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.
Every life is a journey and the life of best selling international author, Gerald Jampolsky, M.D., has circled the emotional, psychological, and physical globe many times in previous decades. His numerous, groundbreaking books helped inspire, form, and usher in the genre of Self-Help. He has shown us unique and inspired paths to love by letting go of fear, saying goodbye to guilt, and releasing shame, worry and blame through unconditional love and forgiveness of self and other. Now we travel with him into the most intimate of his internal journeys. We move with him from militant atheism through an awakening by direct experience. Detailed accounts of his spiritual transformation are chronicled through his never before seen poetry and notes to himself from the early years when the unpublished manuscript of A Course in Miracles was placed in his hands and, in that moment of Divine Grace, his life changed forever. Personal challenges with money, control, deception, depression, desire and so much more are laid bare in the section, "My Prison of Darkness." "Into the Light" finds another way of looking at the world, and "Love is the Answer" brings truth and light and love and inspiration. He also includes a section of his most important, deeply personal "Spiritual Reminders," which in one or two sentences, provide the essence of a truth he has learned. He writes: During my spiritual journey, sometimes I found it difficult to distinguish between the voice of my ego and the Voice of God. I had my ups and downs studying the lessons in the Course. At times, I would awaken in the middle of the night and words would pour from me which reminded me of the beauty, joy, peace, and safety that we can all experience by accepting God's Unconditional Love. At other times, I awakened to the terror and cries of my ego, and words from my insane mental state flowed from me. I wrote my thoughts in my journals as diary entries and as poems. A treasure trove of wisdom and insight, these diary entries and poems give us a precious gift from this pioneer in spiritual evolution as he, once again, helps guide us forward via the turf of his own soul.
Reading Notes To Myself is one of those rare experiences that comes only once in a great while. The editor who discovered the book said, "When I first read Prather's manuscript it was late at night and I was tired, but by the time I finished it, I felt rested and alive. Since then I've reread it many times and it says even more to me now." The book serves as a beginning for the reader's exploration of his or her own life and as a treasury of thoughtful and insightful reminders.
Reflections on the Struggles and Joys of Life Our lives are full of ups and downs, and experiences that break us and fulfill us. Author, minister, radio talk show host, and counselor Hugh Prather explores the many facets of life and ponders the values of love, courage, and more. Full of personal revelations. True to style, this book by Hugh Prather is packed with honest personal reflections and inspirational thoughts that provide insights into life. Prather records both his observations and sometimes startling personal revelations on his longings and commitments, his mistakes and anguish. By revealing his deepest thoughts from his diary, Prather welcomes us into a shared human experience and invites us to explore his perspective on life. Simple yet profound, personal yet universal. Prather’s works comprise more than meaningful quotes—they ask us to question and explore our own thoughts on love and life. Their meaning is magnified because they not only inspire but change us. And, Prather’s unique ability to speak both personally and universally makes his wisdom accessible to all. Anyone seeking spiritual or emotional growth will find it in Prather's Love and Courage. Learn more about: The values of truth and justice, friendship and generosity, love and courage and how they work in our lives Life experiences that have formed bestselling author Hugh Prather’s view of the world and our place in it The beauty of life, even in the midst of struggles If you enjoyed books like The Book of Awakening, Welcoming the Unwelcome, or Soul Keeping, then you’ll want to read Love and Courage.
A thirty-day program for achieving "spiritual purification" recommends letting go as the key to happiness and shows readers how to cast off the prejudices, preconceptions, and prejudgements that imprison them. Original. 40,000 first printing.
"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.
From the author of the spiritual classic, "Notes to Myself," comes a book to dip into, pick up, put down and pick up again. "Standing on My Head" will turn readers around and shake up their lives until they learn to slow down and reflect.
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
Books such as this one are maps back home. They bridge us back to the essential self. They remind us who we are, and grant us the peace of remembering at last. Without a conscious connection to love, life is beset with fear. This book is a book about a loving God, and the casting out of fear that occurs when we embrace Him. As we read the words of fellow pilgrims, particularly those who are further down the road, then our own path back home becomes illumined. We realize the part of us that says, ''there is more to life than this'' is not just a trick of the mind. We begin to trust we are on the right road.