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Livestream, Ongoing Class, Webinar FREE ONLINE CLASSES

Each week Life of Learning Foundation offers three live-streamed classes via GoToWebinar that are FREE and open to the public. Classes are held Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Click to get more details and to register. Includes access to entire replay archive.

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Livestream, On-site Workshop The Power to Repurpose Your Pain: The End of Useless Suffering

Join us the last weekend of each month for an inspiring "Weekend of Wisdom" at Life of Learning Foundation. Includes 3 days of talks, Q&As, a lunch on Saturday, and social time. July's topic will be "How to Repurpose Your Pain: The End of Useless Suffering." Discover new ways to work with pain and never suffer the same way again!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/25/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 25, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 25, 2021

We cannot change ourselves by actions in fractions, any more than we can transform sour milk into sweet cream by removing one soured curd at a time. Either the whole of us changes, or not...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/24/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 24, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 24, 2021

Your true Self is a creative silence, a ground of perfect stillness from which all disturbances appear, and into which they return if left alone...

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Short Talk Stop Judging Yourself
  • Posted Date: July 23, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 11, 2021

In this short video, Guy explains that judging ourselves for not being better than we are is both self-hatred and self-love at the same time.

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Special Lesson Bring Your Loneliness into the Light of Your Self
  • Posted Date: July 22, 2021

We're about to learn about a new kind of understanding with the power to transform "dark" moments into liberating self-discoveries. Let's get started... We don't yet see "problems" for what they really are: a part of the Light within us that we have yet to perceive! Any thought or feeling that troubles us in mind or heart, any fear or worry, is like a candle not yet lit...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/21/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 21, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 21, 2021

Real life is not about what's coming; nor is real life about what has been: (it is) a timeless kingdom between the realm of “what was” and “will be.”

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/18/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 18, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 18, 2021

Nothing serves to create a greater sense of isolation -- a feeling of being cut off from life -- than being at the center of your own thoughts about yourself...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/17/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 17, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 17, 2021

Even as we prepare to become what we've been created to be, what we already are guides us in the now, and awaits us there and then.

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Special Lesson Let the Waves Wash Away the Shores of Your Soul
  • Posted Date: July 15, 2021

The hidden nature of almost all that we do on a collective basis is the direct, but unseen, effect of this one great unconscious desire: to search out what we believe will complete us, drawing us to seek "greener pastures" by the deft touch of its magnetic hand, but never allowing us to rest...

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Short Talk Stop Thinking and Start Seeing
  • Posted Date: July 15, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 07, 2021

In this question and answer session, Guy talks about how we must stop relying on intellectual concepts and instead start doing the actual work of seeing ourselves as we are.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/14/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 14, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 14, 2021

Whoever lies... cries; and not just in that moment, but in every moment thereafter; as when, by fear, we feel compelled not just to defend some past self-compromising choice... but also because we continue to participate in an unconscious act that's not only set against our own best interests... but, ultimately, against the Good of all.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/11/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 11, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 11, 2021

Part 1: Whatever we seek in this world to confirm our sense of self, the same serves to corrupt us. Should you doubt this, just become aware of your compulsive need to constantly be assured that whatever "kingdom" you've created for yourself...

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Short Talk The Simple Solution to Discouragement
  • Posted Date: July 11, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 23, 2021

In this short video, Guy explains that trying to be a spiritual person through any idea about what it means to be awakened will lead to discouragement. Stop trying to be awakened. Instead, start seeing where you are asleep. This is not about living up to an imagined state. It is about dying to the illusion that you are what you imagine yourself to be.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/10/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 10, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 10, 2021

No moment in life can be any newer than we are willing to let go and outgrow an unconscious level of self that keeps bringing us back -- time and time again -- to that same painful place in passing time.

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Special Lesson Help Yourself (and Others) Find a New Order of Love
  • Posted Date: July 08, 2021

The power of being unconditionally kind towards those who unconsciously hurt us is just one of the gifts of higher love. In a way, it gives our heart "eyes" that can see what they were blind to before. For example, by its light we're able to see that the needs of others are really the same as our own, an insight that makes it impossible to mistake their pain as being somehow less...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/7/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 07, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 07, 2021

Seeing the Truth of ourselves -- the first requirement of being set free -- begins with our willingness to be -- as completely as possible -- the whole of that experience even when we'd rather be doing anything else!

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Short Talk Love Contains All Possibilities
  • Posted Date: July 06, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 20, 2021

In this short video, Guy explains that the genuine love of something does not concern itself with ambitious achievements, but is instead a calling to learn about ourselves and gain self-knowledge through what we love.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/4/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 04, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 04, 2021

Our greatest gift -- the heart and soul of our Divine possibility -- may be summarized as follows: not only are we created to give ourselves to what we love, but that we are able to discern -- consciously -- the difference between one order of Love...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/3/2021)
  • Posted Date: July 03, 2021
  • Meeting Date: July 03, 2021

Real Life is a miracle unfolding in slow motion. The eyes that can see this truth are those no longer blinded by the nature of thought whose slight-of-hand creates and sustains the illusion of passing time; to see things as they are is... enlightenment.

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Special Lesson Move from the Mental How into the Spiritual Now
  • Posted Date: July 01, 2021

Who you really are lives above the world of thoughts and feelings. But living from the mental how, we seek answers for painful questions. Living in the spiritual Now, we understand that there is no intelligence in torment, so we simply drop those questions. The everyday mental life, which naturally includes asking how, has its practical place in the world of auto mechanics...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/30/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 30, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 30, 2021

What is True always disturbs what is false. What is false never disturbs what is True. What is false is compelled to protect itself. What is True... is its own protection.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/27/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 27, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 27, 2021

Contemplation is sustained attention on a question the heart holds in its keeping, knowing, full well, that the mind -- of itself -- cannot answer. This form of sustained conscious inquiry is the ground of true meditation: it is creation aware of itself.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/26/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 26, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 26, 2021

No matter how consoling, or rich with promise it may be, no “rescuing” reaction can free you from one that has disturbed you... any more than pulling on the tail of a lion will get it to release you from its mouth!

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Special Lesson Make the Exchange that Helps You Grow Free
  • Posted Date: June 24, 2021

Letting go and spiritual growth are as rain is to a field of wildflowers: we blossom as beings only as we release ourselves from what is self-limiting. But why do this kind of work within ourselves? Even though it's obvious, it needs to be stated: we struggle with whatever we do -- with whatever personally compromises us or our contentment in life -- so that we might realize a greater...

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Short Talk Be Yourself and Free Yourself by Seeing Yourself
  • Posted Date: June 24, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 16, 2021

In this question and answer session, Guy explains that not wanting to see something about ourselves actually attaches us to the very thing that we say we don't want. So the task is not to change what we see. Instead, the task is to observe ourselves so that we can be changed by the very awareness that is observing.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/23/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 23, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 23, 2021

One sure sign an aspirant has entered upon the true upper path -- and now stands on the threshold between the Kingdom of Heaven and (this) earth -- is as follows: He or she longs more for the whole experience of Life more than they want -- and keep running after -- the sensations born of separate life experiences.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/21/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 21, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 21, 2021

Resistance, revelation, and transformation: all are mutually dependent. Which means... not one of these states of consciousness exists without all of the others.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/20/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 20, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 20, 2021

You cannot protect yourself from psychological pain or disappointment and hope to court the Divine at the same time. The narrow entrance into the heart of heaven is a movement; (it is) an unknowable accord found only where revelation and letting go converge and merge, and from their union give birth to a new order of being that is one with all that changes.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/19/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 19, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 19, 2021

Any part of you that wants you to feel bad, angry, or sorry for yourself, including whatever thoughts it may call on to justify why you must ache, is a secret partner of the very pain it resists. This unholy nature exists for one reason only: to ensure that you continue contributing to the suffering it creates, and then sustains with your unconscious consent.

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Short Talk There Is Nothing to Fear
  • Posted Date: June 18, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 09, 2021

In this short talk, Guy talks about how there is no fear of the future when we live in the present moment, where everything that we need is being given to us.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/18/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 18, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 18, 2021

The fear of -- and unconscious resistance to -- seeing the depth and breadth of one’s own weakness is not the same as realizing one's actual state of (spiritual) helplessness in that same moment. In more ways than will ever be spoken the consciousness of “helplessness” is next to Godliness... whereas fear is the helplessness feared.

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Special Lesson The Relief in Being Instead of Thinking
  • Posted Date: June 17, 2021

We're not meant to see life through our thinking. We don't need to think about what is. In fact, why do I need to tell myself what just happened? Wasn't I there? Are you jumpy? The minute that a shadow approaches, we can't see what it is, but we think something is coming based in fear, and we dive for cover! What would it be like to never have to wonder or worry about whether or not...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/16/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 16, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 16, 2021

One sign of true spiritual success is when, at long last, we realize not only are we (always) standing in the right place for us to to be in that moment but -- even more telling is this: regardless how that moment unfolds... there is no one else on earth we would rather be!

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Short Talk How Should I Handle a Toxic Relationship?
  • Posted Date: June 14, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 06, 2021

In this question and answer session, Guy talks about how the first thing we must realize about any toxic relationship is that we are at least one-half of the equation, and that we refuse to let go of the relationship because there is something that we want from it.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/13/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 13, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 13, 2021

You can’t be “no one.” The choice is be someone defined and confined by the limitation of thought, or to be (the) One who sees and realizes -- without having to think about it -- that (the) true Self is indefinable...

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Special Lesson 5 Ways to Help You Choose What You Really Want
  • Posted Date: June 10, 2021

It's a little-known secret that our experience of life in any given moment is a direct reflection of what we actually value in that same moment. We may deny this unsettling truth, but when it comes to what we are in relationship with, inwardly and outwardly, actions speak louder than words--and, seen or not, all actions are a choice of one kind or another...

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Short Talk Be Aware Of Who's Talking Before You Speak
  • Posted Date: June 09, 2021
  • Meeting Date: May 26, 2021

In this question and answer session, Guy talks about how we could save ourselves and others a lot of pain if before we speak we would become fully aware of the pressure-filled part of us that feels compelled to talk about everything that it knows.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/9/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 09, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 09, 2021

There can be no end to what we fear, only an end to fear itself.

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

Only when, and as the Divine gives the aspirant what it is that his or her heart really longs for, does he realize that it would have been impossible for him to imagine, let alone ask for what he now begins to receive.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/5/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 05, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 05, 2021

As long as even the smallest unexpected change in this topsy-turvy world of ours can grab and fix our attention onto something that leaves us feeling stressed and negative about it, we are a prisoner of this world... and play an unconscious role in its continuing conflict.

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Special Lesson Embrace the Challenging Conditions that Change You
  • Posted Date: June 03, 2021

Do you feel like you can't embrace anything these days? You go to the store and encounter a scowling face. You hear some bad news, or you get a call, and you have a terrible reaction. You don't want to embrace it. You want to erase it! How many of you wish you had a giant eraser? And isn't that what we've been trying to do most of our lives when things go wrong?...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/2/2021)
  • Posted Date: June 02, 2021
  • Meeting Date: June 02, 2021

No one is obligated to feel spiritual remorse; yet, “it is written” in the stars themselves that all must eventually pay for what they have done against themselves, or others. For Justice through Balance is the great Law, enforced by a tireless, unfailing Love... whose final consolation is a pure heart no longer capable of inflicting pain upon another, or itself.

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Short Talk Finding Peace in the Chaos
  • Posted Date: June 02, 2021
  • Meeting Date: May 19, 2021

In this short video, Guy talks about the existence of an unwavering part of us that is aware of the chaos moving around it, but yet is not attached to any of the movement. This higher consciousness is already at peace.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/30/2021)
  • Posted Date: May 30, 2021
  • Meeting Date: May 30, 2021

In the end, all forms of psychological suffering can be traced back to a basic single source: the false belief that our unwanted conditions -- whatever they may be -- are greater than our capacity to change our relationship to them.

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Special Lesson Stop Trying to Overpower What Disturbs You
  • Posted Date: May 27, 2021

It isn't this world that threatens or disturbs us. We are dominated by our own thoughts and feelings. We are taken over by our own reactions. This is painful for us because our original nature, our True Self, longs to be free and unencumbered by self-limiting, self-defeating, compulsive thoughts and feelings. The problem is, at our present undeveloped level, we believe that another person...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/26/2021)
  • Posted Date: May 26, 2021
  • Meeting Date: May 26, 2021

The living Now -- pure Presence -- is not just an expression of perfect freedom; it is its center everywhere: the Ground from out of which all creation arises and returns again.

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Short Talk How to Stop Conflict Before It Starts
  • Posted Date: May 26, 2021
  • Meeting Date: May 12, 2021

In this question and answer session, Guy explains that we are not meant to be the servant of a mind that believes conflict is the way to solve any problem. Seeing the part of us that finds a peculiar enjoyment in conflict is the beginning of separating ourselves from it.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/23/2021)
  • Posted Date: May 23, 2021
  • Meeting Date: May 23, 2021

Since no desire can complete itself -- by itself -- through anything it imagines -- its only recourse is to imagine “more of” whatever failed to satisfy it the first time around. This unseen cycle is the mainspring of all forms of addiction, as unconscious desire keeps trying to fill a bucket with no bottom by pouring imaginary water into it.

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Special Lesson Let the Light of Awareness Transform You
  • Posted Date: May 20, 2021

There are parts of our psychic system that reject the shocks -- the lessons needed for our evolution because they imagine they're already flying above the world of troubles. It is this mistaken sense of self that stands between us and true self-transformation. Nothing that resists life can hope to learn from it. Until we can embrace the lessons that ride into our lives on the back of events...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/19/2021)
  • Posted Date: May 19, 2021
  • Meeting Date: May 19, 2021

How could we ever know even the smallest thing about the possibility of Unconditional Love -- that perfectly still, undivided Divine center-point from out of which creation itself comes into existence -- were it not for our gift of being able to bear witness to the union of the opposites within us: a virgin marriage that oversees the conception of all that is Good.

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Short Talk Healing From an Abusive Relationship
  • Posted Date: May 18, 2021
  • Meeting Date: May 09, 2021

In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy explains how healing from something bad that happened to us in the past begins with observing and letting go of the part of us that finds a peculiar thrill in reliving the event.

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