Join GuyFinleyNow and get access to hundreds of hours of Guy Finley's best talks. Connect your self to the greatest minds of all time at OneJourney.net
Notes from grateful readers.

“I have just today received The Genesis of Love box set. I have listened to the first part of side one and I was so taken by Guy's wonderful knowledge and plight of the human condition and [the] love Guy speaks with such wonderful clarity and great depth of wisdom, that [it] moved me beyond the concerns of my own petty little life. In love and gratitude I give thanks for the countless gifts you have bestowed upon me.”

— Sussan S.

“Hello - I want to thank Guy for his wonderful work. The Secret of Letting Go is one of the most tremendous and effective books I've ever read! I recommend it to everyone I know. Please tell Guy thank you so much for his inspiring work - it's wonderful!”

— Marni R., Seattle, WA

See what the experts say about Guy Finley's work.

“Guy Finley's Letting Go: A Little Bit at a Time allows you to absorb all of the bits and pieces required for you to take the next BIG step of letting go and moving on to what's next! Brilliant! Carry it with you for instant reference.”

— Larry James, author of How to Really Love the One You're With

“Whether taking the first step on your journey to finding the answers we all seek, or simply adding a remarkable resource to your life-long search, Guy Finley's incredible new book The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred is a must read and should be kept at the top of your backpack.”

— Berry Fowler, Co-founder and Chairman, Fowler Wainwright International Institute of Professional Coaching, and Founder and Former Chairman, Sylvan Learning Centers

Audio by Guy Finley
  • Item contents.
  • Explore related content.
  • Find related products.
  • Find related exercies.
  • Special Guy Finley workshops and retreats.

The Greatest Accomplishment of All

Key Lesson: The only truly worthwhile "accomplishment" -- the one action that stands the test of passing time -- is the interior work we do that allows God to accomplish His task in our soul.

Invite the Truth to Set You Free

Far more important to our inner success than coming upon so-called secret "how-to" practices -- or those who would teach them -- is the work to awaken our awareness of our need to be more awake. It is this awareness alone that remains our true friend and ally upon the path. Here is why:

Our willingness to remain in the emerging awareness -- this Light in the darkness of ourselves -- helps to keep us from falling back into spiritual sleep. In its presence, the formerly active parts of our lower self are made passive, and the higher aspects of us become active. When we embrace this supernal corrective light, even our spiritual "mistakes" prove themselves, eventually, to have been in our favor. All of which brings us to this simple but perfect truth... so simple, virtually no one sees it, and so perfect, it dispenses justice fairly to all.

We become what we love. What we put first in our lives is what we receive from life. The treasure of our heart both measures and determines our wealth, or our inner poverty. But not everything we love in life loves us back. Not everything we serve serves us as we imagine. Only the Divine, the light of Truth, never fails us... never. Which brings us to the exercise that, like the truth it reveals, is simplicity itself:

There's only one reason why we ever find ourselves confused, depressed, angry with someone, or upset with ourselves for whatever reasons. We suffer as we do in these moments because we have handed over our heart and mind to a "power" that promises to "make the crooked places straight" but that is actually powerless to help us at all. What we really need is a new and true power at work in our life that's greater than we know how to supply for ourselves. There must be no mistake about this understanding.

As the truth of our situation becomes clear -- that we experience in life what we are, no more, no less -- we can begin simply to release ourselves, to let go of what we're sure we must have to be free... and all of its certainty about how things should be. And, from out of this new awareness a whole new kind of need is awakened within us, one that goes before us at all times. It is a silent request to the Almighty: Please step in and rule this moment.

This practicing of the presence of a power beyond our present self places us in a new relationship within ourselves. By working to remember ourselves and our God in this fashion, we agree to forget our former relationship with who we have been and its legion of impossible demands. In essence we agree to a new order within ourselves that is for us in a new way; we agree to have a new "first" within us. And as this inner agreement becomes established -- through our willingness to put God's life before all of our other concerns -- we will find that God, in turn, places us where troubles can no longer touch us.

This article is excerpted from Seeker's Guide to Self-Freedom (pages 220-222.).

Send this to a Friend Share this facebook twitter