Join GuyFinleyNow and get access to hundreds of hours of Guy Finley's best talks. Connect your self to the greatest minds of all time at OneJourney.net
Notes from grateful readers.

“I have been finding myself increasingly drawn to practices based upon Guy Finley's written, audio and video publications, and am experiencing revelations with increasing frequency. My experienced quality of life is improving for which I am most grateful.”

— Paul T., Vermont, Australia

“Many thanks to Guy Finley for all of the good he does in the world. His sharing of wisdom and resources at either low or no cost is a wonderful gift to all who seek guidance.”

— Caroline R.

See what the experts say about Guy Finley's work.

“With inspiring and poetic words, Guy Finley offers timeless truths to ponder. In the stillness of the present moment, we may begin to see beyond the illusion conditioned self to the deeper, Immortal Self within. Here, we find our peace, wisdom, strength, and stability in a world of ever-changing form and circumstance. This book is highly recommended for those seeking a higher, more enlightened way.”

— Keith Park, PhD, Author of The Serenity Solution: How to Use Quiet Contemplation to Solve Life's Problems

“Throughout his prolific career Guy Finley's works have shown countless readers and workshop participants the way to develop the uniqueness that the Creator endowed in them and in each of us. In his latest book, The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred, he affords his audience the opportunity to go beyond reading and to participate in the individual and collective human development on a global scale.”

— Don Whittecar, CEO, The Emergent Institute

Audio by Guy Finley
  • Item contents.
  • Explore related content.
  • Find related products.
  • Find related exercies.
  • Special Guy Finley workshops and retreats.

Make the Most Out of Unwanted Moments

Talk summary: In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can begin to understand that what we call "unwanted moments" are actually life's invitations for us to discover more about our true nature.

sorry, no file found

Send this to a Friend Share this facebook twitter

Can't Play the Audio? Our audio player uses a Flash player, and your Web browswer may require you to enable Flash manually. If you see a grey box just above, click it. Your browser will ask you whether you'd like to allow our site to run Adobe Flash. Click Allow. If you use the Google Chrome browser, follow these instructions [new window] (on that page, click Always allow Flash on trusted sites and follow the steps).

Talk notes: What happens within us when an unwanted moment takes place? The answer is that we are instantaneously filled with resistance to that moment. What we call the unwanted moment is really a reflection of an order of ourselves that the moment reveals. We never meet anything other than ourselves. When a moment reveals something that we do not like, it is actually something within us that doesn't want to meet itself, and the moment has simply revealed this nature to us.

These unwanted moments go on and on in spite of all the different ways in which we meet them. Unwanted moments go on and on as they presently do because the level of ourselves that is their reflection goes on and on. We cannot expect to change the way we experience our lives until we actually see what it is that is giving us that experience. It is impossible to find our native wholeness by further dividing ourselves. Every time that we go into thought over an unwanted event, we have effectively ensured that the self that is the cause of that suffering will continue on.

We must dare to lay down our sword, shield, and armor. What would happen to us if we did not seek an explanation for the pain we feel in any given moment? What would take place is that we would finally see the self through which all of these punishing states manifest themselves. In the direct seeing of these states of ourselves, a true change would take place. Rather than agreeing to take part in the negative state's continuity, we are giving ourselves over to the understanding that these states do exist, but they do not belong to us.

Real meditation is the act of seeing completely clear of all things past. We must dare to cut ourselves off from our own past. We must dare to see that every time we get drawn into deliberation over the darkness that we see in ourselves, we have handed ourselves over to the darkness itself that seeks to continue itself through the dialog it initiates. Seeing this is an act of pure awareness that cannot be deceived into dividing itself up.