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Guy Finley's daily meditations

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  1. chickenbone

    chickenbone Well known member

    I can't tell you how much these daily meditations have helped me in my journey to become whole. I thought I would share them with others on this forum. I generally find that, whatever I am struggling with at the moment, the daily meditation gives me the answer to what I need answered or the truth I need to see in the moment. I hope they can be of some help to others. I will try to find time to post one everyday. Here are some examples from this week:

    "Any thought telling you 'it can't be done' is only as convincing
    as you're willing to be held captive by its lie. Getting started --
    with whatever it may be -- is as simple as remembering that
    there's nothing in the universe that can stop you from taking
    the first step."

    "Once we realize that what makes any moment seem impassable is
    nothing more than our own resistance to what it asks of us --
    nothing remains impossible. To the one who persists, everything
    eventually yields."

    "A quiet mind, patient hands, and contented heart are gifts given
    freely to those who forgo trying to become 'great' in favor of
    doing the soul work it takes to realize that the Greatness they
    seek is the very core of their being."

    "Nothing is more empty of higher possibilities than a mind filled
    with resistance to the revelation of life."

    "Nothing we spend our lives struggling to take from this world
    has the power to grant us the one thing we long to possess above
    all else: our own true nature."

    Painful Worry is Nothing But Wasted Time

    "The only thing that worrying does is waste the time and energy
    you need to shed light on that painful sense of self that exists
    only for as long as it has something to worry over."

    "Freedom from regret, hate, anxiety, and rage -- and making
    useless excuses for being compromised by these negative states --
    begins as we stand in the light of this rescuing realization:
    unwanted moments, whatever their nature, do not cause the pain
    we find in them; rather, they serve to reveal a level of our
    consciousness already in pain, and looking for something to
    blame for it."

    -- Guy Finley
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  2. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    I love the " Painful worry is just a waste of time " quote. Thank you so much chickenbone.
    Guy finley seems to have a lot of wisdom to talk about, very good. Awesome:)
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  3. chickenbone

    chickenbone Well known member

    Thanks, Herbie.

    Here is one that I think is particularly applicable to those of us with TMS:

    "Even though we must each do all that is in our power to make
    our lives and this world as perfect as they can be, we must
    never forget that perfection is a relationship and not a set of
    rules by which to justify punishing ourselves, or others."

    Guy Finley

    This has always been a particularly difficult issue for me - criticism of myself and perfectionism. Now, when I am tempted to get really brutally critical of myself, I tell myself that Life did not intend for me to be my own judge, jury and executioner. When I do this - and abusing myself is no different from abusing others - I am playing God. This revelation usually stops me from doing this and allows me to work on myself constructively without judgment.
  4. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Finley gives us some great thoughts.
    I have to work on my perfectionism and especially my compulsive nature to get things done in the now.
    I wish I could really practice what the Hispanic word "manana" means. Leave something for tomorrow!

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