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Roger Harty: The Sound Of One Hand Clapping

Roger Harty: The Sound Of One Hand Clapping

August 18, 2019 at 11:05 am 0 comments

THE sound of one hand clapping is a classic example of a koan. This in turn leads us to another question. What in God’s name is a koan? A koan is a ‘device’ that was used in Zen Buddhism in order to challenge the human intellect. It was a form […]

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Roger Harty: Everywhere And Nowhere

Roger Harty: Everywhere And Nowhere

August 4, 2019 at 11:01 am 1 comment

I HEARD a story once and I believe it’s true about a man who built a large hotel above in Cavan. In a bar one night someone asked him “how come you built such a grand hotel in the middle of nowhere?” and the reply was very simple yet profound. […]

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Roger Harty: The Way Of The Cross

Roger Harty: The Way Of The Cross

July 28, 2019 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Way Of The Cross is simply a technique for living. It is a symbol for the acceptance of suffering as part and parcel of living our lives. In a strange way it is also powerful good advice for it is telling us that following The Way of The Cross […]

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Roger Harty: A Little Less Conversation

Roger Harty: A Little Less Conversation

July 21, 2019 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

IT is often said that the vibration of music can enhance our lives immeasurably. I totally agree but the lyrics of a song can also play a huge part. To this effect I want to draw your attention to the lyrics of a song recorded by Elvis Presley in 1968. […]

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Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

July 14, 2019 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

SUCCESS: Is having what you want. Happiness: Is wanting what you have. Very often we hear in life ‘don’t take things literally’, but in this case, I think to get the full meaning and benefit of the above mentioned definitions, it is important to take every word literally as it was […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Grace?

Roger Harty: What Is Grace?

July 7, 2019 at 2:46 pm 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:  Smile, It’s Good For You

Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

June 30, 2019 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IF we want to get on in life, which I’m sure any rational thinking person does, then it is very obvious that we should do things that are of benefit to us. Yes, I know I’m being a little pedantic when I say we should exercise daily, watch what we […]

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Roger Harty: Be Careful What You Think

Roger Harty: Be Careful What You Think

June 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm 1 comment

IS it a fair statement to say that the way we think may bring us to conclusions that may not necessarily be true? I’m going to answer this question with a couple of examples that should really explain the above statement. For instance many thousands of years ago, man noticed […]

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Roger Harty: The Fool Might Be Right

Roger Harty: The Fool Might Be Right

June 2, 2019 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

IN towns and villages all over the world there is often some unfortunate individual whether we like it or not, who is regarded as the local fool or idiot. They are often an outlet for much derision and fun by some and perhaps an outlet for love and kindness by […]

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Roger Harty: Don’t Be Wasting Your Battery

Roger Harty: Don’t Be Wasting Your Battery

May 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

THERE is something about the month of May that I love. It’s exciting in many ways in the sense that it’s really all about renewal and rebirth. It’s so consistent — the trees have new leaves, the birds are nesting, baby lambs are born, the sound of the cuckoo can […]

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Roger Harty: If You’re Explaining You’re Losing

Roger Harty: If You’re Explaining You’re Losing

May 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS is a concept that I came across many years ago and it can be very helpful advice if one knows when and where to use it. Initial examination of this could suggest that it is being rude, but that is not meant to be the case so if I’m […]

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Roger Harty: A Formula For Living

Roger Harty: A Formula For Living

May 5, 2019 at 10:56 am 1 comment

I DISCOVERED this by accident a few years ago when I came across a sheet of paper with the formula written on it. The funny thing about it is that the formula was never explained to me and that fact I now believe is part of its beauty. It explains […]

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Roger Harty: Gratitude Is The Key

Roger Harty: Gratitude Is The Key

April 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

A FEW years ago at a meeting I was introduced as Roger Harty a great fighter of depression. While I welcomed the intent of the person who introduced me, which I have no doubt was well meaning,  I was very quick to point out that the best way to deal […]

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Roger Harty: Call Off The Search

Roger Harty: Call Off The Search

April 7, 2019 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

IF I was ever asked the question ‘What is the secret to happiness?’ the one piece of advice I would give is very simple – call off the search! Now what do I mean by ‘call off the search?’ The only answer I can give is like the Ronseal Varnish […]

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Roger Harty: Do The Opposite (Part 2)

Roger Harty: Do The Opposite (Part 2)

March 24, 2019 at 10:38 am 2 comments

LAST week I wrote about ‘Do The Opposite’ (click here for previous column) and I want to continue on that theme. Most people will go for a hot shower in the morning but something I have discovered in recent years, the benefits of a cold shower. Yes, it is a […]

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Roger Harty: Green Is The Colour

Roger Harty: Green Is The Colour

March 17, 2019 at 10:56 am 1 comment

THERE is a wonderful Chelsea Football Club song of the ‘60s and 70’s origin called ‘Blue is the colour’. In fact it is now the Chelsea FC anthem and it unites fans whenever they meet. It begins like this ‘Blue is the colour, football is the game, we’re all together […]

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Roger Harty: Do The Opposite

Roger Harty: Do The Opposite

March 10, 2019 at 10:08 am 2 comments

IF there is one thing for sure it is this – our world is constantly changing. The population of the world at the beginning of the nineteenth century was 1 billion people, now it is heading rapidly towards 8 billion. The mind boggles. In this ever changing world certain truths […]

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Roger Harty: The Original Author of Mindfulness

Roger Harty: The Original Author of Mindfulness

March 3, 2019 at 9:40 am 1 comment

MINDFULNESS: A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment. I was first introduced to the whole area of mindfulness when I read the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. They say that necessity is the mother of invention and the necessity in my case […]

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Roger Harty: How To Recognise Truth

Roger Harty: How To Recognise Truth

February 17, 2019 at 11:23 am 2 comments

THERE is an old saying which can apply to any aspect of life and it goes like this; There is your opinion, my opinion and then there is the truth. This brings me nicely to my title – how to recognise truth. To me, truth is easily recognisable once it passes […]

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Roger Harty: Love Is The Drug

Roger Harty: Love Is The Drug

February 10, 2019 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

‘LOVE Is The Drug’ is the title of a song by the artist Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music fame. Something tells me that the type of Love that Bryan was referring to isn’t the same type that I am referring to in this article. In order to articulate the difference […]

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Roger Harty: Impossible?

Roger Harty: Impossible?

January 27, 2019 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

I LOVE the old sayings, especially those that have withstood the test of time. One of my favourite such sayings is ‘be careful what you tell yourself’ and I would like to examine this more closely. So to further elaborate, I am also going to explore the following sentence. They […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

January 20, 2019 at 10:45 am 1 comment

ONE of the great advantages of writing my own article is that I have the opportunity to ask myself my own questions and in turn give my own answers. With this in mind I am going to ask myself perhaps the deepest question that there is to ask. ‘Roger, what […]

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Roger Harty: Control = Peace

Roger Harty: Control = Peace

January 13, 2019 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

I SUPPOSE the best place to start here is with an example. One of the best areas to take an example from is a situation where our life is at risk as it makes its point pretty quickly and also at a deeper level. Why? I hear you ask. Because […]

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Roger Harty: Ten Mighty Words

Roger Harty: Ten Mighty Words

January 6, 2019 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

I WAS in the restroom (fancy name for toilet!) of a local hotel recently when someone asked me if I was enjoying my evening. I replied that I was having a ‘mighty’ night and he immediately retorted that I must be from Galway seen that I used the word ‘mighty’ […]

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Roger Harty: New Years Resolutions

Roger Harty: New Years Resolutions

December 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm 1 comment

AS a wise Kerryman once said ‘A good place to begin is at the start’ so I would like to start with a good question. The question is ‘What are we trying to achieve’? The title says New Years Resolutions which by its very nature would suggest that whatever we […]

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Roger Harty: Why Turkeys Don’t Vote For Christmas

Roger Harty: Why Turkeys Don’t Vote For Christmas

December 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm 1 comment

I HAVE listened to many talks and speeches in my lifetime and I have a particular interest in how they are delivered. A key aspect of any speech is to inject a little bit of humour as it will engage the interest of your audience and may also help to […]

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Roger Harty: Living In the Now

Roger Harty: Living In the Now

December 16, 2018 at 9:57 am 2 comments

AS I embark to write about this title, I cannot but ask myself how ridiculous the title is and how on earth am I going to get a full article out of it without boring people to death. The mind boggles and truly my mind is ‘boggling right now’, but […]

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Roger Harty: Why Sugar Is Addictive

Roger Harty: Why Sugar Is Addictive

December 9, 2018 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

GETTING straight to the kernel of the matter, sugar is addictive because it is connected with our very survival. In other words, if we don’t get what the body believes to be an adequate supply of sugar it thinks it is going to die. A very important point to make […]

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Roger Harty: Good Old Fashioned Abstinence/Resilience

Roger Harty: Good Old Fashioned Abstinence/Resilience

December 2, 2018 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

I LOVE chocolate – that is a fact, but the problem I have is the following; does chocolate love me? I have no doubt that the answer to this question is No, with a big Capital N, but that still doesn’t stop me eating it. In the world that we […]

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Roger Harty: My Visit To Dzogchen Beara

Roger Harty: My Visit To Dzogchen Beara

November 18, 2018 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

ABOUT 14 years ago when I was troubled with issues of ‘the mind’, I set out on a quest to solve these issues. I came to the conclusion that if my mind could make me sick, then my mind could also make me better. As a result of this quest […]

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