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Begin to recognize the “taste” of a negative state by meeting any negativity head-on. Discover that dark states have no power — no roots whatsoever — and therefore have no right to reside in your heart as a quality of …Read More

Our resistance to dark thoughts and feelings does not put distance between them and ourselves; just the opposite is true: our attention feeds them, strengthening their grip on us, which is why — just like being caught in quicksand — …Read More

We suffer because we consort with painful thoughts and feelings, thinking somehow that not wanting them makes them “go away.” But our unconscious actions betray us: first, by animating what makes us ache, and then by binding us to that …Read More

The real reason people remain captives of unwanted circumstances in their lives is because they’ve yet to realize this great spiritual secret: Resistance is negative attraction. In other words: the longer we dwell on what we don’t want in life, …Read More

Question: I’m afraid I will be swallowed up by a recent loss of mine. I feel so alone, so in the dark. What can I do about these tormenting thoughts that are telling me, “It just isn’t worth it!”? Answer: …Read More

Never agree that you are powerless in the face of dark and unwanted moments, because instead of mindlessly aching you can always reclaim your attention and remember this truth: The Light of God is greater than any shadows come over …Read More

Just as a ray of light cleaves the darkness, so does the remembrance of God lift us above the dark clouds of thought that cover the spirit.

Our True Self longs to be free and unencumbered by self-limiting, self-defeating, compulsive thoughts and feelings. The problem is, at our present undeveloped level, we believe that another person or event is causing our unhappy feelings. We want power over …Read More

How would you like to live, literally, in a sphere of light that by its very proximity to you enables you to see every step of your path? Imagine how nice it would be to be able to see situations …Read More

All negative states are the dark effect of misusing resistance. The only way we can see that something is working against is when we allow resistance to reveal it… The full replay of this class is available in Guy’s Online …Read More