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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/22/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 22, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 22, 2019

Real Love can never betray you, for whoever starts with -- and endeavors through -- what Love asks of him or her will come to know this greatest of truths that sets one free: Love’s end point begins -- and has always abided -- within you.

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Short Talk Be a Part of the Play of Life
  • Posted Date: June 22, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 02, 2019

Why is it so fulfilling to just sit and watch a child playing, or a dog running, or some other creature having a good time? The answer is because it's all part of our consciousness. We're not actually separate from what we are seeing, and to miss that understanding is to miss being part of the whole of that consciousness.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/22/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 22, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 22, 2019

Part 1: Before you are a "person," you are (a) Presence. Your True Self is an impersonal consciousness: a silent, all-encompassing awareness that is a tireless witness of (its own) timeless principles and powers as they act to ceaselessly create and un-create all that we see and experience in passing time...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/22/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 22, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 22, 2019

There is nothing better, healthier, or higher for anyone to do, each day -- in every possible way -- than to sit quietly, all by oneself, deeply engaged in the simple act of honest self-observation.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/21/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 21, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 21, 2019

With love... all things are possible, because Love never stops giving birth to all that is possible.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/20/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 20, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 20, 2019

What we see, and take, as being the meaning of any given moment -- including our experience of it -- is a direct reflection of the level of self being revealed by that same moment. This invisible relationship between the observer and the observed is the mirror of the Divine. And it is only in this relationship -- in this "mirror" -- that we are able to discover not only the meaning...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/19/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 19, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 19, 2019

Much as a flower turns its face toward the sun, seeking the light and the warmth it needs to complete itself, so do we seek those relationships and the revelations that we need in order to realize the whole -- the holiness -- of our True Self.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/16/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 16, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 16, 2019

We live within, and, at the same time, living within us... (is) a lower level of consciousness. This "in-the-dark" nature does not want to know itself, and resists any form of inner light that would reveal its nature for what it is in reality: something ceaselessly set against anything that might, by its light, cause it to see the truth of itself. Fortunately -- by grace -- within us dwells a...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/14/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 15, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 14, 2019

The sooner we realize the wisdom of refusing to excuse our negative states... the sooner will these dark thoughts and feelings excuse themselves from our life.

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Special Lesson Let Go and Know the Peace of Now
  • Posted Date: June 15, 2019

All through the ages the Wise Ones have spoken of an invisible kingdom--a timeless ground known as the Now--that will confer to those who realize it a peace that surpasses all understanding.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/12/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 12, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 12, 2019

Refuse to negatively anticipate a problem, and you'll never again have to struggle -- uselessly -- with what amounts to nothing more than painful moments born of negative imagination.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/9/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 10, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 09, 2019

Part 1: All forms of useless struggle originate from the same unseen source: misunderstanding the true purpose of any moment in life over which you suffer -- uselessly -- in the vain attempt to change it. Part 2: It's impossible to change "what is" but... you can use the pain born of resisting any unwanted moment to realize the real reason why it appeared in the first place...

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Special Lesson Let Your True Being Point the Way
  • Posted Date: June 07, 2019

Before you can have a different life: before you can be happier, wiser, more at peace, and in quiet command of yourself, you must first *be* different. Being is everything.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/7/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 07, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 07, 2019

No image is alive. If the pictures we cling to had the power to satisfy the desire that creates them, then a picture of food would ease our hunger, and painting a smile on the reflection of our face in a mirror would help console our broken heart.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/5/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 05, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 05, 2019

Only by coming to know -- intimately -- the Divine purpose of each moment in our life can we hope to play our part in the fulfillment of the purpose of Life itself... which is the only relationship in which dwells the perfectly fearless, unshakable peace of the Divine.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/2/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 02, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 02, 2019

I have no problem with today... Other than the errant dreams. That would steal in to disturb it. My course through each minute and hour Is set by what consciousness And conscience, call out as my duty; In this compass I have complete confidence. So that whether winds blow fair or foul... Is of no consequence to me, For I am carried by a greater current To complete my journey home.

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Special Lesson Win Permanent Victory Over the Enemy Within
  • Posted Date: June 01, 2019

Our resolve to live a real life, an awakened life, is strengthened when our self-study reveals that at any moment we're not consciously in command of ourselves, a mechanical nature is in charge of us, directing us to look for someone, something to blame for our pain.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/31/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 31, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 31, 2019

Sometimes the greatest measure of true interior strength is not what we're able to pick up -- or carry with us -- but rather... what we're able to consciously set down.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/29/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 29, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 29, 2019

Along the upper path that leads Home, there are many phenomenal events that first tempt, and then -- God willing -- liberate the aspirant. The first temptation is the dream of being someone spiritually special: an image whose upkeep is the pain of being in conflict with any experience that denies its existence. Liberation, by grace, is seeing this conflict for what it is: the inescapable...

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Short Talk The Unexpected Solution to Your Pain
  • Posted Date: May 27, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 21, 2019

We can't have a true need without there existing that which is intended to fulfill it. But we have to allow the need to be there, wait, and watch the part of us that attempts to resolve the need with its own will. Then we discover that the resolution to any question we might have is within the question itself.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/26/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 26, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 26, 2019

Hoping to understand the real cause behind some painful, or otherwise unwanted moment by talking to yourself about it -- after it takes place -- is like arriving at the airport hours after your plane's departed, and believing that revisiting the reasons why you missed the flight is almost the same as having caught it.

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Special Lesson Real Spiritual Growth is a Kind of Passing
  • Posted Date: May 26, 2019

Real spiritual growth is a kind of passing; it is the old giving way to the new because you no longer want what you once were. In that quiet passing comes the Self that was always there before (within), but that you are now at last communing with. Every single longing, every prayer you utter is for what is felt to be...

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Short Talk Here's Where to Find Life's Greatest Gifts
  • Posted Date: May 24, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 31, 2019

There is no "self" without relationship. In reality, the observer and the observed do not exist apart from one another. However, in the absence of higher awareness, the lower level of self believes that it is separate from what it sees as being outside of itself. This is the source of suffering. The gift of being able to see that the observer is the observed is the reconciliation and the end...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/24/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 24, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 24, 2019

All psychological fear is born out of our unseen relationship with a lower level of consciousness that fears the death of whatever sense of "self" it first imagines into existence. It is our unconscious identification with its fear of dying that maintains its fear-ridden "life." To see the truth of our collusion with this lower nature is the same as being liberated from it...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/22/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 22, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 22, 2019

The sure way to guarantee that your suffering goes on unabated is to keep talking to yourself about it!

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Special Lesson Break Into Your Day and Watch It Go In a New Way
  • Posted Date: May 20, 2019

You don't have to believe that there's a fearless world above your present mind. You can live within its perfect order any time you choose. Make this choice for your own freedom starting right now.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/19/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 19, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 19, 2019

Being able to realize, and then release one's resistance to any unwanted moment does more than just help change the "dark tide" of that event; it reveals that within us already dwell the untroubled "waters" of a celestial harbor: the timeless shelter of an eternal Self that becomes the same as our own... but only as we can remember to make the great "leap" into the Now in which it forever dwells.

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Short Talk Open Your Heart and Let Real Life Flood In
  • Posted Date: May 17, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 10, 2019

The kingdom of heaven is seen only through an open heart. And the only way in which a heart opens is when an individual begins to understand that there's nothing in creation that can hurt who and what you are.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/17/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 17, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 17, 2019

In a world of unconscious beings -- steeped in an ever-increasing immorality -- self love is worshipped as Godliness; where, for the sleeping masses, hypocrisy -- practiced to perfection -- passes for goodness. It has always been this way, so that anyone who comes to shed light on the fallen estate of humanity is reviled... called "evil" by the very darkness he or she strives to reveal.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/15/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 15, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 15, 2019

The harsh, or otherwise cruel judgment of yourself feels like it's part of what's necessary to perfect yourself when, in truth, it's actually the mechanical action of an unconscious mind punishing itself for not being as it's imagined it ought to be.

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Special Lesson Step Out of the Circle of Self-Perpetuating Punishment
  • Posted Date: May 12, 2019

What many of us have yet to understand is that dark, negative reactions to unwanted events do nothing to cure them. In fact, these painful impulses have just the opposite effect. They actually "cement" things -- fixing both themselves and the false sense of self through which they then are empowered to run their unhappy course.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/12/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 12, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 12, 2019

The misunderstanding of our relationship with life, awash with the unseen and useless suffering it creates, is the "mind and heart" of the false self, whereas the realization of our relationship to life, including our willingness to fulfill the obligation it calls for... is True Self.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/10/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 10, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 10, 2019

The more we don't want something...
the more of it there is to not want!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/8/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 08, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 08, 2019

When it comes to being free, there is no such thing as the "next best thing." Therefore, it is the far wiser soul that agrees to "die" to her imagined freedom, than it is to live as a fool who realizes, too late, that he traded his soul for a servitude made comfortable by compromise.

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Special Lesson Practice Living in the Presence Moment
  • Posted Date: May 06, 2019

All of life's innumerable "shake-ups, breakups, and wake-ups" take place within what we call the "present moment." This ever-open window into life--through which we see the newness of life unfolding before us--is something much, much greater than all of the individual events that pass through it to reveal it.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/5/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 05, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 05, 2019

It is impossible to "fix" yourself, let alone do the same with the whole of your life. However, it is possible to use every unwanted moment you meet to realize a truth... that sets you free: Real Life can't be broken, any more than a crashing wave shatters the shore upon which it breaks. Each reveals and serves the purpose of the other in an order of time too great to see with the human eye...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/3/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 03, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 03, 2019

Since there is no self apart from the relationship in which it appears, this means there is no awakening, no liberation, apart from relationship. In turn, this means that any and all forms of "transformation" are not really a change in some separate "self" that seeks its own idea of being free, but rather what is called "enlightenment" is really just a change in the scope and degree...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/1/2019)
  • Posted Date: May 01, 2019
  • Meeting Date: May 01, 2019

It may feel as if it's true, but familiarity is not safety... Any more than we might believe that some unfortunate creature -- protected by the cage in which it is confined -- finds comfort in its captivity.

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Special Lesson Experience the Magic of Fulfilling Love's Higher Purpose
  • Posted Date: April 28, 2019

All of our relationships exist for a single beautiful purpose that expresses itself in two different ways: 1) everyone and everything is in our life to help us grow; and 2) everyone and everything is also there in our life to help us see everything in us that now stands in the way of our realizing this same higher possibility.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/28/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 28, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 28, 2019

All of the true and timeless gifts of Life begin with having been given the gift of seeing.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/26/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 26, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 26, 2019

Our impatience with others does not prove that we are better than they; what it does show, however, is the depth and breadth of how unaware and identified we are with some flattering, but false image living somewhere in the dark of us. This imagined self must constantly struggle to keep its imagined superiority, which it accomplishes in its rush to judge others as being inferior to itself.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/24/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 24, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 24, 2019

The more we resist -- and suffer over -- any moment that proves we don't possess the strength we imagine ourselves as having -- the further removed we are from recognizing the real healing lesson these moments bring with them: the realization that the source of this suffering -- over our alleged "weakness" -- is the painful conclusion born of a false belief that we already know...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/21/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 22, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 21, 2019

Part 1: Love is an endless journey nestled into a self-perfecting plan that can't be "seen," only lived; its never-ending path unfolds within a timeless Kingdom wherein everyone - and everything - we meet along the way is our traveling partner. Part 2: Every moment is a marriage made in heaven; why are you still standing outside the door?

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Special Lesson Everybody's Searching for Something
  • Posted Date: April 21, 2019

Every living thing is searching for something to fulfill itself. Raindrops rush down to slake the thirst of a parched earth, even as water-laden clouds are drawn high into the skies so they can pour themselves out. Streams seek out rivers that rush down to merge with the sea. It's really quite clear: the great circle of life is imbued with a unique kind of "gravity."

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Short Talk Put Your Faith in God, But Tie Up Your Camel
  • Posted Date: April 19, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 31, 2019

There are unique challenges for the human being who wants to have a relationship with the source of his or her being. We try to control events outside of us in a futile attempt to find a fearless life, when our energy would be better spent attending to our inner lives. Yet at the same time we are in a body and we do need to take care of our basic householder responsibilities...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/19/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 19, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 19, 2019

Trying to assign blame to the stress between you and the one with whom you are in a struggle... is like trying to judge which side of the rope in a tug-of-war is to be blamed for the tension (in it).

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Short Talk Real Change is Possible
  • Posted Date: April 18, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 03, 2019

It is a gift of spirit to suddenly see something about yourself you had never seen before. By the power of this new awareness you come to realize that real change in one's level of consciousness is possible. Now you see that there is a higher kingdom within you that waits for you to become its endless expression.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/17/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 17, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 17, 2019

Resistance can never be escaped; all efforts to flee (from) its eternal touch are an act of unseen "vanity." However, (it) can be used, consciously, as the irreplaceable force it is... to help reveal What Is Real: a Kingdom of Light within whose awareness there is no longer a struggle to be free because -- by its Light -- we can see into and through a lower level of consciousness that...

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Short Talk Learning to Listen Without Conflict
  • Posted Date: April 16, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 03, 2019

Why can't we listen without conflict? There is almost always some kind of inner dialog going on in the background, formulating an interpretation of the moment and how we ought to respond to it. The true purity of the moment is rarely experienced. Seeing the fact of this division is the beginning of being present to the moment more fully.

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Special Lesson Find the Freedom of Your True Nature
  • Posted Date: April 14, 2019

There is no greater feature that we human beings have than the presence of a living Light within us whose very nature knows what is our own and what is not our own. When at last we let go of all that is not our own -- all the mistaken conclusions and the painful contusions they cause as we anxiously search to remedy what ruins us -- we find that we already have everything we have ever needed.

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