Finley's concept of the "Now" seems to borrow more than a bit from Buddhism's idea of mindfulness, as well as cognitive therapy. He claims those seeking to find internal peace must "[dare] to leave who we have been behind," consciously forgetting about unpleasant events and emotions in the past, lest they influence one's feelings--and undermine one's self-confidence and potential for happiness--in the present moment.
Finley's writing is rather rambling at times, and he relies heavily on italicizing to express his points as he covers topics ranging from heartbreak, the "False Self," self-fulfillment, and "the Light of the world." Each chapter includes an "Ask the Masters" section of hypothetical spiritual questions (example: "Why do we have so little true understanding of ourselves?"), which he answers with quotes from the likes of Plutarch and Thomas Carlyle. He also adds a "Key Lessons" summary at the end of each chapter, offering a Cliffs Notes-style translation of his often lengthy arguments. For all his lack of clarity, Finley does do a capable job of expressing one timeless truth, as he calls it: that one's inner nature determines one's experience of the outside world."--Erica Jorgensen
His books helped to give my life direction and guided me to meaningful change.
The style of Mr. Finley's writings in the form of parables allows the reader to discover for themselves these spiritual truths.
Just what I needed in my life at this time, Guy gives such good advice on letting go and living in the now.
Guy Finley is a great philosopher and writer. He helps a lot of people and doesn't charge very much to go to his place in the north. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. webb
Really enjoyed Mr. Finley's writing style, it connected with me.Published 3 months ago by Will J. Gioioso
should be a text book required to be read before getting a diploma. Reading it slow so as to absorb every word. Love it! Thanks Mr. FinelyPublished 9 months ago by Jayne Hollis
I underlined almost everything in this book! Just what I needed in my life at this time, Guy gives such good advice on letting go and living in the now. Highly recommended!Published 14 months ago by S. Bowen
"We have all wandered through the many mansions that make up the world of our own thoughts and feelings. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Terri Knuth