Guy Finley quotes

  • Life isn't a race to win, it's a school for our higher education.
    -- Guy Finley

    #School #Winning #Race

  • You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Single #Letting Go #Understanding

  • The greatest power you possess in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose.
    -- Guy Finley

    #New Beginnings #Giving #Understanding

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Positivity #Thinking #Understanding

  • Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Emotional #Waiting #Speak

  • What you don't want to know about yourself wants to be known, which is why it keeps 'showing up' at your door unannounced!
    -- Guy Finley

    #Positivity #Doors #Want

  • If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Positive #Light #Shining

  • Trying to change ourselves in order to please others - so that we can feel temporarily whole for having won their approval - is like cutting a flower into pieces so that it will fit into a vase.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Flower #Cutting #Order

  • The heart at peace is its own reward, needing nothing outside of itself to be fully content.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Heart #Positivity #Rewards

  • See that any time you feel pained or defeated, it is only because you insist on clinging to what doesn't work. Dare to let go and you won't lose a thing except for a punishing idea.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Letting Go #Ideas #Defeated

  • Looking to any angry, anxious, or otherwise stressed emotional state to help you sort out the pain you're in is like trying to organize your monthly bills by throwing them into a blender
    -- Guy Finley

    #Pain #Stress #Emotional

  • No one rises above who he or she has been without first having fallen down. The best time - in fact, the only time - to make a real change in your life is in the moment of seeing the need for it. He who hesitates always gets lost in the hundred reasons why tomorrow is a better day to get started.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Real #Firsts #Facts

  • Letting go, at its heart, is an act of agreement with Life.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Letting Go #Heart #Agreement

  • Each moment of life is only as precious as is our ability to attend to it.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Wisdom #Life Is #Moments

  • Only you can choose the nature of what grows, or what doesn't, within you.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Grows

  • We become what we love. What we put first in our lives is what we receive from life.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Firsts #Life Is

  • No condition outside ourselves can create a rut or trap us in it. It's impossible.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Spiritual #Ruts #Impossible

  • The real quality of our life is not determined by what we have won from it, but by what we have discovered within it.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Real #Quality #Determined

  • Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the unseen light of love that lives within it.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Heart #Light #Unseen

  • Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Dreamer #Guarantees #Bright Future

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Giving #Way #Moments

  • Knowledge without Spirit is like finding yourself on a cold night with all the wood in the world and no flame to ignite it.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Night #Flames #Finding Yourself

  • The past is as powerless to darken the present moment as is a shadow to reach up and drag down the form that casts it.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Sadness #Past #Shadow

  • Much like the hands of a clock go nowhere fast, anxious thoughts run us round-and-round without taking us anywhere!
    -- Guy Finley

    #Running #Sadness #Hands

  • It's a paradox of the true spiritual path, but the more conscious we become of what limits us, the more limitless becomes our life.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Spiritual #Wisdom #Limits

  • There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Silence #Solitude #Secret

  • Make it your moment-to-moment aim to recognize the difference between being aware of your thoughts, and being carried along by them.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Wisdom #Differences #Moments

  • The only world in which "defeat" exists as a reality is the one darkened by the false idea that what may have happened to us a moment ago is the same as what's possible for us to achieve now.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Loss #Reality #Ideas

  • Instead of always asking how to get others to approve of you... learn to ask: What do I really want, the applause of the crowds or to quietly have my own life?
    -- Guy Finley

    #Stress #Asking #Crowds

  • The limit of your present understanding is not the limit of your possibilities.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Wisdom #Understanding #Limits

  • Trying to “fix” the people in your life that cause you pain is like massaging your shoes because your feet ache.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Pain #Shoes #Feet

  • Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Inspirational #Break Up #Letting Go

  • Any form of measuring yourself by the unkind action of another towards you is like looking into a badly fractured mirror... and then blaming yourself for the shattered image you see therein.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Mirrors #Action #Blame

  • Being anxious, or in a painful rush of any kind, kills the possibility of meeting anyone with compassion
    -- Guy Finley

    #Stress #Compassion #Kind

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Summer #Spring #Fall

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Struggle #Past #Echoes

  • Real freedom isn't subject to how others estimate our value; it is in realizing that none are free who find their sense of worth wondering how others measure their lives.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Real #Wonder #Subjects

  • The only mistake that we can make as human beings is to be asleep, unaware of ourselves.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Mistake #Self Conscious #Conscious

  • Weak thoughts and feelings often feel strong but remember, real strength is never anxious, cruel, or punishing.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Strong #Real #Feelings

  • Rushing around, hoping to find peace of mind anywhere other than within yourself, is like looking for your heart in someone else's body!
    -- Guy Finley

    #Heart #Rushing #Mind

  • Life can only be as new as you Choose to be.
    -- Guy Finley

    #You Choose

  • Believing that anxious thoughts and feelings can restore order to your life is like using a chain-saw to fold your laundry.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Believe #Order #Feelings

  • Act on what you love, not from what you fear, and watch how fear fades as love grows.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Watches #Love Grows #Grows

  • An unattended mind is the breeding ground of self-defeat.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Self #Mind #Defeat

  • The smallest effort to remember the Divine, or even one of its timeless truths, connects you to a calmness whose power is in that secret strength found in all things deep.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Effort #Secret #Remember

  • Once you know what it means to choose in favor of yourself, there is no power in the universe that can make you choose against yourself.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Mean #Favors #You Choose

  • The more time we spend considering the shortcomings of others, the smaller a person we become.
    -- Guy Finley

    #More Time #Considering #Persons

  • Real prayer, the soul-transformi ng kind, is self-discontinu ity. It is a conscious act of self-suspension arising from the wish for something new to occur..
    -- Guy Finley

    #Prayer #Real #Self

  • You cannot separate the onset of a disturbing moment in life from the appearance of some simultaneous new possibility to know a deeper and more unshakable sense of peace.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Moments #Appearance #Possibility

  • We conquer ourselves by learning patience, for she gives to us our longed for victory only in the surrender of self.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Self #Giving #Victory

  • I am willing to walk toward, and then through, whatever may be seen in the moment as being greater than myself.
    -- Guy Finley

    #May #Moments #Walks

  • Each moment of every one of my relationships serves as the secret path to the summit of myself.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Secret #Path #Moments

  • Never run from what you don't understand, as it will be waiting for you every time you come to a stop.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Running #Waiting #Waiting For You

  • Self-pity is the campsite of self-defeat; it is a dark refuge for those parts of us that would rather wallow in what cannot be than dare to explore what is possible.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Dark #Self #Defeat

  • Each time that you don't know you are choosing, then of those choices you are not the chooser.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Choices

  • Do the moment-to-moment work of dropping anything that wants to drag you down, and Reality itself will see to it that you rise.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Reality #Want #Down And

  • The fear of seeing ourselves as we are ensures we will never see the end of our fears.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Fear #Ends

  • Resistance to revelation, resistance to becoming conscious of all that dwells within us - high and low, light and dark - is the anti-change factor. It is also the mainspring of all our psychological fears.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Dark #Light #Resistance

  • Statistics vary, but in less than seven years there won't be a single cell left in any of our bodies that's the same as it is today. This means that any human being who 'wants' to change is like a mountain river wanting to reach the valley floor. It's a done deal; that's what mountain rivers do, and 'changing' should be our first nature.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Mean #Cells #Years

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Heart #Reality #Creating

  • The mistake we have made in our lives is that over and over again we've run into the needful moment and then failed to learn its higher lesson. We don't like needful moments and therefore we resist them.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Running #Mistake #Lessons

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Real #Achievement #Degrees

  • We are not here on earth to change our destiny, but to fulfill it.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Destiny #Earth #Our Destiny

  • We must do the work to prove our fears groundless, otherwise it is our fears that will gain ground and our lives will be spent in their service.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Fear #Gains #Prove

  • Fearlessness comes with the birth of this new understanding: The only reason life changes as it does is to reveal the secret Goodness underlying those same changes.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Fear #Life Changing #Understanding

  • The next time you catch yourself starting to feel bad about anything, immediately stop everything you are doing for a moment and, as simply and as honestly as you can, ask yourself: "Is this what I really want?
    -- Guy Finley

    #Want #Next #Moments

  • We need to see, and agree that what we seek already lives within us, and we within it. Now we know our one great task: watch for whatever promises us freedom, and then quietly, consciously refuse to see ourselves through the eyes of what we know is incomplete. Then we live wholeness itself, instead of spending our lives looking for it.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Eye #Promise #Tasks

  • Far better is it for you to go through one small thing that frightens you than to make a thousand plans for an imagined fearless day to come.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Fearless #Thousand #Plans

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Important #Needs #Facts

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Spiritual #Important #Desire

  • Real love cannot be deceived because it wants nothing outside of itself
    -- Guy Finley

    #Real #Real Love #Want

  • On the other side of resistance is the flow.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Wisdom #Flow #Resistance

  • Each time we see and are touched by the expression of some eternal principle, we catch a sweet glimpse of some aspect of our True Self.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Wisdom #Sweet #Self

  • Walk lightly through life.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Wise #Wise Words #Walks

  • All created forms are fractal, as is their purpose, use, and allotted time for existence.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Purpose #Use #Form

  • Don't believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living - they lie.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Spiritual #Clever #Lying

  • Every truth ever discovered, each new spiritual light that will ever burn bright has already been seeded in our consciousness.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Spiritual #Light #Consciousness

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Want #Strange #Certain

  • The path to the inwardly enriched life is not hidden from the man or woman who longs to walk upon it.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Men #Path #Life Is

  • What world is there for us where our essential nature - and its right to live free - is one and the same?
    -- Guy Finley

    #Essentials #World #Live Free

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Thinking #Things Change #Remember

  • 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.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Spiritual #Needs #Realizing

  • When you realize no one else on this earth can be like you... that no other soul may know the beauty, sorrow, light and darkness you alone are given to see... then you will, at last, be the fearless individual your Heart of hearts has called you to be.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Heart #Light #Darkness