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.
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.
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.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means to let go of something without needing to know beforehand the outcome of that sacrifice.
Guy Finley explains that we all have natural preferences in life based on our individual make-up and conditioning. But when life doesn't match up with our preferences, the pain and negativity we feel is not because of the event, it is because of the part of us that has become unnaturally identified with the preference itself.
Guy talks about how it can actually be unhealthy to discuss the concept of "being one with God" because, most of the time, we get lost in imagination when we consider the idea. There is genuine "oneness with the Divine" only when, through moment-to-moment self-seeing and work on ourselves, we become the authentic expression of that which never stops giving life.
There is an immense reason why we do not develop spiritually. It is because when it is time to act, our intellects become frozen and get locked up in the trap of "should I" or "shouldn't I.". Instead of properly acting on impulse in the present moment, we have become people who always defer to a conflict that exists in thought. Every impulse to act is the same as the opportunity to discover a...
The experience of what we are in the moment is always the product of comparison. Presently, what "I am" is always measured against something else, so that my identity begins divided. But our true nature is not something that our minds can think about, and cannot therefore be the product of any comparison. The great lesson that life is always teaching individuals is to let go of being who or w...