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In this answer to a viewer's question, "letting go" author Guy Finley shares some insights about staying present as the observer of fast and furious thoughts, as opposed to getting pulled down into their world.
If we were able to always accept every moment as complete and always be at peace, wouldn't it lead to us no longer pursuing anything? Would we not become entirely passive? And wouldn't that be a problem? Are we supposed to be satisfied with whatever is going on at the moment? Isn't some amount of dissatisfaction necessary to drive us to make changes in our lives?
In this question-and-answer session during an online webinar, bestselling "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about the enormous difference between so-called success in the world, and the realization of a person's highest spiritual possibilities.
Our fears and worries, our ambitions make something of us, don't they? The fact is, everything makes something of us because there's something in us that makes of it what is does, which is the real meaning of the old expression: a tempest in a teapot.
Letting go, at its heart, is an act of agreement with Life. It is an accord on our part with what the present moment tells us about ourselves as it unfolds before us, asking of us what it does. And what is it that Life is asking of us moment to moment? It's simple, really...
Most people spend their entire lives exploring worldly sensation. But we eventually come to a place where we realize that we have come to the end of exploring the world through our senses, and begin the process of exploring the interior world. The exploration of the interior world is mind exploring mind, instead of body exploring body, which is the activity of our outwardly directed senses.
Guy Finely explains that looking for the approval of others and trying to live up to their expectations are the seeds of a cultural trap. Learn to do what's right in spite of what the world says, and you will flower into a truly profitable human being.
Guy Finley explains that being a good householder means that we are able to properly attend to what is practical before what is pleasing. By placing ourselves in right relationship with our responsibilities, we become better able to discern our true needs, and realize that all we receive from life is ultimately for the good.
Best-selling "letting go" author Guy Finley explains that truly happy human beings do not concentrate solely on the development of one part of themselves, but instead work to understand the whole.
Surely we've known certain "perfect" moments in our lives. But who hasn't been in the middle of a dream vacation, without a care in the world, when--kaboom! In spite of the abundance around us, we're suddenly negative, deeply distressed simply because something or someone fails to please us according to our expectations! Or how about those moments when--regardless of how many of our friends...