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Guy Finley Quotes

The right attitude toward any negative state begins with understanding that its only authority over you is a direct reflection of your attitude towards it.
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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.

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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.

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

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What is the nature of that place where our original self is one with its longing to explore its own deepest possibilities, and where discovering the treasures waiting there is the same as fulfilling our purpose for being?

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It only seems that there is something more important for you to do than to just quietly be yourself.

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

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Guy Finley Quotes: In these times where social appearance
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.

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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.

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Guy Finley Quotes: If were interested in spiritual things
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.

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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.

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

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

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Guy Finley Quotes: Most people would rather complain about
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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Letting go, at its heart, is an act of agreement with Life.

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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.

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

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

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Guy Finley Quotes: The only world in which defeat exists as
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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Life can only be as new as you Choose to be.

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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.

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Disappointment, discouragement, and despair are nothing but the bitter fruit of an unfulfilled expectation allowed to live beyond its time.

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Guy Finley Quotes: If you love getting gifts and who doesnt
If you love getting gifts - and who doesn't - then why not accept, with gratitude, the greatest gift there is: the present moment.

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The character of greatness must be measured in two ways, else the measurement is flawed. First, and by far most popular of all, is by one's ability to succeed in times of trial where others may fail. But of no less importance, and perhaps foundational to any form of greatness, is one's willingness to start over in spite of failure, when success seems farthest away.

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The right attitude toward any negative state begins with understanding that its only authority over you is a direct reflection of your attitude towards it.

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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.

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Guy Finley Quotes: If you dont leap youll never know what
If you don't leap, you'll never know what it's like to fly.

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One way to measure your own fears is to count the number of personal questions you've allowed others to answer for you.

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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.

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The only one interested in hearing your sad story is ... you; and even you wish you didn't have to relive it again!

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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

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Spend everyday casual, but industrious Every moment alert, but relaxed.

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Guy Finley Quotes: Once you know what it means to choose in
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.

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False life is exhausting; Real Life is inexhaustible.

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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.

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