Starting Over / New Beginnings
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In this answer to a viewer's question, "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about what we need to understand when faced with any challenging moment that seems to lead to negativity: No condition creates conflict in our consciousness... Our consciousness is conflicted, and the condition reveals it.
In this short exchange with an online viewer, Guy explains that any avoidance of our inner condition actually solidifies both the condition being resisted and the confused sense of self that is created by that same unconscious resistance. There exists another order of awareness, a place of observation within us that is neither for nor against the condition that is revealed. What we need is simply the revelation of the condition and the consciousness responsible for it.
There is a higher relationship that has nothing to do with anything personal at all. It is the realization of the existence of strength, of majestic beauty, of power... and that realization is inseparable from the consciousness in which it appears. And that consciousness isn't personal. It belongs to what is Divine in a human being and it is a gift of the Divine.
Everything we need to know about "what to do" is always right here with us. But the mind that is always trying to escape the moment that is being revealed believes that it must think of something to do in order to get through the moment. There is no problem in the present moment. There is only a mind that creates a problem because it doesn't understand the moment...
Before you can have a different life: before you can be happier, wiser, more at peace, and in quiet command of yourself, you must first *be* different. Being is everything.
In this excerpt from an online Q&A with Guy, he explains to an attendee that as negativity subsides, the heart's natural capacity to feel returns.
Part of our possibility of growing into another order of being, of having a relationship with what is more celestial than earthly in nature, is that we're capable of seeing the world around us through eyes that are not just connected to our response to what we see but are connected to the reality behind what is seen.
Life of Learning Foundation founder and director Guy Finley talks about the simple but powerful distinction between what is useful and what is useless in our lives. The full replay of this class is available in Life of Learning Foundation's Online Wisdom School, GuyFinleyNow.org, where you can join other true aspirants from around the world as we work to invite higher understanding into our li...
Our feelings about the world that we see, with all its confusing colors and schemes, are reflections of our own internal life.
Authentic self-healing begins with truthful self-seeing, so that each discovery of what darkens our path in life moves us toward higher, happier ground.
Even in the most devastating moments, taken rightly, is a secret invitation asking us to let go of and transcend the self we've been.
There's an old Zen saying "first there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is a mountain" which alludes to the fact that problems are not outside of us but are an aspect of one's level of consciousness. The clearer that becomes, that there is no mountain apart from the nature that creates it, then the mountain disappears.