About The Book
'Auspicious Thoughts, Propitious Mind'
This is a book about out thoughts and how they can create a mindset that inspires us to confidence, contentment and peace of mind. It is a book for those young adults and the millennials, indeed for anyone wanting to get the best out of life by having an awareness of their feelings, with an understanding of their attitudes and motivations, and what makes others behave the way they do.
This is an insightful social commentary that looks at the 'human condition.' Here is an explanation of the purpose of life, why we are here. The author puts aspects of Christian teachings under the microscope and argues that whilst there may not be a God, there is God, a force for goodness that grants life and points us towards what is right and just, and love; and that force is there for anyone seeking it.
Richard Camden believes having values gives us contentment; they make our tough decisions easier, and help us to cope when our decisions don't work out. He looks at matters such as our moods, our desire for company, or not; at our being self-dependent, and how our vanity is the biggest crime against ourselves, affecting our relationships and how we bond with others, the chemistry that draws people together, if only later, the chemistry changes, as it does, not only between individuals, but between groups and between nations; all potentially leading to strife.
Beautifully presented, this book makes good bed-time reading, and at a chapter a night, it will take just over six weeks to read. 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.