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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

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

    Bring an end to the struggle to quiet the mind!

  • Anxiety (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Seeing through self-destructive anxiety.

  • Resistance (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Learning to Go Through Resistance

  • Life Changes (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Ending disturbances by learning to understand the nature of life changes.

  • Discover Your Power of Higher Choice (Transcript) (Writing - 4/16/03)

    Discover the hidden Truth about negative states such as fear, worry, anger, and depression. Guy Finley reveals that the reason these states hold us captive is because of our willing…[more]

  • 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.

  • The Secret of Release and Relax (Writing - 1/5/04)

    As Guy Finley explains, as we let go of our identification with negative feelings we also let go of their associated pain.

  • Eleven Laws That Lift You to the Next Life Level (Writing - 3/1/04)

    The only thing that holds us down is what we don't yet know about ourselves. This insight explains why our ability to learn the truth about ourselves, to increase our…[more]

  • Change (Writing - 5/1/04)

    Guy Finley discusses the purpose behind the seasonal changes of our inner life and how we can embrace them as the spiritual teachings meant for us.

  • Develop the Indomitable Self in You (Writing - 8/10/04)

    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]

  • Witness (Writing - 11/22/04)

    This specially crafted poem by Guy Finley complemented his classroom talk on November 7th, 2004.

  • Take the Step that You're Sure You Can't (Writing - 1/1/05)

    Guy Finley shows us that, no matter how hard it seems to start fresh or learn something new, who you really are is greater than any part of yourself which…[more]

  • Spiritual Solutions for True Self-Healing (Writing - 4/11/05)

    We are not created to be self-filling beings, explains Guy Finley, but instead are meant to empty ourselves in order to be filled by our Higher purpose.

  • The Secret Seed of True Harmonious Relationships (Writing - 6/12/05)

    When we resist what life would show us about ourselves, explains Guy Finley, we effectively close the door on the Light that wants to help transform us by showing us…[more]

  • Three New Choices That Dismiss Dark Conditions (Writing - 1/7/06)

    Guy Finley sheds light on the fact that negative reactions to unwanted events do nothing to cure them.

  • Helpful Lessons in Higher Love (Writing - 2/13/06)

    Anything within you that tells you there is no point in beginning to do something that you would love to do, explains Guy Finley, is not just your enemy but…[more]

  • Awaken to the Wonder of the Ever-Changing World Within You (Writing - 4/9/06)

    There is no moment, explains Guy Finley, in which the whole of the turning of the universe isn't producing a corresponding turning in the soul.

  • Disturbance (Writing - 7/1/06)

    Guy Finley discusses the daily disturbances that run through our lives and how we unconsciously take part in the conflict they create. Learn about a new kind of strength and…[more]

  • To Release or to Resist... That is the Question (Audio 10:53 - 12/26/07)

    You can let go of any painful situation or darkened state in your life starting right now! This powerful talk explains how resisting your pain actually keeps it alive. Listen…[more]

  • The Secret of Having Everything You Want (Writing - 11/13/06)

    It is not what life has brought to you that you don't like, explains Guy Finley. It is your reactions that turn the gift of life into the resentment of…[more]

  • Invite the Light that Shatters Self-Limitation (Writing - 12/17/06)

    Guy Finley explains that life is always stirring and producing moments in which we are asked, in essence, to be more than we are.

  • The Happiness of Dropping Painful Demands (Writing - 12/24/06)

    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]

  • Solve the Mystery of Your True Self (Writing - 1/1/07)

    Each moment of the day -- no matter what comes your way, explains Guy Finley -- let what you remember as being true about Love always be your guide.

  • Discover the Sound of Your True Self (Writing - 1/20/07)

    As we learn how to listen to the sounds of life within ourselves, explains Guy Finley, we open up to life's endless relationships.

  • Start Stretching the Boundaries of Your Life (Writing - 3/24/08)

    If you want to leave the world of feeling sorry for yourself, explains Guy Finley, the only way to leave it is by not thinking about what a sad sack…[more]

  • A Short Talk on Reincarnation (Audio 5:36 - 4/6/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley reveals the true, practical meaning behind the idea of reincarnation.

  • The Power to Never Feel Powerless Again (Writing - 7/11/08)

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

  • Here's the Heart of Happy Human Relationships (Writing - 7/28/08)

    The first step in harmonious relationships is simple: We need only realize the spiritual truth that we cannot meet someone whom we are not like in some way, even if…[more]

  • Go Beyond the World of Positive and Negative Forces (Audio 7:03 - 8/12/08)

    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.

  • The Secret that Shatters Self-Limitation (Writing - 8/11/08)

    True freedom is not an achievement, explains Guy Finley; it is our awakened relationship and participation with the genesis of real life.

  • The Role of Resistance in Reality (Audio 7:04 - 9/29/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley presents a new way to look at resistance. Find out how the resistance inherent in our daily lives can either be the source of unnecessary…[more]

  • Open Yourself to Real Life and Find True Liberation (Audio 7:50 - 10/6/08)

    In this podcast, best-selling author Guy Finley presents an extremely helpful and practical exercise that--if you will do what is required on your part--can instantly change your day and your…[more]

  • New Knowledge to Help You Outgrow Negative States (Audio 12:13 - 10/13/08)

    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.

  • A Whole Life is a Fearless Life (Audio 19:20 - 11/8/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley takes a look at why it is that we seem to repeat the same experiences over and over again, and what it is we need…[more]

  • Turn the Table on Any Troubling Moment (Audio 7:12 - 11/11/09)

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

  • Free Yourself from Unwanted Circumstances (Writing - 11/30/09)

    Guy Finley reminds us that the truth never causes pain.

  • Stop Taking Part in Unseen Self-Punishment (Audio 5:27 - 5/26/10)

    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]

  • Use All of Life's Lessons to Liberate Yourself (Video 14:47 - 2/3/10)

    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.

  • Sing the Self Eternal (Audio 2:50 - 11/2/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the potential we possess to live from a higher part of ourselves that is always in a harmonious relationship with the present moment.

  • End the Dark Cycle of Discontentment - Part III (Video 4:47 - 5/18/05)

    Guy Finley speaks about understanding the nature of discontentment and how to rise above its limiting influence (continued).

  • The Secret of Letting Go (Video 1:46 - 6/1/09)

    Guy Finley explains the secret of letting go and how it's only through letting go that we are given something better than what life has asked us to give up.

  • Start Seeing the Good When Things Look Bad (Writing - 11/15/10)

    All things good come to those for whom the Good is all things.

  • Dismiss the Storms That Sink Your Chances to Be Happy (Writing - 11/29/10)

    Whenever some dark storm appears in us, we must awaken to ourselves and bring ourselves back into the Now.

  • Do Yourself a Favor and Relax (Audio 5:43 - 3/15/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we can learn to let go of unnecessary inner states like stress and anxiety by becoming conscious of their presence within…[more]

  • Break Out of Any Rut (Writing - 6/20/11)

    The first step to breaking out of any rut in life is to no longer enable the parts of us that keep walking in them while wishing they weren't so…[more]

  • Find Out What Your Life is For (Writing - 7/18/11)

    When you begin to be for God before you're for yourself, then God will begin to be there before you.

  • The First Step in Releasing Negativity (Writing - 8/22/11)

    The true nature of anything -- whether a newly opened leaf or a fearful thought or feeling -- is inseparable from what it serves.

  • The Secret Precursor to True Spiritual Power (Audio 2:58 - 10/10/11)

    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.

  • Stand Your Inner Ground (Writing - 11/14/11)

    Facing your fearful feelings brings them to an end because if you'll proceed while being afraid, you'll see all that's been scaring you... is you.

  • Wipe Away Your Soul's Weariness With This New Wish (Audio 5:31 - 1/9/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how true fearlessness is intimately connected to our sincere wish to ceaselessly discover more and more about God's life.

  • The Power to Leave Painful Thoughts and Feelings Behind You (Writing - 3/12/12)

    Just as a storm in the atmosphere of the earth is born of conflicting fronts of different temperatures colliding with one another, so too must there be conflicting forces within…[more]

  • Break Through Inner Barriers (Writing - 5/7/12)

    The next time you want to go ahead with any project -- whether it's designing a rocket ship, or finally getting around to repairing your favorite rocking chair -- and…[more]

  • Let Life Happen as it Must (Writing - 12/17/12)

    Everything that happens to us does so for the one purpose of revealing to us something of our present nature.

  • Learning to Transcend Painful Patterns (Video 6:33 - 3/21/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley reveals that the solution to any disturbance is found right in the heart of the disturbance. It's not relief from our pain that we are…[more]

  • Authentic Help for a Young Child (Video 2:53 - 4/29/13)

    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]

  • Free Yourself From This Familiar Negative State (Audio 3:45 - 8/23/13)

    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]

  • Contemplate This Insight and End All Conflict (Audio 2:51 - 2/14/14)

    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]

  • How to Drop the Pain Before You Get Burned (Video 4:49 - 3/28/14)

    In this short video, Guy Finley talks about the necessity of remaining as conscious as possible to any kind of inner psychological pain in the moment that it appears. Guy…[more]

  • Welcome Every Angel That Comes to Your Door (Audio 1:52 - 4/28/14)

    Guy Finley explains in this short talk that higher help is always freely given to us when we ask properly, but the "problem" is that most of the time we…[more]

  • Transcending Any Physical Pain or Problem (Video 7:53 - 5/13/14)

    Guy Finley explains that you can never be free of anything you resist. In order to transcend any pain or problem, you must meet it completely, as you are, and…[more]

  • 3 Words and One Action That Guarantees Spiritual Freedom (Audio 2:40 - 12/2/14)

    Guy Finley explains that a true spiritual aspirant is someone who works to "make it real" because he or she has seen the futility of deflecting life through pretense and…[more]

  • Love Cannot Grow Where Resistance Rules (Writing - 12/22/14)

    The first step in harmonious relationships is simple: We need only realize the spiritual truth that we cannot meet someone whom we are not like in some way.

  • The Difference Between Natural and Unnatural Negativity (Audio 1:10 - 2/11/15)

    In this brief talk, Guy Finley talks about how we will always experience resistance, but that it only becomes "our" resistance, which then turns into negativity, when we unconsciously allow…[more]

  • Be on the Winning Side of the Fight of Your Life (Audio 6:00 - 3/24/15)

    Guy Finley explains that when we wrestle with the world in an attempt to get the things we think will make us forever happy, we are fighting the wrong battle.…[more]

  • 3 Words and One Action That Guarantees Spiritual Freedom (Video 2:19 - 3/20/15)

    In this short video clip, Guy Finley explains that a true spiritual aspirant is someone who works to "make it real" because he or she has seen the futility of…[more]

  • The Possibility of Perfect Freedom (Video 4:32 - 3/30/15)

    In this short video, Guy Finley explains that whenever we strive for perfection in any kind of endeavor, we will necessarily reach a point of limitation in which the self…[more]

  • Step Out of the Prison of Familiar Suffering (Video 5:14 - 6/26/15)

    Guy Finley explains that until we get tired of living from the negativity we've accepted in our lives we will continue to push away new possibilities. But just starting to…[more]

  • Wake Up and Stop Being Used by Weakness (Video 4:31 - 12/23/15)

    Guy Finley explains how weakness that is within us resists and judges the weakness in others, and how we can use that negative force of judgment to realize the oneness…[more]

  • Wake Up and Stop Being Used by Weakness (Audio 4:31 - 12/23/15)

    Guy Finley explains how weakness that is within us resists and judges the weakness in others, and how we can use that negative force of judgment to realize the oneness…[more]

  • Find New Strength in Awakened Attention (Writing - 5/30/16)

    Not wanting our negative states actually nourishes them.

  • Realize and Release What Disturbs You (Writing - 9/19/16)

    We grow through our relationships with life, which means that through them we are shown possibilities about ourselves we never knew existed.

  • Learn to Exchange Resistance for Receptivity (Writing - 10/17/16)

    All things good come to those for whom the Good is all things.

  • Refuse to Give Life to What is Harming You (Video 4:17 - 10/25/16)

    Whenever we don't want a particular condition and then attempt to push it away, we actually strengthen the condition that we say we don't want. To see this dynamic taking…[more]

  • Wake Up and Walk Away from the Rain of Pain (Writing - 5/15/17)

    Without consciously realizing our own limitations, it's impossible for our understanding to grow.

  • Turn Any Unwanted Event into Unimagined Victory (Writing - 8/21/17)

    Whenever we "collide" with life, parts of us we've never seen before are illuminated. It is the light of new and higher self-awareness that is our real friend in such…[more]

  • Use the Power of Patience and Persistence to Harness Resistance (Excerpt) (Video 4:47 - 10/30/17)

    In this excerpt from an hour-long talk, Life of Learning Foundation founder and director Guy Finley says that the only way we can see that something is working against us…[more]