Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Guy Finley on "The Secret of Letting Go"

Beyond 50 was introduced to Guy Finley's writings nearly 20 years ago. His message has such a timeless appeal that can help you become self-realized. We're very honored to have him on our show.

Here is a favorite excerpt from his international best-seller "The Secret of Letting Go":
  1. Give up self-doubt. It only makes you more dependent on others who can't do anything about their own self-doubt. Independence is confidence.
  2. Give up self-righteousness. It only feels like something right. It is coming from something that is wrong. Right isn't something you feel; it is something you are.
  3. Give up regret. It only ties you to the old life-level that didn't know better and keeps you from the one that does.
  4. Give up anger toward others and yourself. See that the force of any heated reaction is not strength. Remember that for any and every action of force, there is an equal and opposite one. This explains why the fighting never ends. Let it end.
  5. Give up self-torment. It drives you - but it doesn't take you anywhere. Who you really are never suffers over who you are not.
Here is a special exercise that can help you to start letting go of yourself: Every time you catch yourself just about to take a swim in the old habitual river of thoughts and feelings, practice self-suspension. Here's how to get started: don't let the current of the past dictate the direction of the present moment. Let something new happen each moment by letting these old, habitual sensations go their way unobstructed. Stay out of them. Work at this special self-suspension and inner alertness until the day you find this newness you once had to struggle to endure is now something you could not endure living without!

Open Invitation: Feel free to send in your comments. We'd love to hear from you. To text message Beyond 50, click on the Comments link below.

For more about Guy Finley's writings, go to


Sheae said...

The true source of abundance is the silent mind, for within its fertile quietude rests all potential, all power, and all promise. ~
Guy Finley Quotes

Joy Davis, Producer of Beyond 50 said...

That is a beautiful quote. I'd like to add that within the silence is God's unspoken voice that's heard by Soul through an open heart and quiet mind.