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September 2018 Archives

There is always a moment before a problem starts with another human being where we realize that what we want is not going to happen. Ordinarily we’ll say the other person is about to “ruin my day.” But there is, […]

A-arguing, B-blaming, or C-coercing never lead to a healthy relationship… http://www.relationshipmagicbook.com  

We can’t change others — or the purpose of any given moment as it unfolds; but we can work to place one less demand upon both. Only in this action can we hope to find the freedom for which we […]

All spiritual practices are a means to self-discovery. Everything we discover about ourselves enlarges our relationship with life and there is no end to these relationships, just as Real Life is endless. Our willingness to work our way through the […]

The greatest, most abundant resource on planet Earth is also its least understood and utilized. Its unlimited supply is found virtually everywhere, anytime, and under all circumstances, even though few recognize its real value. What is this most precious collective […]

Each moment is unique; never to come again… and this includes all of our relationships as they’re revealed through the celestial conditions that converge to create them. This is why our one real wish should be — as best we’re […]

No sense of bitter disappointment about others having “failed” us can darken our day without our first having fashioned high expectations for them; which means that when we find ourselves suffering for the actions of another, we need only realize […]

When another human being falls short of our expectations and we realize that what we want is not going to happen, instead of our day being ruined, there is a way for us to elevate ourselves and the other person in […]

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.

Whenever we get caught up in some pain—and start complaining or crying about it—we actually believe (albeit totally unconsciously) that what we are telling others and ourselves is based in reality itself. In these same moments our stated belief—that we […]