This workshop is designed for people who want to know more about themselves - who want to make a new effort to understand the meaning and purpose of their lives
- who want to grow out of their current state of being and discover new ways of deepening their connection with their fundamental nature and their world
and find practical ways of integrating that new purpose and growth into
their daily lives.
Carl Jung said:
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
The Fundamentals of Conscious Living workshops are a mutual exploration of our inner environment: What does it feel like to live more in the heart? What is the essential nature of our mind and senses? What are the effects on us of our thoughts and feelings and of our outer environment?
How can we integrate change into our every-day lives?
We will uncover the elements of our personal nature that inhibit and block us from learning and growing. We will practice the techniques and tools that we can use to expand and open ourselves to positive growth and perhaps
The workshops are grouped into three primary steps entitled:
I. "Who am I?"
II. "What tools and techniques are available to me?"
III. "What is the purpose of my life?"
Within each step are 10 to 15 weekly meetings. Some of the topics of the meetings include:
"What Is a Human and What Are the Varieties of our Experience"?
"What Are the Effects of My Inner and Outer Environment?"
"What Is Openness and Vulnerability?"
"What Are My Likes and Dislikes; Desires and Aversions?"
"How Much Is My Happiness Dependent on Other People's Behavior?"
"Habits, Whims, and Impulses, and Conscience and Integrity"
"What Is the Difference Between a Mistake and an Experience?"
"Who has gone before us and what have they discovered?" Part I
(Jesus, Krishna, Gandhi, Mohammed, Kahlil Gibran, Lord Byron, Helen Keller, Herman Hesse)
"Who has gone before us and what have they discovered?" Part II
(Buddha, Moses, David, St. Francis, Brother Lawrence, Florence Scovel Shinn, Paramahansa Yogananda, Dalai Lama)
"The use of Affirmations"
"Practice of the Presence"
"Meditation - Beginning the Inner Journey"
"Where Is the Center of My Awareness?"
"Coming to the Moment"
"Staying in the Moment"
"What Is My Most Fundamental Nature?"
"Music, the Arts, and Nature - What is Beauty?"
"What Is Truth?"
"What Is Ecstasy?"
"What Is the Fundamental Purpose of My Life?"
Ongoing small to large workshop