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  • Painful Past (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Learn to let go of any painful past condition!

  • Let Higher Facts Free You from a Painful Past (Writing - 8/24/03)

    Guy Finley explains how to make a fresh start by learning our lessons and dropping regrets instead of carrying painful past experiences forward into our lives.

  • 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.

  • Cancel the Secret Cause of Self-Captivity (Writing - 4/27/04)

    Learning to question old, negative reactions and feelings, explains Guy Finley, is the first step to breaking out of their dark captivity.

  • Follow These Twelve Secrets All the Way Home (Writing - 7/6/04)

    The key to rising above our present limitations, explains Guy Finley, is to look beyond our old answers for new and higher understanding.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Remember This Simple Truth and Be Self-Ruling (Writing - 5/8/05)

    Guy Finley reminds us that we do not have to share a single moment with the memory of anything that we don't want to, including painful memories, disappointments or regrets.

  • Walk Lightly Through Life (Writing - 12/11/05)

    It is not our life that must change, explains Guy Finley, but our view of our life.

  • How to Care for Yourself in a New Way (Writing - 4/2/07)

    Our responsibility, explains Guy Finley, is only to remain aware in the moment and to allow ourselves to be guided by and within that awareness.

  • Five Truths That Make You Victorious (Writing - 9/17/07)

    Guy Finley explains that nothing in life can stop you from starting your life all over.

  • Outgrow Being Unhappy Over Anything (Audio 10:09 - 2/17/08)

    Real spiritual growth does not happen automatically with the mere passage of time. A change in our outer activities does not lead to true change. In this podcast, Guy Finley…[more]

  • The Power to Put the Past Behind You (Writing - 4/14/08)

    Our task, explains Guy Finley, is discovering that we can have no real freedom until we are free of the tyranny of the past that still lives within us.

  • Never Feel Disappointed With Yourself Again (Audio 2:55 - 5/23/09)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why there is never any good reason to feel disappointed or discouraged about your life.

  • 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]

  • New Understanding to Outgrow Your Regrets (Audio 14:46 - 8/14/09)

    In this powerful podcast, Guy Finley points the way to a completely new understanding about your own mind that can forever free you from the painful sting of past regrets.

  • Rise Above the Blame Game (Writing - 9/21/09)

    The weakness that blames others, explains Guy Finley, blinds you to your real inner condition.

  • Failure (Writing - 10/18/09)

    Guy Finley debunks the notion of failure for anyone willing to put their love of Truth first in their lives. Find out that self-discovery is self-success, and that for the…[more]

  • Free Yourself From What Confines You (Writing - 4/12/10)

    Guy Finley explains why all punishing self-states are "lies."

  • Learn to Release all Resentments (Writing - 5/10/10)

    Guy Finley explains how to learn to ask for a happy, new life by refusing to relive what's been tearing at you.

  • Free Yourself from the Whole Idea of Failure (Writing - 5/23/10)

    It is impossible to feel ourselves a "failure" without having first condemned ourselves for some shortcoming, explains Guy Finley.

  • The #1 Secret to Being Relaxed, Carefree, and In Command (Writing - 1/1/10)

    There is a hidden part of you that knows, without thinking about it, how to always be perfectly relaxed, carefree, and in command. This higher intellectual and emotional intelligence is…[more]

  • Take Yourself Off the Track to Nowhere (Audio 6:42 - 10/19/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley explains that true self-command becomes possible when we begin to consciously interrupt the momentum of the unconscious nature that is presently in control of our…[more]

  • Let in the Healing Light of Life's Lessons (Writing - 9/18/12)

    In the middle of any unwanted experience, waiting there all along for us to realize it, is the truth that liberates and lifts us above our former limited understanding responsible…[more]

  • Stop Picking Up the Pain of the Past (Audio 1:34 - 6/11/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that if we will stop agreeing to "feed" the parts of us that produce unnecessary pain, then gradually those parts will stop growing.

  • The Power to Know Natural Peace (Audio 5:28 - 6/26/13)

    Guy Finley talks about how we currently live from an agitated nature that searches for "peace" through its own frenzied activity. Our awareness of this fact is what seeds within…[more]

  • End the Secret Suffering Behind Judging Yourself and Others (Audio 2:41 - 10/18/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley emphasizes the importance of having an awareness of our own interior lives so that we can begin to see the need to stop feeding…[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]

  • Detect and Reject Despair (Writing - 11/11/13)

    A painful regret is a needless present pain over an experience now past.

  • You Don't Have to Fear Changes If You Change With Them (Audio 5:32 - 2/24/14)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we would rather hold onto old convictions that are connected to images that we have of ourselves rather than allow natural…[more]

  • Go Beyond What Has Passed Into the Presence That Heals It (Audio 2:20 - 3/24/14)

    Guy Finley explains in this brief talk that we can either be embroiled in regret and resentment over the cruel behavior of someone from our past, or we can stop…[more]

  • See Through the False Bliss Called Self-Ignorance (Audio 8:08 - 4/1/14)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are always being acted upon, moment to moment, by certain kinds of energy, and the degree to which we possess…[more]

  • The Secret of Healing Your Past (Audio 2:32 - 5/19/14)

    Guy Finley briefly describes in this short talk how our lives can change for the better, including all of our past, if we are willing, right now, to do the…[more]

  • The Secret of Healing Your Past (Video 2:09 - 7/18/14)

    Guy Finley describes in this short video how our lives can change for the better, including all of our past, if we are willing, right now, to do the necessary…[more]

  • The Leading Indicator of All Incomplete Actions in Life (Audio 2:22 - 5/29/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how all interior dialogs within oneself are the result of something within us that is trying in vain to reconcile a disparity…[more]

  • Complete the Pattern of Life and Fulfill Its Great Purpose (Audio 4:57 - 8/5/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how anything that is authentically new in life is the fulfillment of a pattern, which then creates a new pattern, which itself…[more]

  • Complete the Pattern of Life and Fulfill Its Great Purpose (Video 3:51 - 10/29/15)

    In this short video, Guy Finley talks about how anything that is authentically new in life is the fulfillment of a pattern, which then creates a new pattern, which itself…[more]

  • Learn to Dismiss Self-Wrecking Thoughts (Writing - 4/4/16)

    Any wave of resentment, anxiety, or fear that comes to wash you away is nothing more than a kind of psychic residue left over from who you once were.

  • Awaken This Power in Your Heart (Writing - 11/28/16)

    It is your spiritual right to decide what kind of thoughts and feelings are permitted to roam through your consciousness.

  • Lose Interest in the Pain of Your Past (Writing - 7/24/17)

    Since real life renews itself every microsecond, then whatever moment our mind keeps pointing to from our past can't possibly be the real reason for our present pain.

  • The Real Reason Why Things Never Change (Video 4:07 - 12/13/17)

    Life of Learning Foundation founder and director Guy Finley Guy Finley reveals what we must do to change our experience of life and enter into a relationship with Freedom itself.…[more]

  • Living in the Ever-Changing Presence Moment (Audio 3:07 - 4/6/18)

    A true aspirant waits in the present moment for what the moment reveals to the aspirant about him- or herself. And since that is never-ending and always changing, so is…[more]