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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    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. There Is Nothing to Fear
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    There Is Nothing to Fear

    • Posted: 6/18/21
    • Meeting: 6/9/21
    • Time: 00:05:22
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    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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  8. How Should I Handle a Toxic Relationship?
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    How Should I Handle a Toxic Relationship?

    • Posted: 6/14/21
    • Meeting: 6/6/21
    • Time: 00:03:03
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    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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  9. Be Aware Of Who's Talking Before You Speak
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    Be Aware Of Who's Talking Before You Speak

    • Posted: 6/9/21
    • Meeting: 5/26/21
    • Time: 00:02:48
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    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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  10. Finding Peace in the Chaos
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    Finding Peace in the Chaos

    • Posted: 6/2/21
    • Meeting: 5/19/21
    • Time: 00:03:18
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    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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  11. How to Stop Conflict Before It Starts
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    How to Stop Conflict Before It Starts

    • Posted: 5/26/21
    • Meeting: 5/12/21
    • Time: 00:04:39
    • 20 Views
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    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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  12. Healing From an Abusive Relationship
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    Healing From an Abusive Relationship

    • Posted: 5/18/21
    • Meeting: 5/9/21
    • Time: 00:03:48
    • 34 Views
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    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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