Guy Finley is a renowned American spiritual teacher, self-help writer, musician, philosopher and former professional songwriter. Finley started his music career at an early age and his songs were recorded by Diana Ross, Debbie Boone and the Jackson 5. Though he was not a commercially celebrated singer or musician, his songs were widely accepted. He has also composed music for various television shows and movies. Finley later got interested in spirituality and became a devoted student of Vernon Howard. He now holds spirituality classes at ‘Life of Learning Foundation’ in Merlin which is a nonprofit foundation that was founded by him. Apart from that he also hosts a monthly live ‘call-in radio’ program named ‘Guy Finely Live on Healthy Life.net’. He has also expressed his spiritual thoughts through his writings and books which include ‘The secret way of letting go’, ‘Letting go a Little Bit of Time’ and ‘Apprentice of the Heart’. We have curated some of his most popular quotes and thoughts which will provide you with inner peace and uplift your spirits. Browse through the collection of quotations and thoughts by Guy Finley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The limit of your present understanding is not the limit of your possibilities.
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.
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.