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September

Special Announcement

We are now booking dates for Winter guests, and as we are desirous of entertaining a happy and bright household during the Winter, we are making this announcement early. We shall be pleased to take ladies or gentlemen (from the end of September) from l guinea per week inclusive, according…
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Editorial

The Light of ReasonSeptember1906Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. VIII. September 1st, 1906 No. 9 One of our contributors this month has quoted that virile maxim "Labor is life"; it is a principle pregnant with truth, and one which cannot be too often repeated, or too closely studied and practiced.…
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Live for the Best (Poem)

What is the form your life presents? Has it some sweet attraction That tells enquiring souls around Of earnest thought and action? We sing life’s song from day to day—What is the song you render? Is it a gloomy thoughtless lay, Or is it bright and tender? Your song may be a song…
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The Kingdom of the Heart

Part I—The Vital Importance of the Inner Kingdom Undoubtedly there is a stage in the unfoldment of every soul, when life presents little more than the pursuit of a confused stream of satisfiable and unsatisfiable desires. Sooner or later we become painfully conscious of this surge of conflicting emotions within,…
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The Carpenter (Poem)

That evening, when the carpenter swept out The fragment shavings from the workshop floor And placed the tools in order and shut to And barred, for the last time, the humble door, And, going on his way to save the world, Turned from the laborer’s lot for evermore, I wonder—was…
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Labor Omnia Vincit (Work Conquers All)

Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the evening.—Psalm civ. 23. This verse, taken from one of the most familiar Psalms, brings with it a very deep sense of our daily life. Until the evening of the day, until the evening of our life, we go…
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The Simple Life (Poem)

The Simple Life! Dost thou with iron mood Dream the ascetic’s dream? make thy life cold And meager? stand unblest without the fold Of Social Being, choosing for thy food Those bitter herbs ? and say, is thine earth good? Albeit the trees are bowed; the wheat is gold. And…
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Work

"There is a perennial nobleness in work." that should be more realized in these days when such a man as Carlyle has lived in our midst. "Know what thou canst work at, and work at it like a Hercules!" How many of us can do that? If we wish to…
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If I Rest, I Rust

The heights by great men reached and keptWere not attained by sudden flight;But they, while their companions slept,Were toiling upward in the night.—Longfellow The significant German inscription, found on an old key, "If I rest, I rust," would be an excellent motto for those who are afflicted with the slightest…
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Usefulness

We value articles in proportion to their usefulness—those which are of small utility are little sought, those of the greatest utility are in constant demand and have a recognized value at all times and everywhere. Of course there are exceptions to this general rule, where the value is placed upon…
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The Principle of Giving

How few of us realize how prodigal are the gifts we receive each day! The sun rises and floods the world with light and warmth and health. We grumble when the weather is dark and cold, but we rarely take the trouble to calculate how many more hours of sunshine…
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All In All (Poem)

O Love my King! O Power Divine! Teach me to give, nor count it mine That which I give, for all is Thine, Who reign supreme. O Love my King! to Thy broad creed I mould my life, and feel the need Of Thee, in heart and word and deed,…
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Simplicity

Life is often considered to be complex, and the lives of many are such merely because there is not a real, honest striving after the good and true. There is an equivalent for everything in the world, and the question, will it pay? has a moral as well as a…
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Patience

Patience is positively necessary. Poise without it is impossible. Perception is obscured if it remain uncultivated. Events take us along like so many automatons if we do not acquire that insight which the practice of Patience gives. Reflection is impossible if patience is ignored; continuity drops into chaos, and perseverance,…
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The Daily Life

Our thoughts make our life, and just as work is necessary to everyone whether rich or poor, man or woman, to make the full and balanced life, so is it necessary to take a time apart from the influence of the world and business ties when we can, that we…
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Discipline of Denial

Like spoilt children we hold out our hands for those things we desire and cannot have, and the fact that they are denied to us makes us crave the more, Later on we find how little they would have satisfied us, and how lightly we appreciated the good we then…
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A Thought on Prayer

Intelligent prayer, in the ordinary acceptance of the word, is always linked with effort. It is not necessary t0 have evolved a very high order of reason to perceive that we may not have just anything we desire for the mere asking; but the desire of our faith is demonstrated…
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Gather the Moments

Tick, tick—another moment gone. Swiftly, almost stealthily marshalling itself in line with the hours and days of passing Eternity. Oh those moments! What grim jests they play with those of us who count but vaguely, days—months—years; how they delight in hiding from our careless sight the treasures with which they…
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Purity of Thought

What a power for good or for evil thought is! How important it is that a man’s thoughts be pure! As a man’s thoughts are, so is the man. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." Jesus taught that voluptuous desire was as great a sin as…
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A Dialogue

MortalThe world is full of selfishness and greed. Lord, I would lave its sin. Spirit Yea, mortal, earth of thy good help has need. Go cleanse thyself within. Mortal Mine ear is hurt by harsh and evil speech. I would reform men’s ways. SpiritThere is but one convincing way to…
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Our Groups and Their Work

North London Group—On Saturday, July 21st, a small party of members and friends met at Elstree. After a delightful ramble in the neighborhood, and a picnic on the hillside, a pleasant interchange of thought on a variety of subjects filled in the remainder of the evening.—Harry J. Stone, Hon. Secretary.
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Reviews of Books

Consciousness and Matter, as Taught by the Yogis, by an Indian, published by the Author, and sold by J. Wooderson, 23, Oxford Street, London, W. This is a thoughtful little book, but it is almost entirely metaphysical, and we do not understand “an Indian" speaking of Dharma as “matter," and…
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Books Received

Is Mental Science Any Good? by Samuel George; published by the Power Book Company, Wimbledon. The Peril In Natal, by Gebuza; published by T. Fisher Unwin, Adelphi Terrace, London.
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