Why No One is More Special Than You Are
Talk summary: In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about an extraordinarily special kind of relationship we can have with real life if we are willing to let each moment reveal to us the truth about ourselves.
Talk notes: In this world that we live in, nothing appears that is not an expression of an axiom. One of the reasons that the sun rises every morning is to reveal all that is created. Were it not for light, we would not be able to see forms because matter by itself is dark. Absolutely nothing in nature is special because everything is special.
How many of you think that the world is intended to revolve around you? Human beings all believe that, and yet strangely enough, it is true. No one on this earth is created to be special the same way that you are. However, a clearer understanding is necessary because the idea of being special, of self-love, is one of the most maligned, misunderstood subjects on the planet today.
Before one can know what it means to be special, in the truest meaning of the word, one must know what one's "self" is. What makes you special is that nobody else on the planet can have revealed to him or her what can potentially be revealed to you. No one that you know -- high or low -- is any more special than you are because everyone is exactly the same as you are in their relationship with revelation. Every human being has been given the same possibility of being in relationship with a full awareness of what each moment reveals.
Presently we want to be special because to us it means that we are glorified, but when you truly see something about yourself, it is not to the glory of your "self". Revelation is rejected by human beings because it does not serve their idea of what it means to be special.
What is the purpose of life revealing you to yourself? One must have self-love, but self-love means that one loves the Self that reveals. There is an instantaneous sunrise anytime you are willing to see the truth of yourself. It is love that shows you to yourself, and in that revelation you will begin to love being shown where you have been in a wrong relationship with life. In being willing to see the truth about yourself, there is a healing and a new wholeness that proves to you just how special God's Life really is.