Short Talks

These insightful and stirring audio clips, recorded live during Guy Finley's ongoing classes, deliver quick nuggets of condensed wisdom. Audio blog-style talks on a variety of topics are 3-25 minutes in length. Many clips are part of Guy’s ongoing Podcast series. Subscribe to Guy's free Podcast and be informed as new ones are posted.

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  1. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    Own Your Attention, Own Your Life

    • Posted: 9/9/21
    • Meeting: 8/29/21
    • Time: 00:04:10
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    In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy talks about how we often find ourselves in situations wondering how we got there, and how that relates to the fact that we do not own our attention.

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  2. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    What Is True "Religion"?

    • Posted: 9/3/21
    • Meeting: 8/22/21
    • Time: 00:01:57
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    In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy talks briefly about the original meaning and intent of "religion," and how it applies practically in our daily lives.

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  3. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    Are You "Dread" or Alive?

    • Posted: 8/28/21
    • Meeting: 8/11/21
    • Time: 00:13:30
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    In this excerpt from a recent classroom talk, Guy talks about how agreeing to live with fear, worry, anxiety, depression -- or any other negative state -- is the same as living in the "dread zone," a psychological state of useless suffering that prevents us from being alive and aware in the present moment.

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  4. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    Stop Fighting and Be Free Now

    • Posted: 8/20/21
    • Meeting: 8/11/21
    • Time: 00:07:36
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    In this answer to a viewer's question, Guy explains that we are either free now, or we are stuck in the illusion that we must fight for freedom in a time to come.

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  5. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    Stop Being Tricked into Revisiting the Past

    • Posted: 8/12/21
    • Meeting: 8/4/21
    • Time: 00:03:19
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    In this short video, Guy talks about how revisiting the past is a present pain that produces more unnecessary, useless suffering. Catch the temptation to revisit the past and realize a life that is being fulfilled and completed in the present moment.

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  6. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    Going Beyond Intellectual Knowledge

    • Posted: 8/7/21
    • Meeting: 7/14/21
    • Time: 00:02:04
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    In this response to a viewer's question, Guy talks about how mere intellectual knowledge of spiritual principles is not the same as acting on and applying those same principles in the midst of your own life.

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  7. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    Understand the Purpose of Inner Storms

    • Posted: 7/30/21
    • Meeting: 7/11/21
    • Time: 00:04:25
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    In this answer to a caller's question, Guy explains that the true purpose of interior storms, trials and challenges is to shake us loose from the painful illusions and sense of self that we unknowingly cling to.

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  8. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    Stop Judging Yourself

    • Posted: 7/23/21
    • Meeting: 7/11/21
    • Time: 00:02:51
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    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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  9. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    Stop Thinking and Start Seeing

    • Posted: 7/15/21
    • Meeting: 7/7/21
    • Time: 00:02:18
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    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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  10. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    The Simple Solution to Discouragement

    • Posted: 7/11/21
    • Meeting: 6/23/21
    • Time: 00:01:54
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    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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  11. Love Contains All Possibilities
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    Love Contains All Possibilities

    • Posted: 7/6/21
    • Meeting: 6/20/21
    • Time: 00:06:45
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    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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  12. Be Yourself and Free Yourself by Seeing Yourself
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    Be Yourself and Free Yourself by Seeing Yourself

    • Posted: 6/24/21
    • Meeting: 6/16/21
    • Time: 00:04:38
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    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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