The Secret of Letting Go by Guy Finley
“The Secret of Letting Go “by Guy Finley gives you several techniques to do one thing: Get back your life! Right now you may be a slave to the memories and experiences of the past, as well as to the stresses and problems of the present. Every day increases the load. Whether the problems are due to work, school, relationships, finances, or something else, they affect you. Too often our fears and stresses manifest in ways that take up time and energy while making us angry and unhappy. Now you can free yourself from these handicaps to successful living with the simple and virtually effortless techniques in this book.
Every page has new ideas and concepts that can help to improve your life. Sometimes you may feel you just need to bear up with your problems. Like many people, you may believe that a little suffering is good. Well, in actuality, suffering is not good. But how do you get over it?
Sometimes people are willing to suffer because they care about someone else and don’t want to hurt them Finley writes that, “suffering doesn’t prove that you know what it means to care about yourself or others. What it does prove is you haven’t seen through your own ideas about caring or you wouldn’t be so careless with yourself.” The book includes nine more powerful ways to snap the spell of suffering.
All though the book you will read about techniques and ideas you can apply to your life, all designed to bring you more peace, joy, and happiness than you’ve ever known. There are also numerous examples showing how people made use of these things in their lives. You will see how it can apply to you, too.
This is the book that will really show you how to change your life. And you’ll love the new you!
- “Never again help anyone to feel as though they have a right to feel badly.”
- “Merely wanting to let go of an unhappy circumstance or nagging emotional ache is not enough. Wants are desires, and desires replace one another like bees waiting in line at an open flower.”
- “Changing jobs to get away from someone or something that sets us off doesn’t cancel our conflict. This just delays the inevitable angry feelings that always surface whenever we feel threatened.”
- “Anything that you have to control, controls you.”
- “Walking away from what is false is the same as heading toward what is true.”
- “Suffering now so that you can be happy in the future makes as much sense as throwing yourself overboard so that later you can feel relief about being rescued.”
- “Events may happen to you, but you are not the event.”
- “The difference between feeling like someone and being someone is the difference between a desert and a mountaintop life.”
- “Learn what it means to think about yourself instead of from yourself.”
- “There is never, I repeat, never any intelligent reason to feel bad.”
- “Learning can only take place outside the shadow of pride. Anything that resists correction is a part of what is wrong.”
- “If you see you are wrong, then at that instant you can give up being wrong.”
- “If we will place learning before our pleasure, one day learning will come before our pain.”
- “Calling on anxious thoughts to answer fearful feelings is like trying to stop a landslide by throwing ricks at it!”
- “Nothing keeps us more aware of a problem than our struggle to forget it. Listen to what truth is trying to tell you about your strengths instead of listening to your weakness tell you where to hide.”
- “Light always cancels darkness.”
- “Before you can get anything different from this life, you must first do something different.”
- “Real strength is the refusal to act from weakness.”
- “No matter how many people may agree to sit down to an imaginary feast, all will walk away hungry.”
- “There is no danger in true self-ascent. The only real danger lies within remaining where you are.”
- “When you don’t know what to do with yourself, someone will always be happy to tell you.”
- “The more approval you get, the more you have to have.”
- “When you are standing in a storm, don’t blame the weather.”
- “Don’t seek yourself. Dare to be yourself.”
- “The true spiritual warrior is never afraid to look at what he doesn’t want to see.”