The Courage to Be Free – A Review

by Stephen Mills on September 9, 2010

Guy Finley has a new book out called The Courage to Be Free: Discover Your Original Fearless Self.  When I looked today it was on Amazon’s overall best seller list at #9.  It’s a wonderful book full of insights, that I believe, if fully absorbed can do a great deal towards helping you live a much better life.  It’s not a “success” book; it’s a book that teaches you understand you have the power within yourself to be free and happy.  It’s only $9.  Here are some selected quotes from the book that give you a flavor for what it’s all about.  I think it’s best to let Guy speak for himself.

When you realize that no one else on this earth can be like you – that no other soul can know the beauty, sorrow, light, and darkness you alone are given to see – then you will no longer want to be like anyone else on this earth.  You will, at last, be the fearless individual your heart of hearts has called you to be.

There lives nothing real in our past – regardless of how disappointing or painful it may have been – that can grab us and make us its captive, any more than dark shadows have the power to keep us from walking into the sunlight.

Real life is not static.  Its only rule is change; so it should be clear: either we agree to participate in this eternal process of renewal, or we will feel punished by it.

When it comes to being in a hurry, what difference does it make how fast you can get somewhere when all you find there is the next thing for you to rush through?

See how many times you can catch yourself just as you’re about to go on the “ride” of not wanting to be where you are – of not wanting to do what you must.  Then deliberately step out of that long line of repetitive thoughts and feelings.  Take your attention off of what you don’t want, and bring it into the new moment – as it is.

Our truest strength lies in our ability to realize that whatever our present weakness may be, it is only temporary, provided we are willing to persist, to wade into what seems greater than we are, and to test this truth time and time again.

That unforgettable sunrise we shared with someone we love; some deep heartache released and our soul refreshed on the heels of some unexpected insight; better still, a beauty beyond words when we turned a corner to find a field of yellow flowers flowing alongside a stream.  In moments like these, our sense-dominated mind comes to a full stop, because it stands in the presence of a delight beyond its capacity to contain or otherwise restrain by thought.  At times like these we are left, gratefully, in the living presence of a peace we cannot create.

If you order The Courage to Be Free: Discover Your Original Fearless Self from Amazon, you can then go to the book’s home page – The Courage to Be Free – and collect a bunch of free gifts.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Joan September 10, 2010 at 11:14 pm

This sound like very sound advice. I will have to pick on up soon. I enjoy reading good material. Thanks for the idea.


Brian Lawrence September 11, 2010 at 8:09 am

Thanks for the recommendation. I love these types of books, it’s a great way to keep your enthusiasm up. I will pick it up for sure.
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Charlie September 17, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I like to think that all people think this way. I have never felt any different. I like who I am. People who do not, should read this book.


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