You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.— Guy Finley
The most jaw-dropping Guy Finley quotes that will activate your inner potential
Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear.
Love is effortless attention.
Life isn't a race to win, it's a school for our higher education.
The greatest power you possess in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose.
Trying to “fix” the people in your life that cause you pain is like massaging your shoes because your feet ache.
We are not here on earth to change our destiny, but to fulfill it.
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.
Weak thoughts and feelings often feel strong but remember, real strength is never anxious, cruel, or punishing.
Knowledge without Spirit is like finding yourself on a cold night with all the wood in the world and no flame to ignite it.
Discouragement is a negative emotion with more than one trick up its dark sleeve. It tricks you into mentally or emotionally dwelling in the very place you want to leave. Drop all such sorrow permanently by daring to see through this deception of the unconscious mind. You have a destination far beyond where you find yourself standing today
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.
If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.
The great ones in life are not those who are handed silver spoons.
Their excellence comes from digging into the raw ore of their own character, through hard work, persistence and faith turning whatever they touch into gold.
Learn to be one with who you are in Reality, and the waves of a thousand passing worlds cannot wash you away.
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?
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.
A whole new kind of spiritual happiness dawns in us as we realize that dark clouds do not ruin sunny skies... they merely pass through them to help us remember our love of the light.
Act on what you love, not from what you fear, and watch how fear fades as love grows.
Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the unseen light of love that lives within it.
The only way to cultivate a quiet mind is by planting seeds of silence.
No condition outside ourselves can create a rut or trap us in it. It's impossible.
The strength of any weakness within us is the degree to which it is feared.
Ours is the task of discovering that our true nature has nothing to fear.
Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future.
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.
The Only Power You Need to Be Free of Troublesome People Since what other people do to you is not in your power to change, you need only concern yourself with what you do to yourself, for that is in your power
Work to connect yourself to the allness of life -- instead of identifying with the smallness of it -- and you'll awaken to a greatness already living within you that is no more bothered by the little things in life than a mountain is made miserable by the rain that falls upon it.
Past mistakes cannot create a present pain;
no mistake in life has the power to make us ache any more than the echo of someone crying can shed tears.
Rushing around, hoping to find peace of mind anywhere other than within yourself, is like looking for your heart in someone else's body!
If you love getting gifts - and who doesn't - then why not accept, with gratitude, the greatest gift there is: the present moment.
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 only one interested in hearing your sad story is .
. . you; and even you wish you didn't have to relive it again!
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.
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.
Each moment of life is only as precious as is our ability to attend to it.
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.
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.
Being anxious, or in a painful rush of any kind, kills the possibility of meeting anyone with compassion
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?
Instead of always asking yourself why so-and-so acts this or that way, learn to ask: "What's inside of me that wants to hurt itself over how anyone else acts?"
If we only knew how many times our seemingly clever comment cut straight into the heart of the person with whom we have just spoken, it is we who would bleed.
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.
A crisis is a close encounter of the truthful kind.
Everything passes. There is great beauty in this, both in the passing of pain and in the passing of pleasure. When things present themselves to you as permanent, don't believe it.
A crisis is a close encounter of the third 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.
Much like the hands of a clock go nowhere fast, anxious thoughts run us round-and-round without taking us anywhere!
Disappointment, discouragement, and despair are nothing but the bitter fruit of an unfulfilled expectation allowed to live beyond its time.
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.