Letting Go Of Resistance: A Constant Rebirth with Guy Finley

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Finley tells us that on a day to day basis our lives are a kind of “constant hopping from one identity to another.” He describes this as the location from which we are operating. He suggests we ask ourselves the question: Are we choosing the location of fear and anxiety, which supports knee-jerk reactions, or one of mindfulness and a tuning into our true nature? He further intimates that when anxiety becomes our guide it is “not our true nature; it is a reaction that belongs to our past.” And it is always “preceded by resistance.” Paradoxically, rather than a bad thing, resistance itself can have meaning and purpose. He says, “There is an elegance to resistance… the resistance is the revelation of our old nature…anything in me that resists a moment, separates me from the lessons the moment could give me... It brings consciousness into what has been unconscious.” Finley takes us on a whirlwind tour of awakening to our true nature. He declares that the purpose of our existence on this planet is to use each moment as an opportunity to grow, to allow a new awareness to be born. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)


Guy Finley is the founder of the Life of Learning Foundation and author of more than forty books and audio programs on self-realization. He lives and teaches in Merlin, Oregon.

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To learn more about the work of Guy Finley go to www.guyfinley.com.

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • What is meant by personal location
  • What is resistance
  • How do we find wisdom in each moment
  • How are we reinforcing negative conditions
  • What is our true nature
  • How can awareness remove fear
  • When is suffering useful
  • What is “karment”

Host: Justine Willis Toms     Interview Date: 1/13/2015     Program Number: 3527

Music Playlist

From Album: Intervention
Artist: Helen Jane Long
2012 BLlE Music Records #9790900213570

Opening Essay: Track 01 Intervention
Music Break 1: Track 02 Free
Music Break 2: Track 06 Fountain
Music Break 3: Track 03 Willow