Hugh Prather

A Quote by Hugh Prather on failure and faults

'Fault' means failure to meet a standard. Whose? Mine.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on fear, frustration, good, indecision, needs, present, and words

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.

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 on life and trouble

My trouble is I analyze life instead of live it.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on change, justice, learning, and life

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes and I am left the same. The more things change the more I am the same. . . . I am what I started with, and when it is all over I will be all that is left of me.

Hugh Prather

Source: Notes to Myself

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on agreement, control, justice, people, and trying

When someone disagrees with me, I do not have to immediately start revising what I just said. People don't want me to always agree with them. They can sense this is phony. They can sense I am trying to control them: I am agreeing with them to make them like me. They feel; "I don't want to exist to like you. I DON'T exist to like you."

Hugh Prather

Source: Notes

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A Quote by Hugh Prather

I want you to be able to say anything. Even what you don't mean

Hugh Prather

Source: (Notes to Myself)

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on clarity, friendship, mistakes, and support

Support your friends - even in their mistakes. But be clear, however, that it is the friend and not the mistake you are supporting.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on attitude, future, happiness, and present

Happiness is a present attitude and not a future condition.

Hugh Prather

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