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Topic > Spiritual Principles > Present Moment

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  • The Gentle Brush of Truth (Writing - 2/9/03)

    Being Present to Ourselves in the Now

  • Awaiting the Divine (Writing - 9/22/02)

    Anticipation is a special kind of awareness where one is united with the spirit of what comes prior to its arrival

  • Recovery (Writing - 2/23/03)

    In Recovery the Light from one small moment of honest self-inquiry is more powerful than the accumulated darkness of a million years of doubt.

  • Meditation & Prayer (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Meditation & Prayer can show you how to let go and know that Life is complete and so are you!

  • Let Higher Facts Free You from a Painful Past (Writing - 11/22/02)

    Let Higher Facts Free You From a Painful Past

  • Find The Magic Of The Original Moment (Writing - 11/5/02)

    We are born with a nature that can meet life new every moment

  • Flow With The Present Moment  Into The Fullness Of The Free Mind (Writing - 10/25/02)

    You need never suffer again.

  • Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat (Writing - 3/30/03)

    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.

  • The Secret of Making a New and True Beginning (Writing - 12/28/03)

    Guy Finley explains that a new and true future begins with planting seeds of change in the now.

  • Present Moment (Writing - 1/1/04)

    The present moment, where our being and and our nature meet, is the instant of our destiny. But how to get there?

  • Enter Into the Untroubled Now (Writing - 5/11/04)

    Seeing that thoughts do nothing more than keep us firmly entrenched in pyschic slumber, explains Guy Finley, is the first step to learning to live in the untroubled Now.

  • This Key Unlocks the Door to a New Kind of Freedom (Writing - 5/25/04)

    The true answer to any problem we find ourselves in is not found in our thoughts about it, but rather in our willingness to allow new light to reveal its…[more]

  • Going Beyond the Limitations of Thought (Writing - 6/8/04)

    By transcending the thoughts that keep us a captive of our suffering, explains Guy Finley, we discover that we are already within a higher realm of understanding.

  • Freedom (Writing - 7/1/04)

    Guy Finley suggests a test for evaluating your own level of inner freedom. Learn to drop discouragement over any limitations and to awaken the secret part of you that has…[more]

  • Ten Truths That Prove You Have Nothing to Lose (Writing - 11/21/04)

    Guy Finley gives us ten ways to see through the false thoughts that would have us believe we must suffer because of them.

  • How To Change the Life You're Giving Yourself (Writing - 1/17/05)

    In order to change what we currently get from life, explains Guy Finley, we must first learn that we cannot separate our answers from our actions and our actions from…[more]

  • Unleash Yourself from Self-Limiting Influences (Writing - 1/31/05)

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

  • Start Being the Light of the World (Writing - 4/23/05)

    Each of us has a secret character hidden away in us, explains Guy Finley, that is created for just the alchemical purpose of transforming any dark influence into a beneficial…[more]

  • Remember This Simple Truth and Be Self-Ruling (Writing - 5/8/05)

    Guy Finley reminds us that we do not have to share a single moment with the memory of anything that we don't want to, including painful memories, disappointments or regrets.

  • Letting Go into the Flow of Real Life (Writing - 5/29/05)

    This Now, the real Now, explains Guy Finley, is a perfect integration -- a dynamic mutual convergence of all the creative forces, which is always stirring.

  • Break Through the Barrier Between You and True Peace (Writing - 6/24/05)

    To enter the silent world of peace, explains Guy Finley, requires that we learn the secret of being still.

  • Knowledge to Be Stronger Than Whatever Shakes You (Writing - 7/25/05)

    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.

  • Use the Power of the Present Moment for Self-Transformation (Writing - 11/28/05)

    It's only what you do right now that is the seed of change, explains Guy Finley.

  • Use the Ground of Discovery to Realize Your Self (Writing - 2/19/06)

    To succeed spiritually, to discover the new man or woman waiting within us, explains Guy Finley, requires going beyond being the thought-based, self-conceived creatures we are at present.

  • Build the Foundation of a Fearless Life (Writing - 4/23/06)

    It's only what you do right this moment, right Now, explains Guy Finley, that's the seed of personal change.

  • The Untouchable Mind (Writing - 6/26/06)

    We have a chance, explains Guy Finley, to actually begin to recognize and realize what it would mean to be able to sit in a room and not have our…[more]

  • Unleash the Power of Present Living (Writing - 4/9/07)

    Any lingering sadness, explains Guy Finley, is an unnatural life-form kept breathing by the false self's reluctance to let it go.

  • A Winning Solution to Ending Dark Inner Dialogues (Writing - 6/25/07)

    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]

  • Let Go and Grow Beyond Negative States (Writing - 10/15/07)

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

  • Wake Up to a New Order of Wholeness (Audio 1:48 - 12/31/07)

    In this audio clip, Guy Finley reveals why it is so important to wake up and come back to the present moment, instead of being lost in a dream.

  • The Secret of Success Without Stress (Writing - 2/4/08)

    Guy Finley explains that when you want what life wants, your wish is for life itself.

  • The Great Lesson Behind Self-Liberation (Writing - 3/10/08)

    We are created -- and each of us is intended, explains Guy Finley -- to discover the truth of ourselves within ourselves.

  • Dare to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (Audio 9:43 - 3/13/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley explains how every human being is meant to be a unique expression of the Intelligence of our Living Universe.

  • Stop Consenting to Be Discontented (Writing - 4/20/08)

    There is never a need to rush anywhere, explains Guy Finley, for all that we can hope to be already lives inside of us.

  • A Memorial Day Message (Audio 10:26 - 5/26/08)

    Real Life never disappears! In this special Memorial Day podcast, Guy Finley talks in detail about how Real Life is found in loving what IS.

  • Solve the Mystery of Where to Find Self Wholeness (Writing - 8/4/08)

    True peace, explains Guy Finley, doesn't exist outside of the "now" from out of which it is always unfolding.

  • Detect, Stop, and Drop Inner "Voices" (Writing - 8/17/08)

    Any time is the right time to go quiet, explains author Guy Finley.

  • Chart a New Course Through Any Dark Moment (Writing - 11/10/08)

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

  • The Cultivation of Love (Audio 19:57 - 12/3/08)

    In this podcast, best-selling author Guy Finley talks about how our experience of life is a direct result of what we spend our time attending to.

  • Nothing Flowers Without Light (Audio 10:35 - 5/12/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley explains why it is so important to stand in the real light of awareness and become truly conscious of the parts of ourselves that supply…[more]

  • A Short Commentary on Remembering Yourself (Audio 6:34 - 7/3/09)

    In this valuable podcast, Guy Finley talks about the higher intention and purpose behind the idea of "remembering yourself". Listen closely and learn about a beautiful, timeless principle that you…[more]

  • Where's "Waldo"? (Audio 11:10 - 10/18/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being ceaselessly attentive to the activity of your own mind, which makes it possible for you to be the one…[more]

  • Love the One You're With (Audio 2:27 - 12/6/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can experience truer, brighter, more meaningful relationships with everyone we meet once we learn to put the needs of others before…[more]

  • Letting Go of Unseen Self-Limitation (Writing - 12/14/09)

    We all know what it is like to be held captive of the little things in life -- those petty concerns and small desires that steal their way into how…[more]

  • How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Writing - 1/31/11)

    Anxious thoughts and feelings keep us a prisoner in the world of their empty promises.

  • We Reap What We Sow (Writing - 3/28/11)

    If we wish a life that is whole and loving, one that is filled with new light, then we must sow the eternal seeds of Truth within ourselves.

  • Make Being in Presence Your First Priority (Audio 6:54 - 10/9/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how the 'presence' moment always gives us everything that we need in the moment that it is needed.

  • Change is Now or Never (Writing - 1/2/12)

    It's imperative to meet each moment of your life with this realization: it's only what you do right now that is the seed of change.

  • Remember Yourself and Realize Freedom (Audio 9:18 - 1/12/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how each moment of life is made for anyone and everyone who is present to it. If you are not in this moment,…[more]

  • Come Out of the World and Into Your Own (Audio 4:27 - 4/17/12)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the true reward that comes with being willing to stand within what the light of awareness wants to reveal to us about ourselves.

  • The Freedom to Change Your Life Experience (Writing - 7/30/12)

    Our present experience of life, for its happiness or sorrow, is nothing more or less than what certain unconscious parts of us tell us it is. This means that before…[more]

  • What to Do When Life is Picking on You (Audio 6:56 - 8/20/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are introduced to our own higher possibilities whenever we are willing to be awake to what the present moment wants…[more]

  • The Surprising Way Spirit Calls You Home (Audio 2:28 - 12/19/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how the seeming "absence" of the divine is actually an invitation for us to draw inwardly nearer to that which never stops…[more]

  • The Flight of Freedom (Audio 2:08 - 8/26/13)

    Guy Finley explains in this short talk how all of us must eventually leave behind the consolation of familiar spiritual ideas and begin to act on what we know is…[more]

  • The Flight of Freedom (Video 1:46 - 10/1/13)

    Guy Finley explains in this short video how all of us must eventually leave behind the consolation of familiar spiritual ideas and begin to act on what we know is…[more]

  • Put Yourself in the Right Place, at the Right Time, Doing the Right Thing (Writing - 2/24/14)

    When we are awake to what divides us, we are doing the work of living in Presence.

  • Engage Directly With The Divine (Audio 3:40 - 4/8/14)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how the descriptions and interpretations of what we experience in our lives can never be as complete as the pure meaning that…[more]

  • Let Go and Flow with Real Life (Writing - 4/21/14)

    Real life is not limited to what was; it is always new because it's the expression of a compassionate and living intelligence that actively shapes whatever it touches.

  • The Secret of Healing Your Past (Audio 2:32 - 5/19/14)

    Guy Finley briefly describes in this short talk how our lives can change for the better, including all of our past, if we are willing, right now, to do the…[more]

  • Use the Power of the Present Moment for Real Inner Change (Writing - 5/26/14)

    Your awareness of the power of now can transform each challenging life moment into a new and true beginning for you.

  • Dying to Reincarnation (Writing - 8/4/14)

    Real Life is neither what we call (this) life or (fear about) death... but is the simultaneous ground of both states and, as such, can be realized only in the…[more]

  • There's No Sense of Self in a Right Action (Video 2:58 - 8/25/14)

    Guy Finley explains that true goodness is not measured by actions that validate the image we have of ourselves as being good. An action that is truly good has no…[more]

  • Real Love is Now or Never (Audio 7:20 - 9/1/14)

    Guy Finley talks about the difference between the conditional love that we currently experience, and the real, higher kind of love that our hearts long for, which can only be…[more]

  • Find the One Love That Will Never Leave You (Audio 2:58 - 9/30/14)

    Guy Finley explains that when you feel betrayed by God, the actual betrayal is by the deceiving mind that would lead you to believe that God deserts those who love…[more]

  • A Simple Perfect Truth (Writing - 9/8/14)

    Our experience of life is what we are -- no more, no less.

  • Practice Living in the Presence Moment (Writing - 12/15/14)

    The awareness of our living relationship with the present moment -- our willingness to consciously practice its presence -- empowers us to know what's best for us without having to…[more]

  • Perfect Every Moment With This Single Purpose (Video 5:38 - 3/23/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that we must learn what it means to be present to ourselves at all times, since the unattended mind attracts false purposes to…[more]

  • See the Secret Sorrow That Hides in Multitasking (Audio 1:21 - 7/6/15)

    In this brief clip, Guy Finley explains that "multitasking" is actually the expression of a form of greed, which has its root in fear.

  • The Fruits of Sincere Spiritual Effort (Writing - 7/6/15)

    Freedom is either found within one's suffering or not at all.

  • To Fulfill the True Purpose of Your Life Start Being the Instrument of True Life (Audio 3:50 - 12/29/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that "practicing the presence of God" is connected to understanding that you don't have anything more important to do than to simply be…[more]

  • The Power to Be Present is Closer Than You Think (Audio 4:43 - 1/19/16)

    Guy explains what it means to "practice the presence" and sustain a relationship with a higher part of ourselves in the present moment. It starts with working to remain in…[more]

  • The Power to Be Present is Closer Than You Think (Video 4:25 - 3/15/16)

    Guy explains what it means to "practice the presence" and sustain a relationship with a higher part of ourselves in the present moment. It starts with working to remain in…[more]

  • The Amazing Power of a Quiet Mind (Writing - 8/8/16)

    True peace doesn't exist outside of the now from out of which it is always unfolding.

  • The Victory of the Present Moment (Writing - 1/2/17)

    You cannot separate who you are from your experience of now.

  • Free Yourself from the Pain of the Past (Writing - 5/8/17)

    Following are five ways in which your awareness of the power of now can transform each challenging life experience (or memory) into a new and true beginning for you.