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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/24/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 24, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 24, 2021

Just as a river is refreshed -- each moment -- by the small creeks and streams that pour their waters into it, so are we meant to be renewed by the passage of Real Life as it pours into us, revealing all that it does... within us...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/23/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 23, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 23, 2021

It is impossible to dismiss any negative thought or feeling without first doubting -- and then consciously challenging -- its right to darken your heart and mind.

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Short Talk Resisting Your Problem IS the Problem
  • Posted Date: October 22, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 06, 2021

In this short exchange with an online viewer, Guy explains that any avoidance of our inner condition actually solidifies both the condition being resisted and the confused sense of self that is created by that same unconscious resistance. There exists another order of awareness, a place of observation within us that is neither for nor against the condition that is revealed. What we need is simply the revelation of the condition and the consciousness responsible for it.

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Special Lesson Be Present to Anxiety Instead of Its Prisoner
  • Posted Date: October 21, 2021

Anxiety is torment. But we never suspect that the mind that is anxious is anxious because it is trying to bring an end to its own pain... and it can't, because there is no peace in the world of a mind set against itself. The problem is that we are born into a world where, within a very short time, we each have our own inner "personal attendant." This attendant has two things in its hands...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/20/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 20, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 20, 2021

The sure way to guarantee that any suffering continues unabated is to keep talking to yourself about it...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/17/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 17, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 17, 2021

So great is the need of the false self to feel “important” that it never stops imagining what it must have to feel that way; so that, by default, it lives in an almost constant fear of any moment it sees as a threat to its desired sense of self...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/16/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 16, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 16, 2021

True compassion -- a patience that never punishes -- is our yet realized right to “love our neighbor as ourself.” But this Grace belongs only to those who have seen...

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Short Talk Don't Get Caught By Negativity
  • Posted Date: October 15, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 26, 2021

In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy explains that we so often end up feeling bad because we get captured over and over again by something that promises freedom, but in the end delivers nothing but unnecessary pain.

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Special Lesson Get to the Bottom of What's Betraying You
  • Posted Date: October 14, 2021

We each have ideas about who we are, how the events in our lives should go, and how other people should treat us. We believe that if everything goes according to our plan, we will be safe. By the same token, anything that threatens the fulfillment of the plan is seen as an enemy. What might some of these enemies be? Other people who don't give us the respect we deserve.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/13/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 13, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 13, 2021

Only consistent, persistent inner-work can lead us to the threshold of the “Truth that sets us free.” And yet, the following is equally true...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/10/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 10, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 10, 2021

Time is a wrinkle in the mind: and much as the silent reflection of a cloud-filled sky can't be seen upon the wind-tossed waters of a mountain lake, neither can the reflection of Heaven be seen in a mind churning with thought.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/9/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 09, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 09, 2021

If we will persist, at all costs, with our interior work -- immersing ourselves in its ever-deepening revelations -- the glad day comes when we simply melt into them...

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Short Talk Stop Suffering Over Who You Are Not
  • Posted Date: October 08, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 19, 2021

In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy talks about how we suffer uselessly every time we attempt to be seen as someone special, which is the same as avoiding awareness of ourselves as we are.

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Special Lesson Reorient Yourself to a Different Order of Life
  • Posted Date: October 07, 2021

What is behind the fear of unwanted change? The uninvestigated mind says that I'm going to sustain a loss: "he's going away," "the business is slipping," etc. The fear of loss is connected in our mind with the image of what had previously given us the feeling of succeeding. So now here's reality, and it's pretty different than our image of what should be, and we'd rather live with the image...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/6/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 06, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 06, 2021

The more we dwell on something that we wish wasn’t so, the more we soak ourselves in negative energies created by our own resistance. The longer we soak, the more we suffer...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/3/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 03, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 03, 2021

Everything is temporary. Resistance to any unwanted moment fixes, at once, an unwelcome sense of self that then feels stuck in the negativity it struggles to escape...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/2/2021)
  • Posted Date: October 02, 2021
  • Meeting Date: October 02, 2021

Here is a great spiritual paradox: none can hope to know the truth of their Divine Individuality until they’ve realized their all-inclusive similarity with everyone they meet.

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Short Talk Stop Limiting Your Possibilities
  • Posted Date: October 02, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 12, 2021

In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy explains that setting so-called "boundaries" for yourself is the same as rejecting what the moment would reveal to you about yourself. There is no need to psychologically protect yourself using thought. Conscious awareness of yourself is what offers perfect safety.

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Special Lesson How to Interrupt the Pattern of Fighting
  • Posted Date: September 30, 2021

Have you ever been drawn into a fight with a loved one where - by the time you got knee-deep into who's "right" and who's "wrong" -- maybe over the most trivial of matters -- it felt as if, somehow, your very life depended on the outcome of that fight We've all had moments like this, perhaps too many times; which is why it seems strange that we've yet to see the following...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/29/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 29, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 29, 2021

No event itself creates anger (in us) any more than a flame causes a moth to fly into it and be consumed. Events serve to reveal specific corresponding qualities in the unexamined depths of our consciousness...

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Short Talk To Drink From the River of Truth
  • Posted Date: September 28, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 25, 2021

Real knowledge is a free-flowing river, ceaselessly pouring down from the Heavens into this world. We may learn to drink from it, freely... But only after we realize that to try and take something from it -- other than what we need to drink in the moment of our thirst -- is the same as poisoning ourselves, and never knowing it.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/26/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 26, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 26, 2021

Here's why it makes no difference who, or at what we point the finger of blame for any mental or emotional suffering we’re given to feel at the time...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/25/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 25, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 25, 2021

The forgiveness inherent in Love isn't because it forgets those who have hurt us; but rather because it knows there is no separate self, and that we are the first to suffer the pain we would wish on any other.

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Short Talk Honesty is Never Unkind
  • Posted Date: September 24, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 14, 2021

In this brief answer to a viewer's question, Guy explains that honesty begins with seeing ourselves as we are, and that lying to ourselves is what leads to unkindness.

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Special Lesson Connect Yourself to What is Good, True, and Unchanging Within You
  • Posted Date: September 24, 2021

We are always trying to build a self that won't disappear out of the things that are coming in the stream of time, never understanding that nothing we find floating upon this temporal stream can ever be timeless. And if this is true about the nature of the world's ever-becoming events, how much more impermanent is our sense of identity derived from them? But we're slow to learn!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/22/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 22, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 22, 2021

The real reason for impatience with ourselves, or with any other... has nothing to do with what, or who is blamed for it...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/22/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 22, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 22, 2021

Weakness always pounces weakness... where its unconscious expression not only strengthens some unseen limitation in its actor, but also serves to do the same thing in any second party who reacts (to it), and then resists the same.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/19/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 19, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 19, 2021

Love is effortless attention. In remembering the Divine, in that recollection of the truth of ourselves, we bring to the forefront of our heart and mind an all-encompassing Presence that cannot punish itself, or any other...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/18/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 18, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 18, 2021

Attention touches whatever level of being into which it reaches; sustained attention connects these levels and, if maintained, allows an exchange of energy between them...

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Special Lesson Receive the Gift of Unlimited Possibilities in Any Moment
  • Posted Date: September 16, 2021

When a wave of negative reactions comes along, something in us that believes itself to be apart from the wave, steps in and tries to mitigate or resolve it... and it never works! As long as we run into the wave, try to fight with it, change its direction, or evaporate the ocean, there's only one possibility. What's the possibility? The continuity of conflict. That's the only possibility there is...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/15/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 15, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 15, 2021

Claiming that we want to understand the source of (our) suffering without being willing to enter the (lower) level of consciousness that creates it... Is like saying we want to explore the depths of the ocean while reclining on a lounge chair somewhere near the shoreline.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/12/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 12, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 12, 2021

What power has any painful moment over us save for having become unconsciously identified with our own negative reaction to it...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/11/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 11, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 11, 2021

Nothing in the universe can make us relive some painful moment as long as we choose to live from the Higher Understanding that no dark thought has the power to define us...

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Special Lesson Learn to Use Dark Reactions to Free Yourself from Them
  • Posted Date: September 09, 2021

In this life, we have one of two choices when it comes to painful events, past or present. We can either go on hating and fearing what we think life has done to us (or others), and let these negative reactions create our experience for us... or we can learn to use these same dark reactions to free ourselves from them. But just wanting to learn the truth isn't enough...

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Short Talk Own Your Attention, Own Your Life
  • Posted Date: September 09, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 29, 2021

In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy talks about how we often find ourselves in situations wondering how we got there, and how that relates to the fact that we do not own our attention.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/8/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 08, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 08, 2021

We want to be free of painful reactions, but (unknowingly) resist the realization of our role in their annoying repetition; this awakening is a mandatory interim stage...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/5/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 05, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 05, 2021

Let every disappointment in life be as the lighted wick of a lamp to first illuminate, and then to consume the attachment now revealed...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/4/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 04, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 04, 2021

Any time we dream of a time when we’ll become whole, we miss seeing two truths: first, imagined destinations lose their luster the nearer we get to them. And when we’re in a dream, we can’t see the nature of what is Real...

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Special Lesson Reconnect Yourself with Timeless Wisdom and End Useless, Painful Thoughts
  • Posted Date: September 04, 2021

We must recognize the almost endless cycle of pressure, anxiety, anger, and regret that always appears with the promise that if we follow that branch of negativity, it will lead us back to the source of understanding where we'll be free at last. In fact, that branch we're tempted to follow belongs to something that can never complete itself, and that requires our energy to sustain it.

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Short Talk What Is True "Religion"?
  • Posted Date: September 03, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 22, 2021

In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy talks briefly about the original meaning and intent of "religion," and how it applies practically in our daily lives.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/1/2021)
  • Posted Date: September 01, 2021
  • Meeting Date: September 01, 2021

Learn to be still and listen: the less we talk to ourselves about life’s unwanted moments, the more Life will speak to us, telling us things that ears can’t hear.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/29/2021)
  • Posted Date: August 29, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 29, 2021

Be wise. Stay attentive to all that you do, for there comes no second error that doesn’t follow on the heels of a first.

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Short Talk Are You "Dread" or Alive?
  • Posted Date: August 28, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 11, 2021

In this excerpt from a recent classroom talk, Guy talks about how agreeing to live with fear, worry, anxiety, depression -- or any other negative state -- is the same as living in the "dread zone," a psychological state of useless suffering that prevents us from being alive and aware in the present moment.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/28/2021)
  • Posted Date: August 28, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 28, 2021

Even as we prepare to realize our true Self, it is already present, always patient, and guiding us every step of the Way.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/27/2021)
  • Posted Date: August 27, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 27, 2021

The present moment, what we call “Now” is a Presence; (it is) the revelation of what is being born -- living and dying -- in an eternal act of Creation...

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Special Lesson Realize Your True Self in Stillness
  • Posted Date: August 27, 2021

We have lost the relationship between what we see with our eyes and the registration of it as an aspect of our own True Nature because we don't see what we see; instead we think about what we see. And when we think about what we see, what we receive is the content of thought that has stored that experience. We don't receive what is real, alive, changing, creative, and forceful.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/25/2021)
  • Posted Date: August 25, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 25, 2021

Just as the wise captain of a sailboat knows that a dead calm often precedes a new set of winds to fill his sails, so can the aspirant who is patient in the face of a growing emptiness be assured that a whole new order of fullness is on its way.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/25/2021)
  • Posted Date: August 25, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 25, 2021

We believe action is more important than awareness; for us “get it done” means -- for the most part -- do what you must to deal with the fear of some impending, imagined loss...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/22/2021)
  • Posted Date: August 22, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 22, 2021

There is no solving the mystery of ourselves without having first solved the mystery of our suffering... which is why so few become self-realized, let alone set free...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/22/2021)
  • Posted Date: August 22, 2021
  • Meeting Date: August 22, 2021

Resistance to pain is not the same as the pain being resisted. This means that resistance to suffering is useless suffering; all it creates is the illusion of a “self” that believes it has a choice whether or not to suffer in that given moment.

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