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  • The Way His Will Works (Writing - 1/19/03)

    Find strength, peace and quietude in God's Will

  • 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.

  • Take the Road (Writing - 9/29/02)

    It does not matter how you take the road. All that really matters is that you take it.

  • Always You (Writing - 12/8/02)

    Put God First

  • Where the Heart Belongs (Writing - 12/1/02)

    Leave Your Heart in God's Good Keeping

  • To Be an Instrument of the Light (Writing - 11/24/02)

    Wake Up and Take Part in God's Great Symphony

  • The Good Work of Giving Yourself Up (Writing - 7/14/02)

    Cycling of vanity with life-in-vain goes on until you see the cost of a self-filling self. Then you commence on the good work of giving yourself up.

  • True Purpose (Writing - 2/22/03)

    Find your true purpose in life!

  • Life's Purpose (Writing - 2/22/03)

    Our Life's Purpose and the reason we were created is to fulfill the possibility of purpose and promise in our lives.

  • Pull Yourself Out of the Worlds Pull on You (Writing - 8/23/02)

    What is our purpose in life?

  • How to Make all of Life be Just for You (Writing - 9/15/03)

    In this short writing Guy Finley explains how we must revisit the same painful lessons over and over again until we begin to put the Truth first in our lives.…[more]

  • 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]

  • 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.

  • Householder's Path (Writing - 4/1/05)

    Guy Finley discusses the concerns of householders with regard to fulfilling responsibilities while on the spiritual path.

  • Start Being the Light of the World (Writing - 4/23/05)

    Each of us has a secret character hidden away in us, explains Guy Finley, that is created for just the alchemical purpose of transforming any dark influence into a beneficial…[more]

  • Awaken to the Wonder of the Ever-Changing World Within You (Writing - 4/9/06)

    There is no moment, explains Guy Finley, in which the whole of the turning of the universe isn't producing a corresponding turning in the soul.

  • Pull Yourself Out of the World's Pull on You (Writing - 5/15/06)

    The quality of our life, explains Guy Finley, is first and foremost an expression of the level of our understanding.

  • The Power to End Self-Defeating Patterns (Writing - 7/31/06)

    Guy Finley explains that before you can have a different life -- before you can be happier, wiser, more at peace, and in quiet command of yourself -- you must…[more]

  • Find Happiness in a Higher Meaning of Life (Audio 9:32 - 12/26/07)

    Tired of going in painful circles in your life? In this talk Guy Finley reveals the secret of finally moving out of what may feel like a meaningless existence into…[more]

  • Stand in the Light of Love and Watch Your Life Grow Bright (Writing - 12/25/07)

    Guy Finley explains that we are not here to make something of ourselves, but rather are meant to allow the Light to make of us what it will.

  • Relationships: The Pathway and the Promise of Real Life (Writing - 3/3/08)

    Right within us, as an unseen aspect of our True Nature, resides the entire range of relationships that the universe has to offer.

  • The Power that Makes All Things Possible (Writing - 6/16/08)

    What good is the light of any lamp in the dark, asks Guy Finley, if we forget to take that lamp with us out into the night?

  • Seek the Source of Self-Perfection (Audio 7:10 - 7/27/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley, best-selling author of The Essential Laws of Fearless Living, reveals how every human being is created with the potential of perfectly reflecting all that is…[more]

  • Chart a New Course Through Any Dark Moment (Writing - 11/10/08)

    Guy Finley explains that it's what we do inwardly -- with what takes place outwardly -- that alone has the power to transform our lives.

  • 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.

  • Creating a New Spiritual Center of Gravity (Audio 13:46 - 3/9/09)

    The real gifts given to us by Truth are more plentiful than our minds could possibly imagine. In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about what the healing action of truth…[more]

  • Keys to Claiming Your Celestial Birthright (Writing - 2/23/09)

    On one hand we are made to live out our physical existence in the world of passing time. This is the world we are all familiar with. It is the…[more]

  • How to Want Whatever Happens to You (Writing - 4/20/09)

    You do not need to remain the victim of fear, explains Guy Finley.

  • The Secret for Effortless Living (Writing - 5/25/09)

    Everyone wonders whether or not there is one Great Secret for truly successful living. Guy Finley explains that there is.

  • The Difference Between Just Living and Real Life (Audio 2:54 - 6/29/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the choice we have to either passively exist -- having our lives lived for us -- or to become conscious that we are…[more]

  • Let Love Stand By You in Your Hour of Need (Writing - 7/6/09)

    No human being needs control over life, explains Guy Finley, because in reality, no one is apart from it.

  • Let Life Touch You (Audio 6:52 - 8/31/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about what it would mean to allow every impression that touches your heart and mind to stir you as it is intended.

  • The Secret for Successful Living (Writing - 9/7/09)

    Guy Finley reminds us that real change itself isn't found in some new way to think about yourself but in the freedom from the need to think about yourself at…[more]

  • Let Real Light Into Your Life (Audio 2:31 - 1/10/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how nothing but good can come to those who place the love of light before all else.

  • Has Anyone Seen My Camel? (Audio 5:47 - 1/12/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley tells a timeless story that underscores the need we have as human beings to know our true nature.

  • Responsibility (Writing - 2/1/10)

    Guy Finley discusses the true nature of responsibility to ourselves and to others and how we can begin to lay down the weight of the false responsibilities and beliefs that…[more]

  • Refuse to Agree to Mediocrity (Writing - 1/29/10)

    To agree to sleep our way through life is to lose everything, explains Guy Finley, because it rules out the possibility of our soul's awakening.

  • Master the Bucking Bronco Called Your 'self' (Audio 12:58 - 3/11/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about an altogether new kind of victory that can be ours if we will agree to see what the present moment reveals within us.

  • Find the Love That's Looking for You (Writing - 5/17/10)

    Love lends her force to the entire universe, explains Guy Finley -- so don't you think that if you were to ask rightly for a bit of it that She…[more]

  • Getting Close to Being Spiritual (Audio 9:44 - 8/26/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a real spiritual life becomes possible for us when we begin to act on what we know is true.

  • Walk Through This World Without Fear or Worry (Video 14:17 - 2/3/10)

    Guy Finley speaks about how it's possible to live completely free from fear, worry, and other self-limiting thoughts and feelings.

  • You Can Reach Whatever You Are Willing to Receive (Writing - 12/13/10)

    Learning to let go of our own constant mental chattering prepares us for the entrance of the Secret Self.

  • Stay Awake Behind the Wheel of Life (Audio 2:19 - 12/13/10)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of understanding the need to awaken from spiritual sleep.

  • Build a Spiritual Fire for Your Heart (Audio 7:49 - 1/11/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how a real love for what is true and Divine requires that we agree to see ourselves as we actually are.

  • Secrets of the Profitable Soul (Writing - 2/7/11)

    We can and must begin to understand the spiritual life before we can live it. But we can't begin to understand something that is above us until we begin to…[more]

  • Participate in the Fulfillment of Real Life (Audio 3:09 - 3/2/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we are intended to use all of life's moments to grow into a more fully integrated and meaningful relationship with real life.

  • 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.

  • The Key to the Higher Kingdoms (Audio 16:51 - 6/8/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can realize and enter into a higher life that is greater than ourselves.

  • Awaken the Character Meant to Be First (Writing - 8/29/11)

    We are meant to go through a transfiguration on this earth, a change internally that leaves our character like nothing it was before.

  • Dare to Stand in the Light of Truth (Writing - 10/10/11)

    If we're to succeed in our search for wholeness, we not only require a new and higher order of self-knowledge, but one that must also take us in a completely…[more]

  • Use This Principle to Escape the Prison of Yourself (Audio 7:22 - 12/13/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how there is nothing in the world more practical than true spiritual principles.

  • Use All Stressful Moments to Transform Yourself (Audio 5:25 - 1/16/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how conscious awareness of tension is the birthing ground of revelation and self-discovery.

  • A Glimpse of Forever (Audio 2:27 - 3/14/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the fact that we can grow into an ever-expanding relationship with truth because something of that truth already dwells within us.

  • Choose the Course of Your Destiny (Writing - 3/26/12)

    The present moment, where our being and our nature meet, is the instant of our destiny.

  • Come Out of the World and Into Your Own (Audio 4:27 - 4/17/12)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the true reward that comes with being willing to stand within what the light of awareness wants to reveal to us about ourselves.

  • A Special Mother's Day Message (Audio 6:57 - 5/14/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are all intended to understand the purpose of this life, which is to be a conscious participant in the moment-to-moment…[more]

  • 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]

  • Agree to the Greatest Adventure in the World (Audio 4:52 - 10/3/12)

    In this enlightening short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means for an individual to set out on the journey to true self-understanding.

  • Working in the Garden of the Soul (Audio 6:21 - 10/29/12)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how something is always growing within us, but just like any garden that produces real physical food, what grows in our interior life…[more]

  • 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]

  • Find the Meaning of Life in Every Moment (Writing - 12/3/12)

    Life wants us to know the meaning of it. It is an innate urge in us to know the meaning of our life, and it is right before us in…[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]

  • There's Nothing You Can't Do (Video 4:31 - 5/10/13)

    Guy Finley explains that everything you need to succeed and to change the kind of human being you are is already provided for you.

  • Love Begins with Complete Openness to Life (Video 6:56 - 5/17/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley explains that true love reveals to us what we need to see about ourselves so that we can develop a more perfect relationship with what…[more]

  • Let Inner Disturbances Lead to True Reconciliation (Video 5:04 - 9/3/13)

    Guy Finley explains how every event in life serves to reveal the actual truth of our character, and that true reconciliation must include a higher awareness of that nature within…[more]

  • The Plan and the Path to Life Everlasting (Audio 1:56 - 11/7/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about three stages in the life of a spiritual aspirant: first we explore the world, then we develop into good householders, and then…[more]

  • The Plan and the Path to Life Everlasting (Video 1:34 - 11/6/13)

    In this short commentary, Guy Finley talks about three stages in the life of a spiritual aspirant: first we explore the world, then we become good householders, and then if…[more]

  • Our True Need for Ceaseless Prayer (Video 4:01 - 1/27/14)

    Guy Finley explains that the real reason for practicing ceaseless prayer is so that we can see that we are ceaselessly distracted. Our intention must be to see with greater…[more]

  • Answer the Need to Hear and to Drink From the Truth (Audio 5:21 - 3/28/14)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley eloquently lays out the beauty and the different expressions of the thirst for truth, which thirst must be an authentic one, and how it…[more]

  • Engage Directly With The Divine (Video 3:17 - 6/2/14)

    Guy Finley explains that no matter how well something is defined, the mind's interpretation will always be incomplete because it is downstream from the original impression. When we realize that…[more]

  • Stand Up for What's True in You (Video 10:16 - 7/18/14)

    Guy Finley explains that if you want to have a relationship with the divine, with what's right and good, then you must learn to stand up for truth within you.…[more]

  • Real Love is Now or Never (Video 6:58 - 11/4/14)

    Guy Finley explains that we are created to be the instrument of real love, but currently all we know is a kind of conditional love through which we chase after…[more]

  • 3 Words and One Action That Guarantees Spiritual Freedom (Audio 2:40 - 12/2/14)

    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 deflecting life through pretense and…[more]

  • Only Love Can Carry You to Heaven's Shore (Video 1:19 - 2/26/15)

    Guy Finley explains that there truly is a wave of love that alone has the capacity to wash away everything that causes you to be sad and angry. But you…[more]

  • Quitters Never Progress (Audio 10:19 - 3/23/15)

    Guy Finley explains that within us exists both an affirming force that drives our wish to connect with the world above us, as well as a denying force that wants…[more]

  • Perfect Every Moment With This Single Purpose (Video 5:38 - 3/23/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that we must learn what it means to be present to ourselves at all times, since the unattended mind attracts false purposes to…[more]

  • Quitters Never Progress (Video 9:58 - 4/6/15)

    Guy Finley explains that within us exists both an affirming force that drives our wish to connect with the world above us, as well as a denying force that wants…[more]

  • Change Your World by Changing Your Relationship With It (Audio 4:11 - 4/28/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how real change in our exterior world begins with being in right relationship with what appears in our interior world. Nothing changes…[more]

  • Live From the Celestial Will That Won't Ever Let You Down (Video 1:47 - 5/13/15)

    Guy Finley talks briefly about a great paradox in our spiritual work... that our level of interior freedom is determined by how willing we are to be commanded.

  • It's Impossible to Hide and See at the Same Time (Writing - 5/25/15)

    There is a direct and proportionate relationship between the degree of inconsolable pain that we have and a deep-seated misunderstanding of our real purpose for being alive.

  • Guy Finley Interview on "Buddha at the Gas Pump" (Video 2:05:49 - 8/12/15)

    Watch Guy's interview with host Rick Archer on the popular YouTube series, "Buddha at the Gas Pump."

  • Uncover the Unstoppable Goodness in Your Soul (Video 1:35 - 8/21/15)

    In this brief video clip, Guy Finley talks about how an authentic struggle is necessary in order to realize the flowering of the goodness that has already been seeded within…[more]

  • 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.

  • A New Kind of Seeing That Helps Set You Free (Writing - 12/14/15)

    We are at our core a creature of the stars: beings whose original and celestial stuff is not only born of light, but also intended to live unbound.

  • To Fulfill the True Purpose of Your Life Start Being the Instrument of True Life (Audio 3:50 - 12/29/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that "practicing the presence of God" is connected to understanding that you don't have anything more important to do than to simply be…[more]

  • 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 Practical Experiences to Realize True Spiritual Principles (Audio 2:03 - 5/18/16)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how a true spiritual principle becomes self-evident when we are willing to see ourselves as we are in the moment of contact with…[more]

  • Use Your Practical Experiences to Realize True Spiritual Principles (Video 2:33 - 6/21/16)

    In this short video, Guy Finley explains how a true spiritual principle becomes self-evident when we are willing to see ourselves as we are in the moment of contact with…[more]

  • The Invisible Need in Every Seed (Writing - 9/26/16)

    No natural need can exist without that which has been created to directly answer it.

  • Five Insights into Raising Your Level of Spiritual Freedom (Writing - 10/31/16)

    The following higher insights help summarize a prescription for a free life.

  • The Final and Absolute Secret to a Fearless Life (Audio 5:10 - 12/14/16)

    Best-selling "letting go" author Guy Finley explains how psychological fear is always connected to the idea that something of value can be taken from us. But who we really are…[more]

  • Transform Any Troubling Relationship into a Timeless Treasure (Excerpt) (Video 8:38 - 2/23/17)

    In this excerpt from an hour-long seminar that Guy Finley presented on Sunday 2/15/17, he explains why our relationships are the most untapped resource on the planet when it come…[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]

  • Learn to Move from Your Head to Your Heart (Video 4:24 - 6/30/17)

    The seeds of discovering a new mind come from moving closer and closer to the very source of wisdom. What any man or woman in the universe understands you can…[more]

  • Use the Power of Patience and Persistence to Harness Resistance (Excerpt) (Video 4:47 - 10/30/17)

    In this excerpt from an hour-long talk, Life of Learning Foundation founder and director Guy Finley says that the only way we can see that something is working against us…[more]

  • The Misunderstanding Behind Your Suffering (Audio 1:49 - 12/13/17)

    The root of our suffering isn't because of outer conditions but because of a misunderstanding of our existence and its purpose. Everything in nature that suffers does so for a…[more]