Starting Over / New Beginnings
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In this short talk, bestselling "letting go" author Guy Finley explains that to work in service to this world is to understand that every moment is bigger than our individual self-concerns.
In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy talks about how we cannot hope to help other people until we ourselves become a living example of what we expect from others.
The value of finding a true spiritual work group is that the whole body of the group -- together -- can help individuals reconnect with inner truths that they have lost contact with. There is a unity that exists in the consciousness of true spiritual aspirants who understand that the experience of one... is the experience of all.
We are a peculiar race of beings. On one hand, each of us professes to be concerned with growing and self-developing while, on the other hand, none of us ever wants to be wrong. This is a paralyzing contradiction...
I know that your absence from my life is less a question of your love for me than it is of mine for you.
The real underlying limitation in our relationships is rooted in how we look at and think about others who are in our life.
To succeed spiritually, to discover the new man or woman waiting within us, requires going beyond being the thought-based, self-conceived creatures we are at present.
Self-observation is how we learn to become inwardly vigilant to our own thoughts and feelings, even as they pass through us. When we can observe ourselves in this new way, our higher nature naturally prevails over any troubling thoughts or feelings that want to drag us down into their lower world.
Real spiritual strength is realized, slowly, by daring to drop any self-blinding negative states that we have allowed to define us.
Any condition we meet that is unwanted, such as a rude person, is not the cause of our stress. All conditions simply offer a momentary mirror for us in which it is possible to begin seeing what we have brought with us, within ourselves, into that moment.