I had the pleasure of being able to meet Guy Finley at a recent conference in Irvine, CA called the, “Inside Edge“. His speech entitled, “The Essential Laws of Fearless Living: Find the Power to Never Feel Powerless Again“, (which is also the title of his newly release book), was fantastic. I have been to literally 100’s of seminars, workshops and retreats over the last 35 years and this hour long speech was among the best that I have heard.
Guy Finley’s message is simple, yet harder to integrate into your life. It is one thing to hear something, but another to live it. It requires that you read and re-read his book to really start to understand the wisdom that he teaches. In this podcast you will just begin to understand the depth of his message and wisdom. Guy will discuss how fear compromises your life and what action you can take to eliminate fear by transforming your thoughts and thinking. He discusses how everything that happens to you happens for you to be able to transcend fear, and for each of us to look at the lessons. As Guy articulates “the fear is real, but the why is a lie.”
No fear exists other than our negative imagination. Our mind extrapolates what could happen, then creates a picture in our mind, then we spend our time resisting the picture we have created in our mind. If you really look at that statement and understand the wisdom within it you will begin to understand just a small portion of how our mind operates, and why we spend so much energy battling with ourselves. It is a little insane wouldn’t you agree? There is a great price for the stress we live with, but the reason that it is happening is to help us grow. It is a marvelous moment when we don’t have to play the game with ourselves.
In my interview with Guy he will discuss The Essential Laws of Fearless Living: Find the Power to Never Feel Powerless Again, and I know that this podcast will provide you with much food for thought and contemplation. I have not met an author with as much insight, wisdom and understanding about how fear controls our life. He gives us practical advice and practices to follow to help reduce and eliminate the fear that often controls us.
Guy is the best-selling author of, “The Secret of Letting Go”, and more than 36 other books and audio albums that have sold over a million copies in 16 languages worldwide. In addition, he has presented over 4,000 unique self-realization seminars to thousands of grateful students throughout North America and Europe over the past 20 years and has been a guest on over 400 television and radio shows, including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, Wisdom Network, and many others. His radio program, “Guy Finley Live,” is a live chat that airs monthly on HealthyLife.net as part of the network’s “Visionary Celebrity Host Series.” His syndicated weekly radio program is aired on several international networks including, Healthylife Radio Network, WorldTalkRadio Network, and Contact Talk Radio International. His work is widely endorsed by doctors, business professionals, celebrities, and religious leaders of all denominations.
Guy’s career reached this point through a circuitous path. Born into a successful show business family, he is the son of Late-Night TV and radio pioneer Larry Finley. His childhood friends were the sons and daughters of the most famous celebrities in the world. As a young man Guy enjoyed success in a number of areas including composing award-winning music for many popular recording artists including Diana Ross, Debbie Boone, The Jackson 5, Billy Preston, The Four Seasons, as well as writing the scores for several motion pictures and TV shows. From 1970-1979 he wrote and recorded his own albums under the Motown and RCA recording labels.
Throughout his youth, Guy suspected there was more to life than the type of worldly success that led to the emptiness and frustration he saw among his own “successful” friends and colleagues. In 1979, after travels throughout North America, India and the Far East in search of Truth and Higher Wisdom, Guy voluntarily retired from his flourishing music career in order to simplify his life and to concentrate on deeper self-studies.
In addition to his writing and appearance schedule, Guy presents four inner-life classes each week at his non-profit, “Life of Learning Foundation” headquarters in Merlin, Oregon. These classes are ongoing and open to the public.
I encourage my listeners to visit his website, attend his workshops and begin to understand more about the gems of wisdom he has to offer. You can learn more about his non-profit foundation, Life of Learning and his retreat center by clicking this link to his website. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed producing it.