Duration: 6min 13sec
When your senses reel, And all you can feel Is the pull of the world on you ... ... Cling fast to your Aim, Remember His name And strive in your Work to be True.
We don't usually think to ourselves that we're asleep and that our entire identity is the moment to moment fabrication of what we are reacting to in that instant. Until there is something that rides the waves of these reactions and sees them crest and fall, we will appear and disappear with every last wave. In watching the waves we will not mistake ourselves for being the waves.
In this video, Guy Finley explains that the true role of a teacher is to remind students of their actual condition, which presently is an unconscious state of "spiritual sleep." Authentic spiritual work is a gradual awakening to what we have falsely taken ourselves to be.
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 after, but the full realization of this "denying self" that sets itself against life.