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Browse this sub-directory of Guy Finley's top self-improvement and spirituality articles, poetry, and inspiration quotes by Guy Finley

Topic > Spiritual Principles > Quiet Mind / Stillness

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  • The Sound of Truth (Writing - 1/12/03)

    Listen for God's Voice and Know Freedom

  • 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

  • Peace of Mind (Writing - 2/22/03)

    When you want to know peace of mind and the powers that circulate through a quiet mind, you must take yourself to that place where this Silent Strength can make…[more]

  • Quiet The Mind (Writing - 2/22/03)

    Bring an end to the struggle to quiet the mind!

  • Stress (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Learn why the most powerful tool for stress you have is True Silence!

  • Deliver Yourself from the Domain of Dark Thoughts (Writing - 2/14/03)

    New knowledge for escaping the punishment of dark thoughts and feelings.

  • Spiritual Practices and the Presence of God (Writing - 1/3/03)

    Spiritual Practices and the Presence of God

  • True Silence (Writing - 3/23/03)

    Understanding true peace and security.

  • Spiritual Stillness (Writing - 4/1/03)

    Guy Finley reveals the unknown treasures hidden in spritual stillness.

  • Welcome the Quiet Light of Truth [continued] (Writing - 8/11/03)

    8 essential spiritual truths that must be learned along the Path to Real Life.

  • A Silent Prayer to Empower Your Wish to be Free (Writing - 10/6/03)

    Guy explains how we can begin developing true fearlessness by refusing to follow the commands of the internal pressure that jumps in and immediately tells us what we must now…[more]

  • A Prayer to Turn Your Life Around (Writing - 2/15/04)

    Deliberately dare to slow down your life when everything in you -- or around you -- is screaming "Rush." Why is this bold action a prayer? Every person knows what…[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.

  • Break Through the Barrier Between You and Real Peace (Writing - 9/19/04)

    If we wish to find peace we must understand something of its life. Here are a few such facts: Peace is the natural radiation of a living Now; it is…[more]

  • Sow the Seeds of a Higher and Happier Life (Writing - 10/10/04)

    If we are ever to realize, explains Guy Finley, the integrity and consistent kindness of our True Nature, if we long to know something of heaven while we live on…[more]

  • Behold (Writing - 11/22/04)

    This special writing complementing Guy's talk of November 21st, 2004, contains hidden treasures that hint at an entirely new way of living.

  • A Special Holiday Message About How to Make the Season Bright (Writing - 11/26/04)

    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]

  • Sure Steps Towards a Silent Mind (Writing - 2/26/05)

    True silence is not just the absence of noise, explains Guy Finley; it is a kind of spiritual medium in which not only are we able to discern what is…[more]

  • The Strength of a Silent Mind (Writing - 10/16/05)

    One of the most powerful forces in the universe, explains Guy Finley, is Silence.

  • Discovering the Impersonal Nature of True Peace (Writing - 3/11/06)

    If we could only become quiet enough to listen anew, explains Guy Finley, we would learn that peace is a gift given freely to each of us, right where we…[more]

  • Keys to Consciously Changing Yourself (Audio 9:39 - 7/7/06)

    Guy explains that one of the primary reasons why we don't change is because there's no space in our life. He shows how real change requires we agree to the…[more]

  • The Will and the Way to be Inwardly Still (Writing - 7/9/06)

    When it feels as though the world is whirling around us, explains Guy Finley, what we need to understand is that the whirling is not outside of us but is…[more]

  • Dare to Slow Down Your Life (Writing - 9/16/06)

    By deliberately slowing yourself down, explains Guy Finley, when everything in you seems to be screaming, "Rush," you will become inwardly awake.

  • Let Go and Realize Real Rescue (Writing - 1/28/07)

    Guy Finley shows us that any desperate attempt to escape a trouble usually leads us right back into more trouble.

  • For True Self-Command Just Stop, Look, and Listen (Writing - 5/26/07)

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

  • Realize Your True Self in the Pool of Wisdom (Writing - 7/9/07)

    Guy Finley explains how you don't throw a stone into a pond to get rid of a ripple.

  • The Quiet Beauty of Being Inwardly Balanced (Writing - 11/19/07)

    We must start to become conscious of the movement produced by our thoughts and feelings, explains Guy Finley, because it is their movement that presently drives us to seek balance.

  • Silence is Golden (Audio 6:23 - 12/26/07)

    It's often said that 'silence is golden.' But very few people on earth understand why this is so, let alone the immense possibilities this idea holds for the sincere spiritual…[more]

  • Discover a Peace that Never Goes to Pieces (Writing - 1/6/08)

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

  • Ask and Receive a Real Life (Audio 5:34 - 2/11/08)

    In this special podcast, Guy Finley explores the popular passage "Ask and you shall receive," and discusses what it means to really ask with a whole heart.

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

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

  • Snap the Spell of Useless Suffering! (Writing - 9/1/08)

    Truth wants you to know, explains Guy Finley, that it is never in your best interest to unconsciously suffer.

  • Let Go and Give Others Room to Grow (Writing - 10/13/08)

    We can help others reach higher by simply agreeing, explains Guy Finley, to give them space to go through their changes.

  • Court the Ever-Present Company of True Peace (Writing - 10/25/08)

    Peace is not true peace, explains Guy Finley, unless you are at peace wherever you are.

  • How to Stop the World and Be Still (Writing - 8/31/09)

    Meditation isn't just sitting someplace with your eyes closed, explains Guy Finley. Meditation is a constant, direct relationship with the sum of yourself in the moment.

  • The Cost of Conscious Peace (Writing - 10/26/09)

    Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear.

  • Stand on the Unshakable Ground of Your True Self (Writing - 3/15/10)

    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]

  • Get Everything Done Without Doing Yourself In! (Writing - 11/22/10)

    There may be no greater self-deception than the false notion that rushing through anything actually helps us in any way whatsoever.

  • Articles of Higher Consciousness (Writing - 3/14/11)

    You have the Light to detect, dismiss, and to transcend the limiting influences of painful negative states such as doubt, worry, hatred, anger, and fear.

  • Find Your Way to Peace (Writing - 4/18/11)

    The next time something dark or disturbing tries to steal into you to wreck your contentment, do not consent to be drawn into its seemingly important considerations.

  • Work Through Yourself If You Want to Find Yourself (Audio 13:01 - 11/11/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the vital importance of going beyond mere knowledge about spiritual principles and beginning the real work of integrating what we know about…[more]

  • Gaze Into Your True Self (Audio 7:09 - 11/16/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a still and attentive mind perfectly reflects the "presence" moment.

  • Be There for the Breath of Heaven (Audio 7:04 - 2/13/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains what it means to wait for a "Divine touch" that makes the darkest moments into something light, bright, and right for all involved.

  • 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]

  • The Sure Cure for Whatever Disturbs You (Writing - 8/20/12)

    No grief or disturbance of any kind is yours.

  • Give Anxiety the Ax! (Writing - 8/5/13)

    No anxious state could exist without your false belief that who you are -- your well-being -- is connected to something happening exterior to yourself.

  • Discover the True Source of a Silent Mind (Audio 2:12 - 10/7/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how stillness cannot be brought about by any kind of will of our own, but that a real relationship with stillness is…[more]

  • Listen to the Sounds of Your Timeless Self (Audio 2:42 - 12/6/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley discusses the timeless beauty of music, and how when we find ourselves "tapping our feet to the rhythm," it is actually the expression in…[more]

  • Learn the Power of a Quiet Mind (Writing - 1/6/14)

    When you want to know the powers that circulate through a quiet mind, you must take yourself to that place where this silent strength can make itself known to you.…[more]

  • The First Step to Being Still (Writing - 7/13/15)

    Everything we've tried to do to stop our mind, to be quiet, contradicts the wish we have because it is a form of resistance.

  • End the Pattern of the Storyteller (Writing - 11/9/15)

    When you stop talking to yourself, you will find yourself back in the moment where life is literally bringing to you everything that you need in order to go through…[more]

  • Reclaim Your Mind and Regain Your Life (Audio 4:22 - 7/26/16)

    In this short talk, "Secret of Letting Go" author Guy Finley discusses the necessity of learning how to properly use two of the most important gifts we have been given:…[more]

  • Reclaim Your Mind and Regain Your Life (Video 4:04 - 8/4/16)

    In this short video, "Secret of Letting Go" author Guy Finley discusses the necessity of learning how to properly use two of the most important gifts we have been given:…[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.

  • Let Awareness of What You Feel Go Before You (Audio 4:02 - 10/3/16)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why anything that we are not aware of -- both internally and in the external world -- affects the way we feel…[more]

  • Let Awareness of What You Feel Go Before You (Excerpt) (Video 3:39 - 11/23/16)

    In this short video, Guy Finley talks about why anything that we are not aware of -- both internally and in the external world -- affects the way we feel…[more]

  • Learn to Watch and Drop Your Thoughts and Feelings (Writing - 6/19/17)

    To go quiet, you must go within and become an impartial witness to the life of your own thoughts and feelings.

  • Be One with the Light of Life (Writing - 10/2/17)

    There is a greater potential in what we don't yet know about this life of ours than there is in what we've already seen about it.