About The Book
'Auspicious Thoughts, Propitious Mind'
def: auspicious, propitious - likely to turn out well, on track, promising.
This interesting, inspiring work will appeal to most enquiring minds, especially with thoughts of betterment. The reader is taken on a journey, a voyage made in seven parts in which each chapter is a different port of call and a different opportunity for the reader to ponder what his or her own course through life might now become.
Richard begins his book by discussing the raw essence of life, its origins and its meaning and purpose, and what of our animal origins have survived in mankind today. In his second part, the reader's attention is drawn to our moods and how they influence our behaviour and the decisions we make. This leads on to the third part, called, 'All That We Are,' and looks at who and what we have evolved to become, our characteristics, as individuals and our interactions as groups and nations.
In his fourth part, the author broaches the subject of a moral compass, and highlights some of the well-known guidelines from the scriptures looking at their relevance today. In the fifth part, 'Where Did It All Go Wrong,' the chapters look at man's ways of vindictiveness and ambition, that give others a bumpy ride through life. Our reactions and accommodations to that are explained in the sixth part that sets out how we can use our minds in a flexible way, especially regarding the causes and faiths we choose to adopt. In his final part, Richard encourages readers to keep life simple and always aim for a sound mind and healthy body.
Beautifully presented, this book makes good reading. 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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This is a meticulously written, helpful guide to character development. It is an experiential commentary on life; life with all its challenges and its mysteries, and our natural desire for achievement, contentment and understanding. Using an every-day philosophy, the author addresses such matters as ethics and morals, the purpose of life, and the role of society. He argues the strengths and weaknesses of human relationships, our beliefs and our ethics, while rationalizing some well-known biblical precepts, and raising questions about our existence; that which is suspected, but unknown, in an intriguing and well-balanced way.