The best-selling author of Notes to Myself uses stories from his personal life to explore friendship, love, partnership, jealousy, pain, fear, and confusion, among other important life topics. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Make room for happiness and positive growth with this practical guide to letting go by the international bestselling author of Notes to Myself. From long-harbored guilt to deep-rooted prejudices, many of us bear the weight of harmful tendencies in our daily lives. Whether we realize it or not, these things are actively holding us back from the happiness we deserve and long to attain. In this inspirational book, minister and counselor Hugh Prather provides a guide for mental cleansing. It is only in ridding our minds of the fear and judgments we cling to that we open the door for happiness. The more we hold on to negativity, the less free we are to take hold of new possibilities. That’s why we need to meet every day with openness. But changing how we think takes practice. In The Little Book of Letting Go, Prather shares practical exercises and lasting tools that can help us let go of things that hold us back. By learning from Prather’s own personal experiences and adopting the practices he offers, we can find happiness, peace, and a chance at spiritual renewal. The Little Book of Letting Go includes: A simple three-step process for letting go A thirty-day plan for spiritual renewal Personal stories from Prather about his own journey
This is a book of great beginnings--365 of them! How we start each and every day affects everything--body, mind, spirit, family, work. We can begin in a combative mood, fighting with how things are, or we can begin in a peaceful mood, helping ourselves construct things the way we want them to be. Hugh Prather, in his writing and his life, opts for the latter. And in these Morning Notes, he invites us to live as if we think our world and the people in it are worth caring about, worth taking time for, worth changing. Love, forgiveness, self-healing, change--yes! Self-loathing, judgment, anger, prevaricating--no! The former help us realize our Oneness within ourselves, with other human beings, and with God. The latter prevent this realization. These 365 simple meditations take us a long way toward our spiritual home. Individually and as a whole they speak to the spiritual task of the 21st century--to wake up to our own responsibility for what happens to us.Hugh Prather is the author of 16 books, including Spiritual Notes to Myself, Love and Courage, The Little Book of Letting Go, How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy, and Shining Through. As a minister and radio talk-show host, he counsels couples, singles, teenagers, and families in crisis. He and his wife, Gayle, live in Tucson, Arizona.
"In this book I attempt to present a few ways that our mind can begin to hear the song of our heart and experience a growing faith in a truth that exists beyond our fears," Hugh Prather writes. And so it goes, gentle reminders to give up regrets for the past as well as fears for the future. Shining Through is a timeless work of solace and inspiration that first began a quarter of a century ago. This completely revised edition, enriched with the juicy wisdom of experience, was first published in 1982 as Quiet Answers. Book jacket.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... the spirit of love second part the third dialogue first section of intellectual and spiritual apprehension I. The Difference betiveen Admiring and Possessing Eusebius.--You have shown great good-will towards us, Thcophilus, in desiring another meeting before we leave you. But yet I seem to myself to have no need of that which you have proposed by this day's conversation. For this doctrine of the Spirit of Love cannot have more power over me, or be more deeply rooted in me, than it is already. It has so gained and got possession of my whole heart that everything else must be under its dominion. I can do nothing else but love; it is my whole nature; I have no taste for anything else. Can this matter be carried higher in practice? theophilus.--No higher, Eusebius. And was this the true state of your heart, you would bid fair to leave A the world as Elijah did; or, like Enoch, to nave it said of you, that you lived wholly to love, and was not. For was there nothing but this Divine love alive in you, your fallen flesh and blood would be in danger of being quite burnt up by it. What you have said of yourself, you have spoken in great sincerity, but in a total ignorance of yourself, and the true nature of the Spirit of Divine Love. You are as yet only charmed with the sight, or rather the sound, of it; its real birth is as yet unfelt and unfound in you. Your natural complexion has a great deal of the animal meekness and softness of the lamb and the dove, your blood and spirit are of this turn; and therefore a God all love, and a religion
Spiritual Sacrifice and Holy Communion seven sermons with notes
Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of one's self. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that we hide behind and calls us to discover the true self that emerges from our uniqueness in Christ. Genuine self-understanding revitalizes our spiritual life and leads to the fulfillment of our God-given destiny and vocation. - from back of the book.