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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

Whether to aspire or to despair, that is the question and which of these seeds flowers all depends upon which one you choose to grow.

Here is a heart-healing, sadness-ending spiritual fact. Welcome the light it brings by being willing to see the truth hidden within it: Regardless of how disappointing or painful it may have been, nothing real lives in your past that can …Read More

Any lingering sense of sadness that permeates one’s life cannot be separated from the “smallness” of that person’s life. Work to connect yourself to the “allness” of life — instead of identifying with the smallness of it — and you’ll …Read More

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 …Read More

Nothing is more discontented than our lower nature, the false self. It is always unhappy with one thing or another. If there is one weed in a field of roses, you can bet that is what it will see. Since …Read More

As long as limitation determines what your actions are, you will not become more free; you will become dependent on what that limitation says you need (such as anti-depressant medication) in order to live with it. In order to get past …Read More

Question: I am feeling very depressed and overwhelmed by sadness and a sense of futility. I just turned 60, and due to a chronic illness I can hardly function physically. My money is not flowing and unless I get it …Read More

Question: Sometimes I feel a deep loneliness in my heart. I know I have many tools to be happy, and the most important tool I have is I’m alive… but the deep loneliness continues. What can I do? Answer: For …Read More

Guy Finley tells us that that until we get tired of living from the negativity we’ve accepted in our lives we will push away any new possibilities. But just starting to doubt this “certainty” is the first step out of the prison of …Read More