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Roger Harty: Is That So?

Roger Harty: Is That So?

November 12, 2017 at 10:23 am 0 comments

‘IS That So’ Is an ancient Zen story of Japanese origin that goes as follows. The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbours as one living a pure life. A beautiful Japanese girl, whose parents owned a food store, lived near him. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered […]

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Roger Harty: Why There Are No Problems In Life

Roger Harty: Why There Are No Problems In Life

November 5, 2017 at 9:28 am 1 comment

I FIRST came across this idea in Eckhart Tolle’s bestselling book ‘The Power of Now’ about ten years ago. To be honest when I first read it I thought it was the most ridiculous statement ever written and that it could not possibly be true as sure everybody has problems […]

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Roger Harty: Why The Mind Loves Problems

Roger Harty: Why The Mind Loves Problems

October 22, 2017 at 2:31 pm 2 comments

I SUPPOSE I should begin with a bit of clarity. What I mean by the mind is the ‘the thinking mind’ i.e. the part of the mind that is involved in the thought process. So if the thinking mind is involved in the thought process then for its very existence […]

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Roger Harty: Time

Roger Harty: Time

October 15, 2017 at 10:42 am 3 comments

I ONCE heard a quote from an elderly Tipperary man, when he was asked about time, he said “there are three important aspects about time when doing anything” Be on time. Take your time. and Go home in time. Mankind has always been baffled about time. Imagine if you could, […]

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Roger Harty: Keep It Simple Sweetheart (Stupid)

Roger Harty: Keep It Simple Sweetheart (Stupid)

October 8, 2017 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

KISS is an acronym for – Keep It Simple Stupid. In order not to offend anyone and in the event that I am speaking to a lady, one can replace Stupid with Sweetheart. So Keep It Simple Sweetheart. The bottom line is the same thing, it is telling us that […]

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Roger Harty: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

Roger Harty: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

October 1, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

HOW do you get to Carnegie Hall? This is an aphorism of relatively recent origin and it comes with its own set answer – Practice, Practice, Practice. Practice is really a wonderful thing, because when you look at it, it really is all about giving ourselves another chance. Another chance […]

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Roger Harty: Failure

Roger Harty: Failure

September 17, 2017 at 10:11 am 1 comment

THERE is no such thing as failure, The only real failure is the failure to try. Anytime we try something new, then it is almost inevitable and necessary that it is accompanied by a certain amount of failure, otherwise the statement ‘practice makes perfect’ wouldn’t exist. We see it so often […]

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Roger Harty: Music — A Window To The Soul

Roger Harty: Music — A Window To The Soul

September 3, 2017 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

  IT is nigh on 40 years since I did my Junior-Cert and anyone of my vintage would even remember that it was then called the Inter-Cert. One of the subjects that I undertook for this exam was music. My music teacher in St Brendan’s Killarney at that time was a […]

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Roger Harty: We Are All Equal

Roger Harty: We Are All Equal

August 27, 2017 at 11:25 am 2 comments

If you look at this through human eyes I’m on a hiding to nothing here, as no matter what I say the subject of equality is always bound to evoke controversy. While I’m not trying to avoid controversy, I’m also not trying to provoke it. The thing about equality is […]

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Roger Harty: Namaste

Roger Harty: Namaste

August 13, 2017 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT a beautiful word ‘Namaste’ is. I suppose that is part of the beauty, the fact that it is only a simple single word, yet it incorporates so much meaning to it. Certainly it is a prime example of the expression ‘the best goods come in small parcels’. Namaste is […]

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Roger Harty: Why ‘Now’ Works

Roger Harty: Why ‘Now’ Works

July 30, 2017 at 8:45 am 1 comment

WE know something is a truth because it works and it works because it is a truth. Living in the ‘Now’ works so therefore it is a truth but the question on the title above is ‘Why’ ? Again I have to ask the right question. Do you have a […]

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Roger Harty: Not My Circus Not My Monkeys

Roger Harty: Not My Circus Not My Monkeys

July 23, 2017 at 11:07 am 1 comment

EVERY now and then we come across a slogan that seems to ‘fit the bill’ for our lives. ‘Not my circus not my monkeys’ is one such slogan that works very well for me. In fact, it is an old Polish proverb and if you ‘google it’ you will find […]

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Roger Harty: When Cheap Is Expensive

Roger Harty: When Cheap Is Expensive

July 16, 2017 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

I WAS in the company of a man recently and the conversation centred around the subject of value for money. He said that he likes to visit Kenya on holidays and that the great thing about it is that he can buy cigarettes 5 times cheaper there than he could […]

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Roger Harty: The Hawk

Roger Harty: The Hawk

July 2, 2017 at 9:06 pm 1 comment

  EVERYONE at some stage will experience difficult circumstances in life. In fact, difficult circumstances are part and parcel of living. Show me someone who has never had a problem and I’ll show you someone who hasn’t lived. It’s not what happens to us in life that matters, what is […]

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Roger Harty: Android Phones / Android People

Roger Harty: Android Phones / Android People

June 18, 2017 at 11:20 am 3 comments

IF I am to be totally honest, I must admit that I was never a huge fan of science fiction. Perhaps this was for one of two reasons. a) I thought that the whole notion was too far-fetched or b) that it was a little too close to the bone […]

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Roger Harty: Correct Mobile Phone Etiquette

Roger Harty: Correct Mobile Phone Etiquette

June 4, 2017 at 10:48 am 1 comment

IF there is one thing that hasn’t change down to the centuries, it is the importance of courtesy and manners in our everyday lives. I have a distinct memory of being with my father walking down Fenit Pier and he would routinely tip his hat anytime a lady would pass. […]

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Roger Harty: The Power of Three

Roger Harty: The Power of Three

May 28, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

I WROTE an article about Oneness on a previous occasion (view here), which basically tells us about the essence of what we are (energy, spirit). Developing a sense of Oneness is a great way to develop peace within oneself. People often talk about duality (Two!) – Where the body and mind […]

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Roger Harty: All Shall Be Well

Roger Harty: All Shall Be Well

May 21, 2017 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

SOMETIMES it is good to interact with what you are reading and this is a perfect opportunity to do so. You have to be reading this on some sort of computer, be it smartphone, tablet or laptop etc., so it should be very easy for you to access Google. If you […]

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Roger Harty: In Doing We Learn

Roger Harty: In Doing We Learn

May 7, 2017 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

YES, there are many great pleasures in life, but I always feel a certain deep pleasure in being able to do something new that I initially doubted was within my remit to do. You see, when we do something new, self-doubt comes as part of the package. In fact, I […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Grace?

Roger Harty: What Is Grace?

April 30, 2017 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE thing about Grace is that by its very nature it is intertwined with belief in God. Now the subject of God has intrigued and baffled mankind for millennia and I certainly am not trying to impose my views on anyone. But for the purpose of this article, as I have […]

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Roger Harty: A Chance Encounter

Roger Harty: A Chance Encounter

April 16, 2017 at 10:55 am 2 comments

I was downtown Tralee recently having a cup of coffee and as I was making my way back up the main street, a stranger asked me as to the whereabouts of a local bookshop. Knowing the answer, I was delighted to oblige and I was about to walk away when […]

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Roger Harty: The Cloak

Roger Harty: The Cloak

April 9, 2017 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

A few years ago I visited Scotland and while I was there I was enlightened as to the versatility of the traditional Scottish kilt. The traditional kilt was more like a wrap-around and, as such, had many benefits especially if a Scots warrior wanted to venture off into the Highlands […]

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Roger Harty: True Courage

Roger Harty: True Courage

March 26, 2017 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT is very helpful here is to look at the etymology of the word ‘Courage’. It comes from the French word ‘le coeur’ meaning Heart. So when we talk and act from ‘The Heart’ we are showing true courage. Where is the evidence of this? All we need to do is […]

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Roger Harty: Charity

Roger Harty: Charity

March 12, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

I SUPPOSE a good place to begin with anything is at the start and a good place to start here is in the dictionary. Charity is described as ‘Charitable giving is the act of giving money, goods or time to the unfortunate, either directly or by means of a charitable […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Hope?

Roger Harty: What Is Hope?

March 5, 2017 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

HOPE is the ability to see the light in the darkest of situations. They say the difference between a pessimist and an optimist is as follows… A pessimist is a person who sees the difficulty in every opportunity.  An optimist is a person who sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Hope […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Faith?

Roger Harty: What Is Faith?

February 19, 2017 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

FAITH, in layman’s terms,  is concentrating on a process knowing that it will work. The key word here is ‘knowing’. In other words you don’t believe it will work (belief is an opinion!) you know it will work. You see, true knowing is not leaving any room for doubt. In […]

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Roger Harty: The Real Beauty of Icons

Roger Harty: The Real Beauty of Icons

February 12, 2017 at 10:56 am 1 comment

IF we are to be honest I’m sure even though we might not like to admit it there is a bit of a detective hidden in all of us. I used to love watching the TV detective ‘Columbo’ many years ago, when he would turn around at the last minute […]

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Roger Harty: John Egan Is A True Gentlemen Like His Legendary Dad

Roger Harty: John Egan Is A True Gentlemen Like His Legendary Dad

January 28, 2017 at 8:55 am Comments are Disabled

Roger Harty was in London recently where he met John Egan – son of the late Kerry GAA great – who plays soccer with Championship side Brentford who face Chelsea today and says the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… THE word legend is a word that should not be bandied […]

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Roger Harty: Thank You

Roger Harty: Thank You

January 22, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE sages say that perhaps the most powerful feelings that we can endow ourselves with is that of gratitude, and the easiest way to express that feeling is to say a simple yet sincere ‘Thank You’. Last week I wrote an article about the importance of tradition and culture in our […]

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Roger Harty: Tradition And Culture

Roger Harty: Tradition And Culture

January 15, 2017 at 11:29 am 2 comments

DID you ever hear the comment passed about someone –‘He’s a nice man but there is no real depth to him’? What does this word ‘depth’ mean and is it important if he is a nice man? Well I suppose nice is good but if we really want to develop […]

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