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Inspirational Quotes From Guy Finley

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  • It's impossible to separate being identified with the pursuit of some false purpose in life from the unconscious suffering produced by the same. (4/26/17)

  • First, he wears out pleasure,
    Then, he wears out pain...
    At last his eyes see truly,
    They've always been... the same. (4/23/17)

  • The only true solution to that constant press of discontentment in your life is not to acquire more of what has proven powerless to please you, but to consciously detach yourself from that level of self that believes the path to contentment is paved by continually thinking about what is missing from your life. (4/21/17)

  • There are some things in this life -- in this world of passing time, governed as it is by the illusion of opposites -- that cannot grow up side-by-side; by their nature, the lion and the lamb never lay down together. So it is with love and self-pride, for love of self denies obedience... While love demands it. (4/19/17)

  • Part 1

    Nothing True, Harmless, and Timelessly Good has ever taken root and flowered in this world that wasn't first sown by love, cultivated through sacrifice, and ultimately... watered by tears.

    Part 2

    Real interior strength is not the absence of weakness anymore than a Lotus can bloom without the mud in which it is rooted. (4/16/17)

  • Stop looking for reasons, things, people, and events to blame for your negative state, and start waking up to the lower level of self that's responsible for it. (4/14/17)

  • No matter how it appears -- in any given moment, even in the midst of the most unwanted ones -- life is never falling apart, never falling down on you. In truth, real Life is always falling into place in order to introduce the next level of revelation, which is the same as the realization of your own higher possibilities. (4/12/17)

  • Neither the intellect that analyzes (psychological) pain -- nor the negative emotions that glorify it -- can do one thing to change the pain they resist and embrace at the same time; their single task is to secretly strengthen the false sense of self that's derived from their actions. (4/9/17)

  • The cost of starting over spiritually is not what I pay to achieve some distant desire, but it is in my willingness to let go of -- to dare to live without -- any desire I may have whose promise of fulfillment drives me to search for it in yet another tomorrow. (4/7/17)

  • Whenever we start to feel small it's only because we have unconsciously identified ourselves with life's little things. (4/5/17)

  • Every flood begins with a single raindrop; the small streams they create soon turn into rushing waters, gathering into a force whose power can wash away whatever stands in its path. All dark destructive interior states begin with a single moment of unconsciously identifying with a negative reaction that soon turns into a torrent of punishing thoughts and feelings. Your willingness to choose watchfulness over resistance to these surging states is the same as allowing them to pass by, leaving you safe and dry. (3/31/17)

  • Part 1

    It is impossible to cooperate with celestial forces that would help see to our perfection, and try to protect ourselves from them at the same time.

    Part 2

    We can either agree to accept the life lessons that the Divine arranges just for us, or we can resist their healing appearance... the difference being whether we awaken to realize a new and higher order of being, or continue to suffer for nothing. (4/2/17)

  • The pain of any dark, unwanted moment -- of any suffering that makes your life feel pointless -- is best reconciled by this revelation, along with its implied action: Yours is the right to exchange any form of feeling powerless for the realization that nothing about it -- neither its pain, nor its sense of despair belongs to who you really are. (3/29/17)

  • If you would never agree to let others denigrate your name, drag you through the mud -- or punish you whenever it pleases them -- then why do you accept the painful presence within you of some dark unseen character that's always doing the same? (3/26/17)

  • Wading into what you fear most is the only way to discover that these unknown waters -- that you think will drown you -- are only 6 inches deep! (3/24/17)

  • Part 1

    Your possibilities in life for spiritual growth are as unlimited as is your willingness to consciously meet your limitations.

    Part 2

    Resisting the revelation of any one of your present like resenting the ocean because you never learned how to swim! (3/22/17)

  • Part 1

    In this life we either grow out of what we're willing to see as true about ourselves or -- in the unconscious rejection of these healing revelations -- we shrink into a crystallized manifestation of whatever we've been deceived into hiding from ourselves.

    Part 2

    Allowing any part of your present nature to react in such a way so as to deny you a new and higher awareness of yourself -- regardless whatever stands revealed by that light -- is the same as refusing your right to realize your Divine role in Life. (3/19/17)

  • The greatest point of resistance, the moment of its greatest intensity, whether it's a rose just about to open, an aircraft just about to break the sound barrier, or whatever it may be, is always just prior to the moment of transformation or release. (3/17/17)

  • It is impossible to hear the "Voice of Heaven" -- to be in any level of communication with real conscience -- and to be talking to yourself at the same time. (3/15/17)

  • Part 1

    No event, no person, no single thought or feeling is the sole 'cause' of what we see as disturbing us, anymore than a mirror is "responsible" for showing us something in it that we would rather not see!

    Part 2

    Double attention is where and when -- within us -- both the exterior and interior worlds are perceived and realized together in the unity of experience: this is the first feeling of Real I, your True Self. (3/12/17)