Starting Over / New Beginnings
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In this answer to a viewer's question, "letting go" author Guy Finley explains that you would not clash with life -- nor with yourself -- if you did not first cling to imagined ideas about peace and prosperity. Freedom from this conflict begins with witnessing the unfolding of this dynamic within yourself.
All through the ages the Wise Ones have spoken of an invisible kingdom--a timeless ground known as the Now--that will confer to those who realize it a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Whenever we will put ourselves on the side of what we know is true, then Truth takes our side, lending us what is noble, needful, and divine.
Within each of us, in our hearts and in our minds, there lives a special kind of light. In truth, it is everywhere.
If we are truthful about our life experience though, it is obvious that as long as we believe we have something to lose because of our identification with any temporary exterior condition or circumstance, we remain subject to every outer condition.
The instant we become aware of any negative thought or feeling wanting us to embrace its agitation - not only must we drop it on the spot, but we must also drop any familiar sense of self that has appeared with it in that same moment.
Here are just ten small places in our lives where we are trying to do the impossible -- struggling to do what cannot (and need not) be done -- and where, because of our misunderstanding, we unknowingly hurt ourselves.
Whatever form your resentments may take, they wreck only you... not the one you resent. So, here's a key thought to help you release this self-wrecking inner state: Holding onto some hurt or hatred -- over what someone may have done to you in the past - makes you that person's slave in the here and now. If you're tired of being a slave to a painful relationship out of your past, this study an...
Expectations are so common to our sense of self and its well-being that we barely even realize we have them until we run into something that dashes them.
The "hard" part of this practicing of presence in the now is that our habitual mind, the false self, wants to know itself through one thought or another.
The only thing that can happen to you when you're in the wrong place is a wrong thing. But even when you find yourself in a "wrong place" inwardly, you don't have to remain there.
The reason that the "truth sets us free" isn't so much because of something that we're able to do with it, but rather through the always shocking discovery that, as we are at present, there is very little we can do that is real.