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In this exchange with an online viewer, "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about a critical stage in the inner development of spiritual aspirants in which a necessary sense of emptiness appears after letting go of painful attachments.
We're about to learn about a new kind of understanding with the power to transform "dark" moments into liberating self-discoveries. Let's get started... We don't yet see "problems" for what they really are: a part of the Light within us that we have yet to perceive! Any thought or feeling that troubles us in mind or heart, any fear or worry, is like a candle not yet lit...
The better we understand the unique power of being "passive"- and how it serves as the secret consort of all things active - the more we grow in the faith we need to be wisely passive toward whatever fears remain in us about letting go of our false self. This is why we should take time each day -- as often as possible -- to quietly return to the living Light that dwells in the...
The reason we resist virtually all endings in our life--wherein we feel as though something has been wrongfully taken away from us--is because these same unwanted moments leave us feeling terribly empty inside ourselves. In truth, it is this overwhelming sense of emptiness that we detest, and not the changing condition itself that we so habitually protest. So when things..."
Our one true responsibility in life is to be awake and receptive to the eternally unfolding present moment, even as we give our full attention to what is revealed within us for its ceaseless passage through us.
In this video, Guy Finley talks about how trying to support an illusion steals our energy, as well as the energy of others. Real life does not drain a person of energy. Allow the moment to reveal the parts of us that are making this futile effort to be something that we imagine we are supposed to be.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how freedom from the tyranny of psychological storms begins by refusing to be consoled by anything that our minds can imagine, an action that allows the true consolation to make itself known to us.
What do we typically give our attention to in any given moment? Whether we are busy working on a practical task or waiting expectantly for something to happen, our attention is usually lost in a stream of thoughts about the past or about what may take place in the future. For those of us who are tired of finding ourselves the servant of any errant thought, we must learn what it means to wait i...
Could you give some insight into loneliness and how to abolish it? At times it seems to me that the more I realize about the awesome nature of spiritual love, the more loneliness I feel in my current human relationships. I long to share my discoveries with others, but who do I turn to? Sometimes I feel a deep loneliness in my heart. I know I have many tools to be happy, and the most important...
We live from a bottomless basket of endless wants that drive us everywhere, including crazy! Hoping to find comfort and life direction in your wants is like trying to find shade under a swarm of stinging flies -- while it may be cooler, you also have to keep running. Your pleasure is your pain. Real pleasure is not the opposite of pain, it is the absence of it. Think about it. What you re...
Nothing is missing from our lives except for our not yet awakened ability to see this essential truth: just as fire needs wood to express its warmth and light, so too do we need the "darkness" of what we have yet to understand about ourselves. It rarely occurs to us, but *there is a greater potential in what we don't yet know about this life of ours than there is in what we've already seen...
Regardless of how dark or empty any given moment may first appear, it acts only as a herald of the living light he needs to see his way home to the Divine.