Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

Change the World Around You by Awakening to the World Within You

Question: You seem to make few comments regarding political action or defense from immediate physical threats. The message seems to be that resistance or effort to promote a change in a perceived problem is counter-productive and only prolongs the issue. Where does one draw the line (if at all) when perceived attacks are repeated or increased? Are any political involvements valid?

Answer: All of us are moved to do whatever it is that we do in this life because of what we believe in, which is very much the same as what we are attracted to in one way or another. One of the tenants of my work is that we are drawn to whatever it may be, because within that relationship — whatever its nature — exists something for us to discover about ourselves through that relationship. Another major tenant is that “the inner determines the outer,” which is to say that the world we meet — individually and collectively — is pretty much a reflection of the level of our present nature.


If we can marry these two important principles, then what we will see is that trying to change the world around us without first awakening to the world within us that has created what we want to change is an act of futility. That said, and as you have well pointed out, we can’t ignore the world we’re making, and that certain actions are mandatory to keep it from completely going down the drain.

So, one must be a good citizen. To quote a bit of Eastern wisdom, one must put their faith in Allah but tie up their camel. People who arbitrarily destroy or deliberately corrupt must be dealt with; it is wise to live as “green” as possible. To not vote for what one believes in is to vote for what others believe in that runs counter to one’s own common sense, etc.


To summarize, the most difficult thing in the world is also the most important thing in the world… and that is: “to thine own self be true.” What others do or don’t do often requires our attention, but without first attending to our own interior unrest and conflict, we are a physician hiding from his own sickness by feigning interest in the health of others.

Previous Posts

Uncover the Secret Treasure Hidden in Your Relationships
Just as the wind moves through a tree and carries its pollen to the blossoms of another tree, all of our relationships in life are intended to help "pollinate" the soul so that the true understanding of why we are here on earth can flower ...

posted 12:00:58pm Oct. 02, 2015 | read full post »

(Video) Agree to Enter into the Battle and You Will Find True Help
Guy Finley explains that when you have the courage to refuse to live from past patterns and false sentiment, higher help will appear to guide you through the proper action to take in your ...

posted 12:00:54pm Oct. 01, 2015 | read full post »

An Advanced Lesson in Letting Go
What are we actually talking about when we speak of letting go? After all, no one wants to let go of something that has proven itself to be satisfying! Whatever it is that we wish to let go of must be something from which we wish to be free. ...

posted 12:00:06pm Sep. 30, 2015 | read full post »

The Unnatural Weight of Sentimentality
Question: What is the difference between useless sentimentality and emotions that have a legitimate place in our lives? Answer: Useless sentimentality is easily recognized, just like a fruitcake, by its unnatural weight. Higher emotions are ...

posted 12:00:47pm Sep. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Free Yourself From Painful Attachments
Who hasn’t crashed into that dreaded moment when we realize that someone we love has had a change of heart toward us? Suddenly we see, perhaps for the first time, how painfully dependent we’d become upon his or her company or approval and ...

posted 12:00:22pm Sep. 28, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.