The Book of Guy Finley

Guy_FinleyI think therefore I ache. Thought is an instrument of desire. We are not meant to live a thought because we cannot think our way into freedom, into wholeness. We are all born explorers who need to discover ourselves even though the Seeker and the Sought After are One. So it is an inner, not an outer journey. We need to discover our own possibilities ~ a life of infinite possibility ~ for that is where freedom exists. Seeing ourselves as we are, changes how we see ourselves in that moment.

 Within us dwells… a compassionate Character that cannot be made a captive of any dark condition any more than a sunbeam can be caught in a bottle. Our conscious relationship with this timeless intelligence empowers us to dismiss what would darken our path before it begins.

Our real spiritual development is under invisible laws: to grow, we must learn. To learn, we must teach. To teach we must lead. To lead we must make mistakes. Making mistakes tills the ground for us, making it receptive to new and higher lessons, and thus the positive spiral completes itself, even as it rises above its original starting point.

Events are the instruments through which revelation is possible. Accept what they reveal about you, so that you can see a new order of yourself, which turns out to be your own true nature. So life is not trying to take something away from you when it doesn’t go well ~ when it presents a moment that you don’t want ~ but, instead, is asking of you if you would like something new.

Life, the divine, says “If you wish, I will give you something. Will you accept what I wish to give you?” for life never denies us what we need but may not give us what we want.

Crisis is a close encounter with a truthful event.

This life is nothing but a journey of letting go. It is better to enter the unknown than live with a known that is killing you.

And that is precisely why, in 1998, I realized I had to change my life because what was then happening was literally killing me. However, that is not to say that the unknown has not also had more than its fair share of challenges for me. For example,  I am still here (2015) after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003, for which I refused to have surgery, so it has not gone away.