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Browse this sub-directory of Guy Finley's top self-improvement and spirituality articles, poetry, and inspiration quotes by Guy Finley

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  • Care Of The Soul (Writing - 7/7/02)

    Within solitude and silence should we weigh those matters concerning the care of our soul.

  • Merciful (Writing - 9/1/02)

    Be Relieved of the Burden of Being Me

  • Recovery (Writing - 2/23/03)

    In Recovery the Light from one small moment of honest self-inquiry is more powerful than the accumulated darkness of a million years of doubt.

  • Awakening (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Awakening: How to change our destination and arrive at that Higher World!

  • How to Defeat What's Defeating You (Writing - 12/6/02)

    How To Defeat What's Defeating you

  • Self-Awareness (Writing - 7/1/03)

    Guy Finley addresses common questions on the topic of self-awareness.

  • Preparing the Vessel (Writing - 11/12/03)

    A special writing by Guy Finley explaining the work we must do to prepare a vessel that can be filled by real life.

  • Rushing (Writing - 6/1/04)

    Guy Finley suggests specific exercises to help you step out of the rush and stop being driven by anxious states. Learn new ways to wake up and develop self-command.

  • Turn Any Dark Condition Into a Healing Light (Writing - 8/3/04)

    When we don't understand our negative states, when we have yet to realize how they trick us into doing their bidding, they have the power to make us jump through…[more]

  • An Inner Exercise to Change Your Life (Writing - 6/19/05)

    All interior practices, explains Guy Finley, begin with the wish to meet our lives from a new understanding of ourselves granted us through new knowledge about ourselves.

  • Illusions (Writing - 9/28/05)

    Understand the power illusions have over your life and learn how to break free from what wants to keep you captive.

  • The Warrior's Soul (Writing - 11/28/06)

    A beautiful poem explaining how God's Life replace the endless circle of wants.

  • Transcend the Limitations of Self-Centered Love (Writing - 7/2/07)

    One of the most shocking and necessary discoveries along the path, explains Guy Finley, is that what we love does not love us

  • Depression (Part 2) (Writing - 12/4/07)

    Guy Finley discusses the source of sadness and depression, and the most effective ways to free yourself from sinking into psychological darkness.

  • Awaken the Love of Light (Audio 8:22 - 2/26/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how our minds react to what Truth is revealing within us.

  • Spiritual Evolution: True or Not? (Audio 20:10 - 4/28/09)

    Spiritual evolution is not something that is going to just happen by mere accident. It is something that requires an inner effort on the part of the human being. In…[more]

  • Remember Your Way Back Home (Writing - 12/27/09)

    Guy Finley explains that there are those who, having once tasted the wine of truth, can never again be satisfied again with any other.

  • Step Out of the Chains Called Self-Control (Writing - 5/28/10)

    You can wake yourself up, explains Guy Finley, just as many times as you're willing to catch yourself in daydreams where you're the star.

  • The Courage to Be Free (Video 4:40 - 7/29/10)

    Guy Finley speaks about topics related to his new book The Courage to Be Free including fear and fearlessness, beauty, kindness, love, and the authentic path to an enlightened heart…[more]

  • The Freedom to Change Your Experience of Life (Writing - 9/24/10)

    Our attention connects us to life; it establishes our relationships with all that unfolds around and within us.

  • Get Everything Done Without Doing Yourself In! (Writing - 11/22/10)

    There may be no greater self-deception than the false notion that rushing through anything actually helps us in any way whatsoever.

  • Catch the Ticker Tape Mind and Cut It (Audio 5:15 - 4/28/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why the mind is always so busy thinking about itself, and how becoming aware of its mechanical activity is the beginning of…[more]

  • Stop Sinking into Negative Thinking (Writing - 5/16/11)

    No intelligent, conscious person would ever intentionally hurt themselves or others.

  • A Lesson Learned is a Day Well Earned (Audio 6:32 - 9/6/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why it is so important for all of us to learn something new and true about ourselves everyday.

  • Remember Yourself and Realize Freedom (Video 8:58 - 11/7/11)

    In this short talk Guy explains how each moment of life is made for anyone and everyone who is present to it. If you are not in this moment, you…[more]

  • Awaken to Your Spiritual Barometer (Audio 6:13 - 12/20/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why we must come to realize the need to shake ourselves awake as often as possible if we want to be free…[more]

  • Why Desires Never Satisfy (Writing - 12/5/11)

    If we're interested in spiritual things, we gradually realize that what we really need is to understand this nature that is never satisfied.

  • What to Do When Life is Picking on You (Audio 6:56 - 8/20/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are introduced to our own higher possibilities whenever we are willing to be awake to what the present moment wants…[more]

  • Depart from the World of Unconscious Pain (Audio 1:49 - 4/11/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how "waking up" spiritually includes an awareness of how much it hurts to remain "asleep."

  • The Role of a Spiritual Teacher (Video 3:36 - 4/23/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley explains that the true role of a teacher is to remind students of their actual condition, which presently is an unconscious state of "spiritual sleep."…[more]

  • Go Against the World That Wants to Carry You Away (Audio 9:07 - 6/17/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we must always make an effort to be awake so that we can begin using life's currents and waves for our…[more]

  • See Through the False Bliss Called Self-Ignorance (Video 7:45 - 4/14/14)

    Guy Finley explains that we live in a universe of forces that are ceaselessly acting upon us, and it is only our awareness of these energies that allows us to…[more]

  • Learn to Let Life Shape You (Writing - 8/18/14)

    Learn what it means to let life shape you -- let God shape your life, your soul -- until you're in direct relationship with life.

  • There's No Sense of Self in a Right Action (Video 2:58 - 9/1/14)

    Guy Finley explains that true goodness is not measured by actions that validate the image we have of ourselves as being a good. An action that is truly good has…[more]

  • Discover the Hidden Forces at War Within You (Writing - 8/3/15)

    The unhappiness we feel is the bitter fruit of a lack of self-understanding.

  • Are You Living in the World Called "Waking Sleep"? (Audio 6:25 - 9/27/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that when we begin to observe that most of our time is spent in a sort of twilight state of sleep, we will…[more]

  • Remember Your Eternal Right to Be Free (Writing - 10/5/15)

    Nothing in the universe can take from you your right to be spiritually free.

  • Be Alert to Self-Betraying Influences (Writing - 11/2/15)

    It is our fear of being alone and in doubt, of wanting to feel certain that what we are doing is right, that compels us to seek the approval of…[more]

  • Are You Living in the World Called "Waking Sleep"? (Video 6:03 - 11/17/15)

    In this short video clip, Guy Finley explains that when we begin to observe that most of our time is spent in a sort of twilight state of sleep, we…[more]

  • The Power to Be Present is Closer Than You Think (Audio 4:43 - 1/19/16)

    Guy explains what it means to "practice the presence" and sustain a relationship with a higher part of ourselves in the present moment. It starts with working to remain in…[more]

  • The Power to Be Present is Closer Than You Think (Video 4:25 - 3/15/16)

    Guy explains what it means to "practice the presence" and sustain a relationship with a higher part of ourselves in the present moment. It starts with working to remain in…[more]

  • Use Your Pain to Gain Real Freedom (Audio 4:21 - 8/17/16)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how real freedom is finally found when we are willing to go through the pain of doing what is right.

  • Use Your Pain to Gain Real Freedom (Video 4:03 - 9/27/16)

    "Secret of Letting Go" author Guy Finley talks about how real freedom is finally found when we are willing to go through the pain of doing what is right.

  • Start Enlarging Your World with Self-Study (Writing - 3/13/17)

    "Know thyself" is perhaps the oldest, wisest, deepest, and most succinct spiritual instruction ever given. In fact, it is our nature to know ourselves.

  • 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.

  • A Technique That Makes Fear Fade (Writing - 12/5/17)

    Life will show itself to you, and as it does you'll know just what to do and who to be. There is never any good reason to worry about anything.

  • Liberate Yourself from the World of Resistance (Writing - 12/25/17)

    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…[more]

  • Find Lasting Freedom in Spiritual Stillness (Writing - 1/22/18)

    Being still begins with being quietly aware that whatever seems to be whirling around you is really just a reflection of the world of unseen reactions within you.

  • Live in the Freedom that is Real (Writing - 1/29/18)

    Either we live in the freedom that we know is real -- choosing to embody it in the moment, regardless of the cost -- or we wave a flag called…[more]