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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/16/2019)
  • Posted Date: August 16, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 16, 2019

The faster, more excited, move one's thoughts, the more solid the illusion there is a "self" that sits at the center of them.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/14/2019)
  • Posted Date: August 14, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 14, 2019

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 light that reveals its highly conflicted character. Fortunately -- by grace -- within us also dwells a Living Light whose awareness not only reveals the dark realm of this unconscious "self"... but, in so doing, liberates us from having to live out the lashing it...

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Special Lesson Real Spiritual Growth Requires Surrender
  • Posted Date: August 12, 2019

Any true self-aware state must include the presence of a humility that tempers the temptation inherent in all forms of self-evaluation; otherwise, what we might call self-awakening is really just a form of secret self-admiration.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/11/2019)
  • Posted Date: August 11, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 11, 2019

Just as the physical eye can't see itself other than through a reflection, you cannot see your "self" other than by gazing upon some mental image of your own creation. So, when "seeing" yourself as a failure in your mind's eye, just remember in that same moment it isn't you who made that picture, and that...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/9/2019)
  • Posted Date: August 09, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 09, 2019

The power of any unwanted moment to "punish" us is directly proportionate to the extent of our unseen resistance to it.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/7/2019)
  • Posted Date: August 07, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 07, 2019

Just as Great Nature effortlessly guides the life of all Her creatures -- ceaselessly perfecting them in the ever-present now -- so does Love know exactly what to do with us... if only we would learn how to ask, wait for, and then act in accord with (its) Divine instruction.

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Special Lesson Awaken to the Forces at Work Within You
  • Posted Date: August 05, 2019

The real adversary in our lives, that proverbial thorn in our side that leaves us aching and angry, and then sends us looking for someone to blame, is not what we have always believed. It is not something "out there." It's something "in here": an intimate enemy.

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Short Talk Pop Quiz! Where Is Your Treasure?
  • Posted Date: August 05, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 28, 2019

Which would you rather have: a treasure room that is filled with an old potato, a worn-out shoe, and a dented can of Spam... or a room filled with precious stones, rare silks, and a chest of gold? It seems like a silly question, and yet... why do you choose a mind and heart filled with dark thoughts, anxiety, anger, and self-doubt when you could have a mind and heart...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/4/2019)
  • Posted Date: August 04, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 04, 2019

The body can be disciplined. The mind should be trained. But, spiritual realization requires that one's wild heart be surrendered.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/2/2019)
  • Posted Date: August 02, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 02, 2019

The more we try to take from any given moment, the further away we are from the gift of realizing our real higher possibilities.

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Short Talk The Faith of a Mustard Seed
  • Posted Date: July 31, 2019
  • Meeting Date: December 23, 2018

"Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that, with the sun's love, in the spring becomes the rose." ~ "The Rose" by Bette Midler. When you find yourself in circumstances that seem difficult and dark, give your attention to the remembrance of the greater possibility that lies within the moment. In the light of that awareness, what has been concealed is revealed...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/31/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 31, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 31, 2019

The futility of ambition hides behind the pain of false pride... save for those inevitable, inescapable moments of seeing how we have labored for a "treasure chest" to come that was empty, barren in the same moment of its imagined conception.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/28/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 28, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 28, 2019

One of the great, unseen contradictions in our life is that we can so easily "talk ourselves" into acting against our own best interests. If anything deserves our dedicated spiritual study then, surely, it must be how we can be deceived into jumping into a pit that we dug for ourselves!

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Special Lesson The Beauty of Balancing the Relationship Equation
  • Posted Date: July 27, 2019

If our wish is to discover a new and higher kind of love - the only one that can empower us to transcend our differences with our partner - then we must begin to see our old excuses for finding fault with him or her as...faulty!

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Short Talk Stop Living a Superficial Life
  • Posted Date: July 27, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 30, 2019

The depth to which we see something is directly proportionate to the consciousness that is attending to what is being presented in the moment. As we are now our lives are very superficial. But we're meant to be in relationship with life at a much deeper level.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/26/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 26, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 26, 2019

Patience always "wins" the day, but only if, and as we agree to finish the "race."

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/24/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 24, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 24, 2019

Part 1: In this world, in time, perfection is the ceaseless integration and transcendence of the imperfection inherent in all things created. Temptation is the futile -- and always painful -- attempt to prove that this perfection can be known before it's revealed. Part 2: Every form of verbalizing -- said aloud, or taken in thought -- separates us from the revelation of Real Life as told in the...

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Short Talk Give Your Attention to What is True
  • Posted Date: July 23, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 21, 2019

Plants in nature are created to be heliotropic, which makes it possible for them to receive the greatest amount of life-giving light that is possible. We could say that flowers, grasses and trees keep their "attention" on the sun for as long as they can. We on the other hand, are currently not heliotropic. We are self-tropic. As we are now we follow our own thoughts. We give our attention to what...

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Special Lesson The Right Wish and Real Work for Awakening
  • Posted Date: July 22, 2019

It feels like I have been a seeker forever, but have not yet found the enlightenment I have been seeking. Is enlightenment something that happens, or is it just an understanding?

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/21/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 21, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 21, 2019

Part 1: Many are those who love, but only because they are loved, and so their love is not true. But those who love, in spite of being spurned... their love alone is true. Part 2: Don't do what hurts another, but not for the sake of being someone who doesn't do what he believes his "goodness" forbids... but, rather because by working to be watchful in that moment of being pushed to punish...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/19/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 19, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 19, 2019

An ever-widening meditation -- that can, and should be practiced everywhere, under any circumstance, (other than when one must employ practical thought) -- is how we steadily bridge the illusion of duality... ending the painful illusion of imagining ourselves as apart from the Divine source of our (own) soul.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/17/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 17, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 17, 2019

May as well try and explain to a door that its total possibility is nothing more than being open or closed -- by a force not its own -- as hope that a sleeping human being will be interested in seeing the futility of a life consigned to the swing of the opposites.

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Special Lesson How to See and Agree with the Celestial Plan for Your Life
  • Posted Date: July 15, 2019

Whenever we can't understand the nature of some unwanted situation we fall, by default, into the hands of a nature whose answer to this ache is always the same: get negative and then try to protect ourselves from anything that can't be otherwise controlled. The rest takes place in us on automatic pilot:

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/14/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 14, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 14, 2019

Enlightenment is not an "achievement" because it can never be a static state. (It is) a level of being that sees, effortlessly, that Real Life is secretly a single, beautiful movement incapable of contradicting itself. The more we realize how this timeless celestial truth includes everything that happens to us...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/12/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 12, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 12, 2019

Trying to elevate the quality of our life experience -- with all of its delicate relationships -- without first working to realize and rise above the limitations inherent in our present level of self-understanding... is like trying to shake the dust out of a carpet, while you're still standing on it!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/10/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 10, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 10, 2019

Part 1: There is nothing you can possess in this world of passing time that will not eventually prove itself worthless... And yet, as unwanted as this indisputable fact of life may be, that's its value! So then, why wait to see the truth of this when, by embracing it, you might just be set free. Part 2: Powers, possessions, all forms of worldly knowledge (regardless how full, or clever...

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Special Lesson Wake Up and Let Go of the Discontented Self
  • Posted Date: July 09, 2019

It is no stretch of the imagination to say that many days most of us wrestle with some form of discontentment in life. Add to this disgruntled condition an equal amount of time spent searching for solutions to "cure" this confliction, and we come to realize a great deal of our time on earth is spent trying to dodge feelings of being discontented!

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

It is impossible to know the secret holiness of any moment, to realize its divine purpose -- let alone accept your role and responsibility in its appearance -- and resist what the light of that moment has come to reveal to you, about yourself, at the same time.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/5/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 05, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 05, 2019

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

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/3/2019)
  • Posted Date: July 03, 2019
  • Meeting Date: July 03, 2019

The more we consent to see that whatever we've imagined as needed from this world to make us feel whole, and then sought after in some equally imagined time to come -- is no closer today than in any time before it -- the nearer we are to attaining a holiness realized no other way: by agreeing, consciously, to be "what" we are, and "where" we are in each and every moment of this... (our) life.

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Special Lesson The Path to a Whole New Kind of Self-Command
  • Posted Date: July 02, 2019

Any time we feign anything, we do so out of fear that without that "persona" to protect us--to make that impression we want--we won't get what we want. This whole way of thinking is secret self-sabotage. Your consideration of the two special insights that follow will start you down the path to a whole new kind of self-command.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/30/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 30, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 30, 2019

Part 1: (Your) True Self is a "match made in Heaven," even as (the) false self dwells in a kind of "hell" born of its ceaseless conflict with any moment that fails to match what it imagines it must have... in order to ensure its equally imagined life remains in place. Part 2: When we finally understand that we cannot "prove" ourselves in this world without having first compared...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/28/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 28, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 28, 2019

We cannot learn the truth of ourselves -- let alone hope to be set free by it -- as long as even one part of us refuses that revelation -- regardless of how impossible it may feel to stand there... in its Light.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/26/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 26, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 26, 2019

Any sense of discouragement that would drag us down into its dark world -- where it feeds on feelings of hopelessness that it lives to create -- appears only when and as it does for a single reason: to keep us from realizing that there is no such thing as failure for anyone who will consciously walk into... and then through whatever may be his or her present set of limitations.

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Special Lesson The Hidden Unhappiness in Unseen Conclusions
  • Posted Date: June 24, 2019

Outgrowing the problems created in the way we think begins with realizing the need to not only understand the nature of these invisible building blocks known as our thoughts, but to be able to peer into the structure of the invisible world these same thoughts create.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/23/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 23, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 23, 2019

Part 1: Hidden within the opposing forces is a Light that, once realized, releases one from the bondage born of struggling with only one side or the other. Understood properly, all opposing forces contain and create their own gateway, but only when one stands before -- and within them -- long enough, consciously enough, to see it open. Part 2: We live within a lower level of consciousness...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/23/2019)
  • Posted Date: June 23, 2019
  • Meeting Date: June 23, 2019

Our true and eternal destination is revelation itself; our vessel is stillness.

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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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