Letting Go with Guy Finley

We are only as incomplete as we are unaware of ourselves. Every complaint, any negative reaction produced by a moment resisted, secretly serves to glorify an indwelling darkness that wants us to see our life as being incomplete.

There are two paths through life thought to lead one to a happy wholeness. The first path is littered with all manner of glittering things that one thinks are needful to complete oneself, while the second path is the way of discovering what one can live without. The former path is always cluttered, and leads…

Detect and deliberately drop all fearful thoughts about what “may be” your future and you release yourself from a “present” torment whose unseen driving force is your consent to consider darkly imagined tomorrows.

Learning to recognize the fact that most of our conclusions about life have proven themselves to be illusions helps free us of that visiting dark dread of unwanted moments when we hear fear telling us what our future will be!

True self-study — our spiritual work — is not just about exploring consciousness when we are feeling good, or when we are experiencing something that pleases us. Real freedom involves the willingness to look at ourselves no matter what each moment gives us to see. Never let discouragement have the final word and one day there…

The truths we uncover through self-study gradually strip away all of our false self-conceptions, those mistaken ideas and beliefs about ourselves that have kept us in a war within the world of our own conditioned thought. Clearly, we can’t advance on the inner path if we believe our thoughts can and must determine for us…

Too often it happens that some people lose their interest in self-study. They give up on their inner work because they don’t see the immediate results hoped for. If anything, in their growing awareness of what has always been their actual condition, it seems to them that they are now even deeper asleep than ever…

When we think about our lives, it is clear that we do the same things every day. We get ready in the morning. We eat a meal. Perhaps we go shopping. With such repetition, it’s no time at all before everything about our lives becomes routine. Where’s the renewal in any repeated action performed unconsciously?…

When it comes to our inner studies, it’s possible to pass all the tests and still fail the course! What does this mean? Concerted efforts to increase self-knowledge can lead to more effective behavior. We can indeed gain greater control over events as we gain greater perception into our own and others’ motives. As a…

Often, when we first set out on the path of self-study, we begin with unrealistic or just plain mistaken expectations about what it will do for us. The unconscious wish that fuels this early stage of self-study is simply to become a better “old” person, rather than to become a completely new person. Perhaps we…

Guy Finley
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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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