Guy Finley Quotes

Trying to “fix” the people in your life that cause you pain is like massaging your shoes because your feet ache.

What is true never fears investigation; what is false… fears everything.

Chasing after a pleasure to ease a pain is like running after a breeze to cool you down.

The greatest power you possess in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose.

If I am identified with my relationship, with my house, or with my money, I am doomed to suffer.

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

If we only knew how many times our seemingly clever comment cut straight into the heart of the person with whom we have just spoken, it is we who would bleed.


Wasting your time in anxious worry over what you may not have is a good way to waste what you need to get it.

You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.

Freedom is not overcoming what you think stands in your way. It is understanding that what is in your way is part of the way.

Until you can love what the truth would teach you about yourself… then your love is incomplete.

The smallest effort to remember the Divine, or even one of its timeless truths, connects you to a calmness whose power is in that secret strength found in all things deep.

All things good come to those for whom the Good is all things.

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

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.

Believing that anxious thoughts and feelings can restore order to your life is like using a chain-saw to fold your laundry.

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

Only you can choose the nature of what grows, or what doesn’t, within you.

In spite of how things may appear to us, we are never trapped by where we are. The trap is always who we are

Never run from what you don’t understand, as it will be waiting for you every time you come to a stop.

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

Getting stressed and struggling to change the outcome of any past event is like arguing with an echo to make it see your point of view.

What good is any feeling we may have about ourselves, if it only lasts as long as others agree to it?

Any conclusion you reach about yourself has to be an unseen limitation because there’s always more to see.

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