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Harness the Power That Defeats Defeat

Email sent: Feb 6, 2019 4:17am

Hello Friend,

I received some wonderful feedback from my list about 
a previous email I sent that contained the wisdom of Guy Finley,
a true spiritual master.  You really seemed to resonate with his
words ... therefore I thought I would share another article with

Enjoy and many blessings -- Ron


Harness The Power That Defeats Defeat
By Guy Finley

You possess a potential power that is superior to any difficulty
that life may ever present. This immense inner capability enables
anyone who will claim it to instantly rise above his challenger. It
makes no difference what form the challenge may assume or how huge
it looms. This latent power of yours can render it harmless and
ultimately make it disappear.

This friendly force that can turn your life into a series of
victories is the power to question defeat. Now, before you start
insisting that you already question your stresses and strains,
allow me to show you the difference between right intention and
right direction. A little story will help illustrate this higher

A happy traveler noticed a tired-looking man seated off to the side
of a small but pleasant country road. It appeared that even the
cool shade of the tree seemed to weigh upon him. The traveler asked
if he might sit for a while and refresh himself. It wasn't long
after they had shared some bread, an apple, and sparse, polite
conversation that the obviously unhappy man spoke up. He begged his
new companion's forgiveness and went on to ask if the traveler
could help him.

It seemed he had been wandering for weeks, going through all kinds
of difficulties; but for all his intense effort, he could tell he
wasn't getting any closer to his destination. He wanted to return
to the home of his childhood. The traveler understood his plight
and asked where was this home. The man, showing his first smile,
called out the name of the small town where he had been born. The
traveler looked at him gently and then spoke. "I know how it feels
to want to go home; but along with your right intention, you've got
to have the right direction. You've been headed the wrong way,

The kind traveler then pointed him in the right direction and the
wandering man soon made it back to the home of his youth.

Let's look at this story through the eyes of a new understanding.
In that way we too can make it back to our authentic inner home,
our True Self. First we must realize that our stressful,
pain-filled experiences are not caused by people or events, but by
our reactions to them.

And yet, if we will honestly examine the way we presently question
our defeats, here's what we see: we are still desperately seeking
answers that serve only to correct the surface or exterior
conditions. We are still blaming circumstances for crushing us. The
direction of our questions proves that we are still thinking
incorrectly toward our problems. This is supremely important to
grasp if we wish to change our inner and outer world.

By their very nature our old questions tend to make and then keep
us victims. They imply that someone or something outside of
ourselves is punishing us. No human being is a victim of any
punishment outside of his own undeveloped life-level from which his
inner reactions are seen as outer attacks. This is why we must
learn to turn our questions into tools for developing
self-wholeness instead of letting them lead us off in the wrong
direction. As a matter of fact, there should be a new question
forming in your mind just about now. If you will, let me help you
formulate it, because this question is pointed in the right
direction. It goes something like this:

"Where in the world did I get all of those wrong questions that
have kept me the victim and at odds with the world?"

"I'll let you answer this right question for yourself. Based on
what we've discovered so far, who stands to gain the most from
keeping you fighting with shadows and grasping at straws?"

"The false self!"

"That's right. This false nature always divides in order to
conquer. From this moment forward, we are going to learn to ask our
own questions -- questions that address and illuminate what it is
within us that always feels as though it is being punished."

These new questions are the power that defeats defeat. They alone
insure total victory. Each time you ask the right question about an
inner ache, you receive the new and right result of being released
from the dark deceptions of the false self that wants you to fight
with life. Here are ten new questions that lead to self-wholeness.
Use them to see the difference between how you used to think and
how you will question defeat from now on. You will win!

Questions for Self-Wholeness

1) Instead of always asking yourself why things always happen to
you, learn to ask What is it inside of me that attracts these
painful situations?

2) Instead of always asking yourself why things had to go this way
or that way, learn to ask Why is the way I feel always determined
by external conditions?

3) Instead of always asking yourself how to protect yourself in
challenging situations, learn to ask What is it in me that always
needs to be defended?

4) Instead of always asking yourself how to clear up your mental
fog, learn to ask Can confusion know anything about clarity?

5) Instead of always asking yourself what to do about tomorrow (or
the next minute, learn to ask Can there ever be intelligence in
anxiety or worry?

6) Instead of always asking yourself why does so-and-so act this or
that way, learn to ask What's inside of me that wants to hurt
itself over how anyone acts?

7) Instead of always crying out, "Why me?" learn to ask Who is this
"me" that always feels this way?

8) Instead of always asking yourself if you've made the right
choice, learn to ask Can fear ever make a safe decision?

9) Instead of always asking yourself why doesn't so-and-so see how
wrong they are, learn to ask Is what I'm feeling about that person
right now good for me? Or them?

10) Instead of always asking yourself how to get others to approve
you, learn to ask What do I really want, the applause of the crowds
or to quietly have my own life?

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over!
For the daring person who wishes to turn this possibility into reality, the
keys to less stress and brighter days are found in Guy Finley's newly revised
and expanded best-selling book, "The Secret of Letting Go." Just as gentle spring
rains stir the seeds that become beautiful wildflowers, so will the higher
lessons in this book help you let go and grow free. Finley is the acclaimed
author of more than 35 books and audio programs on the subject of self-realization,
and is the founder and director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit
center for self-study located in Southern Oregon. Visit
for more info and to request your FREE Unstoppable Starter Kit.  And don't
forget to check out Guy's new program The Secrets of Being Unstoppable


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