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Abandon Your Usual Ways of Thinking

By Guy Finley

Imagine for a moment you're driving home from work, or wherever, and that you've just come from having a pretty rough day. As you drive along, your eyes see the road before you, but your mind is in the past. It's very busy re-running all of the day's unpleasant events.

Over and over again, you feel that painful stab of some thoughtless remark someone cruelly blurted out, or the embarrassment of that stupid comment you made without thinking. And with each mental replay of this unpleasant scene, you go deeper and deeper into thought, desperately trying to find a way to escape what seems an intolerable situation.

But what you don't see happening to you is that the more you think, the more you sink! Exactly the opposite of what you think you're accomplishing. And the deeper you sink in thought, the less you're able to see what the rest of you is doing.

Driving reckless, speeding, missing the exit you want -- these, and other equally dangerous stunts, are only a few of the foolish things that happen to you while driving under the influence of a stream of self-compromising, self-wrecking thoughts.

Your life, in moments such as these, is actually out of your hands. It belongs to your thinking, to the "me" mind. This undeveloped nature doesn't understand what it's doing to itself, or to you, as it struggles to find a way out from under the weight of its own unconscious actions.

What the "me" mind doesn't understand is that freedom is a state of being; the relief it seeks can never be a creation of thought. But there's good reason for this lower nature's ignorance, as well as for its covert efforts to keep us asleep in a similar state.

The "me" mind is out of business the moment we wake up to realize that free is what we are   each time we can catch ourselves about to build another prison out of thought. Our awakened awareness instantly cancels our captivity. And as our self-created bondage fades, so does our desperate need to escape! What the "me" mind doesn't want us to know is that we're already free.

 


This guest article written by Guy Finley is an excerpt from his book, "Freedom From the Ties That Bind."  You can buy this book or read more inspirational writing by Guy Finley by visiting him at  Guy Finley's Life of Learning Foundation

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Guy Finley is director of the "Life of Learning Foundation," the mission of which is to help individuals realize their True Relationship with Life through higher self-studies. You'll find his books, tapes and CDs at the Life of Learning Foundation Book Store.

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