Letting Go with Guy Finley

Human beings walk around in a kind of self-made suffering that is the expression of something in them that is so afraid… not that someone else will know what they are really like, but that they would have to see for themselves what they are like — what their nature is, and what it is…

It is not our duty to suffer over what will be or won’t be — to live with painful regret or guilt over what was or wasn’t. Our soul task is to be responsible for what is — and to allow this relationship with life to produce what it will. There may or may not…

Begin to recognize the “taste” of a negative state by meeting any negativity head-on. Discover that dark states have no power — no roots whatsoever — and therefore have no right to reside in your heart as a quality of your character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REw4R3NUlSE    

Painful negative states begin their lives within us as undetected seeds of darkness that grow into clinging, tangled vines as they are fed by our unconscious identification with them. The light of higher self-awareness destroys these seeds of self-compromise as surely as the rising sun chases away shadows from out of darkened corners.

Our resistance to dark thoughts and feelings does not put distance between them and ourselves; just the opposite is true: our attention feeds them, strengthening their grip on us, which is why — just like being caught in quicksand — the more we struggle, the more we sink into the unwanted state from which we…

Look closely at what a person struggles with in life; the actual nature of what he or she is fighting to possess, protect, or win. To what does he give his time, most of his attention? To what end her plans, the things she pursues and puts first each day? Such is the only real…

There is only one reason why we ever become negatively inclined, let alone surrender ourselves to the debilitating embrace of any dark character that comes calling for us: We have forgotten that within us dwells a Light whose power grants us the right to choose the kind of company we keep.

Plants in nature are created to be heliotropic, which makes it possible for them to receive the greatest amount of life-giving light possible. It could be said that flowers, grasses and trees keep their “attention” on the sun for as long as they can. We on the other hand, are self-tropic. We follow our own…

We should never measure ourselves according to our “possibilities” because all such estimations of self are always based in secretly embraced evaluations of our own past; rather we ought to give ourselves over to what seems impossible to us because we are only truly fulfilled in this life to the extent that we are able…

The secret purpose of that self-loathing nature in us — that wants us to suffer today for what we could not do yesterday — is not there to help us make straight our mistakes, but rather to ensure that we waste the rest of our days struggling to escape the ache of useless regrets. Awake!…

Guy Finley

Guy Finley

Bestselling "Letting Go" author Guy Finley's encouraging and accessible message is one of the true bright lights in our world today. His ideas cut straight to the heart of our most important personal and social issues - relationships, success, addiction, stress, peace, happiness, freedom - and lead the way to a higher life.

Finley is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit Center for Spiritual Discovery. He is the acclaimed author of "The Secret of Letting Go" and more than 45 other books and audio programs that have sold over two million copies in 26 languages worldwide. His work is widely endorsed by doctors, business professionals, celebrities, and religious leaders of all denominations.

Through Life of Learning Foundation, Guy has presented over 5,000 unique self-realization seminars to thousands of grateful students throughout North America and Europe over the past 20 years and has been a guest on over 700 television and radio shows, including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and NPR.

The Foundation's popular Key Lesson e-mails featuring inspirational quotes by Guy are read each week by a hundred thousand subscribers in 142 countries. Guy speaks four times each week on inner-life principles at Life of Learning Foundation's home in Merlin, Oregon. These meetings are ongoing and open to the public. For more information about Life of Learning Foundation, Guy Finley, and their life-changing messages, visit guyfinley.org.

"Guy Finley is...one of the leading experts at the forefront of human potential."
-Nightingale Conant

"Guy Finley has helped millions live fuller, more peaceable lives."
-Barnes and Noble

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