I got this book from a second-hand bookshop, where it was hidden under a pile of books covered with dust. When I skimmed through it I had this strong urge to buy it, simply because the language was so strong and I was able to connect with it in that short period of time.
Hugh Prather authored this book as a series of notes, through which he described his experiences and visions. With his informal poetic style of writing, reading is quite interesting. The author presents vague word-pictures of scenes, events, experiences and visions relating his emotions and actions and the reader can feel that it is written as a kind of self talk.
The editor who discovered the book once 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.” but in my case I took more than one month to complete this book. Most of the times I felt like his experiences becoming mine.
Some of the words that I liked are given below :
“Forgiveness is the willingness to begin. Guilt is the love of staying stuck. Unless I accept my faults, I will unquestionably doubt my virtues.”
“I am not interested so much in what I do with my hands or words as what I do with my heart. I want to live from the inside, not from the outside in.”
“My prayer is: I will be what I will be, I will do what I will do.”
“Forgiveness lifts my curse on myself so that I no longer see it projected on another.”
My Rating : 7/10