Journey to Essence September 2010
Can We Choose Not to Be Angry?
G. I. Gurdjieff: Teacher of Radical Transformation
"The student is to reach a point where he or she can make the choice not to react automatically toexternal stimuli. This requires going against the grain, against long established habits and self-indulgences. The question is as basic as can we choose not to be angry in the face of something thatmakes you angry, rather than being wasted in such an outburst?"Click here to read the full article.
G. I. Gurdjieff on Man's Suffering
"This world of ours cannot be saved in our measure of time. Had it been possible it would have beensaved a long time ago by prophets and teachers who have been sent. Those who look for the world tobe saved by a single teacher in a given time are shirking their own responsibility. They wait and hopeof a second coming with no effort on their part indulging in the disease of tomorrow."
Gurdjieff's System of Human Development
"Only by knowing oneself can one come to understand the Universe. Most people feel unfulfilled anddon't understand why, many using mass excitements to solve their problems of inner boredom,frustration and futility. As most psychology deals only with mental and emotional phenomena, and notwith the whole human being, it too cannot solve these problems. The solution is to engage in one'sown conscious evolution by tapping into the vast store of inner peace, beauty and harmony."Clickhere to read the full article.
rayer & Meditation
Click Here to Enjoy a Soothing Instrumental By Vangelis as You Meditate on the Following Prayer
"O sweet nature of the unborn light, purify my mind.Enlighten my understanding so that I may be conscious of you."
The Be-Attitudes of Mindful Loving
Here is a beautiful mantra, the "5 A's ... And 1" that I pulled from a book which I just added to theGurdjieffWorkd.com bookstore called,
ow to be An Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to MindfulLoving
by David Richo. These six words, whenever brought to mind, will help you create andmaintain a "being-presence" through which you can interact with others to transform all of yourrelationships to a higher level of intimacy as you practice the conscious art of "mindful loving".
to the present moment; observing, listening, and noticing all the feelings at play in ourrelationships.
of ourselves and others just as we are.
of all our gifts, our limits, our longings, and our poignant human predicament.