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Roger Harty: Smile And The World Smiles With You

Roger Harty: Smile And The World Smiles With You

June 10, 2018 at 2:55 pm 2 comments

I SIMPLY love the old sayings. It’s not just a simple love it’s often that they encapsulate within them an enormous amount of wisdom that can bring – if applied – great benefit to our lives. Very often all we need to do is to take the time to give […]

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Roger Harty: Shakespeare Got It Right!

Roger Harty: Shakespeare Got It Right!

June 3, 2018 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

AT the risk of being accused of repeating myself ad nauseam, I’m going to say it one more time. To find solutions to the deeper aspects of life it is far better to ask the right questions rather than looking for the right answers. To this end Shakespeare was spot […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

May 20, 2018 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: Emotion (Energy in motion) Put To The Test

Roger Harty: Emotion (Energy in motion) Put To The Test

May 13, 2018 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

WELL I have decided to avail of the wonderful delights that Kerry Airport offers and I have availed of the chance to travel to Berlin. Berlin has so many sights to explore and it is great to have the opportunity to do so. I use the word opportunity instead of […]

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Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of The Word Religion

Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of The Word Religion

April 29, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE word Religion has got a lot of bad press of recent years and many would say ‘quite rightly so’, but I would like to say that we have to be careful not to throw out the baby with the bathwater. To begin with, no one holds ownership over the word […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Divine Mercy?

Roger Harty: What Is Divine Mercy?

April 22, 2018 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

IN my last article, I defined mercy as – sending a loving reaction to any given human situation. Well to follow on from that then the definition of ‘Divine Mercy’ should be very easy. It is God sending a loving reaction to any given human situation. I suppose it would […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Mercy?

Roger Harty: What Is Mercy?

April 15, 2018 at 11:31 am 1 comment

I RECENTLY heard someone give a definition of the true meaning of mercy and I must say I found it very interesting. To be honest I had not given it much thought prior to this. He said – “Mercy is sending a loving reaction to any given human situation”. What […]

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Roger Harty: What We Can Learn From Animals

Roger Harty: What We Can Learn From Animals

March 25, 2018 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE answer to this can be summed in two words – it’s Limitless. It all really depends on the amount of attention we give them. The more we study them the more they will fascinate us and very often they will give us lessons as to how we can best live […]

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Roger Harty: The Precious Shamrock

Roger Harty: The Precious Shamrock

March 18, 2018 at 10:11 am 1 comment

IF you were to look up the meaning of the word precious in the dictionary you would find the following…‘of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly’. Another bit of trivia is that the word precious originates from the Latin word pretiōsus costly, valuable, equivalent to preti(um) price. […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Fasting

Roger Harty: The Power Of Fasting

March 11, 2018 at 9:03 am 1 comment

AS I write this, I am just reflecting on how the word ‘Fasting’ is a term we hardly use anymore, it’s as if it is ‘old hat’ and a thing of the past. It’s also associated with what we could call self – inflicted suffering and deprivation and when we […]

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Roger Harty: Breath Meditation

Roger Harty: Breath Meditation

March 4, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

IT is often said “you don’t know what’s around the corner” and that is true for most things…most things with the exception of the breath. You see the breath is always available, as long as we are alive it is constantly at hand. In fact the first thing that a […]

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Roger Harty: The Creation Of Adam

Roger Harty: The Creation Of Adam

February 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm 1 comment

THERE is an old Chinese proverb which says that ‘One picture creates ten thousand words’. For me without doubt the painting of ‘The Creation Of Adam’ by Michelangelo is one such painting. It is the central painting of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and in my […]

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Roger Harty: The Sistine Chapel

Roger Harty: The Sistine Chapel

February 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

ABOUT five years ago I had the pleasure of visiting The Sistine Chapel in The Vatican and ever since then it holds a special place in my heart. I suppose it would be a fair comparison to say that visiting the Sistine Chapel to Roman Catholics would be the equivalent […]

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Roger Harty: Why It Is Hard To Meditate

Roger Harty: Why It Is Hard To Meditate

February 4, 2018 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE dictionary definition of ‘A Paradox’ is ‘An apparent contradiction’. Well that is how I feel right now as I set out to write this article as I don’t agree with the above headline even though it was I who wrote it. Let me explain further. The thinking mind will […]

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Roger Harty: Take Time To Smell The Roses

Roger Harty: Take Time To Smell The Roses

January 28, 2018 at 4:59 am 1 comment

WHAT ultimately is life all about if we don’t take time to stop and appreciate it, if we don’t take time to stop and smell the roses. Everybody says it, that the world is getting faster and more and more people are rushing around in the constant pursuit of some […]

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Roger Harty: Lila

Roger Harty: Lila

January 14, 2018 at 9:56 am 1 comment

I CAME across the term ‘Lila’ (sometimes spelled Leela) a few years ago and found it most interesting. It is of Sanskrit and Hindu origin from the East and can loosely be translated as a ‘Divine Play’. From a Western point of view it would be ok to suggest that […]

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Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

January 7, 2018 at 11:13 am 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: New Beginnings

Roger Harty: New Beginnings

December 31, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

I CANNOT think of a better way to finish the old year and to begin the New year than with a bit of humour. Ok here goes. What’s the difference between commitment and involvement ? In the case of a bacon and egg sandwich – the chicken is involved while […]

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Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

December 24, 2017 at 9:09 am 2 comments

IT would truly be a shame if we were to lose out on the real meaning of Christmas in our lives. Yes, it is a wonderful time for celebration, presents, food, visiting friends and relations and gathering of families. Yet, if we are to be honest, there is a certain […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Observation

Roger Harty: The Power Of Observation

December 10, 2017 at 11:27 am 2 comments

SOMETIMES, unfortunately, it is only later in life that we learn to appreciate the wisdom that has being handed down to us from our elders. I had an Aunt who would always give the same advice should an argument begin to arise. She would regularly advise “Don’t get inwolved”. I […]

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Roger Harty: Stillness Reigns Supreme

Roger Harty: Stillness Reigns Supreme

December 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm 1 comment

THERE are three things about advice that are very important. • You have the choice to take the advice or not. • Even if you take the advice it is of no use if you don’t apply it. • It is often very important to assess who is giving us […]

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Roger Harty: The Difference Between Wisdom And Knowledge

Roger Harty: The Difference Between Wisdom And Knowledge

November 26, 2017 at 10:53 am 2 comments

NO matter what I say here, this subject is always going to be subject to a certain amount of debate, but for my part I feel it is a debate well worth giving the time to explore. The differences are very subtle, yet very important. The differences can sometimes be […]

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Roger Harty: Is That So?

Roger Harty: Is That So?

November 12, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

‘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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