About The Book
'Auspicious Thoughts, Propitious Mind'
This is a book about our thoughts and how we can encourage them to create a mindset that inspires us to confidence, contentment and peace of mind. This is just the kind of book that appeals to those young to middle age adults, and others who reflect on where life is taking them, and wanting to feel that there should be more to life than they have experienced so far. All this is helped by an understanding of our attitudes and motivations, and what makes others behave the way they do.
With our life ahead of us, there's always time to plan what we want to do with it. It is natural to want to be happy as we go along, and also, at the end, to know that we have led a useful and contented life. Whilst planning 'what' we want to do is important, 'who' we become means being recognised and rated - not for any fame or fortune - but more vitally, 'who' we are as a person: a person of note, loved, respected, appreciated, valued and emulated, for all that is best in a man or woman.
This is an insightful social commentary and an explanation of the purpose of life, why we are here and defines the meaning of the word 'love.' The author puts aspects of Christian teachings under the microscope and argues that whilst for some there may not be a god, there is undeniably a force for goodness that is God that grants life and points us towards what is right and just, and love; and that force is there for anyone seeking it.
Beautifully presented, this book makes good reading, with its 40 chapters, each with a different interest for the reader. It is a cheering, thought-provoking and intriguingly different book that due to its considerable useful content, begs to be re-read, studied and retained for reference, and for others in the family to read and think about the way we live, our relationships, hopes and fears, and making decisions work, as well as asking, 'How is it some just seem to sail through life?'
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The genre is social commentary; a philosophical commentary on life today and where it has come from, the essence of life; life with all its vagaries, challenges and mysteries, and our aspirations for achievement, contentment and understanding. The author argues the strengths and weaknesses of human relationships, our beliefs and our ethics, and rationalises Christian orthodoxies with questions about our existence, that which is suspected, but unknown, in a well-balanced way that is intriguing.
In navigational terms it is a pilot book, a book that can guide us to a safe haven.