Starting Over / New Beginnings
In this answer to a viewer's question, "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about the painful deception of believing that what we want is the same thing as what we need. What you really need is to see that the wanting never ends.
There are unique challenges for the human being who wants to have a relationship with the source of his or her being. We try to control events outside of us in a futile attempt to find a fearless life, when our energy would be better spent attending to our inner lives. Yet at the same time we are in a body and we do need to take care of our basic householder responsibilities...
Topics Covered: Who is going to heal who?; How do I stop suffering?; Everything happens for a purpose; Relationship to reality; Finding our natural place in unwanted moment; The pain lies the not wanting nature, not in the event it doesn't want; Why do we stay with abusive people?; Wanting to remember the Divine; Making a new start, starting over; Stop hurting yourself...
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There's a reason why we all love stories about ancient maps, sunken ships, and buried treasure. It's because these tales reflect a deep sensing we all have: that a hidden treasure actually dwells within us -- and if we could just find the way to discover it, our lives would shine every day with life's greatest wealth: the golden qualities of true confidence, unbounded energy, unfailing wisdom...