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  • Psychology (Writing - 2/22/03)

    The psychology of knowing which of your own thoughts and feelings are your friends.

  • Using Your Relationships to Realize Real Life (Writing - 12/22/03)

    The greatest, most abundant resource on planet Earth is also its least understood and utilized. Its unlimited supply is found virtually everywhere, anytime, and under all circumstances, even though few…[more]

  • Make the Fear of Being "No One" Fade Away (Writing - 7/20/04)

    Looking for ourselves in the eyes of others throws us behind the walls of a psychic prison. The door slams shut each time we find ourselves feeling good about ourselves…[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]

  • A New Inner Understanding to Put You in Charge of All Outer Circumstances (Writing - 11/25/06)

    Barring those moments when we find ourselves in real physical danger, conditions, of themselves, have absolutely no authority over us. It's true. No event or circumstance has any power to…[more]

  • Five Truths That Make You Victorious (Writing - 9/17/07)

    Guy Finley explains that nothing in life can stop you from starting your life all over.

  • Never Again Feel Like a Victim! (Writing - 6/9/08)

    Our experience of any passing event -- for the pain or pleasure of it, explains Guy Finley -- is the product of how we see it.

  • Stop Self-Stalling and Become Self-Starting (Writing - 9/7/08)

    Never again look for a way out of any anxious condition, explains Guy Finley. Look instead for a way to see through it.

  • Free Yourself From the Circle of False Friends (Audio 15:53 - 2/10/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how our experience of life is a direct reflection of the kind of psychological company that we keep.

  • The Courage to Be Free (Video 4:40 - 7/29/10)

    Guy Finley speaks about topics related to his new book The Courage to Be Free including fear and fearlessness, beauty, kindness, love, and the authentic path to an enlightened heart…[more]

  • End the Dark Cycle of Discontentment - Part I (Video 9:44 - 5/20/05)

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

  • The First Step to Outgrowing Your Suffering (Audio 26:57 - 3/24/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how dissatisfaction with our lives is not something to be ignored, but rather something that can be transformed through diligent self-study.

  • Unmask the Hidden Power of All Negative States (Writing - 10/29/11)

    We value negative states because of the strong sense of self we get from them.

  • Free Yourself of Undetected Pressure (Writing - 7/9/12)

    The punishing pressure we feel in this life is not because of what life is but because of what we perceive life isn't.

  • Awaken Your Powers of Perception (Writing - 9/10/12)

    Here's a short exercise to help you see the following fact: There's a way to know, without ever having to think about it, exactly which of your own thoughts and…[more]

  • Rise Above Runaway Reactions (Writing - 4/29/13)

    Before we release ourselves into the hands of any automatically appearing rescuing agent, we must first take it into the light in order to see who sent it.

  • The Power to Question Defeat (Writing - 5/6/13)

    No human being is a victim of any punishment outside of their own undeveloped life-level from which their inner reactions are seen as outer attacks.

  • Step Back from Self-Compromising Thoughts (Writing - 7/28/13)

    Before we can choose not to compromise ourselves, we must first become acutely aware of those thoughts of ours that may be holding some secret seed of self-defeat.

  • A Closer Look at What Screams for Attention (Writing - 9/16/13)

    The cause of confusion and unhappiness lies in all the self-centered, touchy parts of us that insist, one after the other, that the world conform to their demands.

  • How to Walk Out of Any Dark Mental Movie (Writing - 2/3/14)

    Learn to detect negative feelings that imply there's nothing that can be done about the way you feel at the moment.

  • Pull Yourself Out of Confusing Thoughts (Writing - 3/31/14)

    The next time you run into some familiar blockage or begin to feel unsuited to face some new and difficult personal challenge, don't try to think your way around it.

  • The Power to Help You Choose (Writing - 7/21/14)

    When we feel some kind of darkness coming over us, we must muster the courage to consciously doubt the reality of this condition, even though our feelings are powerfully trying…[more]

  • The Gentle Brush of Truth (Writing - 9/22/14)

    It was we, who in ignorance of reality, carelessly attribute weight to events that are without substance.

  • Put the Light on Hostile Thoughts and Feelings (Writing - 12/1/14)

    The next time some hostile state takes you over, see that something foreign to your True Nature has imposed itself on you and taken over your life.

  • Four Facts to Help Liberate You From the Lie of Fear (Writing - 2/16/15)

    The more we are willing to learn about the way fear works, the less power it has to work its ways on us.

  • 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]

  • The True Nature of Greatness (Audio 2:48 - 3/30/15)

    Guy Finley talks about how true greatness does not need to be acknowledged as being great. It has nothing whatsoever to do with receiving the approval of others, nor of…[more]

  • Walk Away from Anxious Thoughts and Feelings (Writing - 10/12/15)

    The only reason we ever feel trapped by anxious thoughts and feelings is that we just won't let go of the false idea that it takes time to know the…[more]

  • Your Muddy Nature Wants You to Play in It! (Writing - 12/7/15)

    You must understand that the dark parts of a person want, and will find any excuse, to get the nature that aspires to return Home to abandon its longing for…[more]

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

    Not wanting our negative states actually nourishes them.

  • Refuse the Empty Promises of the Dissatisfied Self (Writing - 10/3/16)

    Eventually we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness -- all of the things that in our…[more]