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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.
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.
As we see more and more how each one of our own attempts to make ourselves feel complete leaves us feeling empty and searching again, we gain the power to refuse to be misled.