“Love expands.” Hugh Prather
This book has no page numbers, for that reason alone, I love it. I envision the lobby filled with sweaty irritable people: and this beautiful little girl experiencing the present moment deeply. Enjoying the feel of the cool tile, tuning out the noise and chatter for the peaceful harmony in her soul, she is worry free and happy without having to realize this marvelous state of being.
“My trouble is I analyze life instead of live it.”
“The heart loves, but moods have no loyalty. Moods should be heard but never danced to””
“Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty. When I am honest I never feel stupid. And when I am honest I am automatically humble.”
“”Fears, indecision, and frustration feed on words. Without words they usually stop. . . . Words are at times good for looking back, but they are confining when I need to act in the present. It’s not that we fear the place of darkness but that we don’t think we are worth the effort to find the place of light.”
Negative feedback is better then none. I would rather have a man hate me than overlook me. As long as he hates me I make a difference.”
“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.”
“I saw Dina at the party tonight. She smiled brightly and said, “This year I decided to give up suffering.”
“To have any hope of happiness,
we must first recognize those times
we are afraid
of the innocence of others.
They are the same moments
as when we ourselves
resist feeling gentle and free.
We mistakenly believe
that our sense of self-worth
comes from how we compare to others,
and that to see them as innocent
would reflect badly on us.”
The New York Times has called Hugh Prather “an American Kahlil Gibran.” A minister, lecturer and counselor, he is best known for his many books, including the best-selling Notes to Myself, which helped spark the personal growth movement of the 1970s and has sold more than 5 million copies.