Starting Over / New Beginnings
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In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how true "spiritual learning" is not made up of a series of steps that we add to our intellectual library of knowledge, but is instead the never-ending revelation of the higher possibilities that already exist within us.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are intended to actively use the gifts we are given so that we can begin to enter into an authentic relationship with the Divine.
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why the unconscious imitation of anyone else is the repetition of the known, and why real freedom cannot be found in familiarity.
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can stop being fooled into involving ourselves with fear, worry and anxiety by remembering that there are parts of us that "love" falling into those negative states.
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how painful tension persists because we are relying on something outside of ourselves to tell us who we are.
We must attend to our practical responsibilities. That is part of being a human being. But there is no inherent pain in fulfilling the natural purposes of this physical life. Pain comes in when we turn a natural purpose into something personal and become identified with a role that we believe we have to keep in place. When a purpose of ours has run its course, we must be willing to see the ne...
The reason that we do not give ourselves completely to whatever we are doing is because there is something in us that is afraid to do that. Like a governor on an engine that prohibits a vehicle from going past a certain speed, we have an internal governor that tells us that something terrible will happen to us if we dare to exceed the boundaries of what seems safe. The truth is that something...
We can't change others -- or the purpose of any given moment as it unfolds -- but we can work to place one less demand upon both.
Whenever we find ourselves identified with some dark stream of thoughts and feelings, as opposed to being quietly aware of their downward-trending presence, we fall -- in that same moment -- into a world filled with unwanted negative states. The reason so much of what's going on within and around us seems "bad" is because that's all we can see. Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, s...
Has something within ever told you that "good captains" go down with the ship... suffering the fate of their ship, regardless of the consequences to their soul? That sinking sensation of being all alone, that dreaded feeling of inadequacy, those worried fearful thoughts... none of them, not a single one of them is your ship! Yes, the feel is real, but the why is a lie. The only way anyone w...
As we realize that there is no way that painful concern can positively affect any outcome, we drop that concern, and bit by bit, we begin to hear what real life has been trying to tell us all along.
In spite of how things may appear to us, we are never trapped by where we are. The trap is always who we are.
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