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Instead of always asking yourself why so-and-so acts this or that way, learn to ask: "What's inside of me that wants to hurt itself over how anyone else acts?" — Guy Finley

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The right attitude toward any negative state begins with understanding that its only authority over you is a direct reflection of your attitude towards it. — Guy Finley

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If I am identified with my relationship, with my house, or with my money, I am doomed to suffer. — Guy Finley

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You cannot separate the onset of a disturbing moment in life from the appearance of some simultaneous new possibility to know a deeper and more unshakable sense of peace. — Guy Finley

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But you can't be saying I should walk away from everything I have worked for all my life?"
"No, I am not. What I am saying is that we need to take a much closer look at what we have been calling our life."
"To what purpose?"
"To see if it is really ours. Once we know what is authentically our own, then we also know what to keep and protect and what to let go. — Guy Finley

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If you love getting gifts - and who doesn't - then why not accept, with gratitude, the greatest gift there is: the present moment. — Guy Finley

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Resistance to revelation, resistance to becoming conscious of all that dwells within us - high and low, light and dark - is the anti-change factor. It is also the mainspring of all our psychological fears. — Guy Finley

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Act on what you love, not from what you fear, and watch how fear fades as love grows. — Guy Finley

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What world is there for us where our essential nature - and its right to live free - is one and the same? — Guy Finley

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Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. — Guy Finley

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Real change isn't found in some new way to think about yourself, but in freedom from the need to think about yourself at all. — Guy Finley

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Each moment of life is only as precious as is our ability to attend to it. — Guy Finley

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All created forms are fractal, as is their purpose, use, and allotted time for existence. — Guy Finley

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There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself. — Guy Finley

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Do the moment-to-moment work of dropping anything that wants to drag you down, and Reality itself will see to it that you rise. — Guy Finley

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Real prayer, the soul-transformi ng kind, is self-discontinu ity. It is a conscious act of self-suspension arising from the wish for something new to occur.. — Guy Finley

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The Peace you long for also longs for you. — Guy Finley

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The only way to cultivate a quiet mind is by planting seeds of silence. — Guy Finley

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No experience in life is set in stone unless we ourselves have unwittingly poured the concrete! — Guy Finley

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Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the unseen light of love that lives within it. — Guy Finley

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We are not here on earth to change our destiny but to fulfill it. — Guy Finley

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Much like the hands of a clock go nowhere fast, anxious thoughts run us round-and-round without taking us anywhere! — Guy Finley

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Wasting your time in anxious worry over what you may not have is a good way to waste what you need to get it. — Guy Finley

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Life can only be as new as you Choose to be. — Guy Finley

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You must dare to do the thing you think cannot be done ... as this is the only way to discover that there's nothing you can't do. — Guy Finley

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When it comes to the fearless life, the divine gives nothing freely ... save to those who freely give themselves to discovering the truth about their own fearless selves. — Guy Finley

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The strength of any weakness within us is the degree to which it is feared. — Guy Finley

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All things good come to those for whom the Good is all things. — Guy Finley

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Love is effortless attention. — Guy Finley

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Our greatest strength isn't our ability to imagine brighter days ahead, it is that we are empowered-in every present moment-to effortlessly dismiss any dark thought or feeling that, left unattended, diminishes our happiness. — Guy Finley

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Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness - all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had - outside of us. — Guy Finley

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Listening to your own mind gives you "good reasons" why you should be fearful over unexpected events is just like being friends with someone who thinks it's funny to find new ways to hurt you! — Guy Finley

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The next time you catch yourself starting to feel bad about anything, immediately stop everything you are doing for a moment and, as simply and as honestly as you can, ask yourself: Is this what I really want? — Guy Finley

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From the movie, The Boy Who Could Fly Somewhere, deep inside, we can all fly. — Guy Finley

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The only world in which "defeat" exists as a reality is the one darkened by the false idea that what may have happened to us a moment ago is the same as what's possible for us to achieve now. — Guy Finley

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Spend everyday casual, but industrious Every moment alert, but relaxed. — Guy Finley

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Chasing after a pleasure to ease a pain is like running after a breeze to cool you down. — Guy Finley

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Every one of us lives in a world that is no larger and no smaller than our understanding. — Guy Finley

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One way to prevent yourself from going through a considerable amount of useless pain is to see the truth of the following and then to act upon your discovery accordingly: judging others doesn't change how much they disturb you; it serves only to distract you from seeing just how little it actually takes to set you off. — Guy Finley

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See that any time you feel pained or defeated, it is only because you insist on clinging to what doesn't work. Dare to let go and you won't lose a thing except for a punishing idea. — Guy Finley

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Don't believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living - they lie. — Guy Finley

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Rushing around, hoping to find peace of mind anywhere other than within yourself, is like looking for your heart in someone else's body! — Guy Finley

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Trying to "fix" the people in your life that cause you pain is like massaging your shoes because your feet ache. — Guy Finley

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The more time we spend considering the shortcomings of others, the smaller a person we become. — Guy Finley

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Those who dare to try what others only dream of - never fail to discover that real effort is always rewarded. — Guy Finley

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One of the most important rules for me is: Don't ever defend myself. If we could put this one principle into practice, how much more simple life would be. — Guy Finley

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What possible good does it do to resent any moment for unfolding as it does, to wish it didn't happen? Does it change the moment in any positive way? No it does not. — Guy Finley

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Looking to any angry, anxious, or otherwise stressed emotional state to help you sort out the pain you're in is like trying to organize your monthly bills by throwing them into a blender — Guy Finley

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Your past is just that, the past, a place within your psyche with no more reality to it then the picture of a castle on a postcard is made from stone. — Guy Finley

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Instead of always asking how to get others to approve of you ... learn to ask: What do I really want, the applause of the crowds or to quietly have my own life? — Guy Finley

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Any conclusion you reach about yourself has to be an unseen limitation because there's always more to see. — Guy Finley

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Ours is the task of discovering that our true nature has nothing to fear. — Guy Finley

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Only you can choose the nature of what grows, or what doesn't, within you. — Guy Finley

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Each time we see and are touched by the expression of some eternal principle, we catch a sweet glimpse of some aspect of our True Self. — Guy Finley

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The path to the inwardly enriched life is not hidden from the man or woman who longs to walk upon it. — Guy Finley

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Every truth ever discovered, each new spiritual light that will ever burn bright has already been seeded in our consciousness. — Guy Finley

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One way to measure your own fears is to count the number of personal questions you've allowed others to answer for you. — Guy Finley

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The real quality of our life is not determined by what we have won from it, but by what we have discovered within it. — Guy Finley

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Real freedom isn't subject to how others estimate our value; it is in realizing that none are free who find their sense of worth wondering how others measure their lives. — Guy Finley

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Most people would rather complain about some painful life pattern than dare to meet the level of their own consciousness responsible for its repeated appearance ... and therein do the work needed to change it once and for all. — Guy Finley

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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 to be. — Guy Finley

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What good is any feeling we may have about ourselves, if it only lasts as long as others agree to it? — Guy Finley

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To know that every moment - regardless of how it comes wrapped - is a gift greater than you can give yourself, is to be well on your way to a life without fear. — Guy Finley

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Instead of always asking yourself how to clear up your mental fog, learn to ask: "Can confusion know anything about clarity?" — Guy Finley

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Past mistakes cannot create a present pain; no mistake in life has the power to make us ache any more than the echo of someone crying can shed tears. — Guy Finley

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False life is exhausting; Real Life is inexhaustible. — Guy Finley

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Each time that you don't know you are choosing, then of those choices you are not the chooser. — Guy Finley

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The belief that you have no choice but to keep suffering through whatever frightens you is like believing you have to hold onto a scalding cup so that you won't spill your coffee! — Guy Finley

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The greatest power you possess in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose. — Guy Finley

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Stop Looking for Permission to Be Yourself.
The true individual is no more concerned over what others may think of him or her than is the sun troubled by people complaining that it's too warm, or that it shines too bright! — Guy Finley

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If we only knew how many times our seemingly clever comment cut straight into the heart of the person with whom we have just spoken, it is we who would bleed. — Guy Finley

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Letting go, at its heart, is an act of agreement with Life. — Guy Finley

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Everything passes. There is great beauty in this, both in the passing of pain and in the passing of pleasure. When things present themselves to you as permanent, don't believe it. — Guy Finley

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Talking to yourself proves only one thing: you're still unable to tell the difference between good and bad company. — Guy Finley

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Knowledge without Spirit is like finding yourself on a cold night with all the wood in the world and no flame to ignite it. — Guy Finley

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The mistake we have made in our lives is that over and over again we've run into the needful moment and then failed to learn its higher lesson. We don't like needful moments and therefore we resist them. — Guy Finley

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Until you can love what the truth would teach you about yourself ... then your love is incomplete. — Guy Finley

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The limit of your present understanding is not the limit of your possibilities. — Guy Finley

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Disappointment, discouragement, and despair are nothing but the bitter fruit of an unfulfilled expectation allowed to live beyond its time. — Guy Finley

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You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding. — Guy Finley

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The only one interested in hearing your sad story is ... you; and even you wish you didn't have to relive it again! — Guy Finley

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The heart at peace is its own reward, needing nothing outside of itself to be fully content. — Guy Finley

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Within us - the heart of us, really - is a 'ground' that is to our thoughts and feelings, our relationships with others and ourselves, as is the Earth to the leaves that first race across her and then, no longer able to run, give themselves up to nourish her body so that she may give birth again come the spring. — Guy Finley

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Trying to change ourselves in order to please others - so that we can feel temporarily whole for having won their approval - is like cutting a flower into pieces so that it will fit into a vase. — Guy Finley

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Within each of us dwells a higher order of consciousness created with a possibility far greater than to merely appear and disappear as some form in the river of passing time. — Guy Finley

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Freedom is not overcoming what you think stands in your way. It is understanding that what is in your way is part of the way. — Guy Finley

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If we're interested in spiritual things, we gradually realize that what we really need is to understand this nature that seems to be a bottomless basket, because there is no peace in it. — Guy Finley

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It is Spiritually impossible to hide and see at the same time. — Guy Finley

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Self-pity is the campsite of self-defeat; it is a dark refuge for those parts of us that would rather wallow in what cannot be than dare to explore what is possible. — Guy Finley

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Discouragement tricks you into mentally or emotionally dwelling in the very place you want to leave. — Guy Finley

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Far better is it for you to go through one small thing that frightens you than to make a thousand plans for an imagined fearless day to come. — Guy Finley

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All we will ever know and share about love, humility, compassion, and sacrifice - the secrets that will reveal and then resolve old sorrows - awaits us within ourselves. — Guy Finley

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The Only Power You Need to Be Free of Troublesome People
Since what other people do to you is not in your power to change, you need only concern yourself with what you do to yourself, for that is in your power — Guy Finley

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It's time to break our ties with anything in us that would rather complain about its situation than go to work to change it. — Guy Finley

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Staying present, living in Presence is the best gift anyone can give to those they love. — Guy Finley

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Every relationship that we have in our lives - our contact with each person, place, and event - serves a very special, if yet to be realized purpose: They are mirrors that can serve to show us things about ourselves that can be realized in no other way. — Guy Finley

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It isn't something of which most of us are aware, but we human beings are 'marked' with a certain strange feature, and that is: We want to change. — Guy Finley

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When we stop blaming the darkness, or ourselves, for having been walking in it, and decide, instead, to thank the Light for showing us the truth of our actual estate ... then we turn the corner in our work to awaken conscience. — Guy Finley

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Fearlessness comes with the birth of this new understanding: The only reason life changes as it does is to reveal the secret Goodness underlying those same changes. — Guy Finley

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As the lesser is always found within the greater, so this principle holds true with regards to time and the eternal. — Guy Finley