Guy Finley is an American self-help writer, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and former professional songwriter and musician. Finley is the acclaimed author of The Secret of Letting Go, The Essential Laws of Fearless Living, and 35 other major works that have sold over a million copies in 18 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 25 years and has been a guest on over 400 television and radio shows, including appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, and many others. Guy Finley is still a regular contributor to numerous online and print publications.
He is a member of the faculty of the Omega Institute and a daily contributor to Beliefnet. Finley is the Director of Life of Learning Foundation, the non-profit self-realization school in Merlin, Oregon, and his popular Key Lesson e-mails are read each week by 200,000 subscribers in 142 countries.
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 most celebrities in the world. As a young man Guy enjoyed success in many areas including composing award-winning music for many popular recording artists including Diana Ross, The Jackson 5, Billy Preston, and The Four Seasons, as well as writing the scores for several motion pictures and TV shows.
From 1970–1979 he wrote and recorded his 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 retired from his music career to simplify his life and concentrate on deeper self-studies.
In addition to his writing and appearance schedule, Guy presents four inner-life classes each week at the Life of Learning Foundation in Merlin, Oregon. His teachings draw from many different spiritual traditions and philosophies including Christian mysticism, various Eastern philosophies, the Fourth Way, and Jungian psychology. These classes are ongoing and open to the public.