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Self-Realization Author Guy Finley Answers Your Questions




Guy Finley is the best-selling author of more than 40 books and audio albums on self-realization, including 'The Secret of Letting Go', 'The Essential Laws of Fearless Living', and his newest book 'The Secret of Your Immortal Self'. He is the founder and director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for self-study located in southern Oregon where he gives talks four times each week. Guy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York and is a regular expert contributor to Beliefnet and the Huffington Post. For more information and to download Guy's Free 60-minute MP3 seminar 'Five Simple Steps to Make Yourself Fearless', visit guyfinley.org

Please feel free to submit your questions to Guy about your inner work, having to do with personal and practical spiritual principles.



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How do I work to find forgiveness in my heart when the hatred seems so justified? -- Wondering -- 2 August 2017
The true spiritual key to finding forgiveness in your heart for another is in awakening to your need to be forgiven for having been seduced into becoming someone who believes there is a valid reason ...

Painful Past -- Guy Finley -- 28 March 2017
Question: What is it in me that wants to re-live painful moments from my past, and what's it going to take for me to break through to totally present living? Is there a way to live in the present ...

Intent and Self-Realization -- Candle light thinker -- 15 March 2017
Hi! I would appreciate your feedback on the following, if you did not mind, because you are a deep thinker about self-realization that I respect. My question is a bit disorganized precisely because I ...
Re: Intent and Self-Realization -- Guy Finley -- 15 March 2017
It isn't through “intent” alone that we choose the right path, the upper road that leads to our rebirth. Having a right intention serves as a tool of revelation, where we start being able to see ...

Can self-understanding clear up the boredom? -- Guy Finley -- 4 March 2017
Question: I feel bored with my job and my life in general. In the past I would have looked for a new job or a time-consuming hobby. Can self-understanding clear up the boredom, or should I take ...

Boredom -- Guy Finley -- 12 February 2017
Question: Do you have any suggestions for making use of idle time such as waiting in lines, traffic, doctor offices, etc.? Answer: Any time we feel ourselves getting bored or "up tight" because we ...

"Him"? -- She -- 23 January 2017
I just read your last reply where you refer to god as male: "Prayer is not about asking for things from God, but first to be with Him, then in Him." I am aware that when we are in communion with god, ...
Re: "Him"? -- Guy -- 23 January 2017
Thank you for your question and concerns here; it opens the door to a very important "sticking" point along the upper path. First, it isn't the image of a "male" God that blocks the Way, anymore ...

How to pray -- Prayer -- 22 January 2017
What is prayer and what's the most effective way to pray? Should I be really be asking God for specific things?
Re: How to pray -- Guy -- 22 January 2017
Take time, at least twice a day - though preferably as often as you possibly can - to simply, deliberately become aware of what you are connected to, and then drop it in favor of your wish to have ...

Meditation? -- Curious -- 10 January 2017
What is meditation, and is there some "best" method for its practice?
Re: Meditation? -- Guy -- 10 January 2017
Real meditation is our willingness and work to be aware of what we are in relationship with within ourselves twenty-four hours a day. To answer what is the best method of meditation, we must first ...

Fears of the future -- Arthur -- 14 December 2016
I still seem to get caught up with my fears of the future: Am I going to reach my goals? Am I on the right path? I find myself going around in circles, and it always comes back to the fear. I try to ...
Re: Fears of the future -- Guy -- 14 December 2016
We each do all day long what we value. This is difficult to understand for the self that believes it doesn't want to fear, but nevertheless, the fact remains that we involve ourselves in what our ...

The purpose of life -- Emma -- 14 December 2016
I feel that the key to my elusive happiness is in finally figuring out what the purpose of life is... I keep looking at what the world offers, but find nothing really lasting!
Re: The purpose of life -- Guy -- 14 December 2016
We were created to fulfill the possibility of purpose and promise in our lives by going through a purification of ourselves in order to be unified. We are placed in situations we asked for to learn ...

Fear of letting go -- Cathy -- 14 December 2016
I want to let go of my familiar painful thoughts and feelings, but fear what will happen next. Who will I be without all of my usual feelings?
Re: Fear of letting go -- Guy -- 14 December 2016
You will be that rare someone who experiences a real miracle. As you walk away from your own self-generated inner-life, you begin to discover that all of the stimulating sensations you thought were ...