Liberate Yourself From the Bullies in Life
Talk summary: In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it takes to liberate ourselves from any fear that wants to pull us down into its world.
Talk notes: There is a bully that lives in all of us! These inner bullies come in all "shapes and sizes." There is the bully of self-pity, depression, regret, resentment, anger, impatience, resentment, ambition or any other negative state that pushes us around.
Presently we yield without question to these negative states, but starting right now we can begin to understand that no interior tyrant has any real authority over us. We give them authority through our misunderstanding of their purpose. The bullies that live within us are a necessary part of living as a human being, and our task is not to resist them, but to bring them into the light of awareness.
If we want the true interior freedom that our hearts long for, we must not yield to any interior bully. But this higher victory is not about calling upon a power of our own to help us prevail in the face of the bully. What does prevail -- in any moment -- is the understanding that there is a rightness that is always superior to any kind of wrongness, and if we place ourselves on its side, it will never fail to come to our aid.
For an interior bully to remain in charge of our lives, it requires us consenting to its authority. If we learn to say inwardly, "I am not going to agree with you any longer," then we will attract to us the kind of higher strength that we need. We will begin to see that these so-called negative states may continue to come and go, but they will no longer have command over our lives.