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Human beings walk around in a kind of self-made suffering that is the expression of something in them that is so afraid… not that someone else will know what they are really like, but that they would have to see …Read More

It is not our duty to suffer over what will be or won’t be — to live with painful regret or guilt over what was or wasn’t. Our soul task is to be responsible for what is — and to …Read More

We should never measure ourselves according to our “possibilities” because all such estimations of self are always based in secretly embraced evaluations of our own past; rather we ought to give ourselves over to what seems impossible to us because …Read More

The secret purpose of that self-loathing nature in us — that wants us to suffer today for what we could not do yesterday — is not there to help us make straight our mistakes, but rather to ensure that we …Read More

Question: Can guilt be used to tell me that I did something that needs to be changed? Answer: Guilt is a wasted, useless, and ultimately self-destructive state. We need only see ourselves as we are in the moment when misstepping. …Read More

Guy Finley reveals that we never suspect that the part within that wants to condemn us is the same as that which excuses what we did. Observe these two sides together and a powerful third force is awakened. This awareness …Read More

Who you really are—your immortal Self—doesn’t live in the past, and therefore cannot be punished by anything that happened there. If anything, the repeated pain of reliving whatever the problems may have been should show us that we’ve arrived in …Read More

So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create …Read More

Life is always new, which means there is no such thing as an “old” problem. The only thing aged in us, with regards to what continues to make us ache, is our worn out ideas about how to overcome our …Read More

We may not yet see it as being so, but whenever unwanted situations come along — stripping us of some beloved attachment — it is the operation of one world acting upon another. There is our familiar world, the one …Read More