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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 > Toxic People

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  • 10 Ways to Tell the World You've Lost Interest in Being You (Writing - 2/22/03)

    The true spiritual path begins and ends with what you already are. Use these 10 insights to tell the world you've lost interest in being you.

  • Toxic People (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Who we are - the stuff of our soul - is being transformed continuously by the nature of the company we keep, the toxic People.

  • Relationships (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Using relationships for inner development.

  • An Inner Exercise to Change Your Life (Writing - 6/19/05)

    All interior practices, explains Guy Finley, begin with the wish to meet our lives from a new understanding of ourselves granted us through new knowledge about ourselves.

  • How to Release Yourself from Yourself (Writing - 12/5/05)

    Letting go is about learning to die to ourselves psychologically, explains Guy Finley, so that something higher, something "undiminishable" can stand in for us.

  • Rise Above the Negativity of Others (Writing - 11/24/07)

    One of the important aspects of this Work, explains Guy Finley, is beginning to employ its principles in our everyday lives.

  • Making "Peace" with People who Would Punish Us (Writing - 6/30/08)

    The fear of being alone in life, explains Guy Finley, belongs to an imagined self.

  • Be Stronger Than Anything That Frightens You (Writing - 1/5/09)

    The seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious of your condition…[more]

  • Awaken to a New and Higher World Within Yourself (Audio 6:56 - 3/2/09)

    In this special podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a higher awareness of "our world" makes it impossible to punish, judge or be against another person.

  • Stop Aching Over the Actions of Others! (Writing - 3/30/09)

    Guy Finley encourages us to look inward instead of outward for a reason why we're suffering.

  • Prescription for a Free and Happy Life (Writing - 5/4/09)

    Guy Finley explains that the day of our awakening is the same as the delightful date of our departure from a bankrupt world filled with beggars dressed as kings and…[more]

  • The Secret Teaching of the Ages (Writing - 7/20/09)

    Guy Finley explains that a "prisoner" mentality is one that blames anything outside of you for the pain you have.

  • Break the Chains of Bitterness (Audio 5:02 - 12/28/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the kind of direct self-observation that is essential for the individual who wants freedom from the present level of mind that unconsciously compromises…[more]

  • How to Stop the Spiritually Sick from Infecting You (Writing - 6/4/10)

    The company we keep, explains Guy Finley, refers both to the kinds of people outside of us and the presence of accompanying thoughts and feelings circulating within us.

  • Stop Nursing Negative States (Writing - 8/6/10)

    Every time we accept a negative state we compromise ourselves and increase the level of conflict for ourselves and everyone we meet.

  • Uncommon Insights from Everyday Interactions (Writing - 8/1/11)

    It is never the people we are around that cause us negative reactions. These reactions arise out of what we secretly want from people.

  • See The Blindness of Ever Feeling Superior Toward Another (Video 2:36 - 10/11/13)

    Guy Finley explains that if we ever find ourselves feeling superior to another person, then that is the perfect time to take an honest look at ourselves so that we…[more]

  • There's No Sense of Self in a Right Action (Video 2:58 - 9/1/14)

    Guy Finley explains that true goodness is not measured by actions that validate the image we have of ourselves as being a good. An action that is truly good has…[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.

  • Uncover the Masquerading Truth (Writing - 1/12/15)

    As we work and root out what is untrue, it becomes easier and easier to instantly taste the truth of anything (or anyone) we encounter.

  • Journey to the Self Beyond Comparison (Audio 1:50 - 6/22/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how all true teachings exist to help us reveal and transcend the present state of darkness that we live in, not to…[more]

  • Dealing with the Darkness We Get from Others (Writing - 5/2/16)

    Any condition we meet that is unwanted, such as a rude person, is not the cause of our stress. All conditions simply offer a momentary mirror for us in which…[more]

  • 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.

  • Break Out of the Cycle of Hurting and Being Hurt (Writing - 10/10/16)

    To hold a wish to punish someone begins with the unconscious embrace of the very pain we wish to inflict.

  • If You Want Liberation, Throw Away the Labels You Have for Everything (Audio 3:39 - 5/29/17)

    When we apply a label such as "passive aggressive" to someone who bothers us, we cease to have direct contact with that person and instead meet them only through that…[more]

  • If You Want Liberation, Throw Away the Labels You Have for Everything (Video 3:18 - 7/13/17)

    When we apply a label such as "passive aggressive" to someone who bothers us, we cease to have direct contact with that person and instead meet them only through that…[more]