted by Guy Finley

Preparation, hard work, is part of perfecting whatever you’ve imagined you want to attain in this world. But there is a world beyond anything we can imagine; it is an intelligent presence, a “place” of powers and principles whose self-obliterating […]

Start Sowing the Seeds of Real Faith

posted by Guy Finley

You can’t be prepared for real life, but you can know that Real Life has already prepared within you all that you need to succeed.

Real Love Releases

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We must love God more than we long to have the experience of His love, for Real Love does not fit into the human heart: it surrounds and envelops it as does the sweet apple its seed, keeping it safe, […]

There is no better prayer than…

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The Fertility of the Soul

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Much as the waters of a river run through a valley, helping to turn native fertile earth into tillable soils capable of high productivity, so do invisible streams of spiritual currents course through the soul, intended to transform her dark […]

A Great Truth about Setting Yourself Free

posted by Guy Finley

It is in our wanting “more” than the moment gives us to be that we not only sow the seeds of our own discontent but, for this same self-inflicted darkness, find ourselves blinded to a great truth that can help […]

A New Beginning

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For the Good of All

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The Clarity of Silence

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