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Letting Go with Guy Finley
Uplifting Quote / Key Lesson Archives

  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!

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.

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…

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

  Past mistakes cannot create a present pain…

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

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 […]