Hugh Prather

A Quote by Hugh Prather on love, letting go, fear, responsibility, and forgiveness

I am responsible for what I see.
I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
I could see peace instead of THIS.
The past is over - it can touch me not.
This instant is the only time there is.
Today I will judge nothing that occurs.
I am not the victim of the world I see.
I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts.
I am determined to see things differently.
I am never upset for the reason I think.
Forgiveness is the key to happiness.

All that I give I give to myself.

Hugh Prather

Source: Love Is Letting Go of Fear

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A Quote by Hugh Prather

Don't fight a fact, deal with it.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh on now, life, and lessons

It's not that "today is the first day of the rest of my life," but that now is all there is of my life.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on commitment, control, evil, feeling, men, and potential

Within me is the potential to commit every evil act I see being committed by other men, and unless I feel this potential, I can at any moment be controlled by these same urges. I am free from these urges only if I recognize when I am feeling them, and while feeling them and acknowledging them to be me, choose not to follow them. Only in this way can I begin to regain the disowned parts of me. And only in this way can I know what it is I am criticizing in others.

Hugh Prather

Source: (Notes)

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on evolution, words, and world

Most words evolved as a description of the outside world, hence their inadequacy to describe what is going on inside me.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh Prather

Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh Prather

Do I avoid looking a stranger in the eyes because I don't want to make him uncomfortable, or do I turn my eyes so he can't look into me? What is in there that I don't want him to see?

Hugh Prather

Source: Notes

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on change, future, meaning, time, and value

I can not 'make my mark' for all time - those concepts are mutually exclusive. 'Lasting effect' is a self-contradictory term. Meaning does not exist in the future and neither do I. Nothing will have meaning 'ultimately.' Nothing will even mean tomorrow what it did today. Meaning changes with the context. My meaningfulness is here. It is enough that I am of value to someone today. It is enough that I make a difference now.

Hugh Prather

Source: (Notes to Myself)

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on betrayal, facts, fear, heaven, justice, and mistakes

I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.

Hugh Prather

Source: (Notes)

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on death, experience, justice, life, and mistakes

Perfectionism is a slow death. If everything were to just like I would want it to, just like I would plan for it to, then I would never experience anything new; my life would be an endless repetition of stale successes. When I make a mistake I experience something unexpected.

Hugh Prather

Source: (Notes)

Contributed by: Zaady

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