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Topics Covered: Be present to the parts of you trying to pull you down; Don't stop and pick the flowers... smell the flowers, but keep going; The depth of the illusion is nothing to the light that reveals it; There is no such thing as compulsive pleasure; The very action of thought separates us from what it wants to acquire; Without thought everything is clear; Thought is the disturbance and not...
Topics Covered: If you are against something you cannot change; The opposites are secretly complimentary; You can't win freedom, you can only be free; You can't judge without resistance; Avoidance is the continuation of the consciousness that resists; We are not our thoughts and feelings; No one is free who worships an image or an icon; All understanding is in scale...
Student Talks: 2/1/2019 - Key Lesson: It is through one's awareness of imperfection that the Divine reveals the possibility of realizing -- and then manifesting -- its endlessly eternal perfection.
Guy Finley explains that the part of us that tries to feel better about itself -- by seeking approval from other people -- is itself the source of the disturbance that we feel. Awareness of this fact allows for a natural separation and release from this lower nature within us that looks outside of itself for consolation.
The degree to which we judge others, and would make them pay for their shortcomings, is inseparable from the false belief that our nature is somehow different, superior to those seen through the eyes of our disdain.
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.
In this short talk, Guy explains that true spiritual work is not about memorizing a teaching, but instead it is about us learning to see the truth for ourselves, from ourselves, through experience.
Guy Finley explains that the only way to genuinely help a loved one who is suffering is by first learning to bear the pain their suffering stirs within us.
It is our fear of being alone and in doubt, of wanting to feel certain that what we are doing is right, that compels us to seek the approval of others.
Guy Finley talks about how each of us is part of a goodness that is far different than any belief that the mind can imagine. Truth transcends belief. Our task is to find the truth of the way things really are beyond conditioned thinking.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how all true teachings exist to help us reveal and transcend the present state of darkness that we live in, not to punish us for it.