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Letting Go with Guy Finley
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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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, […]