Guy Finley is the best-selling author of more than 40 books and audio albums on self-realization. He is the founder and director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for self-study located in southern Oregon where he gives talks four times each week. Guy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York and is a regular expert contributor to Beliefnet and the Huffington Post.
Taking conscious risks can be a powerful catalyst for inner change. Face your fears and take a risk of saying "no" to the silent demands of others. Take the lead to find your own way. To make this self liberating discovery, stop defending yourself, take a risk of leaving empty spaces in your life remain empty, learn to let go, face rejections and bear your own burdens.
You must learn to cooperate with these powerful and timeless principles to be able to let go of any emotional bitterness, relentless regret, anxious worry or troubling thought. The rest will be done for you. One higher part of yourself alone that has the strength and wisdom to gently open your hand so that out of it may drop all that has been making you unhappy.
True silence touches everything through peaceful integration/It has an interior presence, has no opposites and is not created/It cannot be cultivated, only interior conditions that prohibit it can be recognized and released/It’s empty of content and filled with peace/It doesn’t reject or resist any condition/It has no intelligence and surpasses all understanding