"Letting go is the bottom-line key to happiness," states Hugh Prather. And in The Little Book of Letting Go, he offers a simple 3-step process for shedding prejudices, preconceptions, and pre-judgments and facing each moment with openness and enthusiasm. Prather first explains why it is essential to learn to let go and then outlines a 30-day plan for spiritual renewal. Finally, he offers specific techniques for getting a grip on habitual reactions, the need to control, and the addiction to conflict.
In this little book on mental cleansing, Prather uses personal stories as well as step-by-step exercises to help readers understand the rewards and the process of letting go. For example, in the section on letting go of guilt and hurtful actions, Prather suggests that for at least one day readers "rise from sleep and make your purpose only this: 'I will go through this day harmlessly. I will hurt no one in my thoughts or in my actions, including myself.'" Prather also includes instructions on how to let go of mental pollutants, misery, prediction and control, and spiritual specialness.
"A treasure trove of practical, spiritual wisdom" —Joan Borysenko
“This little book can change your life." —Neale Donald Walsch
"Learning to let go is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and share with others. When you let go, you won't be sweating the small stuff—or even the big stuff." —Richard Carlson
Hugh Prather was the author of more than 14 books. He lived with Gayle, his wife of more than 30 years, in Tucson, Arizona, where he was the resident minister at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church. He died in 2010.