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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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  • What Love Has Made (Writing - 12/22/02)

    What Love Has Made Me

  • The Right Request for Spiritual Rebirth (Writing - 11/10/02)

    Let Go of Self and Experience Spiritual Rebirth

  • Always You (Writing - 12/8/02)

    Put God First

  • 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!

  • Prayer in Action (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Prayer in Action: Seven silent prayers to turn your life around

  • 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!

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

    Spiritual Practices and the Presence of God

  • With Eyes to See (Writing - 5/13/03)

    A poem by Guy Finley on the wonders of contemplation.

  • The Power to be at Peace with Your Life (Writing - 8/31/04)

    The first part of these new lessons in learning to live from your Higher Self and the prayer exercises that attend them is that the next time you feel yourself…[more]

  • Two Ways to Raise Your Level of Spiritual Freedom (Writing - 3/13/05)

    We are spiritually free, explains Guy Finley, when not one part of us harbors any hatred or resentment for any other human being.

  • Ask God to be in Charge of Your Life Without Telling How (Writing - 9/25/05)

    The type of prayer that brings true fulfillment, explains Guy Finley, starts not with asking God for what you think you need to be fulfilled, but instead asking God to…[more]

  • Be Careful What You Pray For . . . (Writing - 1/15/06)

    Guy Finley explains that our experience of life moment-to-moment is, in fact, what we have asked for.

  • 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 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]

  • Let Me Run With You (Writing - 7/3/06)

    Forget this world with its intermittent streams, whose waters begin and end. Search out the Ocean, and stand in Her surge until the waves wash away the shores of your…[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]

  • Stand on the Ground of Your True Self (Writing - 4/15/07)

    When you don't -- when you consciously won't -- express some negative state, explains Guy Finley, you are literally asking for awareness of a Higher Self.

  • 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.

  • Sow the Seeds of a Consistent Kindness (Writing - 5/19/08)

    To sow spiritual seeds, explains Guy Finley, means that we do spiritual work.

  • Seek the Source of Self-Perfection (Audio 7:10 - 7/27/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley, best-selling author of The Essential Laws of Fearless Living, reveals how every human being is created with the potential of perfectly reflecting all that is…[more]

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

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

  • Seven Insights Into True Silence (Writing - 3/2/09)

    We have within us a new, higher vantage point -- a very special part of ourselves within which we may be at peace regardless of what goes on around us.…[more]

  • The Un-Possessable (Writing - 4/12/09)

    Like a flower that emerges from rocky soil
    Only on a fully moonlit night, Truth appears
    And its fragrance enriches whoever waits near.
    Then suddenly, just as it appears
    On…[more]

  • Let Truth Bring You To Tremble (Audio 3:11 - 6/15/09)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about prayer, which is intended to help reveal to us the whole of our character, including the parts of us that resist being…[more]

  • Have a Happier Relationship with Life (Writing - 6/15/09)

    Spiritual work is always interior work first, explains Guy Finley.

  • 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.

  • Let God Take You From You (Audio 12:39 - 11/17/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the spiritual necessity of being alone in order to discover within yourself the one thing in the universe that you can always count…[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]

  • The Gift of Meditation (Audio 6:07 - 2/27/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley explores the true meaning and purpose of meditation, and explains why it is the most natural and practical thing you can do for yourself.

  • Wait on Life in a Whole New Way (Audio 17:34 - 5/10/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about a bright new relationship with life that is available to us when we are willing to drop our painful demands and wait for…[more]

  • Start Asking Life for Something New (Writing - 6/28/10)

    The person in denial of his or her own condition continues to ask for more of what didn't help the last time around.

  • Strengthen Your Connection to the Timeless Life (Writing - 12/20/10)

    You'll never know how forgetful of your self you are until you make the smallest effort to be self-remembering.

  • Asking is Receiving (Audio 16:42 - 1/25/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how any real request for something higher is proof that there already exists a relationship to the very thing that we are wishing…[more]

  • Learn to Wait on the Divine (Audio 8:28 - 3/21/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can learn to use every moment to reach for what our heart of hearts longs for.

  • Learn to Wait on What is Holy (Audio 5:28 - 5/10/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how any moment can be used to remember our wish to be in the presence of what is good.

  • 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.

  • A Lesson Learned is a Day Well Earned (Audio 6:32 - 9/6/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why it is so important for all of us to learn something new and true about ourselves everyday.

  • 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.

  • Sit Down to the Banquet of Truth (Audio 6:57 - 12/27/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being present to what each moment reveals to us about ourselves.

  • Higher Help for Persistent Problems (Writing - 2/6/12)

    The reason we haven't as yet realized real rescue -- and so usually wind up trapped in a tangle once more -- is because every time we ask ourselves how…[more]

  • Let Truth Tell You Who You Are (Audio 3:41 - 3/31/12)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the difference between being completely passive to life's movements, and being properly active in the moment, which involves listening intently to what the…[more]

  • Be the Living Prayer (Audio 2:57 - 11/18/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how every moment presents us with an opportunity to learn something new and valuable about ourselves.

  • Open Yourself to Higher Understanding (Audio 3:34 - 11/27/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how the mind's painful struggle to understand any given moment actually prevents the true understanding of the moment from reaching us.

  • Being Alive Begins with Being Present (Video 6:10 - 4/11/13)

    Guy Finley explains how everything exists to bring you into relationship with stillness, from out of which comes real contentment and gratitude.

  • The Heart of Pure Prayer (Audio 3:21 - 9/3/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that true prayer is not intended to be something that we do in order to achieve or acquire something for ourselves so that…[more]

  • The Heart of Pure Prayer (Video 3:00 - 9/18/13)

    In this short video, Guy Finley explains that true prayer is not intended to be something that we do in order to achieve or acquire something for ourselves so that…[more]

  • Discover the True Source of a Silent Mind (Video 1:50 - 10/18/13)

    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 established by becoming aware…[more]

  • Meditation of the Timeless Kind (Audio 3:49 - 12/18/13)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how it is possible for us to establish a real relationship with a higher order of stillness that is authentically in command of…[more]

  • Meditation of the Timeless Kind (Video 3:28 - 12/6/13)

    In this short video, Guy Finley talks about how it is possible for us to establish a real relationship with a higher order of stillness that is authentically in command…[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]

  • Our True Need for Ceaseless Prayer (Video 4:01 - 1/27/14)

    Guy Finley explains that the real reason for practicing ceaseless prayer is so that we can see that we are ceaselessly distracted. Our intention must be to see with greater…[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]

  • 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]

  • Welcome Every Angel That Comes to Your Door (Video 1:28 - 6/9/14)

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

  • Listen for the Voice of the Divine and Find True Guidance (Video 5:43 - 8/25/14)

    Guy Finley explains that we always give our attention to what we value most. We can't "look" for the path to the Divine. The path is right here, right now.…[more]

  • How to Find True Balance in Life (Video 4:18 - 3/19/15)

    Guy Finley explains that the grand movement of life itself is a ceaseless rebalancing. But because the native state of every living organism is inertia, when life produces the conditions…[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.

  • The Path to Perfect Silence (Audio 2:16 - 8/19/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how authentic silence is the natural fruit of a mind that has seen the futility of its own efforts to silence itself.

  • The Path To Perfect Silence (Video 1:56 - 10/1/15)

    In this short video, Guy Finley talks about how authentic silence is the natural fruit of a mind that has seen the futility of its own efforts to silence itself.

  • What is True Prayer? (Video 13:07 - 1/19/16)

    Guy Finley explains that a real prayer formulates naturally within spiritual aspirants once they clearly see the fact of their own nature, and realize the necessity for genuine higher help.