Guy Finley is the best-selling author of more than 40 books and audio albums on self-realization. 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.
How do we regain -- realize -- our relationship with the innermost truth of ourselves? What must we do to enter into a conscious relationship with the extraordinary life within us? Use the following three simple exercises to do two things at once: first, to reveal what stands between you and the higher freedom you seek, and then to release you from the same.
Perfect Love teaches us through itself and through lessons that life brings - that we can have faith; that there is goodness in them if we will surrender to them. We learn the goodness in the lesson by surrendering to it, not resisting it. The evidence of the act of Love is that what emerges from it, is a new consciousness that places us in a new relationship with the world, both outside and inside.
Understand and decipher the situation in depth. Foresee and comprehend your reactions to it. Accept your reactions, without believing they are real. The secret is not to put on a pretence of courage but to boldly face up to your fears, which is very different from when you don’t consider the results at all. You will find that fear is a manifestation of your thoughts, a self-limitation.
Every time is the right time for a fresh start. Realize when your plans are not going as planned. Strain means there is more to learn. Don't stop learning. Deal with a problem as if you know nothing about it and dig deeper. Choose the complete way over the easy way. Accept fear. Don’t jump to conclusions, it will limit your growth. Resistance is a threshold, not a closed door.
Eliminate negativity from your company and from within. Do not permit toxic people to drag you down. Muckrakers revel in old, painful events and remorse. Mudslingers glorify themselves by pulling others down. Swamp dwellers thrive on low vibrations and undue speculation. Life haters resist the gifts of life. They complain and are cruel. Associate with happy people!
Self discover how free you truly are by answering these 40 questions! If you need time to think, you probably need to free yourself some more. Ask whether you are content with your life as it is and have no regrets. Reflect on whether you do things just for yourself and on how important others' opinions are for you. It's never too late to free yourself. Start today!