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  • Advanced Studies in Ending the Ache of Ambition (Writing - 2/16/03)

    Understand True success by seeing the punishment in ambition and desire.

  • The Sound of Truth (Writing - 1/12/03)

    Listen for God's Voice and Know Freedom

  • Finding Perfect Freedom (Writing - 10/13/02)

    Find Real Freedom through love.

  • Jump In (Writing - 10/6/02)

    Life will fill whatever you empty. Be hollow. Let the winds of change play you instead of punish you.

  • Away the Shores of Your Soul (Writing - 6/9/02)

    Don't Settle for a Stream When the Ocean Belongs to You

  • Let Nothingness Happen (Writing - 7/21/02)

    Allowing nothingness its life slays both the illusion of emptiness and the self so fearful of it.

  • Indecision (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Tips for fearlessly stepping into indecision and the unknown.

  • Forty Ways To Determine Your Level of Inner Freedom (Writing - 11/8/02)

    Learn about your individual level of inner freedom.

  • Expanding Our Understanding of the Nature of Truth (Writing - 1/31/03)

    Expanding Our Understanding of the Nature of Truth

  • Flow With The Present Moment  Into The Fullness Of The Free Mind (Writing - 10/25/02)

    You need never suffer again.

  • A Spiritual Declaration of Independence (Writing - 7/7/03)

    Guy Finley offers a powerful spiritual declaration of independence for those who have grown weary of compromising themselves for a false freedom that always betrays.

  • Learn How to Take Yourself to a Higher, Happier Life Level (Writing - 9/30/03)

    Helpful insights from Guy Finley on choosing the higher life we are meant to be a part of.

  • Lift Yourself into a Brand New World (Writing - 10/20/03)

    In this key lesson Guy Finley explains that our own only weakness is in what we have not yet discovered about ourselves, and our one strength is the realization that,…[more]

  • Forty Ways to Determine Your Level of Inner Freedom (Writing - 11/3/03)

    A comprehensive list from Guy Finley of keys to knowing you're on Freedom's Path.

  • Leave Troubling Thoughts and Feelings Where You Find Them (Writing - 3/8/04)

    When we practice, explains Guy Finley, at not using our own thoughts to tell us what's happening in any given situation, we allow the circumstances of the event to be…[more]

  • Let Go and Let Higher Life Forces Succeed for You (Writing - 3/14/04)

    Inside each of us, explains Guy Finley, resides a seed to be nurtured by something higher.

  • 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.

  • This Key Unlocks the Door to a New Kind of Freedom (Writing - 5/25/04)

    The true answer to any problem we find ourselves in is not found in our thoughts about it, but rather in our willingness to allow new light to reveal its…[more]

  • Freedom (Writing - 7/1/04)

    Guy Finley suggests a test for evaluating your own level of inner freedom. Learn to drop discouragement over any limitations and to awaken the secret part of you that has…[more]

  • Tap Into the Power of True Self (Writing - 7/13/04)

    True freedom, explains Guy Finley, is found through awareness that clinging to our past experience is all that holds us captive.

  • Bill of Lights (adapted from Liberation of Consciousness) (Writing - 7/17/04)

    This unique and inspiring writing by Guy Finley outlines 7 natural powers granted to those who will put forth the effort to remember them.

  • Discover the Freedom You Need to Live the Way You Want (Writing - 8/24/04)

    In our quest to win freedom from the ties that bind, we spend most of our lives struggling to overcome vague foes that fade in and out, like the shadows…[more]

  • Let What You Like Lead You All the Way to Self-Liberation (Writing - 9/28/04)

    Each time we listen to -- and work with -- that part of us which knows what is right and true, explains Guy Finley, we strengthen our relationship with all…[more]

  • Realize the Endless Riches of your Real Self (Writing - 3/5/05)

    Whenever we will lend our attention to the inner task of working to transcend some dark state at work within us, explains Guy Finley, then in that same moment we…[more]

  • Take the Steps to the Stressless Life (Writing - 4/17/05)

    Learn to look at all difficult moments as opportunities to come awake to yourself, explains Guy Finley, and a place from which you can practice stepping outside of stressful thoughts.

  • The Higher Self-Understanding That Heals All Hurts (Writing - 5/1/05)

    When faced with a fear of the unknown, explains Guy Finley, we must choose to explore what is yet to be discovered within ourselves.

  • Step Into Your Personal Spiritual Workstation (Writing - 7/15/05)

    Each time, explains Guy Finley, that we actually come to the end of what we know to do and stay there without punishing ourselves or hating life for finding ourselves…[more]

  • Letting Love Master Your Heart (Writing - 7/31/05)

    That which makes it possible for love to be felt between the lover and the loved, explains Guy Finley, is Love itself.

  • Let Me Run With You (Writing - 7/3/06)

    Forget this world with its intermittent streams, whose waters begin and end. Search out the Ocean, and stand in Her surge until the waves wash away the shores of your…[more]

  • How Your Desire for Approval Keeps You Imprisoned (Writing - 8/19/06)

    No one can give us the approval we seek, explains Guy Finley, because it isn't his or hers to give

  • To Release or to Resist... That is the Question (Audio 10:53 - 12/26/07)

    You can let go of any painful situation or darkened state in your life starting right now! This powerful talk explains how resisting your pain actually keeps it alive. Listen…[more]

  • Be Stronger Than Any Inner Bully (Writing - 9/24/06)

    Starting to think differently towards your own fears, explains Guy Finley, is the same as learning to act differently towards them.

  • Clear This Obstacle and Climb to True Independence (Writing - 10/1/06)

    Every step along the way to a higher independent life, explains Guy Finley, is both the challenge and the reward.

  • Find Personal Freedom in the Principles of Invisible Justice (Writing - 2/26/07)

    We can never hope to be free, as Guy Finley explains, as long as any part of us struggles with, or suffers over what others are doing, have done, or…[more]

  • Solving the Mystery of Letting Go (Writing - 11/7/07)

    Sometimes the greatest truths are laid right before our eyes, in the simplest of things, and yet we just can't see them. Take for instance our own hands: what a…[more]

  • Be Your True Self and Be Fearless (Writing - 6/2/08)

    It is possible, explains Guy Finley, to understand your fear in a whole new way.

  • See Through the Painful Illusion of Imperfection (Audio 12:33 - 8/19/08)

    In this podcast, best-selling author Guy Finley talks about what it really means to be yourself.

  • Ten Keys for Gaining Greater Self Liberation (Writing - 8/25/08)

    Your experience of this world, explains Guy Finley, is determined by how you think toward it.

  • Take the Leap into All that You May Be (Writing - 9/25/08)

    Guy Finley urges us to find the places in our lives where we can take conscious, spiritual risks.

  • Court the Ever-Present Company of True Peace (Writing - 10/25/08)

    Peace is not true peace, explains Guy Finley, unless you are at peace wherever you are.

  • Take Back Authority Over Your Own Life (Writing - 12/15/08)

    Our purpose in life, explains Guy Finley, should be to challenge and rise above every wrong feeling by finding the higher ground within.

  • Pull the Power Out of All Self-Punishing States (Writing - 12/28/08)

    When we stop giving our life energy to any moment which seems overpowering, explains Guy Finley, it loses its illusion of power.

  • Letting Go: A Little Bit at a Time (Audio 6:32 - 1/20/09)

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

  • The Cost of Freedom (Audio 23:13 - 5/6/09)

    Listen closely because this could be what you have been waiting to hear your whole life! In this extraordinary podcast, Guy Finley talks about what a person must understand in…[more]

  • Prescription for a Free and Happy Life (Writing - 5/4/09)

    Guy Finley explains that the day of our awakening is the same as the delightful date of our departure from a bankrupt world filled with beggars dressed as kings and…[more]

  • End the Misery of Motivating Yourself (Audio 9:02 - 6/1/09)

    In this incredible podcast, Guy Finley reveals some startling, life-changing facts about motivation that, up until now, have been hidden in plain sight.

  • Learn to Act or Be Acted Upon (Audio 3:19 - 6/19/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about what it means to be properly responsive to the present moment, as opposed to getting lost in worried thoughts about what action to…[more]

  • Step Into the Shoes of a Spiritual Warrior (Audio 2:19 - 7/24/09)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explores how a true spiritual warrior is not someone who imagines future victories to come, but is the individual who is willing to step…[more]

  • The Full Faith That Frees You (Audio 3:30 - 11/29/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the often misunderstood idea of faith, and how we can come to the true, bold understanding that we are made for everything that…[more]

  • The Journey From Faith to Freedom (Audio 6:47 - 4/1/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how true faith, born out of seeing the real need for a fearless life, can point the way toward an authentic, everlasting inner…[more]

  • How to Discover Your Higher Possibilities (Writing - 7/9/10)

    In our willingness to journey to what seems the end of us, we are gifted with the understanding that there is no ending to our True Self.

  • Self-Knowledge is Self-Liberation (Audio 13:57 - 8/12/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how self-knowledge is essential for any human being who longs to be in relationship with a higher order of life that is everlastingly…[more]

  • 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]

  • Give Yourself to a Life Free of Fear (Audio 3:21 - 10/4/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about why we must give ourselves completely to each moment if we ever want to discover a fearless life.

  • Guilt (Writing - 11/1/10)

    Guy Finley discusses releasing guilt, shame, regret, and remorse over harmful things we may have done in the past, as well as fears of eternal damnation for choices that may…[more]

  • Real Faith and True Freedom (Writing - 1/10/11)

    No one is free who lives with fear.

  • Get Started on the Higher Path to Selfless Living (Writing - 3/7/11)

    We are meant to take part in God's life through awareness of the freedom it continually reveals.

  • Free Yourself From the Pain of False Purposes (Audio 5:44 - 3/29/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how freedom from unhappiness and frustration appears naturally as we learn to let go of false purposes.

  • Find a New Order of Freedom (Writing - 8/15/11)

    We can either spend our lives fearful of any unwanted event that comes along to challenge our sense of self, or we can use that same situation to help set…[more]

  • Stop Waiting and Start Living (Audio 5:23 - 9/10/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how painful tension persists because we are relying on something outside of ourselves to tell us who we are.

  • Choose the Path of Freedom (Audio 4:03 - 2/3/12)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can stop being fooled into involving ourselves with fear, worry and anxiety by remembering that there are parts of us that…[more]

  • Be the Opening Act in Real Life (Audio 3:40 - 2/8/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why the unconscious imitation of anyone else is the repetition of the known, and why real freedom cannot be found in familiarity.

  • Remember This Key to Self-Command (Writing - 12/19/11)

    The key to regaining command of yourself in any moment you start to feel as though you're in a rush is to remember that who you are and what you…[more]

  • Let Go and Rise Above What Holds You Down (Writing - 11/26/12)

    Letting go follows the realization that holding on is of no further use.

  • Stop Wasting Life's Two Greatest Gifts (Audio 6:32 - 11/29/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are intended to actively use the gifts we are given so that we can begin to enter into an authentic…[more]

  • The Holiness of Your Higher Education (Audio 3:20 - 1/1/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how true "spiritual learning" is not made up of a series of steps that we add to our intellectual library of knowledge,…[more]

  • The Spiritual Compass That Guarantees Success (Audio 7:35 - 1/11/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how, if our wish is to find true contentment, we must begin to give more and more of our attention to our…[more]

  • Practice Getting Out of Your Own Way (Writing - 2/18/13)

    In spite of how things may appear to us, we are never trapped by where we are. The trap is always who we are.

  • Don't "Dance" with Painful Thoughts and Feelings (Video 12:49 - 3/22/13)

    In this video, Guy tells an enlightening and entertaining spiritual story about a young woman who gets carried away with "dance partners" -- thoughts and feelings -- that don't have…[more]

  • Negativity is Not Your Friend! An Answer to a 9-Year-Old Boy (Video 2:14 - 6/24/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley talks about how true interior freedom dawns as we begin to observe the mechanical behavior of negative states as they try to tell us who…[more]

  • Go Against the World That Wants to Carry You Away (Video 7:47 - 7/10/13)

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

  • How to Escape the Prison of Monotony (Video 4:59 - 7/26/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley talks about how resistance to any moment actually produces a greater attachment to the life that we say we don't want.

  • The Flight of Freedom (Audio 2:08 - 8/26/13)

    Guy Finley explains in this short talk how all of us must eventually leave behind the consolation of familiar spiritual ideas and begin to act on what we know is…[more]

  • The Flight of Freedom (Video 1:46 - 10/1/13)

    Guy Finley explains in this short video how all of us must eventually leave behind the consolation of familiar spiritual ideas and begin to act on what we know is…[more]

  • Remember the Celestial Tempo (Video 2:16 - 10/28/13)

    Guy Finley explains that the idea of "remembering ourselves" is completely different than being drawn into thinking about ourselves. Remembering ourselves is a perfect action that is in harmony with…[more]

  • Transcending Any Physical Pain or Problem (Video 7:53 - 5/13/14)

    Guy Finley explains that you can never be free of anything you resist. In order to transcend any pain or problem, you must meet it completely, as you are, and…[more]

  • Drop the Burden of False Responsibility (Writing - 7/14/14)

    As we realize that there is no way that painful concern can positively affect any outcome, we drop that concern, and bit by bit, we begin to hear what real…[more]

  • Remember Your True Identity and Realize Self-Liberation (Writing - 10/20/14)

    Nothing real stands between you and your wish to be free.

  • The Possibility of Perfect Freedom (Audio 4:50 - 3/17/15)

    Guy Finley explains that perfection is a relationship between a human being and the world in which they live. As we strive for perfection we will reach, and necessarily so,…[more]

  • 3 Words and One Action That Guarantees Spiritual Freedom (Video 2:19 - 3/20/15)

    In this short video clip, Guy Finley explains that a true spiritual aspirant is someone who works to "make it real" because he or she has seen the futility of…[more]

  • Four Words for Any Family Crisis (Video 2:06 - 3/27/15)

    Guy Finley reveals four words that will always aid you and those around you in any difficult, stressful situation involving family and friends.

  • Live From the Celestial Will That Won't Ever Let You Down (Audio 2:07 - 3/26/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about a spiritual paradox: that our level of freedom in this world is determined by how willing we are to be commanded by…[more]

  • The Fulfillment of Free Will (Audio 2:33 - 5/14/15)

    In this short audio clip, Guy Finley talks about some of the characteristics of free will -- the capacity to choose what we love -- and the higher kind of…[more]

  • The Fulfillment of Free Will (Video 2:16 - 7/27/15)

    In this short video clip, Guy Finley talks about some of the characteristics of free will -- the capacity to choose what we love -- and the higher kind of…[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.

  • The Path to Perfect Impersonal Love (Audio 1:55 - 3/3/16)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how it is possible to give all of ourselves to something that we love to do, and yet at the same time…[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.

  • Why Am I Here? (Video 4:26 - 4/19/16)

    Guy Finley explains that our true purpose in life is connected to the part of us that is always present and connected to a higher intelligence that always goes before…[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.

  • How to Find Lasting Freedom in Spiritual Stillness (Video 11:49 - 8/17/16)

    Guy Finley explains that real freedom is not found through obtaining powers or possessions, but in understanding the "wanting" nature within us that feels a captive of anything that interferes…[more]

  • 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.

  • Being Perfected by the Golf Swing (Video 6:18 - 2/28/17)

    "Letting go" author Guy Finley tells a story about an owner of a golf driving range befriending a young player who, despite being a newcomer to the game of golf,…[more]

  • Put Yourself in the Hands of a Power Greater than Any Pain (Video 3:51 - 3/13/17)

    Guy Finley explains that we are not meant to worry about growing older. We are meant to welcome growing older as a natural step towards changing what we value most…[more]

  • Turn Limitation into Liberation (Video 6:10 - 3/17/17)

    Guy Finley explains that when we meet our limitations head on we enter into relationship with a transformative power that enables us to transcend anything that would limit us.

  • Turn Limitation Into Liberation (Audio 5:58 - 5/22/17)

    When we meet our limitations head on we enter into relationship with a transformative power that enables us to transcend anything that would limit us.

  • Come Out from the Sea of Thoughts and Breathe in Real Life (Audio 3:02 - 7/6/17)

    If you wish to enter into a new relationship with life you must be willing to challenge the voices of "I can't" or "I won't" or "I don't" when they…[more]

  • The Lost Secrets of Starting Your Life Over (Excerpt) (Video 5:06 - 7/6/17)

    In this excerpt from an hour-long seminar, Guy Finley explains that "starting over" is not something that happens by creating a better set of circumstances for ourselves, but is instead…[more]

  • Seek Me Among the Living (Excerpt) (Video 7:21 - 11/11/17)

    Life of Learning Foundation founder and director Guy Finley explains that the beginning of freedom is in the awareness of our inner captivity. The full replay of this class is…[more]

  • Real Freedom Can't Be Stolen (Video 5:17 - 11/11/17)

    In this video clip, Life of Learning Founder and Director Guy Finley tells us that the only thing we're captive of is not understanding who and what we are and…[more]

  • Why You Don't Have to Own Those Feelings of Loss (Writing - 2/12/18)

    Life is about development, enrichment, and fulfillment that begins with our spirit.

  • It's Not Your Job to Complete Yourself (Video 4:44 - 3/29/18)

    Guy Finley explains our role in finding real fulfillment and purpose.

  • A Special Exercise for Those Who Wish for Inner Freedom (Audio 4:07 - 3/31/18)

    Guy explains that in order to come into a real life, you need to work to stop passively giving into fear and start taking action that allows you to see…[more]

  • No Thought Can Free You from Fear (Video 5:07 - 3/30/18)

    Guy Finley reveals what we must do to change our experience of life and enter into a relationship with freedom itself.

  • 20 Unmistakable Ways to Tell You're in the Wrong Place Inwardly (Writing - 5/21/18)

    The only thing that can happen to you when you're in the wrong place is a wrong thing. But even when you find yourself in a "wrong place" inwardly, you…[more]

  • Rise Above Your Reactions to Unwanted Experiences (Writing - 6/25/18)

    As life pours itself out in the stream of passing time, and we run into challenges seemingly greater than our ability to answer -- each of these encounters "asks" this…[more]