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Real Knowledge You Can Use About Being Negative

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There's No Sense of Self in a Right Action

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The Real Root of All Rage Revealed

In this brief sound bite, Guy Finley talks about the root cause of all the pain and anger we experience when something that we thought we possessed is taken away…[more]

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Stop Sowing the Seeds of Discontent

Who in his or her right mind believes -- even for a moment -- that the path to lasting contentment would be paved by continually thinking about everything that is…[more]

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Release Yourself from Runaway Reactions

Painful reactions to life events are just mechanical, emotional knee jerks.

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See Through the False Bliss Called Self-Ignorance

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are always being acted upon, moment to moment, by certain kinds of energy, and the degree to which we possess…[more]

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Find the Freedom to Explore the Truth of Your Self

Guy Finley explains that the nature within us that pursues a pleasure in order to avoid a pain actually exploits the soul for its own end. When we finally start…[more]

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Contemplate This Insight and End All Conflict

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about an idea that, if understood properly, has the power to forever change the way we respond to situations that usually instigate a…[more]

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The Secret Place of Peace

One reason why negative states sneak in so easily to steal our peace is that we have been conditioned to believe in their right to punish us.

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End the Secret Suffering Behind Judging Yourself and Others

In this short talk, Guy Finley emphasizes the importance of having an awareness of our own interior lives so that we can begin to see the need to stop feeding…[more]

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New Light that Reveals and Heals Old Pains

The only power negative situations have over us is the power we give them.

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Put Negative States in Their Proper Place

Guy Finley talks about how we can begin to recognize the taste of negative states and realize that they have no right to take root in our hearts.

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Free Yourself From This Familiar Negative State

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the painful sense of self that becomes more and more certain about its false position of righteousness in exact proportion to the…[more]

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How to Spiritually Stand Up for Yourself

Guy Finley concisely reveals in this short talk the proper way to spiritually fight for ourselves, which involves seeing the truth about the parts of ourselves that want to drag…[more]

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The Safety of Self-Command

Fear is, and has always been, nothing but a self-limiting reaction that we cling to in the darkness of our present life-level, having mistaken it for a shield of self-protection.…[more]

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Negativity is Not Your Friend! An Answer to a 9-Year-Old Boy

In this video, Guy Finley talks about how true interior freedom dawns as we begin to observe the mechanical behavior of negative states as they try to tell us who…[more]

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Stop Picking Up the Pain of the Past

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that if we will stop agreeing to "feed" the parts of us that produce unnecessary pain, then gradually those parts will stop growing.

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Authentic Help for a Young Child

Guy Finley talks about the importance of never meeting a child's negative state on the same level of negativity. To truly help a child who is negative we must observe…[more]

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Awaken to All the Worlds Within You

In this short talk, Guy Finley discusses the importance of understanding the idea of "levels and scale" inside of our own consciousness, so that we can gradually begin to break…[more]

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Learn to Accept What Life Would Teach You

Ours is the power to choose what we will and will not give our power to.

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Any Limitation Can Be Transcended

Actualizing our spiritual right to live without the frustration of fearful limitations is not a question of achieving something new; it begins with choosing to end a relationship with that…[more]

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Realize Real Self-Command

Real self-command dawns within us as we realize that reliving the past is powerless to change a present misunderstanding.

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Positive Steps to Drop Negative States

Meekly submitting to any negative emotion in the hopes it will run its course and leave us alone just invites it to subjugate us again.

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Release Yourself from Dark Inner States

Darkness, in whatever form we experience it -- from a simple black, starless night, to a depressed thought or feeling -- only exists in the absence of light.

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Enter the World Beyond Right and Wrong

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how real revelation of the truth of ourselves transforms the character that has been revealed.

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Start Living Your Real Life

When you think that who you are is connected to something you are not, you are identified with it.

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Uncover the Ever-Changing Truth of Yourself

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are not meant to be held captive by thoughts and feelings that do nothing but repeat themselves over and over…[more]

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The Secret Precursor to True Spiritual Power

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how resisting any weakness that we may see within ourselves is the same as rejecting the possible flowering of real spiritual strength.

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Six Words to Help You Drop Any Dark State

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about a new action we can take to find freedom from negative states.

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Free Yourself From the Pain of False Purposes

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how freedom from unhappiness and frustration appears naturally as we learn to let go of false purposes.

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Resolutions

Guy Finley discusses the resolutions necessary to make real and lasting changes in our lives. Learn what it means to use insights and higher knowledge to reach for a whole…[more]

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End the Dark Cycle of Discontentment

We have been the unwitting servants of a thought nature whose appetite is unappeasable.

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The Freedom to Change Your Experience of Life

Our attention connects us to life; it establishes our relationships with all that unfolds around and within us.

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Use Unkind Acts to Help Create a New World

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can use everything that we encounter in our relationships with others to change ourselves.

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The Courage to Let Go of the Past

When we are hurt badly, the higher lesson hidden in this trial is to recognize the time has come to let go of who and what we have been up…[more]

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The Strange Non-Life of the False Self

The sky is forever. And so is your true nature.

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Stay Out of Places that Steal Your Happiness

We have the capacity to stop making ourselves powerless by waking up to having put ourselves where our powers are stolen from us.

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Self-Knowledge is Self-Liberation

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how self-knowledge is essential for any human being who longs to be in relationship with a higher order of life that is everlastingly…[more]

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Stop Nursing Negative States

Every time we accept a negative state we compromise ourselves and increase the level of conflict for ourselves and everyone we meet.

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Make the Most Out of Unwanted Moments

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can begin to understand that what we call "unwanted moments" are actually life's invitations for us to discover more about our…[more]

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Stop Taking Part in Unseen Self-Punishment

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can stop cooperating with what wants to drag us down and open ourselves up to a greater life that is free…[more]

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Break the Spell of Self-Limiting Negative States

Your awareness of troubled thoughts and feelings, explains Guy Finley, is the power that keeps their harmful and self-limiting influences from having control over you.

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Stand on the Unshakable Ground of Your True Self

Here is a particularly vital idea for those of us who are tired of finding ourselves a surprised victim of our own actions: in this world of ours *response is…[more]

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Free Yourself From the Circle of False Friends

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how our experience of life is a direct reflection of the kind of psychological company that we keep.

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Use All of Life's Lessons to Liberate Yourself

Guy Finley explains how to use everything that happens to us -- both painful and pleasurable -- to grow into the fearless and free individual we were born to be.

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The Secret of Gentle Intolerance

In this podcast, Guy Finley describes a new kind of interior, conscious resolve in which a person ceases to tolerate the deceptive demands of negative states.

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Stop Being Tricked into Serving Dark States

Darkness, in whatever form we experience it, explains Guy Finley, only exists in the absence of light.

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Turn the Table on Any Troubling Moment

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how true beauty is never absent from our lives, even in the midst of a troubling moment.

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Stop This Unseen Source of Suffering

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about our present level of mind that spends its energy trying to resolve the very problems that it creates.

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Start Choosing What You Really Want

Guy Finley reminds us that you do not have to accept any condition that compromises your happiness.

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Insights Into a Whole New Kind of Success

All things good come to those for whom the good is all things. In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how failure is impossible for the human being whose primary…[more]

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The Secret for Effortless Living

Everyone wonders whether or not there is one Great Secret for truly successful living. Guy Finley explains that there is.

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Liberate Yourself From Self-Limiting Thoughts and Feelings

Guy Finley explains that we should do what's in our power and refuse to be discouraged about anything else.

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How You Can Be the Light of the World

Each of us is created to be the Light of the world, explains Guy Finley.

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Take Back Authority Over Your Own Life

Our purpose in life, explains Guy Finley, should be to challenge and rise above every wrong feeling by finding the higher ground within.

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Start Healing the One Source of All Heartache

There is one essential reason why there is so much constant heartache and war on this earth, and why conflict has continued as it has down through the ages. The…[more]

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Chart a New Course Through Any Dark Moment

Guy Finley explains that it's what we do inwardly -- with what takes place outwardly -- that alone has the power to transform our lives.

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Uncertainty

Guy Finley discusses the "Lighter" -- secretly bright -- side of uncertainty, and reveals how our True Nature can lift us above the fear and worry that would pull us…[more]

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New Knowledge to Help You Outgrow Negative States

In this podcast, Guy Finley explains why pure awareness is the only answer for fear, frustration, anxiety, stress, anger, or any other life-stealing negative state.

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Make the Divine Discovery About Your True Self

In this podcast, author Guy Finley reveals how you can stop being pushed around by the back-and-forth movement of the opposites, and at the same time discover who you really…[more]

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Go Beyond the World of Positive and Negative Forces

In this podcast, Guy Finley reveals how individuals can cease being distressed by the ups-and-downs of life by becoming aware of the opposites in action.

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The Power to Never Feel Powerless Again

Real power, explains Guy Finley, is knowing we already possess everything we need to succeed in the moment, as we would wish it.

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Never Again Feel Like a Victim!

Our experience of any passing event -- for the pain or pleasure of it, explains Guy Finley -- is the product of how we see it.

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Withdraw from the World of Fear and Worry

What we really want isn't power to control the dark conditions around us, explains Guy Finley, but to be part of a new brighter and higher world within ourselves where…[more]

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Get to the Bottom of What's Betraying You

We value negative states, explains Guy Finley, because of the strong sense of self we get from them.

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Unmask the Three Thieves of Peace

One reason why negative states sneak in so easily to steal our peace, explains Guy Finley, is that we have been conditioned to believe in their right to punish us.

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Discover a Peace that Never Goes to Pieces

Guy Finley explains that if our peace is built upon worldly forms, then it will be, at best, a temporary peace.

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Enlightening is Better than Igniting Yourself!

Guy Finley explains how rising above the blame game is the same as learning how to be in total command of yourself.

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Letting Go of Attachments to Disappointment and Heartache

Once we start to see that life is complete already as it is, explains Guy Finley, then we can begin to let go of what would have us believe otherwise.

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Rise Above the Negativity of Others

One of the important aspects of this Work, explains Guy Finley, is beginning to employ its principles in our everyday lives.

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Snap Yourself Out of Psychic Slumber

You may not be able to think your way out of a nagging problem, says Guy Finley, but you can see your way clear of it.

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Five Great Illusions Keeping You from Letting Go

Guy Finley urges us to see through false illusions that keep us from letting go.

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Wake Up and Walk Away from Whatever is Pulling You Down

We are here on earth, explains Guy Finley, to grow beyond the limiting influences of our own unawakened nature.

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Let Go and Grow Beyond Negative States

Drop whatever would define and limit you, explains Guy Finley, by bringing yourself back into the great and unconditioned Now where all is one.

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The Spiritual Secret that Allows You to Defeat Any Discouragement

Awareness is a living and intelligent feature, explains Guy Finley, of the ever-present Now within which it dwells.

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Hidden Within You is a Gift Too Big to See

The kingdom of freedom and peace, explains Guy Finley, is no further away than our own hearts.

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Loneliness

Guy Finley provides a deeper understanding of what drives us into loneliness and despair and how we find freedom from these negative states. Learn about growing spiritually by recognizing and…[more]

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A Winning Solution to Ending Dark Inner Dialogues

If inner dialogues were left to themselves as they popped into our mind, explains Guy Finley, they'd be as powerless to disturb us as an echo is to change its…[more]

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Free Yourself From False Suffering

Guy Finley explains how our perception produces what we experience.

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For True Self-Command Just Stop, Look, and Listen

When the false self throws terrifying shadows, says Guy Finley, you must work to cast Inner Light.

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Stand on the Ground of Your True Self

When you don't -- when you consciously won't -- express some negative state, explains Guy Finley, you are literally asking for awareness of a Higher Self.

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How to Care for Yourself in a New Way

Our responsibility, explains Guy Finley, is only to remain aware in the moment and to allow ourselves to be guided by and within that awareness.

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Find Lasting Self-Fulfillment

The object of any desire, explains Guy Finley, is powerless to bring an end to the desire that created it.

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Go from Storms to Sunny Skies

Fighting the storm by resisting its winds and rain, explains Guy Finley, will do no good.

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The Happiness of Dropping Painful Demands

The source of our suffering, explains Guy Finley, isn't that life fails to live up to our expectations, but that we live from a nature that meets life with countless…[more]

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Step Up and Away from Punishing Feelings

We punish ourselves with unhappy feelings, explains Guy Finley, because we've been tricked into thinking self-hurt is self-help.

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The Warrior's Soul

A beautiful poem explaining how God's Life replace the endless circle of wants.

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A New Inner Understanding to Put You in Charge of All Outer Circumstances

Barring those moments when we find ourselves in real physical danger, conditions, of themselves, have absolutely no authority over us. It's true. No event or circumstance has any power to…[more]

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Rejection

Guy Finley discusses failure, rejection, and the stress-filled darkness of feeling forsaken or unworthy. Learn what it means to have your own life and to move past the conviction that…[more]

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The Power to Dismiss Discontentment From Your Life

The discontented nature, explains Guy Finley, always requires that something be wrong in order for it to set it right.

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Visualization

Guy Finley discusses both sides to the issue of visualizing what we desire to manifest in life. Learn what is required to discern the difference between imagining what is needed…[more]

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Start Living Without the "Shakes"!

Anything that you have to control, explains Guy Finley, controls you.

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Realize the Bright, Noble, and Ever-Ascending Life

When we attempt to do what is not within our power, explains Guy Finley, we only succeed in making ourselves miserable.

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Pull Yourself Out of the World's Pull on You

The quality of our life, explains Guy Finley, is first and foremost an expression of the level of our understanding.

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The Right Choice That Keeps You Safe

Guy Finley reminds us that no negative state wants what is right for you.

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Break Out of the Blame Game

Negative emotions cannot exist, explains Guy Finley, without having something to blame for their punishing presence.

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A Great Lesson in Letting Go

We must no longer lend ourselves, explains Guy Finley, to the will of any dark state looking to use us as its vehicle.

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Find New Strength in Awakened Attention

Guy Finley illustrates that wherever you place your attention, you give life to that seed of thought.

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Be Careful What You Pray For . . .

Guy Finley explains that our experience of life moment-to-moment is, in fact, what we have asked for.

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Secrets for Stress-Free Living

Guy Finley helps us to see that "scary" life-moments are as powerless to punish us as is a make-believe monster on the movie screen.

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Knowledge to Be Stronger Than Whatever Shakes You

Before we can learn to free ourselves from our own fearful reactions to unwanted events, explains Guy Finley, we must realize just how worthless fear actually is.

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The Path to Peace Already Present

A stirring writing by Guy Finley revealing the real path to peace. Originally presented at the 2005 Talks in the Pines Series, "The Illusion of Limitation: The Liberation of Self."

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Practicing the Presence of Peacefulness

Negative states born of nothing other than conflict-filled, comparative thinking, explains Guy Finley, steal into us to squander our peace one hundred times a day.

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Attract Positive Life Results with This Powerful Secret Principle

If we can see, explains Guy Finley, how positive inner states lead to positive life experiences, then we can also see that negative inner states must attract negative results.

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Enter the Great Estate of Your True Self

No one ever feels small in life, explains Guy Finley, who hasn't first been fooled into believing that there is nothing bigger than those small thoughts and feelings through which…[more]

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Negative Imagination

Guy Finley discusses the draining energy of negative imagination and how images drawn from our memories seem to validate our discouragement.

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A Special Holiday Message About How to Make the Season Bright

A special message from Guy Finley about how to make the holiday season better and brighter. Guy explains how it's possible to stop hurting ourselves and the world around us…[more]

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Two-In-One Undone

A short yet powerful poem by Guy Finley that reveals the wrong pursuits we get caught in each time we try to escape from understanding our real interior condition. If…[more]

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The Power to be at Peace with Your Life

The first part of these new lessons in learning to live from your Higher Self and the prayer exercises that attend them is that the next time you feel yourself…[more]

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Develop the Indomitable Self in You

In this world that you and I live in, response is request. We can slightly enlarge this idea by restating it this way: The way you respond to life is…[more]

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Turn Any Dark Condition Into a Healing Light

When we don't understand our negative states, when we have yet to realize how they trick us into doing their bidding, they have the power to make us jump through…[more]

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Follow These Twelve Secrets All the Way Home

The key to rising above our present limitations, explains Guy Finley, is to look beyond our old answers for new and higher understanding.

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The One Power Greater Than Any Inner Disturbance

Choose not to let dark disturbances take hold of you, encourages Guy Finley, but to instead let them pass you by as you would any unwelcome guest.

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Cancel the Secret Cause of Self-Captivity

Learning to question old, negative reactions and feelings, explains Guy Finley, is the first step to breaking out of their dark captivity.

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Never Discourage Over Your Present Location

Those who choose, explains Guy Finley, to stay the course over staying in negative, painful places find themselves that much closer to True Freedom.

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Self-Justification

Guy Finley discusses how to get past justifying weakness and negative states through awareness of our pained condition and surrendering ourselves to a higher strength.

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The Secret Understanding That Makes Painful Events Disappear

By changing the ingredients of our life recipe from false images and negativity to awareness and understanding, we discover a new sweetness in life.

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Step Past Secret Self-Limitations

In this key lesson Guy Finley encourages us to see through the false nature that would keep us from moving forward through any uncertainty and doubt.

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Three New Choices That Dismiss Dark Conditions

Guy Finley explains how by meeting unwanted moments with negativity we only serve to further cement the darkness within us.

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Take This New Attitude Toward Whatever Makes You Ache

Guy Finley sheds light on the understanding that the lies of negativity and darkness are only powered by our willingness to let them rule us.

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Money

Money is a problem for everyone, even those who have lots of it. Guy Finley explains how we can free ourselves from the false burden money creates.

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Dealing with the Darkness We Get from Others

In this lesson Guy Finley explains how we can either choose to get negative about other people's bad behavior (which doesn't help us), or we can choose a different kind…[more]

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A Simple Instruction for the Regeneration of the Soul

In this lesson, Guy Finley illustrates how we can begin to become aware of the unconscious chain of pain and conflict that we pass along to others when we are…[more]

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New Answers that Bring a New Life

Guy Finley shows how our experience of life is a direct result of who and what we are, and how we can begin today to bring about a new experience…[more]

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Nullify Negative States with New Knowledge

An excerpt from Seeker's Guide explaining how to break our relationship with negative states.

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Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat

A writing by Guy Finley extracted from The Secret of Letting Go revealing the secrets of what it takes to take control of our lives.

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Attachment

Attachment is an unconscious process that occurs when our thoughts, having formed an image of someone or something, then embrace this image as the thing itself we have imagined.

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Make The Fear Of Being "No One" Fade Away

Powerful insights to help you break free from the punishment inherent in seeking the approval of others.

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Anxiety

Seeing through self-destructive anxiety.

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Feeling Overwhelmed

Learn to see through any anxious condition of feeling overwhelmed.

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Anger Management

Learn anger management, how to never again be tricked into feeling bad about anything!

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Happiness

Happiness is seeing all dark states as passing clouds, behind which sits The Sun!

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Blame Game

There is no profit in blaming your lot in life on other people or an uncaring world. Escape the dark punishing captivity inherent in blame.

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Resentment

Letting go of painful resentments.

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Suffering

Find the Secret Solution to Help End World Suffering!

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Selfless Living

Selfless Living: How to Enter Into Perfect Communion Where God is Your Life!

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Addiction

How to overthrow the addiction, the tyrant of dark domination!

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Seeking Approval

Learn Why Approval May Be Awarded but Never Sought!

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Look in the Right Direction 

The answers to all of life's questions can be found WITHIN you. Three ways to start asking the right questions.

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Being Identified

Come to the end of being identified with any painful condition.

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Psychology

The psychology of knowing which of your own thoughts and feelings are your friends.

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Three New Choices That Dismiss Dark Conditions

Learn how you can turn any unwanted moment into a stepping stone toward a higher level of self-command.

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Advanced Studies in Ending the Ache of Ambition

Understand True success by seeing the punishment in ambition and desire.

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Let Go and Know Peace

Discover an altogether new kind of peace in your life as you learn to let go.

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God's Great Story

We are created to know God's Great Story as our own

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The Secret of Owning Your Own Life

Discover ten powerful new ways to begin changing your view of your own life. Plus learn the one power greater than any disturbance.

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You Can Be Stronger Than Any Dark Spirit

You Can Be Stronger Than Any Dark Spirit

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Abolish Harmful Inner Voices

Bring more light into your life by patient inner investigation.

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Finding Perfect Freedom

Find Real Freedom through love.

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Nullify Negative States with New Knowledge

How to deal with negative states.

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The Secret One

A thousand journeys, but one Path. A thousand lovers, but one Thee.

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The Secret to Overcoming All Opposition

Understanding of the opposites is essential for your spiritual growth.

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Wake Up and Be Free of Fear and Worries

Take these steps to make fear and worry disappear

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Insights & Instructions Along the Timeless Path of Self-Knowing

While experience may serve as the path to self-knowledge, still it remains the lesser half of the path to self knowing.

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The Opposing Self

Seeking fulfillment it empties itself. Seeking importance it compromises itself. This is the self that opposes itself.

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Let Nothingness Happen

Allowing nothingness its life slays both the illusion of emptiness and the self so fearful of it.

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The Place of Perfect Peace

Find Balance, Find Perfect Peace