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"To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them." -- Hugh Prather
Hugh Prather (born January 23, 1938) is an author, minister, and counselor who is most famous for his first book, Notes to Myself (ISBN 0-553-27382-5), which was first published 1970, sold over 5 million copies and has been translated into 10 languages..
Total Books: 55
Together with his second wife, Gayle Prather, to whom he has been married since 1965, he has authored other books including The Little Book of Letting Go; How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy; I Will Never Leave You: How Couples Can Achieve The Power Of Lasting Love; Spiritual Notes to Myself: Essential Wisdom for the 21st Century; Shining Through: Switch on Your Life and Ground Yourself in Happiness; Spiritual Parenting: A Guide to Understanding and Nurturing the Heart of Your Child; Standing on My Head: Life Lessons in Contradictions; A Book of Games: A Course in Spiritual Play; Love and Courage; Notes to Each Other; A Book for Couples; The Quiet Answer; and There is a Place Where You Are Not Alone.
Born in Dallas Texas, Prather earned a bachelor's degree at Southern Methodist University in 1966 after study at Principia College and Columbia University. He studied at the University of Texas at the graduate level without taking a degree. While he could be categorized as a New Age writer, he draws on Christian language and themes and seems comfortable conceiving of God in personal terms. His work underscores the importance of gentleness, forgiveness, and loyalty; declines to endorse dramatic claims about the power of the individual mind to effect unilateral transformations of external material circumstances; and stresses the need for the mind to let go of destructive cognitions in a manner not unlike that encouraged by the cognitive-behavioral therapy of Aaron T. Beck and the rational emotive behavior therapy commended by Albert Ellis.