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In this life, we have one of two choices when it comes to painful events, past or present. We can either go on hating and fearing what we think life has done to us (or others), and let these negative reactions create our experience for us... or we can learn to use these same dark reactions to free ourselves from them. But just wanting to learn the truth isn't enough...
Topics Covered: God enters as self-love exits; You cannot separate useless suffering from the level of consciousness that produces that same suffering; When the real truth about suffering is revealed, most people run from it; Why else would we try to escape our suffering unless we believed that there was a way to do it?; Resistance to pain is not the same as the pain being resisted...
Classroom Talk: 8/22/2021 - Part 1: There is no solving the mystery of ourselves without having first solved the mystery of our suffering... which is why so few become self-realized, let alone set free. Part 2: Useless suffering has but a single cause. It rests within a deeply-seated, punishing illusion that Life - as it unfolds before and within us - is somehow interfering with our own best, and truest interests.
It's safe to say that most us wrestle with some kind of frustration on a daily basis. This kind of dissatisfaction can be with ourselves, over what we can or can't get done -- or with others, who may deny us our wish or otherwise disappoint our expectations. Accordingly, we can feel as though we are blocked, incapable, unable, not strong or wise enough to move ahead as we would.
In this question and answer session, Guy talks about how we must stop relying on intellectual concepts and instead start doing the actual work of seeing ourselves as we are.
One of the sad reasons why so few men and women persist in the inner work necessary for higher self-discovery is because we have all become -- to one degree or another -- either an unwitting captive of, or willing participant in, what can only be described as a descending scale in the meaning of life. More simply stated, over time our values have been subtly shifting away from...
In this answer to a webinar attendee's question, Guy explains that trying to prepare and rehearse what we are going to say or do in a moment is the same as living in fear of the moment. Instead what we need to do is make the intention to see everything that we can so that we can leave those moments as wiser, more awake human beings.
Topic: The First and Last Requirement to Realize Your Highest Destiny (1/27/21 Classroom Talk)
In this one-minute wisdom video clip, Guy Finley talks about how human beings can transcend their present nature through self-knowledge, and how that change of nature is the same as a change of destiny.
Topics Covered: In order to realize our highest destiny we first have to realize that we presently do not know what our true higher destiny is; Our highest destiny is neither found nor realized through the passage of time. We cannot complete ourselves in the world of passing time; We did not give ourselves the ideas and plans that we think we need to pursue in order to realize...
Classroom Talk: 1/27/2021 - Nothing is emptier of its rightful, highest possibility than a mind filled with resistance to revelation... as all revelation is, by nature, self-revelation.
To believe that we’re only as worthwhile as others agree to see us burdens us with feeling that winning the good opinion of others is somehow our responsibility. Such a mistaken mindset leaves us the perennial victim of our relationships, and never the victor in them. The only way we can be released from any painful sense of false responsibility is to see that it is based in a false belief...