Issue 13 July 13, 2009
— Guy Finley, Liberating Lessons in a Tale of Two
In this issue:FEATURE: Gay Hendricks, How the Upper Limit Problem WorksGuy Finley, Liberating Lessons in a Tale of Two Selves E-Myth, 5 Skills Essential for Success Caroline Sutherland, Stomach Problems Sharon Elaine, Affirmations for Entrepreneurs Benjamin Fry, Relationships Ton Pascal, Dream Your Life Positively Wider Screenings, A Self-Healing WorldEventsReviewsEarlier issues Submit Article
Liberating Lessons in a Tale of Two Selves by Guy Finley
scorching heat in the southwestern desert regions can be phenomenal. It
has been known to explode rocks, carve the earth, and create thermal
lifts that reach tens of thousands of feet into the air. These giant
thermal currents can throw a jumbo passenger jet around like a leaf in
the wind. This is definite power. All creatures that inhabit this
mostly waterless domain either live by its laws or perish.
just slightly west and north of the great deserts—in fact, overlooking
these barren lands—are majestic green and snow-capped mountains. No
waves of heat lash these lofty regions and disturb their ages-long
quiet sovereignty. Here you will always find an abundance of
mouth-chilling fresh water.
The uncontested punishing power of
the desert is not even a whisper on these high slopes. The desert's
power is no power in the mountains. Why? Because the desert's nature
doesn't exist for the mountain.
While it's geographically true
that the desert and the mountain are often found next to each other,
they really have nothing in common. They have completely different
natures. Here lies an interesting idea. Let's follow it and see where
it goes. I'm certain it will lead us up.
We understand that the
valley heat can't reach the peaks. The mountain dwellers stay cool.
But, from time to time, the cold and sparkling waters from the snow
melt do reach the desert floor. The life there is enriched by this
seasonal abundance. In fact, in many cases, life in the desert depends
greatly upon this sweet downward flow. We can summarize all of this as
follows: The mountain's higher nature can reach down into the desert
and bring it life, but the desert's lower nature has no effect on the
We will always want to remember this natural
relationship, for it reveals to us much more than just the play of
forces that move the world around us. This important illustration also
tells about the worlds within us and how nothing can stand in the way
of our eventually attaining the higher, happier life. Here's why.
the mountain and the desert, we too have two separate natures that live
in two totally different worlds. We can call these aspects of ourselves
by the names True Self and false self. There are many parallels between
the nature of the false self and the nature of the desert. The false
self is nothing but a strange series of temporary shapes built up out
of the ceaselessly shifting sands of our own doubt-filled thoughts and
feelings. This windswept and self-stinging lower nature knows nothing
outside of itself. It doesn't know anything about the majesty of the
mountain -- of True Self. It can't. Just as a summer insect can't know
anything about ice, the false self is bound to remain in its realm. The
only power it possesses is over those things that are by their nature
resigned to remain in its domain.
The more fully we can see
truth's dynamics at play in either the outer or inner worlds, the more
we are encouraged and strengthened in our resolve to walk away from
this desert-like nature and to begin the climb toward our sovereign,
True Self. Our new courage isn't really a force which we can call our
own—it comes to us out of our steadily growing realization that the
"powers" of the false self are strictly limited to the world it
inhabits. Of what concern is the desert sandstorm to the high mountain
pine? Absolutely none! So there it is. There is nothing real to stop us
Use these Special Insights to start quietly rising above yourself.
1. The only power the false self has over us is that we still find pleasure living under it.
2. The more the false self can clash with reality, the more alive it feels.
The difference between feeling like someone and being someone is the
difference between a desert and a mountaintop life.
4. Realize new heights by refusing to live lower.
5. The false self loves to build on shifting sands and then complain that life sinks.
6. Your real mountain home, your True Nature, doesn't have any wish or need to feel high. It is High.
Feeling like someone special because other people or events have
temporarily lifted you is like living in a sandcastle that was built
for you at water's edge.
Losing is the false self's idea of winning, which is why it looks
forward to fighting with reality every day.
9. The false self is nothing that feels like something; the false self is no one that feels like someone.
10. Treasure what is True and one day what is True will reveal its Mountaintop Treasure to you.
(Excerpted from The Secret of Letting Go, Rev. Edition, by Guy Finley, Llewellyn, 2007)
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