Auspicious Thoughts Book

Auspicious Thoughts, Propitious Mind

Intriguing down to earth practical philosophy that paints a perceptive view of what much of life is all about.


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. 

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About The Author

Richard’s perception was acquired at the School of Experience, and now at the age in his 80's ranks as a graduate of the University of Life. But in this fast-changing world, has any of that any value still? Only the reader can decide the answer to that.

In his book Richard offers to the reader a line of thinking that may be seen as akin to that ‘man-in-the-street,’ with opinions similar to and a kindred spirit with the notional 'Man on the Clapham Omnibus,' who is adopted by the courts as a legal-fiction to arrive at what is justly and reasonably expected of anyone how their dealings in life are usually conducted, being any fair-minded average person and of sound mind. That thinking is held out to be one of a common-sense, down-to-earth practicality and pragmatism; but there are times when Richard’s alter ego asks a question that neither he, nor life, as yet, have an answer.

Richard writes in a practical and thought-provoking way on a wide range of matters that will be important to many who wonder 'what life is all about.' His interest in the 'psychology of self,' and ‘what makes us tick,’ began in his 50s. He researched the subject further and began writing his book just prior to the new millennium. He is a Christian by faith but suspicious of religious practices. 

With a degree of insight, Richard draws on his varied experiences of life working with people and with animals as a veterinarian. Those experiences included real-life experiences whilst being an employer and founding partner in a professional partnership, that became an SME of up to fifty staff of young men and women, with all the tribulations employees bring with their worries, stresses, marriage and relationship breakdown, even, sadly life’s disasters of divorce, miscarriage, abortion and suicide; all that plus the worldly issues of employment law, and Health & Safety matters as they developed between the thirty years from 1970.

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Auspicious Thoughts, Propitious Mind is for those who worry or are just curious to understand life, others and themselves better, and for those whose role it is to help them achieve that.

This book can help satisfy a yearning and enquiring mind on many matters of importance in the reader’s life.

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Mindfulness comes with practice. It is helped by being free from worries and distractions. We need to choose cheerful, confident, and optimistic thoughts to promote in us a good heart and a mind that is sound and settled. Wth mindfulness we are focused on our life, our actions, now, this very moment, and in touch with our creative-self and our spirituality.

Richard Camden's book encourages us to look deeper into our opinions, our values and our self-concept. This thoughtful and fulfilling book points the way to a greater contentment and peace of mind that come from our understanding of forgiveness, honesty, reliability, diligence and integrity, friendliness and generosity besides any faith that we hold. 

Since the era of Covid 19, mindfulness has been needed to play an even more vital role in our welfare. Mindfulness means we are alert, and aware of the risks, and the invisible threats to the health and survival of ourselves and others, at each moment, now, and in our forward thinking.   

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Only a very few special people in our life will ever be worthy of our trust. And when we have placed that trust, is all then well?

What is it, in essence, that separates us from the animals? It surely is, in all essence, ‘The gift of imagination and the means to communicate it.’

There’s a downside to just about every splendid invention, not intrinsic but extrinsic by the machinations and perversions of mankind.

We have two minds, each mostly doing their own job, but with overlap, and with an agreed position on which mind overrules the other, when ‘needs must’.

It’s best for us all if we say, ‘There is no such thing as fate, and no force for evil, and certainly no such thing as an honour killing!'

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