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Letting Go with Guy Finley
Uplifting Quote / Key Lesson Archives

Our circumstances in life — whatever their nature — can only change as does the level of our consciousness that helped to create them in the first place.

Let’s be honest about what is possible and what is not: Change does not take place tomorrow. Either we change ourselves in the moment, or not at all. We do not lose weight, develop our art, or mysteriously become more […]

We are only as capable of receiving true Higher Guidance as we are willing to turn loose the tiller of thought, raise our eyes from the horizon of self, and wait quietly for a star not yet risen to reveal […]

Unless heart, head, and hand are all in the same place at the same time, working as one, then whatever is done is done half-heartedly, without thoughtfulness, and in half-measures. The only way that heart, head, and hand can be […]

Being at peace, and learning to live with quiet confidence — even as the world spins wildly around us — begins as we realize within us the presence and power of an interior stillness that neither needs, nor searches for, […]

We know life by its movement — by its parade of passing things, and by our thoughts about them that lend us a ceaseless sensation of ourselves. But to know our True Self, to dwell in its timeless sanctuary through […]

Our daily dose of unhappiness isn’t due to a lack of choices over what is needed for us to be happy and free, but this discontentment is the creation of an unseen nature within us whose only life is born […]

Loneliness stalks the heart that stands outside the present moment, looking back upon itself and feeling the pain of being without a love. If only this same heart, unknowingly divided, could see that this painful loneliness is produced by its […]

Contrary to popular opinion — as concerns being around someone who has just set us off: the real task before us is not to try to change him or her, or take control of the unwanted moment. Rather (it is) […]

Beauty is not found in its infinite and ineffable “details” — but in its deft ability to still the mind and fill the heart with quiet gratitude…