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The Courage to Be Free November 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

In The Courage to Be Free, Guy Finley echoes the message that I’ve been attempting (with varying degrees of success) to share here on Spirit Lights The Way:

When you realize no one else on this earth can be like you . . . that no other soul may know the beauty, sorrow, light and darkness you alone are given to see . . . then you will, at last, be the fearless individual your Heart of hearts has called you to be. ~ Guy Finley

Every saint, sage, and master ~ East or West, past or present ~ has a special message for you:

You were born to be free.

Free of fear, free of stress, free of the past ~ free to be strong, wise, and perfectly unique.

“The Courage to Be Free is a gift from a master teacher, filled page after page with insights that will help calm your anxieties, allay your fears, and help you live a more present, precious life.”  ~ Daniel G. Amen, MD, New York Times best-selling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.

“Guy Finley, in his gentle but powerful way, reminds you of your original self ~ the you that is free from fear, worry and pain ~ the person you were meant to be.  Finley teaches you to have the courage to be your authentic self. It’s not about being right, but instead living as a friend of truth.  Finley gently points a finger at my heart, reminding me to seek myself within.”  ~ Vicky Thompson, New Connexion Journal [Full comment:  Courage to Be Free]

To give you a flavor for the book, I’m going to share part of an excerpt that a reader (thanks, LL!) sent me from the book this morning:

6.  You are well on your way to reclaiming your original fearless Self when you find your source of peace and contentment in just being alive.

8.  The main reason it’s wise to listen to one’s own heart ~ when we remember to do so ~ is because there’s much more to be learned from the parts of us that don’t “speak” in words . . . than those that do.

9.  The most important thing to remember whenever you find yourself in a mad rush is that what you are really trying to get to is a quiet mind . . . a peaceable state of self reached only by realizing there is no place more empowering for you to be than in the present moment.

To read the rest of the excerpt from pages 92-95:

Slow Down and Get In Step with Real Success

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1. gpeace - November 23, 2010

Really feeling a need to read that book now, sounds truly inspiring 🙂

nrhatch - November 23, 2010

Most of the comments received seemed positive, but a few readers remained “unimpressed.” 🙂

2. Rev. Caritas - November 23, 2010

Love this entry. I am certainly going to be checking the library for this book soon. (I have found so many great ones lately!)

nrhatch - November 23, 2010

I’m a big fan of the local library . . . which lets me “taste test” books for free!!!

If I love them enough to want them in my permanent library, I buy them.

Otherwise I just digest the wisdom and let it merge with my own.

3. Pocket Perspectives - October 29, 2011

Nancy, would you put this book in your “library” list or “buy it” list? I tend to like to highlight and underline, if a book has lots of really good ideas…so if it’s really good, I buy it.

nrhatch - October 29, 2011

I tend to put most books on my library list, if they are available. Then, if I am satisifed that it’s a keeper, I buy a copy for my personal library and mark it up on the 2nd read through.

This book is 50/50. If you struggle with living YOUR OWN LIFE, you might want to buy it. If you are pretty good about looking to yourself for guidance without worrying whether the “rest of the world” agrees with you . . . then you would probably just enjoy reading it from the library.

I read it from the library to “confirm” what I already knew . . . and to remind myself to stay on the path to FREEDOM.

Pocket Perspectives - October 29, 2011

Well, this decision is easy…I’ll buy it. And maybe someday soon, I’ll get past such concerns…now THAT would be a relief!

nrhatch - October 29, 2011

Good luck as the path continues to unfold before you!

We just donated a big bag of books to the libary ~ and then borrowed 21 books and 3 movies. 😀

Libraries are the best deal around when times are tight.

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