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  • Fear, Faith, and Freedom (Blog)
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    Fear, Faith, and Freedom (Blog)

    • Posted: 7/31/13
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    What is fear...but a dark premonition that come the next moment, day, month or year to come, something untold will render you powerless to provide yourself with what you've imagined you must possess in order to feel safe, whole, and content. What is faith...but the unthinkable act of understanding that only by agreeing to be powerless before these fears do you find that what you actually need...

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  • Journey Beyond Fear
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    Journey Beyond Fear

    • Posted: 6/3/07
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    Counter to popular opinion, real success is not measured by the amount of our possessions. Simply stated, the truth is that real success -- ultimately the only success -- is determined by how much we are in actual possession of ourselves. And by the light of this great fact of life, we can also see that the person who fears the loss of what he thinks is his success has not truly succeeded.

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  • Overcoming  Fear and Anxiety (Blog)
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    Overcoming Fear and Anxiety (Blog)

    • Posted: 3/11/09
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    A student writes: I have several of your books and cd's, all of which I have enjoyed and found to be extraordinarily on target helping me to change my attitudes and relationships and some fears. I do however need help in overcoming a very extreme fear of getting into lifts/elevators. It was triggered 10 years ago, and I haven't been in a lift since. Do you have any cd's in particular on this...

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  • Where No Fear Dwells (Blog)
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    Where No Fear Dwells (Blog)

    • Posted: 10/1/15
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    The sun throbs with light-giving heat. The heart drums in a measured beat. Oceans ebb and flow, her tides without rest As the chest rises and falls, with each breath. Such is life. So am I; no fear dwells in what cannot die.

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  • A Technique That Makes Fear Fade
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    A Technique That Makes Fear Fade

    • Posted: 12/5/17
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    Life will show itself to you, and as it does you'll know just what to do and who to be. There is never any good reason to worry about anything.

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  • Step Out of the World of Fear and Into a Fearless Self (Blog)
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    Step Out of the World of Fear and Into a Fearless Self (Blog)

    • Posted: 3/1/13
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    There is a lower world where fears are real; where all things, and everyone living in this world is an unknowing part of -- and participant in -- the fear that's found there...so that in the reality of this realm, the thing feared is inseparable from the nature that fears it; which means any action taken by this nature to end the fear it feels, becomes the seed of the next fearful state. Ther...

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  • Fear is Afraid You Will Learn This Secret
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    Fear is Afraid You Will Learn This Secret

    • Posted: 3/3/20
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    Who is the most unwelcome guest that appears at your door? (And it is not your son-in-law!) Again... Who is the most unwelcome guest that ever came 'knock-knock-knocking' at your door? How many of you had some dark thought or feeling knock at your door and wake you up this very morning... unwanted guests such as depression, anxiety... "Hello, anybody home?" How about worry...

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  • Wake Up and Be Free of Fear and Worries
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    Wake Up and Be Free of Fear and Worries

    • Posted: 8/30/02
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    Increasingly, I hear strange ideas like I should learn how to embrace my own pain, or walk into my own "shadow-self."

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  • End Your Fear of Being "Nothing"
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    End Your Fear of Being "Nothing"

    • Posted: 6/15/15
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    If the sky were empty, birds couldn't fly through it. The only way to know the fullness of the nothingness you fear is to launch yourself into it. Do this enough times, and soon you will start to feel -- and know -- the presence of a timeless stillness that binds all things together. And though it touches nothing, and nothing touches it, still it connects all that moves through it. In this...

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  • Stop Taking Fear as Your Guide
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    Stop Taking Fear as Your Guide

    • Posted: 4/6/08
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    The following key lessons are taken from 365 Days to Let Go. Use their insights to help you put an end to taking the guidance of fear. In truth, we are never more lost to ourselves, or to the hope of realizing our own unlimited potential, than we are when we give ourselves over to the fear of what may become of our lives, for whoever takes fear as a guide follows not just the blind, but is...

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  • Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless
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    Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless

    • Posted: 3/17/08
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    Real power isn't the ability to imagine and implement an endless series of new solutions to old problems, but to awaken the higher understanding that allows us to transcend the need we have to live with any painful problems at all. Which would you rather have: a big fire hose with a hydrant and a fire to put out every day, or a life without fires in them? But what we have to examine here is...

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  • End the Fear of Being "Nothing" (Blog)
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    End the Fear of Being "Nothing" (Blog)

    • Posted: 3/8/10
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    If the sky were empty, birds couldn't fly through it. The only way to know the fullness of the nothingness you fear to be...is to launch yourself into it. Do this enough times and you'll see that stillness binds all things together, even though it touches nothing and that nothing touches it.

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  • Change Forever Your Relationship with Fear
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    Change Forever Your Relationship with Fear

    • Posted: 2/16/09
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    We are deceived whenever we find ourselves feverishly thinking through "all the possibilities" stirred up by a fearful moment, because the only possibility any of these fearful thoughts hold is which one of them is about to make us its prisoner. ~~~ The seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become...

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  • Let Go of the Fear of Being No One
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    Let Go of the Fear of Being No One

    • Posted: 6/1/04
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    Why is it that we will challenge and then work to change the world's opinions as they concern us, but we never question our own beliefs no matter how much personal pressure, stress and anxiety they may produce? For example, we wouldn't dream of diving for sunken treasure in our bathtub because we know that the best we can hope to find there are a few plastic pearls. And yet we still dive headl...

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  • Stay Out of The Waves of Fear (Blog)
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    Stay Out of The Waves of Fear (Blog)

    • Posted: 3/17/11
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    Don't be afraid. There's little doubt in my mind that all around you--as within you--fearful thoughts and feelings are flying through the air like ashes falling from a forest fire. Certainly the world has never before seen anything like what you and I have been witness to in these last few days. But whatever fear you may be feeling--born of some projected dark imagining--and fueled by the f...

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  • Withdraw from the World of Fear and Worry
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    Withdraw from the World of Fear and Worry

    • Posted: 3/31/08
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    What happens in the moment where life throws something at us, or nothing goes as we had planned? We know what happens. Instant negativity! We become disgruntled. Unhappiness over what is unwanted ruins the day. Why? Because now we're resisting the event, wanting nothing to do with it. And how many possibilities do we have in such moments when we resist life like this? None . . . except to...

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  • Claim the Gift that Casts Out Fear
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    Claim the Gift that Casts Out Fear

    • Posted: 3/21/18
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    Imagine how different life would be if we understood that nothing happens to us that isn't sent our way to help us learn more about the eternal nature of love.

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  • 7 Ways to Make Nothing Out of Fear
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    7 Ways to Make Nothing Out of Fear

    • Posted: 2/22/03
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    Here are seven separate Higher Facts about the proof and the possibility of the Fearless Life. Taken alone, each of the following statements supplies insight into the seemingly impenetrable darkness that surrounds any fear. Taken altogether, these Higher Ideas reveal a whole New Understanding that penetrates fear's protective shell -- dispelling both the feared and the fearful at once. The Lig...

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  • Five Facts to Liberate You from the Lie of Fear
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    Five Facts to Liberate You from the Lie of Fear

    • Posted: 12/2/13
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    The more we are willing to learn about the way fear works, the less power it has to work its ways on us.

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  • Only Shadows Fear the Present Moment (Blog)
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    Only Shadows Fear the Present Moment (Blog)

    • Posted: 1/13/14
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    Real self-knowledge is inseparable from making real intentions, and then acting upon them. You will never know the truth of yourself by listening to the parts of yourself that tell you to hide out. Only shadows fear the light of the presence moment.

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  • Release Your Fear of Any Mountain Before You
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    Release Your Fear of Any Mountain Before You

    • Posted: 11/21/17
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    The real power behind faith is found in the Light within us that shows us what's true, and what's not, about who and what we are in reality.

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  • Make the Fear of Being "No One" Fade Away
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    Make the Fear of Being "No One" Fade Away

    • Posted: 7/20/04
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    Looking for ourselves in the eyes of others throws us behind the walls of a psychic prison. The door slams shut each time we find ourselves feeling good about ourselves simply because someone has given us a needed nod of approval. Let's investigate this strange sequence of psychological events that leaves us in a prison of our own making. Whenever someone approves of us, it gives us a feelin...

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  • Free Yourself from Useless Fear and Frustration
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    Free Yourself from Useless Fear and Frustration

    • Posted: 10/1/05
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    We go through life looking for approval from others. This unending search for approval runs deep inside of us as we unknowingly nurture a relationship with the idea that if we could just be accepted, then little by little we would come to know who we are. We actually buy into the notion that if we could get enough people to approve of us, then this ache in our soul that is always trying to fig...

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  • Four Facts to Help Liberate You From the Lie of Fear
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    Four Facts to Help Liberate You From the Lie of Fear

    • Posted: 2/16/15
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    The more we are willing to learn about the way fear works, the less power it has to work its ways on us.

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  • How to Free Yourself from Fear and Worries by Walking Directly Into Them
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    How to Free Yourself from Fear and Worries by Walking Directly Into Them

    • Posted: 6/29/04
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    Before speaking to someone who intimidates me, I sometimes feel my throat start to close up and my voice choke up with so much tension that I find it hard to speak. I've got to get behind this fear, but I don't know how! One way in which it's possible for us to outgrow the problems that we face is to not let those problems dictate our behavior to us. In this instance, whenever we run into...

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  • See Through the Big False Belief That Breeds Fear (Blog)
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    See Through the Big False Belief That Breeds Fear (Blog)

    • Posted: 7/8/16
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    Fear -- any negative state that persists as a power to punish us -- is the inevitable result of believing that we are something that we are not. Once we see the definitive link between the fear, worry, or anger we feel, and the particular false sense of self that doesn't exist without these punishing states, our choice becomes clear: Either we agree to live with these negative states, ever s...

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  • Be Real and Find Release from the Fear of Being No One (Blog)
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    Be Real and Find Release from the Fear of Being No One (Blog)

    • Posted: 7/14/11
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    One must lose hope in the false idea that winning the approval of others has any real power to quiet the nature within that doesn't know what else to do with its sense of being incomplete save to imagine itself as being something it's not. If I am what I believe myself to be, why do I need anyone else to confirm it; and if I am not what I believe I am, then can anyone's confirmation of this il...

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  • Call On These 4 Simple Truths and Watch Worry, Self-Doubt, Loneliness, and Fear Disappear
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    Call On These 4 Simple Truths and Watch Worry, Self-Doubt, Loneliness, and Fear Disappear

    • Posted: 12/23/18
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    Whenever we will put ourselves on the side of what we know is true, then Truth takes our side, lending us what is noble, needful, and divine.

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  • Erase Those Fearful Feelings
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    Erase Those Fearful Feelings

    • Posted: 3/12/07
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    There is no such thing as a shaky situation, so any time you start to tremble, don't look around you for the fault. Look inward. It is the inner-ground you are standing on that is not solid. That seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It's your reaction that has you shaking. And that's why, if you'll become conscious of a fearful condition instead of afraid of it,...

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  • The Freedom to Live Life Fearlessly
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    The Freedom to Live Life Fearlessly

    • Posted: 7/17/04
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    ED: Hello. I'm Dr. Ellen Dickstein. Welcome to a Fireside Chat with bestselling inner life author, Guy Finley. During a number of our chats, we've talked about negative emotions, and I thought that this time we would hone in on a particular emotion that is a great problem to many people, if not everyone, and that is fear. Guy, there are many different types of fear, and people react in differe...

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  • Secrets to Fearless Living
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    Secrets to Fearless Living

    • Posted: 5/13/13
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    There is a way past this part of yourself that would rather hold on than get out. However, to really let go of these fears, we must first go through them. *** The only thing you lose when you let go of something you are afraid to live without is the fear itself. *** Real freedom is the absence of the self that feels trapped, not the trappings that self acquires to make it feel free. ***...

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  • Be Your True Self and Be Fearless
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    Be Your True Self and Be Fearless

    • Posted: 6/2/08
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    We can either spend our lives fearful of any unwanted event that comes along to challenge our sense of self -- or we can use that same situation to help set ourselves free. Presently we see whatever troubles us through the eyes of a false nature that believes protecting itself from what it fears is the same as being fearless. The only way this idea makes sense is if we think that avoiding a pr...

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  • Seven Laws of Fearless Living
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    Seven Laws of Fearless Living

    • Posted: 5/26/08
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    Don't believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living: they lie. But you already sense this is true, or you wouldn't find yourself reading these words. The deepest parts of you know that if freedom from fear was as easy as "creating a new reality" for yourself, then *you would already be the fearless person you know in your heart that you're meant...

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  • Let Go of Self-Limiting Fears
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    Let Go of Self-Limiting Fears

    • Posted: 3/27/17
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    To flatten your fears once and for all, you must forget about the idea of domination and start thinking about self-illumination -- the miracle that happens within us whenever we dare place the wish to understand what is frightening us before our certainty that there is no other choice but to feel afraid.

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  • Build the Foundation of a Fearless Life
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    Build the Foundation of a Fearless Life

    • Posted: 4/23/06
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    Before you can learn how to change your destiny, you must first realize that secret place within yourself where your own future is created. You must consciously enter that place of power where all of your life-choices are made for you. It's called the Present Moment: The Now. And this Now is the seed of all that comes later. The following paragraph helps us see into this great mystery. It's o...

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  • Let the Light Shine on Unseen Fears
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    Let the Light Shine on Unseen Fears

    • Posted: 6/22/20
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    The secret that ends your fear of people, of situations, is the possibility of discovering that these people are as afraid of you as you are of them. What do you think would happen if you knew that the person you're afraid of is as afraid of you as you are of him or her? How do you think that would change your reaction? That man makes the cruel comment, that woman makes the cutting remark...

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  • Welcome the Freedom that Comes with Being Fearless
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    Welcome the Freedom that Comes with Being Fearless

    • Posted: 7/21/08
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    As we are coming to see, within each of us dwells a Light -- an awareness capable not only of observing the host of invisible forces that forge life itself, but whose conscious interaction with them changes them as it will. It is through this higher order of ourselves that we are empowered to learn the truth about ourselves. And here the word truth means not just intellectual self-knowledg...

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    5 Simple Steps to Make Yourself Fearless
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    5 Simple Steps to Make Yourself Fearless

    • Posted: 7/31/20
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    The fifth step to making yourself fearless is faith. Real faith is born in a human being when he or she has the direct experience that they live in a world that is established for them to succeed in realizing that within them dwells an Intelligence beyond fear.When a person takes the first four steps - attention, awareness, self-knowledge, and persistence - and brings them together...

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  • Bright New Actions that Lead to the Fearless Life
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    Bright New Actions that Lead to the Fearless Life

    • Posted: 3/9/09
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    Fear's power over us is nothing more than the way it causes us to forget the truth of ourselves, which is this: we are created to eternally transcend the limits of our present nature, to transform who and what we have been in the very moment it ceases to serve the good of us. But, because we have forgotten this or -- more accurately speaking -- because we are asleep to its power in us, we ar...

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  • Let the Love of Truth Give You a Fearless Life
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    Let the Love of Truth Give You a Fearless Life

    • Posted: 9/19/04
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    Science now knows what enlightened sages have been saying since time began: The true nature of all things is change. Everything is always becoming. Which means nothing can be truly considered without taking into account those forces driving these invisible changes. What science has yet to learn is that these governing forces working behind all becoming possess their own intelligence, and th...

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  • Challenge Fear's Right to Rule Your Life
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    Challenge Fear's Right to Rule Your Life

    • Posted: 5/12/08
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    "I want to be brave when it comes to cutting myself loose from self-destructive situations, but each time I even get close to letting go, I get really scared. And when I get scared, I seem to hold on to everything even tighter! Is there a way to get past this fear? I loathe the idea that I may be too frightened to find freedom." "Yes. There is a way past this part of yourself that would rathe...

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  • Erase Fearful Feelings from Your Life
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    Erase Fearful Feelings from Your Life

    • Posted: 6/30/14
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    That seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It's your reaction that has you shaking. And that's why, if you'll become conscious of a fearful condition instead of afraid of it, you'll change forever your relationship with fear. It's true. Being conscious of your fear empowers you to interact with it in an entirely new way. This new inner relationship gives you the p...

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  • Stand in the Light That Fears No Darkness (Blog)
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    Stand in the Light That Fears No Darkness (Blog)

    • Posted: 4/25/14
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    What good is the love of Truth without standing up for the freedom it promises to those whom love it? This means that we must act from this passion -- embrace what is light, right, and true -- even in the midst of all that seems wrong within and around us. We must dare to bring its flame into the midst of our storms, into that darkness that comes with all times of trial. For only then and ther...

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  • Four Insights That Make Old Fears Fade and Finally Disappear From View
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    Four Insights That Make Old Fears Fade and Finally Disappear From View

    • Posted: 8/15/16
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    Awaken the higher understanding you need that allows you to walk past the level of self that gives rise to your fear.

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  • Being Fearless and Free Begins Within
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    Being Fearless and Free Begins Within

    • Posted: 5/27/13
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    When a man finds that within him which is real, which is constant, abiding, changeless, and eternal, he enters into that Reality, and becomes meek.

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  • Stop Making "Peace" With People Who Would Punish You
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    Stop Making "Peace" With People Who Would Punish You

    • Posted: 2/23/04
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    There are parts of us that would rather be punished by unkind people than have to spend one minute being alone by ourselves, because the only way these same parts in us can exist is if they have someone to resent or somehow fear. In this case, we remain in these ruinous relationships because the fear or emptiness we feel in even considering leaving them is felt to be too much to bear on our ow...

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  • Always You
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    Always You

    • Posted: 12/8/02
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    Before I dream may I hope for you. Before I long may I reach for you. Before I judge may I listen to you. Before I rush may I rest with you. Before I shout may I call on you. Before I doubt may I hear from you. Before I brag may I point to you. Before I fear may I trust in you. Before I act may I remember you... So that in these things, in all I do, It is not I that am first,...

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  • Take the New Action that Leads to Reconciliation
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    Take the New Action that Leads to Reconciliation

    • Posted: 6/6/20
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    The moment I feel resistance, the moment I feel that contraction inside of me, I must understand that I am being introduced to myself. I've been brought to the bear, to touch the bear! That anger, that rage, that impatience appears in us. You and I know we have these states in us. We can dress up and appear pretty and appear like we're in control of ourselves, but every last human being...

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  • The Truth About Angels and Devils
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    The Truth About Angels and Devils

    • Posted: 8/20/10
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    It's vital to understand that angels and devils exist and are always hard at work around us. This fact is no cause for fear, for while their subtle bodies are invisible, their activities are not. The forces of good and evil can easily be seen working their ways in and through human beings; for it is within us that these levels of light and darkness mold life on earth in their image. Angelic...

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  • Be One with the Light of Life
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    Be One with the Light of Life

    • Posted: 10/2/17
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    There is a greater potential in what we don't yet know about this life of ours than there is in what we've already seen about it.

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  • Practice Your Power to Choose
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    Practice Your Power to Choose

    • Posted: 3/24/14
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    Rather than defend our mistakes by finding excuses for them, we can understand that our refusal to learn the lesson at hand ensures we will meet that lesson again, along with its misery.

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  • End the Rush to Nowhere
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    End the Rush to Nowhere

    • Posted: 11/19/18
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    If we are truthful about our life experience though, it is obvious that as long as we believe we have something to lose because of our identification with any temporary exterior condition or circumstance, we remain subject to every outer condition.

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  • The Courage to Be Free of Negative States
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    The Courage to Be Free of Negative States

    • Posted: 5/23/11
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    Self-limiting thoughts or feelings have power over us only when we are tricked into believing that we need something we don't.

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  • Ten Keys for Gaining Greater Self Liberation
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    Ten Keys for Gaining Greater Self Liberation

    • Posted: 8/25/08
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    It is never the event or the condition that holds us captive, but it's the way we think toward it that creates our sense of captivity. Help yourself to the keys of self liberation hidden in these next ten insights. Take the time you need to let each concentrated idea sink into your heart and mind. The truths you are about to meet are actually alive. If you embrace their healing presence, t...

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  • Positive Steps to Drop Negative States
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    Positive Steps to Drop Negative States

    • Posted: 11/13/12
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    Meekly submitting to any negative emotion in the hopes it will run its course and leave us alone just invites it to subjugate us again.

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  • The Courage to Let Go of the Past
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    The Courage to Let Go of the Past

    • Posted: 9/10/10
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    When we are hurt badly, the higher lesson hidden in this trial is to recognize the time has come to let go of who and what we have been up until the moment of loss.

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  • Release Yourself from Dark Inner States
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    Release Yourself from Dark Inner States

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    Darkness, in whatever form we experience it -- from a simple black, starless night, to a depressed thought or feeling -- only exists in the absence of light.

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  • Finding the Love You Long For
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    Finding the Love You Long For

    • Posted: 7/7/03
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    At times it seems to me that the more I realize about the awesome nature of spiritual love, the more loneliness I feel in my current human relationships. I long to share my discoveries with others, but who do I turn to? A certain kind of loneliness, of feeling ourselves all alone, is a necessary portion of the path to the higher life. This sense of being alone comes out of realizing what...

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  • The Path to Peace Already Present
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    The Path to Peace Already Present

    • Posted: 6/28/05
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    Without effort to become, there can be no barrier. Without a barrier, there is nothing to overcome. Without that which must be overcome, there is no fear. Without the fear of loss, there is nothing to be gained. With nothing to be gained, there is nothing to be learned. Without that which must be learned, there is no ignorance. Without having to end ignorance, no effort is required. Wit...

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  • Life's Secret Lessons About Real Success
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    Life's Secret Lessons About Real Success

    • Posted: 7/28/03
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    Counter to popular opinion, real success is not measured by the amount of our possessions. Simply stated, the truth is that real success -- ultimately the only success -- is determined by how much we are in actual possession of ourselves. And by the light of this great fact of life, we can also see that the person who fears the loss of what he thinks is his success has not truly succeeded.

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  • Inspiring Points and Helpful Powers Along the Path to Self-Success
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    Inspiring Points and Helpful Powers Along the Path to Self-Success

    • Posted: 7/31/17
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    Question: I not only stiffen up sometimes before speaking to someone who intimidates me, but sometimes I feel like my throat is choking up with so much tension I'm afraid I'll lose the power to even speak! I'd very much like to get past this debilitating, sometimes humiliating, state of self. What can I do? Guy's Response: If we're ever to outgrow the predicaments that we face, we mus...

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  • The Secret of Knowing Without Thinking
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    The Secret of Knowing Without Thinking

    • Posted: 11/16/09
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    Imagine for a moment what your life might be like if you never again were to pick up a complaining thought or feeling. Think of how your days would flow without carrying the additional weight of those inner voices always telling you, "I'm too tired," or "This is too much for me!" The weight of the world would be replaced by a new sense of freedom. Fresh, new energies would flow. If this is th...

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  • Let Go and Grow Happy!
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    Let Go and Grow Happy!

    • Posted: 1/28/09
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    You can spend your time struggling, in vain, to make others into what you want them to be, or you can see the inherent flaw in thinking this way, and -- rather than trying to change others to suit your needs -- see through the false idea that someone else is responsible for your fulfillment. You can let go of those resentful feelings toward your job, because the treadmill isn't what you are d...

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  • New Facts for Real Strength
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    New Facts for Real Strength

    • Posted: 3/22/04
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    Most people want very much to be strong, but they do not seem to be able to find the real strength they yearn for. Instead, they find qualities that pass themselves off as strength, but secretly leave them feeling weak. Here are some examples of false strength: * lashing out in anger when frustrated * demanding that we are right * blaming someone else for causing the problem * being loud and...

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  • Take the Leap into All that You May Be
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    Take the Leap into All that You May Be

    • Posted: 9/25/08
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    A spiritual risk is any action we will take based upon our willingness to challenge our own certainty that our present state of consciousness represents the full measure of life's possibility. Here is one simple example: Maybe we feel as though no one understands our situation or that no one is being sensitive to the pressure we're under. During these times most of us feel the strong need to c...

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  • Start Taking Conscious Risks
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    Start Taking Conscious Risks

    • Posted: 3/19/12
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    Once we realize that our present view of self, a view that defines our reality, is a construct of a certain level of our own consciousness, we also realize the need to leave this self-limited world behind us.

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  • A Winning Solution to Ending Dark Inner Dialogues
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    A Winning Solution to Ending Dark Inner Dialogues

    • Posted: 6/25/07
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    Two men stroll down a leaf-covered wood-lot path on a clear, brisk Autumn morning. Jeff and Mark have been friends for years. They enjoy their Saturday morning walks and talks together. Yet, something's different about Mark today. Jeff senses there's a problem. But he says nothing. Two minutes later Mark stops walking, and turns to Jeff. His eyes are searching for a place to begin. Then, foll...

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  • Start Stretching the Boundaries of Your Life
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    Start Stretching the Boundaries of Your Life

    • Posted: 3/24/08
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    Do you ever feel like the world is closing in on you . . . that there is an absence of possibilities for you? How would you like the genuine power, in any moment, to literally be able to change the boundaries of your life? It is indeed true -- even if we don't recognize it yet -- that limitation and possibility coexist. We can look at any given moment and realize that what confines us in this...

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  • How to Stop Giving Yourself Away!
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    How to Stop Giving Yourself Away!

    • Posted: 7/5/10
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    Time and time again, we come to the same spiritual lesson: no one can give us that which can only be found within our Self.

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  • Learn to Be New and Live in the Now
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    Learn to Be New and Live in the Now

    • Posted: 12/24/12
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    Our awareness of the troubled thoughts and feelings roaming through us is the power that keeps their harmful and self-limiting influences from having control over us.

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  • Refuse to Cooperate with Self-Limiting Thoughts
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    Refuse to Cooperate with Self-Limiting Thoughts

    • Posted: 3/7/16
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    Any negative states that try to stop you from taking the next step of any chosen journey are just psychological special effects...

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  • Discover the Treasure of Your True Nature
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    Discover the Treasure of Your True Nature

    • Posted: 12/31/07
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    Unlike lesser-level creatures that are not conscious of their own nature -- and that cannot choose any other world of experience apart from the one they are drawn to by their own lower nature -- we, as human beings, are unique in creation. We are created to be self-conscious. In spiritual terms this means we may have an awareness of any of the infinite number of qualities that form the charac...

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  • How to Want Whatever Happens to You
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    How to Want Whatever Happens to You

    • Posted: 4/20/09
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    The more we imagine a fearless life created by conditions outside of us, the more compelled we feel to try and control those same conditions. Our fear being that any change in them will return us back where we started: searching for a way to be fearless. Yet, the more we resist change, the more afraid we become of it. We find ourselves applying more and more pressure to life in order to escape...

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  • Inviting What is True to Set You Free
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    Inviting What is True to Set You Free

    • Posted: 7/16/07
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    Our usual reaction to any event not of our choosing is to fear it, so that our tendency is to see these experiences as being adversarial. These unwanted moments are seen as threats to our present happiness, as well as being a thorn in our tomorrow, because with any unwanted event comes the fear of not having the right answers to address the flood of new questions arising out of life's sudden t...

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  • Stop Believing in Your Own Weakness
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    Stop Believing in Your Own Weakness

    • Posted: 9/22/08
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    It is our fear of being alone and in doubt, of wanting to feel certain that what we are doing is right, that compels us to seek the approval of others. So this tells us that the chief cause of why our lives so often wind up in the hands of others is not that they are superior or that the world is too strong for us, but that we don't want to face the uncertainty and aloneness we think we are to...

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  • The Courage to Stop Suffering Over Mistakes
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    The Courage to Stop Suffering Over Mistakes

    • Posted: 9/3/10
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    Real self-command dawns within us as we realize that reliving the past is powerless to change a present misunderstanding.

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  • Go Ahead and Let Go of Yourself
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    Go Ahead and Let Go of Yourself

    • Posted: 8/20/18
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    Any human being who has to hold himself together is someone who is ready to fall apart. Trying to hold yourself together is a terrible way to go through life. Our task is to prove this to ourselves. The fears of falling apart can never be quieted by adding more pieces to your self, such as success or the hopes of success. With this approach to life, you wear out faster, because you now have ev...

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  • Let Life Give You What You Need
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    Let Life Give You What You Need

    • Posted: 11/23/09
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    The only thing that stands in our way of finding the fearless life is something in us that tells us "I can't." And yet, three of the most powerful words in the English language are: "I can learn." Unlike every other creature on this earth, we are created to be changed, to go through transformations that put us into a new relationship with a different order of life if we have allowed those...

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  • Find the Missing Half of Life!
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    Find the Missing Half of Life!

    • Posted: 1/11/16
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    When it comes to experiencing an overall sense of peace, happiness, and abiding contentment, we are not created to be self-filling beings.

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  • Shatter the Bonds of False Beliefs and Be Free
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    Shatter the Bonds of False Beliefs and Be Free

    • Posted: 6/6/16
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    The only way we can be released from any painful sense of false responsibility is to see that it is based in a false belief.

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  • Leave the World of Limitation
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    Leave the World of Limitation

    • Posted: 7/16/10
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    The only way to leave the world of feeling sorry for yourself is to deliberately leave the world of thought.

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  • The Little-Known Secret for Owning Your Own Life
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    The Little-Known Secret for Owning Your Own Life

    • Posted: 4/5/03
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    Seeking and receiving approval from others is like sitting down hungry to an imaginary meal. You're invited to eat all you want, but no matter how much imaginary food is served, you can never get your fill. Your hunger remains. No fictional feast ever satisfies. But this fact isn't so apparent when it comes to our appetite for approval. We still look to others for our sense of self even thou...

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  • Stop Nursing Negative States
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    Stop Nursing Negative States

    • Posted: 8/6/10
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    Every time we accept a negative state we compromise ourselves and increase the level of conflict for ourselves and everyone we meet.

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  • The Power to Outgrow Problem People in Your Life
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    The Power to Outgrow Problem People in Your Life

    • Posted: 10/19/08
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    When someone acts thoughtlessly towards us, and we react negatively towards him or her, it is a similar thoughtlessness in us that responds. In other words, our own hostile reactions take no thought for anything outside of what they call into account for their suddenly heated existence -- so that the only awareness we possess in these times is that low level of cognizance that possesses us, ma...

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  • Put Yourself in Heavenly Hands
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    Put Yourself in Heavenly Hands

    • Posted: 8/10/15
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    There is a lower world where fears are real -- where all things, and everyone living in this world, are unknowing participants in the fear that's found there. In this darker realm, the thing feared is inseparable from the nature that fears it, so that any action taken by this nature to end the fear it feels becomes the seed of its next fearful state. For example, say that you're worried that...

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  • For True Self-Command Just Stop, Look, and Listen
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    For True Self-Command Just Stop, Look, and Listen

    • Posted: 5/26/07
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    A man who doesn't know his true identity does not know that he doesn't really know. The fact that he is confused, frightened and still searching for himself remains almost totally unsuspected by him because he has unknowingly assumed a false identity. This temporary, false self feels real because it is animated and driven along by the man's reactions as he seeks himself. The fact that thi...

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  • The One Power Greater Than Any Inner Disturbance
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    The One Power Greater Than Any Inner Disturbance

    • Posted: 5/4/04
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    The next time you feel as though you just have to talk to someone about something that's making you uncomfortable or unhappy, don't do it. You can learn to use that pressure to free yourself from all such feelings that want to push you around. Here's the explanation: finding relief is not the same as finding strength. That disturbance within you, whatever its reactionary nature, isn't re...

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  • Let Go of Any Negative State and Reclaim Your True Nature
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    Let Go of Any Negative State and Reclaim Your True Nature

    • Posted: 1/14/07
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    If you watch animals in the wild, one thing is obvious: The nature of an animal and its natural experience of life are indivisibly related. For example, deer attract biting flies. In the high heat of summer you won't see one without the other, and I have seen deer driven nearly crazy by these pests. They have no choice but to suffer this seasonal torment. An animal's nature attracts to it the...

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  • Be Stronger Than Any Inner Bully
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    Be Stronger Than Any Inner Bully

    • Posted: 9/24/06
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    The fall of fear begins with our heightened awareness of fear's presence. Out of this higher level of self-consciousness comes something as mysterious as it is grand: the spiritual intolerance of fear. This deep, nonnegotiable disdain for fear comes to us in advance of the powers we need to win our freedom from it. And the arrival of this supreme strength -- that ultimately leads to lasting...

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  • Finding Perfect Freedom
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    Finding Perfect Freedom

    • Posted: 10/13/02
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    Here is a great, but unseen, psychological Truth that once realized sets us upon the true spiritual path leading to Real Love and its Perfect Freedom: What frightens us about others is what we want from them; and what we want (from others) is largely what we have imagined is in their power to either give to us, do to us, or withhold from us. And so, whether we live with the fear of our love...

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  • Turn Dark Tunnels into Bridges of Light
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    Turn Dark Tunnels into Bridges of Light

    • Posted: 4/16/06
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    Has there ever been a time in your life -- a period of real self-enriching growth -- that wasn't connected to a risk you either willingly undertook or -- to a time of inner trial where there was no other choice for you but to take a risk? Of course, there's only one answer to this question, and it's one recognized as being true wherever you may ask it in the world: The prize of greater wisdom...

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  • How to Win at the Game of Life in a Whole New Way
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    How to Win at the Game of Life in a Whole New Way

    • Posted: 9/13/04
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    ED: Welcome to a fireside chat with bestselling inner life author, Guy Finley. Today I would like us to talk about being in the world but not of it. We live in a world that is always screaming for our attention. We are bombarded by all kinds of temptations, stimulation, scary news... and I think we all ask, what is the proper relationship that we're supposed to have with the world? GF: No one...

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  • Let Go and Live the Extraordinary Life
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    Let Go and Live the Extraordinary Life

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    When it comes to letting go and living in the Now, no sincere effort goes unrewarded. In the long run, it is not our ability to succeed with some individual task that determines our spiritual success, but our willingness to learn what is new and true about ourselves. Within each of us dwells a being without bounds, but unless it is explored and exercised wisely we will never know the heights...

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  • The Little Boy Who Laughed Away the "Haunted" House
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    The Little Boy Who Laughed Away the "Haunted" House

    • Posted: 9/4/06
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    Reality is very different from our distorted ideas about it. For instance, there are many parts of us that are secretly afraid that should we earnestly reexamine our ideas about life we'd just stir up some things better left alone. However, if we don't stir them up, we'll never find out that these things we're afraid of are nothing more than "ghosts" created by our own minds. The following sto...

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  • Welcome the Quiet Light of Truth [continued]
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    Welcome the Quiet Light of Truth [continued]

    • Posted: 8/11/03
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    The following eight points are essential spiritual truths. Individually they represent vital lessons that must be learned along the Path to Real Life. Collectively these same truths hint at the promise of a spiritual power for which there is no substitute: The certainty, compassion, and quietude of a mind filled by the Light of Truth. For the best results read each of these separate truths...

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  • Freedom from the Heartache of Grief and Loss
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    Freedom from the Heartache of Grief and Loss

    • Posted: 4/12/04
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    Cammy (chat host): Hello everyone! It is so great to see you here tonight. We are excited to have with us as our guest speaker an amazing author and teacher, Guy Finley. Thank you, Guy, for being here with us this evening. GF: I'm delighted to share the evening with you and all of the friends online. Cammy: About a year ago, my friend Wendy shared an incredible book with me, "The Secret of L...

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  • Uncovering the Secret Treasure of Your True Self
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    Uncovering the Secret Treasure of Your True Self

    • Posted: 4/3/06
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    ED: Hello. I'm Dr. Ellen Dickstein. I'm here with best-selling inner life author, Guy Finley, and today we're going to talk about uncovering the secret treasure of our True Self. Guy, everybody loves the idea of a secret treasure. It brings up images of Indiana Jones finding a chest of gold doubloons... and of course, we think if we get those gold doubloons, it will make us feel stronger and...

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  • A Secret Recipe for Releasing All Self-Wrecking States
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    A Secret Recipe for Releasing All Self-Wrecking States

    • Posted: 7/8/03
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    GF: Welcome everyone. Before we begin tonight let me present a few thoughts about what is required of us to walk away from useless suffering. No one can hope to know such freedom without first understanding certain truths as to what keeps us captives of unconscious negative forces. We will discuss some of these insights now, and more at chat's close. Nothing is harder for us to accept about o...

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  • Unleash Yourself from Self-Limiting Influences
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    Unleash Yourself from Self-Limiting Influences

    • Posted: 1/31/05
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    The next time (and every time) you catch some negative thought or feeling that says, "I am anxious," "I am scared," "I am mad," or "I am in so much pain" -- the first thing to do is to come wide awake to yourself. By taking the following inner action, you can deliberately snap yourself out of that dark dream that is trying to weave itself into your identity. Rather than allowing yourself t...

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  • Slowly I Turn
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    Slowly I Turn

    • Posted: 5/15/05
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    Whenever you come to me I have no questions for you, only openness. Nothing needs be spoken. Everything is in its place; all is accounted for. But when you leave... I am like a harbor without a boat; a nest without a bird; a cup that somehow knows what it means to have capacity, yet that sits without any means to fill itself except for this flood of questions rushing to pour themselves into w...

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  • Unleash the Power of Present Living
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    Unleash the Power of Present Living

    • Posted: 4/9/07
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    In order to let go of any painful past condition -- so there is never again a moment where regret or sorrow is pulling us down -- we must allow every movement, each unexpected event encountered, every thought and feeling -- no matter its character -- to have its own life. If we will attempt to view life from this new and higher understanding -- that everything under the sun, from thoughts to...

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  • Wake Up and Walk Away from Whatever is Pulling You Down
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    Wake Up and Walk Away from Whatever is Pulling You Down

    • Posted: 10/21/07
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    What about you? Are you sure you have to go down with that ship called an abusive relationship, substance abuse, or the self-pity that always attends these punishing states of self? Do you see yourself as someone addicted to something, and believe this sinking condition is the way it has to be? Does it feel as though there is no way out from under that barrage of negative thoughts and feelings...

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  • The Work and Reward of Just Being Yourself
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    The Work and Reward of Just Being Yourself

    • Posted: 7/4/05
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    Have you ever limited yourself with what you thought was a power at the time you started it? Sometimes you can do something that takes you twenty years before you begin to suspect that it's a limitation and not a power. You think to yourself, "I'm really going to empower myself by getting an education, because when I have that new education, I'll have the approval I want, I'll feel accepted, a...

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  • Your Inner Victory Conquers All
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    Your Inner Victory Conquers All

    • Posted: 7/25/16
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    As we learn how to take the higher ground inwardly and begin winning that life for which we are created, we are gradually empowered to prevail over any event and challenge that life presents.

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  • Keys to the Power of Conscious Self-Transformation
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    Keys to the Power of Conscious Self-Transformation

    • Posted: 3/5/05
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    ED: Hi. I'm Dr. Ellen Dickstein, and I'm here with bestselling inner life author, Guy Finley. Guy, I thought that today we would talk about the present moment. It's becoming more and more popular these days for people to talk about living in the present moment, but you've been talking about this for 25 years, so let's start at the beginning: Why is the present moment so important? GF: If we...

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  • Turn the Light on What Stresses You
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    Turn the Light on What Stresses You

    • Posted: 8/10/09
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    We find it natural to seek relief from the world around us, a world appearing to be one stronghold atop another of stressful conditions and anxiety-producing events. Accordingly, we seek relief from these contentment-crushing states by struggling to change those circumstances we see as being responsible for their cause. Think of all the ways we've attempted to escape those unwanted pressures...

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  • Turn Self-Tormenting Thought into New Self Triumph
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    Turn Self-Tormenting Thought into New Self Triumph

    • Posted: 5/8/05
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    ED: Hello. I'm Dr. Ellen Dickstein. Welcome to a fireside chat with best-selling inner life author, Guy Finley. Today I thought we would talk about a topic that you actually gave a whole series of talks on, and something that you mention quite often: the "turning point." Now, most people when they use the expression "turning point," think of a unique moment in time when maybe they had to make...

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  • Realize the True Self Beyond Suffering (Transcript)
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    Realize the True Self Beyond Suffering (Transcript)

    • Posted: 10/1/05
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    ED: Hello. I'm Dr. Ellen Dickstein. Welcome to a Fireside Chat with best-selling inner life author, Guy Finley. Guy, in your new book, Let Go and Live in the Now, you relate a special idea that really deserves deeper attention. You tell a short story whose moral is expressed by this short poem: "The feel is real, but the why is a lie." So many of us would say we feel the pain of suffering, bu...

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  • The First Step in True Self-Transformation
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    The First Step in True Self-Transformation

    • Posted: 6/5/05
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    There was once a little creature, and it was on the branch of a mighty oak. This great oak was the father of the forest. The little creature was sitting there sighing, and from time to time crying a little bit, and finally the old oak couldn't take it anymore. "Little creature, what is wrong with you?" The little creature was surprised. He said, "Well, I'm not sure. I just can't make it all co...

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  • The Cost of Conscious Peace
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    The Cost of Conscious Peace

    • Posted: 10/26/09
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    Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear.

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  • Let Go and Realize Real Rescue
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    Let Go and Realize Real Rescue

    • Posted: 1/28/07
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    Doesn't this make perfect sense? If we need to be rescued from something, then whatever is rescuing us can't be part of what it rescues us from. Said in a different way, you don't jump on a tiger's back to escape a lion. A terrified rabbit running from a fox only thinks he finds safety when a coyote offers him shelter. This shows us that any desperate attempt to escape a trouble usually leads...

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  • Real Steps to Help You Let Go of Negative States
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    Real Steps to Help You Let Go of Negative States

    • Posted: 8/7/05
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    ED: Hello. I'm Dr. Ellen Dickstein, and I'm here with inner life author, Guy Finley. We're going to be talking about letting go of negative states. Guy, I was thinking about this topic today and I actually had to laugh, because I thought you'd never expect to hear two people talking about letting go of a hot pot handle. There seems to be a wisdom of the body that knows if something is causing...

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