The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred is about the universal and timeless spiritual principles that lead us to a personal discovery of divine guidance and higher insight.
This is a landmark work by self realization teacher and bestselling author Guy Finley, who offers it as compelling evidence that within every human being dwells a nameless Sacred Being that teaches us to live in the light of our own true selves.
In The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred, Finley presents passages from all the major religious traditions and philosophies to demonstrate how they all work in concert to describe different aspects of a single compassionate, loving, and divine intelligence.
Finley includes hundreds of quotes and inspiring thoughts from writers, teachers, and philosophers from around the world, making The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred an essential guide for positive living and creating an authentic life.
Guy Finley, founder and director of the nonprofit Life of Learning Foundation, is a member of the faculty at the Omega Institute and a regular contributor to Beliefnet. He is the bestselling author of The Essential Laws of Fearless Living and The Courage to Be Free along with many other books and audio programs that have been translated and sold worldwide. Guy appears regularly on radio and television and has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, NPR, and PBS. He lives in Oregon.
Over 1 million copies sold
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.
Now think about those moments in your life highlighted by happiness. Why are these seldom-enough times so temporary? Why should simply enjoying life seem so hard?
There is an answer to these questions that all of us have asked; a secret answer that at once dispels the darkness of a thousand defeats and that provides a way to lasting contentment and self-renewing happiness. Watch how quickly your whole life changes for the better after you discover this secret answer! Here's a hint. Everything hinges upon your awareness of this one simple truth:
Freedom from what is unwanted by you begins with awakening to what is unseen within you.
The enemy behind your life problems is not who, or what, you think. It does not live outside of you, but dwells within your own present mind.
Without your knowledge, invisible psychological characters inhabit your inner being and make choices for you -- choices that work against your real life interests. Applying this book's higher principles to your life helps you to expose and dismiss these self-compromising characters and reveals the truth about who you really are. The freedom you've longed for follows. You'll learn to align yourself with life's secret direction, which invites the greatest power in the universe to take your side.
Welcome to the most extraordinary adventure of your life. You are about to meet and defeat the intimate enemy. Victory is guaranteed. As you learn the inside story about what's been defeating you, you'll escape the circle of self, shatter self-limitation, and discover a whole new kind of inner success!
Written with Dr. Ellen Dickstein.
In 365 Days to Let Go, author Guy Finley reveals two of the most beautiful and elegant of these principles: the Law of Seasons and the Law of Scale. In four stirring chapters, one for each season, readers will learn how to harness the immense hidden powers found in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall to lift their lives into a whole new level.
Meditations to change your life one day at a time.
Each chapter begins with a penetrating explanation of the purpose of that particular season, and continues with deep meditative insights specifically written to help a person find the power and the peace hidden within that particular day of the year.
Readers can use this special book every day for one season, one year, or for the rest of their lives, and watch as the mind grows sharper, days grow brighter, creativity takes on a fresh new spirit, and the heart becomes whole.
Truths for Living
by Guy Finley
There's a reason why we all love stories about ancient maps, sunken ships, and buried treasure. It's because these tales reflect a deep sensing we all have: that a hidden treasure actually dwells within us -- and if we could just find the way to discover it, our lives would shine every day with life's greatest wealth: the golden qualities of true confidence, unbounded energy, unfailing wisdom, and genuine love.
If you have the intuition -- or even just the wish -- that such a marvelous treasure really does exist at the very core of your being, then rest assured that you are correct. And it doesn't matter whether you've actually seen it in yourself, whether anyone else you know has it, or if your friends or relatives believe it exists. That strong, fearless, and successful self does indeed live within you. And even as you're reading this, it's waiting to be released.
No matter what your life has been like until now, and as remarkable as it may seem, there truly is a part of you that can:
Meet each day with complete confidence that there's nothing to fear, ever!
Love fully and without reservation
Always know the right thing to do
Overcome any problem life tosses your way
Be propelled by the endless force and power of the present moment
If you have yet to realize such splendid bounties in your life, it isn't because these treasures aren't real, or that they aren't fully available to you in all their creative energy. It just means that you haven't yet found their hidden source within yourself!
Just like the fabled treasure hunters who have ignited our imaginations since childhood, finding that hidden treasure within us requires going on an adventure of discovery -- inner discovery. And when setting off on a treasure hunt, the key to success is having a living map.
The happy truth is that there is just such a map, and it's yours for the asking! You see, the way to the buried treasure of our true self has always been known. It's been passed down through the ages by the wise ones who have sought out and found the treasure for themselves. Throughout history the precious map has surfaced in a variety of forms, providing the chance for each one of us to follow our own personal path to fulfilling the true purpose of our life.
For all of us who wish to find the effortless happiness and understanding for which we are meant, this map is available today. It is Guy Finley's powerful book, Seeker's Guide to Self-Freedom: Truths for Living. This is the book that has taken thousands of grateful readers, step by step, on the journey that helped them realize a whole new life. If you will use this map yourself -- with all its generous, well-marked roads and signposts along the way -- you will soon uncover these genuine inner riches, and more:
Go beyond the limitations of thought
Break out of self-punishing patterns
Grow in relationship with higher Love
Be relieved of all fear and worry
Nurture your unshakable, true nature
The unique format of Seeker's Guide to Self-Freedom makes it easy for you to master the special information and tools you need to attain a liberated spirit and higher success. Each chapter begins with an explanation of a critical milestone on the path to higher self-understanding. This is followed by a series of questions and answers -- real questions that have been asked by others who -- like yourself -- are actively seeking a more fulfilling and meaningful life. And then each chapter concludes with a targeted exercise that you can put into practice immediately to ensure swift progress.
It's a fact: If you follow the true map of higher knowledge and instruction outlined in Seeker's Guide to Self-Freedom, it won't be long before you realize the life whose cornerstones are peace, fearlessness, and love!
by Guy Finley
Think for a moment what your life would be like if you lived in a world where reality and your happiness were one and the same -- where everything that happened in your life was always just what you wanted. Imagine it!
No event, no condition could do anything but contribute to your well-being. Every day, everyone and everything would work in your favor. And since your contentment in this new world arises from the procession of its natural events, your greatest pleasure would be to just let go, and let life flow by as it pleases.
Could there be such a world where contentment isn't just the momentary absence of conflict? Is there really a peaceful place where love and happiness aren't just the flip side of a constantly spinning coin? Yes! And we're much closer to this higher world than first thoughts might allow. In fact, this realm where wholeness rules is right within each of us. But perhaps you already sense the truth of this. Most do. At one level or another all of us know that our lives are incomplete; that our real Home is yet to be found.
But sensing there's a higher world and standing within it are vastly different. What we don't understand is how to reach the door to this kingdom, open it, and walk in. Too bold? Not at all! Only to our own conditioned and captive consciousness does the idea of full freedom sound impossible. Its unspoken, but pervasive, attitude toward life is to find ways to make the best of a bad situation; to not rock the boat at any cost. And so, almost without a question, we've all paid the price. But no longer.
Settling for anything less than complete self liberation is like agreeing to spend your life on a well-appointed slave ship -- where rowing duties are only every other week! Stop thinking in terms of finding ways to improve any life that includes feelings of compulsory servitude. Begin the process of becoming fully conscious of another kind of Life altogether. That's what Freedom From The Ties That Bind is all about.
This book of breakthrough, self-liberating secrets will show you how to be free of punishing patterns, be fully independent, and put your life in perfect order!
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by Guy Finley
Whether we know it or not, we create the content and the quality of our own lives moment-to-moment. In fact, you are creating and experiencing your destiny even as you read this. Which means that what you think of being your future is really the choices you are making -- and experiencing -- right now. To understand this truth is to unlock the treasure of your True Self, and gain the abundance of a mind and heart that cannot compromise yourself, or anyone else.
Think for a moment about this next question. Your answer to it will determine your destiny. Which would you rather have: a life whose unhappiness is offset by temporary pleasures won at the cost of your health and relationships with others, or a life that is permanently enriched by being able to transform whatever makes you unhappy into true spiritual abundance?
If you have chosen the latter of these two distinct paths through this life of ours then Guy Finley's book Design Your Destiny: Shape Your Future in 12 Easy Steps may well prove to be the most significant book you will ever read.
Design Your Destiny will show you how to take charge of the strong and subtle forces that, until now, have been secretly deciding your life choices without your consent. And once you take back rightful control of your own life, newfound powers of self-command will be yours to use as you wish. And as the wise ones have taught all through the ages: the one who commands him or herself, commands the world.
As you work with the down-to-earth practices described in this book, you'll marvel as:
Fears, doubts, and worries about tomorrow start to fade away
You enjoy new enthusiasm and real love for life
Your present moments fill with assurance, wisdom, and strength
The problems of the past lose their grip on your heart and mind
Stress and insecurity are replaced by relaxed confidence
Design Your Destiny will provide you with all of the instructions you need to make the journey to the invisible world within, and take possession and command of your own thoughts and feelings. What an adventure awaits you once you gain the powers needed to design your own destiny!
"Guy Finley's insights are an absolute goldmine of true wisdom . . . he is simply one of the best at describing the inner game and awakening to a higher level of self."—Karen King, co-founder, InnerHealingCompass.com