August 3, 2005
to Conscious Living, our newsletter
designed to share our current activities and growth, along with
articles and information that we hope will be supportive and
encouraging in your efforts to live each moment with more joy
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Simpson On Tour -
Director of The Conscious Living Foundation, and author of
From The Path - Verses on the Mystic Journey, is
on tour throughout the Mid-West, offering free meditation workshops and
reading selections from his new book. You can see him at:
Evansville, Indiana –
11, Thursday, 7 pm Bead Angel - 3033 West Maryland St.
August 12, Friday, 7 pm
Borders - 6401 E. Lloyd Expressway 47715, 812/402-9300
August 13, Saturday, 2
pm Spiral Dance - 1451 S. Green River Rd. 812/479-8979
August 14, Sunday, 2
pm Barnes & Noble - 624 S. Green River Rd. 47715,
Louis, Missouri -
16, Tuesday, 7 pm Borders - 1519 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Brentwood, 63144, 314/918.8189
August 17, Wednesday, 7
pm Borders - 15355 A Manchester Rd. Ballwin, 63011,
City, Missouri –
19, Friday, 7 pm Barnes & Noble - 8625 Northwest Prairie
View Rd, 64153, 816/505-3355
20, Saturday, 3 pm Aquarius Books - 3936 Broadway,
21, Sunday, 2 pm Borders - (Northlands)
North Boardwalk Ave. 64154, 816/741.1787
22, Monday, 7:30 pm Borders - 2441 N. Maize Rd.
24, Wednesday, 6 pm Quantum Alchemy – 913 Corona St. 80218,
August 25, Thursday, 7
pm Borders - 1600 Pearl St. 80302, 720/565-8266
August 28, Sunday, 3 pm Borders - 2402 East Camelback.
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Inspiring Quotations -
Asking the proper
question is the central action of transformation … Questions are the key
that cause the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
“Nothing is lost
upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always
preparing for … life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men,
books, experience … and what he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in
Hamilton Wright Mabie
“The work of an
individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward”
"Your vision will
become clear only when you can look into your heart. Who looks outside
dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
"That which we are,
we are, and if we are ever to be any better, now is the time to begin."
Lord Alfred Tennyson
"When you have to
make a choice, and don't make it, that in itself is a choice."
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Poem by Rabindranath Tagore -
time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long.
came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, and
pursued my voyage through the wildernesses of worlds leaving
my track on many a star and planet.
is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself,
and that training is the most intricate which leads to the
utter simplicity of a tune.
traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his
own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to
reach the innermost shrine at the end.
eyes strayed far and wide before I shut them and said “Here
question and the cry “Oh, where?” melt into tears of a
thousand streams and deluge the world with the flood of the
assurance “I am!”
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A Poem by
William Simpson -
As the new day dawns
The mist slowly evaporates.
Blending into the morning sun
In an intimate fleeting embrace.
The blossoming flowers dip and pray
Opening to new joy, new life.
So this day opens for
I begin anew.
Each breath a new existence
Freshly carved and shaped by
My willingness to share it with You.
As the blossom of my
Gently awakens and turns
Toward the entrancing gleam of
Your radiating presence,
Every goodness awaits me.
I am new again.
I am healed and refreshed again.
I am united with your persistent love again
I am glorified and redeemed again.
I am Your newborn child.
(From The Collection, From The Path
- Verses on the Mystic Journey)
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Who Counts? by
It is not the critic
who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong
man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done
The credit belongs
to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is
marred by dust and sweat; who strives valiantly; who
errs and may fail again, because there is no effort
without error or shortcoming, but who does actually
strive to do the deeds; who does know the great
enthusiasm, the great devotion; who spends himself in a
worthy cause; who at best, knows in the end the triumph
of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at
least fails while daring greatly, so that his place
shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know
neither victory nor defeat.
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Article: Love I
Corinthians 13, 1 - 13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have
not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging
cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom
all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith
that can move mountains, but have no love, I am nothing.
If I can give all I possess to the poor and surrender my
body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does
not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not
self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no
record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but
rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always
trusts, always hopes, always preserves.
Love never fails. But when there are prophecies, they
will cease; when there are tongues, they will be
stilled; when there is knowledge, it will pass away. For
we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when
perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought
like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a
man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a
poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face
to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully,
even as I am fully known.
And now these three
remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these
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Meditation Workshops Now Being Scheduled -
Spiritual Friends -
don't currently meditate in a group or perhaps you don't feel like
driving, don't have transportation or perhaps you are unable to
leave home - try meditating with other like-minded individuals here
at The Conscious Living Foundation.
If you have
a computer and an Internet connection, join our Director, William
Simpson in his online meditation workshops. Whether you are a
beginner or more advanced, the workshops offer a wide range of
techniques of meditation, affirmation and visualization. All of the
techniques are directed at practicing the art of relaxing, stilling
the mind, and uniting with a new and deeper joy, hope and peace.
workshops last approximately 1 hour and include time for discussion
and questions and answers. The suggested donation is $5, but
we encourage you to try your first workshop
at no charge.
workshops include the use of an online telephone technology, but
there is no cost to you other than your donation. No equipment is
required other than the speakers on your computer system and a
microphone, if you wish to participate in the discussion at the
conclusion of the meditation.
watching television, promise yourself one hour every week to do
something more positive, more uplifting and encouraging. Give
yourself the gift of new hope, improved health, and a happier
path to greater love and wisdom lies in regular meditation.
Discover the joy and peace of meditating together.
If you are
interested, Please email us by clicking
Please include your Name, Time Zone and Days of the Week and
Times which you would prefer for meditating together.
attempting to maintain a maximum group size of 6 people, all
of whom are in the same time zone.
This is a
great way to connect with friends who are no longer living
close by - share the experience of meditating together - or
make new friends in the workshop.
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