Guy Finley Quotes.
You must learn to stop thinking in terms of beginnings and endings, successes and failures, and begin to treat everything in your life as a learning experience instead of a proving one.
The greatest power you possess in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose.
Every relationship that we have in our lives – our contact with each person, place, and event – serves a very special, if yet to be realized purpose: They are mirrors that can serve to show us things about ourselves that can be realized in no other way.
Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the unseen light of love that lives within it.
Never run from what you don’t understand, as it will be waiting for you every time you come to a stop.
Once something has outlived its usefulness in one area of life, its purpose for being in existence is no longer the same. The leaf that captures a stream of sunlight, and then transfers its energy to the tree, serves one purpose in the spring and summer, and another completely different one through the fall and winter.
In these times – where social appearance is more important than spiritual substance – what has become our longing to change is really the unconscious desire to control not just the shape of our bodies (according to prevailing values) but to dominate our environment as well, regardless of the cost.
It isn’t something of which most of us are aware, but we human beings are ‘marked’ with a certain strange feature, and that is: We want to change.
Until you can love what the truth would teach you about yourself… then your love is incomplete.
To know that every moment – regardless of how it comes wrapped – is a gift greater than you can give yourself, is to be well on your way to a life without fear.
Real change isn’t found in some new way to think about yourself, but in freedom from the need to think about yourself at all.
It’s important for us to become aware of the fact that we are needful, for with that awareness also comes the sensing that we couldn’t be needful if there weren’t something to fulfill the need.
Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not.
All created forms are fractal, as is their purpose, use, and allotted time for existence.
Life isn’t a race to win, it’s a school for our higher education.
Trying to вЂњfixвЂќ the people in your life that cause you pain is like massaging your shoes because your feet ache.
If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.
The deepest parts of you know that if freedom from fear was as easy as ‘creating a new reality’ for yourself, then you would already be the fearless person you know in your heart that you’re meant to be.
When it comes to the fearless life, the divine gives nothing freely… save to those who freely give themselves to discovering the truth about their own fearless selves.
Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.
It only seems that there is something more important for you to do than to just quietly be yourself.
Most people would rather complain about some painful life pattern than dare to meet the level of their own consciousness responsible for its repeated appearance… and therein do the work needed to change it once and for all.
Freedom is not overcoming what you think stands in your way. It is understanding that what is in your way is part of the way.
Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait… and peace will appear.
The path to the inwardly enriched life is not hidden from the man or woman who longs to walk upon it.
What is true never fears investigation; what is false… fears everything.
Within us – the heart of us, really – is a ‘ground’ that is to our thoughts and feelings, our relationships with others and ourselves, as is the Earth to the leaves that first race across her and then, no longer able to run, give themselves up to nourish her body so that she may give birth again come the spring.
Be still; quietly remember the presence of and within yourself, and you will know, without thinking, that while all around you everything changes, within you lives something unchanging.
You must dare to do the thing you think cannot be done… as this is the only way to discover that there’s nothing you can’t do.
You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
Getting stressed and struggling to change the outcome of any past event is like arguing with an echo to make it see your point of view.
If we’re interested in spiritual things, we gradually realize that what we really need is to understand this nature that seems to be a bottomless basket, because there is no peace in it.
Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future.
Real achievement — the true measure of how far we have advanced in life — is not determined by what we have acquired, but rather by the degree to which we have put our fears behind us.
Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us.
All we will ever know and share about love, humility, compassion, and sacrifice – the secrets that will reveal and then resolve old sorrows – awaits us within ourselves.
Within the human being there exists both the needful and the needed. You know that the needful exists in you. Your own dissatisfaction tells you so. But you believe the needed is somewhere outside of you.
We go through our lives in a continual dance of being filled with something that needs an answer, and then going out and finding that answer… only to find out that our answer wasn’t quite the answer.
Don’t believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living – they lie.