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  • 7 Ways to Make Nothing Out of Fear (Writing - 2/22/03)

    Here are seven separate Higher Facts about the proof and the possibility of the Fearless Life.

  • Quiet The Mind (Writing - 2/22/03)

    Bring an end to the struggle to quiet the mind!

  • Life Changes (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Ending disturbances by learning to understand the nature of life changes.

  • Free Yourself by Seeing Yourself: 9 Ways to Heal the Hidden Hurting in You (Writing - 8/9/02)

    Heal the hurting in you.

  • Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat (Writing - 3/30/03)

    A writing by Guy Finley extracted from The Secret of Letting Go revealing the secrets of what it takes to take control of our lives.

  • Learn Life's Great Lesson (Writing - 12/15/03)

    Our life on Earth is a spiritual path. Our life is our path. There is no other. The path to the perfected life, to fulfilling the promise of our True…[more]

  • The Secret Understanding That Makes Painful Events Disappear (Writing - 1/12/04)

    By changing the ingredients of our life recipe from false images and negativity to awareness and understanding, we discover a new sweetness in life.

  • Never Discourage Over Your Present Location (Writing - 3/27/04)

    Those who choose, explains Guy Finley, to stay the course over staying in negative, painful places find themselves that much closer to True Freedom.

  • The Sure Way to Raise Your Life Level (Writing - 4/19/04)

    Guy Finley explains that the only lasting way to change our experience in life is to change our own life-level. At last the secret of real change!

  • The One Power Greater Than Any Inner Disturbance (Writing - 5/4/04)

    Choose not to let dark disturbances take hold of you, encourages Guy Finley, but to instead let them pass you by as you would any unwelcome guest.

  • How to Defeat What is Defeating You (Writing - 9/17/05)

    The first step in the right rebellion to reclaim your own life, explains Guy Finley, is to learn what it means to think about yourself instead of from yourself.

  • Secrets for Stress-Free Living (Writing - 12/31/05)

    Guy Finley helps us to see that "scary" life-moments are as powerless to punish us as is a make-believe monster on the movie screen.

  • Discovering the Impersonal Nature of True Peace (Writing - 3/11/06)

    If we could only become quiet enough to listen anew, explains Guy Finley, we would learn that peace is a gift given freely to each of us, right where we…[more]

  • Start Living Without the "Shakes"! (Writing - 6/18/06)

    Anything that you have to control, explains Guy Finley, controls you.

  • Disturbance (Writing - 7/1/06)

    Guy Finley discusses the daily disturbances that run through our lives and how we unconsciously take part in the conflict they create. Learn about a new kind of strength and…[more]

  • The Will and the Way to be Inwardly Still (Writing - 7/9/06)

    When it feels as though the world is whirling around us, explains Guy Finley, what we need to understand is that the whirling is not outside of us but is…[more]

  • A Winning Solution to Ending Dark Inner Dialogues (Writing - 6/25/07)

    If inner dialogues were left to themselves as they popped into our mind, explains Guy Finley, they'd be as powerless to disturb us as an echo is to change its…[more]

  • Realize Your True Self in the Pool of Wisdom (Writing - 7/9/07)

    Guy Finley explains how you don't throw a stone into a pond to get rid of a ripple.

  • Silence is Golden (Audio 6:23 - 12/26/07)

    It's often said that 'silence is golden.' But very few people on earth understand why this is so, let alone the immense possibilities this idea holds for the sincere spiritual…[more]

  • Let Go of Loneliness and Discontentment (Writing - 2/18/08)

    The false self is trying endlessly to get your attention, explains Guy Finley, in order to point out to you that there is something missing in your life.

  • The Essential Laws of Fearless Living (Audio 12:39 - 6/9/08)

    In this extraordinary podcast, Guy Finley reveals the higher understanding that is necessary to find the Truly Fearless Life!

  • Be True to Yourself (Audio 6:44 - 8/7/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley explains how being true to ourselves is the same thing as not resisting what life brings to us.

  • Start Choosing What You Really Want (Writing - 7/13/09)

    Guy Finley reminds us that you do not have to accept any condition that compromises your happiness.

  • Stop Animating What Makes You Ache (Writing - 10/12/09)

    Our own mistaken perceptions, explains Guy Finley, literally produce the enemies needed to stay alive.

  • Turn the Table on Any Troubling Moment (Audio 7:12 - 11/11/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how true beauty is never absent from our lives, even in the midst of a troubling moment.

  • Reclaim Your Right to be Self-Ruling (Writing - 12/21/09)

    We need never answer any part of ourselves, explains Guy Finley, that wants to punish us, intimidate, or otherwise drag us down.

  • Open Yourself to the Endless Resources of the Present Moment (Writing - 2/11/10)

    The only power dark, discouraging states hold over us, explains Guy Finley, is that they get us to identify with feelings of being powerless.

  • Be One With the One Who Writes All the Music (Audio 7:16 - 2/21/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can learn to be conscious participants in this grand symphony called the present moment.

  • Just Let the Music Play (Audio 8:41 - 3/14/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about what it would mean for us to let real life sound its essential notes within us without the unnecessary dissonance of our resistance.

  • Regain Your Right to Be Self-Ruling (Writing - 4/29/10)

    Guy Finley explains that events do not exist as negative events except for our perception of them.

  • Make the Most Out of Unwanted Moments (Audio 10:17 - 5/30/10)

    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…[more]

  • Stop Nursing Negative States (Writing - 8/6/10)

    Every time we accept a negative state we compromise ourselves and increase the level of conflict for ourselves and everyone we meet.

  • Dismiss the Storms That Sink Your Chances to Be Happy (Writing - 11/29/10)

    Whenever some dark storm appears in us, we must awaken to ourselves and bring ourselves back into the Now.

  • Do Yourself a Favor and Relax (Audio 5:43 - 3/15/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we can learn to let go of unnecessary inner states like stress and anxiety by becoming conscious of their presence within…[more]

  • Stop Fighting Confusion and Stormy Emotions (Writing - 2/14/11)

    When you begin to doubt everything you believe about your suffering, you will see that you never had to remain in the path of those destructive storms at all.

  • Find Your Way to Peace (Writing - 4/18/11)

    The next time something dark or disturbing tries to steal into you to wreck your contentment, do not consent to be drawn into its seemingly important considerations.

  • The Peace of Knowing "All Things Pass" (Writing - 3/5/12)

    We can begin to free ourselves from negative states when we understand the truth about their power over us.

  • Learn to Observe Self-Defeating States (Writing - 5/21/12)

    To begin seeing that negative states such as anger, impatience, worry, and fear have lodged themselves into the hidden corners of your heart is to discover how they have managed…[more]

  • Free Yourself from Pressure and Anxiety (Writing - 12/10/12)

    **Before speaking to someone who intimidates me, I sometimes feel my throat start to close up and my voice choke up with so much tension that I find it hard…[more]

  • Let Life Happen as it Must (Writing - 12/17/12)

    Everything that happens to us does so for the one purpose of revealing to us something of our present nature.

  • Find Divine Direction in Disappointment (Audio 3:25 - 5/27/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we must first become consciously dissatisfied with our discontentment if we want to begin the process of letting go of it.

  • Three Steps to Knowing Perfect Love (Writing - 6/24/13)

    There is nothing that takes place in life, including all of the ugliness in it, that isn't part of our preparation for discovering within ourselves the eternal ability to transcend…[more]

  • How to Spiritually Stand Up for Yourself (Audio 3:01 - 7/29/13)

    Guy Finley concisely reveals in this short talk the proper way to spiritually fight for ourselves, which involves seeing the truth about the parts of ourselves that want to drag…[more]

  • Let Go and Be Lifted Above Yourself (Audio 4:34 - 1/27/14)

    Guy Finly explains in this short talk that, if we want to be lifted above ourselves, we must see that we cannot reconcile any psychological disturbance that moves through us…[more]

  • The Root of All Self-Success (Writing - 1/27/14)

    If your choices so far have left you feeling dissatisfied and incomplete, you must stop blaming your selections and see that the problem lies with the chooser -- you!

  • Let Go and Be Lifted Above Yourself (Video 4:13 - 1/31/14)

    Guy Finly explains in this short video that, if we want to be lifted above ourselves, we must see that we cannot reconcile any psychological disturbance that moves through us…[more]

  • Learn to Be in Silent Command of Yourself and Others (Video 2:58 - 5/20/14)

    In this short video, Guy Finley explains that we are troubled by the behavior of other people only when we want something from them. When we begin to use our…[more]

  • Spiritual Toughness Starts Here (Video 11:35 - 8/25/14)

    Guy Finley explains that there is a nature inside of us that wants nothing to do with spiritual work and inner transformation. We must consciously meet this part of ourselves…[more]

  • Choose in Favor of Self-Command (Writing - 9/15/14)

    Choose to live from a free mind and you have chosen in favor of owning your own life.

  • Stop Looking For Trouble and You Won't Find It (Audio 2:55 - 12/26/14)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being present to ourselves, especially when the mind seeks to identify with something so that it can feel disturbed.

  • Learn to Use a Negative Coworker for Your Spiritual Growth (Video 6:41 - 3/18/15)

    Guy Finley tells an insightful short story about an always-disturbed "achy lake" in order to illustrate the fact that we can use all of the "disruptive" people in our lives…[more]

  • Be on the Winning Side of the Fight of Your Life (Video 5:39 - 4/28/15)

    Guy Finley explains that when we struggle in the world to try to get the things we think will make us happy, we are fighting the wrong battle. When we…[more]

  • Free Yourself From Useless Suffering (Writing - 5/4/15)

    The justification of any negative state serves one end only: the protection and the preservation of the nature responsible for its manifestation.

  • Change Your Relationship with Life (Writing - 7/20/15)

    Negative states, all dark energies that enervate us, only succeed at draining us because they are capable of making us see mentally and emotionally charged images of past defeats.

  • The Path to Perfect Silence (Audio 2:16 - 8/19/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how authentic silence is the natural fruit of a mind that has seen the futility of its own efforts to silence itself.

  • The Leading Indicator of All Incomplete Actions in Life (Video 2:06 - 9/11/15)

    Guy Finley explains that the only reason that we ever revisit the past or justify our actions to ourselves is because the moment was not completed as it was intended.

  • The Path To Perfect Silence (Video 1:56 - 10/1/15)

    In this short video, Guy Finley talks about how authentic silence is the natural fruit of a mind that has seen the futility of its own efforts to silence itself.

  • Use the Suffering of Others to Help Them and Yourself (Video 3:18 - 11/30/15)

    Guy Finley explains that the only way to genuinely help a loved one who is suffering is by first learning to bear the pain their suffering stirs within us.

  • Don't Step Into This Unseen Pit in the Impersonal Life (Video 3:30 - 1/14/16)

    Guy Finley clarifies that working to meet challenging moments "impersonally" does not mean to pretend that we are not bothered by what comes up inside of us, but to receive…[more]

  • Don't Step Into This Unseen Pit in the Impersonal Life (Audio 3:54 - 1/14/16)

    Guy Finley clarifies that working to meet challenging moments "impersonally" does not mean to pretend that we are not bothered by what comes up inside of us, but to receive…[more]

  • Drop Painful Demands (Writing - 3/14/16)

    We can't change others -- or the purpose of any given moment as it unfolds -- but we can work to place one less demand upon both.

  • Dealing with the Darkness We Get from Others (Writing - 5/2/16)

    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…[more]

  • How to Know a True Inner Guide from a False One (Video 15:24 - 5/6/16)

    Guy Finley explains that being able to discern a true inner guide from a false one begins with understanding that any moment that disturbs us is actually intended to be…[more]

  • The Secret of Getting What You Wish for From Others (Writing - 6/13/16)

    Whatever it may be that we find wanting in someone else, we must learn what it means to give that very thing to him or her.

  • Replace Self Illusion with Self Understanding (Video 4:32 - 7/20/16)

    In this video, Guy Finley talks about how trying to support an illusion steals our energy, as well as the energy of others. Real life does not drain a person…[more]

  • Refuse the Empty Promises of the Dissatisfied Self (Writing - 10/3/16)

    Eventually we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness -- all of the things that in our…[more]

  • Free Yourself from the Pain of the Past (Writing - 5/8/17)

    Following are five ways in which your awareness of the power of now can transform each challenging life experience (or memory) into a new and true beginning for you.

  • The Beginning of Being a True Human Being (Audio 7:49 - 7/12/17)

    A true human being is a "feeling" human being, not a "thinking" human being. Real life is an impersonal, complete feeling. We live in a stream of divine energy, and…[more]

  • Stop Complaining and Start Changing (Writing - 10/16/17)

    Most people would rather complain about some painful life pattern than dare to meet the level of their own consciousness responsible for its repeated appearance.

  • Step Back from Your Reactions (Writing - 3/6/18)

    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…[more]