Synopses & Reviews
A book to dip into, pick up and put down--then pick up again, Standing on My Head leads readers to decide along with Prather what's really important: There is still a taboo against having a good time. Somehow life is not supposed to be fun. I have thirty or forty years left, or maybe it's thirty or forty seconds, and I believe that enjoying this time may be the only thing that really matters.
Standing on My Head is intensely personaland just as intensely universal. In this little volume, Hugh Prather teaches us how to see ourselvesin ways that seem both so true (or right) and normal (or obvious) that we can't believe we didn't see them ourselves. This is a book to dip into when we come unplugged from ourselves and it's time to stand on our heads.Standing on My Head
moves with quirky profundity from moment to moment, from dictum to doubts, from aphorism and mantra, to mundane recollections of tennis games to offbeat encounters with friends. It takes us into a room where we can, if we listen closely, and maybe tip ourselves upside down once in a while, begin to perceive something different in ourselves and in others. I have to act the way I am before I can become something else.
Hugh Prather began this book more than thirty years ago. It was first published as I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me, in 1972. This edition, revisited and radically revised for a new century, marries the wisdom of youth to the wisdom of experience.
Tidbits of Truth Guaranteed to Make You Think
Best-selling author and counselor Hugh Prather demonstrates how a subtle shift in perspective can change your line of thinking--for the better.
Intensely personal and universal. Lessons learned in life most often come from experience, our own or that of others. In this little volume by Hugh Prather, we dive into life lessons that stem from Prather's personal experiences and encounters that can be applied universally. From mundane recollections to aphorisms and mantras, Prather examines things from a point of view that is both enlightening and refreshing. No matter where you are in your life journey, this book is packed with motivational thoughts that can lead to growth and change.
Perceive something different--about yourself and others. A simple shift in perspective can go a long way toward adapting our thinking and bringing about personal transformation. Prather introduces various phrases throughout his book that carry a great truth in a simple way--such as, ""I have to act the way I am before I can become something else." By calling on us to examine these little truths in a different light, we can more easily see how they apply to our own lives and the lives of those around us.
Learn more about:
- Yourself--this book promises an ongoing journey of self-discovery
- How a shift in thinking can change your life
- Universal life-lesson quotes that you can turn to again and again
If you enjoyed books like Heart Talk, The Mindful Life Journal, or The Gifts of Imperfection then you'll love Standing on My Head by Hugh Prather.