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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 […]

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, […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If you have an enemy of any kind, if you shelter recurring resentful thoughts or feelings — however wise your well-considered reason may be — so that you surrender yourself to the embrace of a suffering induced by your own […]

If we see how much of our unhappiness is self-created, through being inattentive to our own interior life, then accordingly, we can learn to re-direct our attention, placing it where we will within what is right and bright. But, there […]