Welcome to the As I Think of It blog which is just what it says on the tin.
The ideas expressed here are my thoughts “just now” and “as I think of it”. You do not have to accept a word of it, just as I reserve the right to change my mind in the future as often as I have changed it in the past.
I hope you find these thoughts to be fair and reasonable. Fairness and reasonableness should be the essence of all thoughtful explorations as to what is right and just.
We are each entitled to our own opinions. All may share their views but none should impose his or her beliefs on others.
The Buddha urged those who hear his teachings to try them out and to ask if they make sense. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” If what you are told does not make sense to you, why pay attention to it?
We live in a world where religious absolutes and fundamentalism cause much friction. This division is turning people away from exploring the very idea of what we inadequately try to describe as “God”. In this atmosphere, I think that the Buddha’s invitation to “examine and see for yourself” is a refreshing approach.
I do not claim to have any expertise in any of the subjects that tomorrow might bring to this blog. Still, I hope that, along the way, you might find something here to set you thinking afresh, something that might help you in your search for meaning, truth, fairness, and mindfulness, in your daily life.
I invite you to take what seems to help you and I encourage you to leave to one side whatever does not appeal to you at this time.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the “As I think of it” blog.
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Tony Brady – Dublin –Thursday, September 1st 2016
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May you be healthy.
May you be happy.
May you at all times live with ease.
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The Gratitude Response
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launched on 27 June 2016
The Gratitude Response is your opportunity to express thanks for all the numberless gifts of your life. An attitude of gratitude is an antidote to the mistaken belief that we are entitled as of right to everything we might desire. This false sense of entitlement leads to an endless cycle of discontent.
The Gratitude Response gives you an opportunity to break that cycle of restlessness and enjoy the happiness that is the result of gratitude.