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Now is New

By Vernon Howard | August 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

Let the following excerpt by Vernon Howard serve as a reminder of the beauty and practicality of awareness and presence. Nothing could be more inspiring and joyful. From my favorite book, “The Power of Your Supermind”. “How would you feel if this were the very first day of your life? That’s the whole idea! You…

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Awareness

By Vernon Howard | October 28, 2017 | 4 Comments

We are so involved in our own drama that we miss out on reality.  Vernon Howard’s short talk and exercise helps you break out of your own nonsense.  Practice this: AWARENESS If you only knew how much others are secretly suffering, you would be very consciously tender to them. If you could only feel this…

Simplicity

By J Krishnamurti | October 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Simplicity by Jiddu Krishnamurti Our problems – social, environmental, political, religious – are so complex that we can solve them only by being simple, not by becoming extraordinarily erudite and clever. A simple person sees much more directly, has a more direct experience, than the complex person. Our minds are so crowded with an infinite…

The Miraculous Message of Mysticism

By Vernon Howard | October 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Miraculous Message of Mysticism by Vernon Howard, The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power   No conflict exists between mysticism and the established religions any more than there is disagreement among several lecturers who describe the same sunrise. Only their presentations are different. William James, the giant among American psychologists, harmonizes religion and mysticism like…

The Wandering Lunatic Mind

By Edward Carpenter | October 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

At first, venturing into unknown territories of the mind can be a little scary.    The good news is that the more you see, the freer you become.  We are slaves to the  unconscious workings of our minds.  The following short essay by Edward Carpenter explains this beautifully. *** The Wandering Lunatic Mind Do not pay too…

The World Offers Itself to You

By Vernon Howard | September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

The World Offers Itself to You  Vernon Howard,  The Power of Your Supermind Let’s connect natural awareness with chronic feelings of tiredness, a common complaint of physically healthy people.  To do this we must frankly glance at a vital teaching of Supermind:  Nothing is more tiring than the dreadful human habit of fakery.  Schopenhauer espressed…

Commentary on Increase of Consciousness

By Maurice Nicoll | September 13, 2017 | 4 Comments

Commentary on Increase of Consciousness (by Maurice Nicoll from The Psycological Commentaries on the Teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky) According to the teaching of this Work we are at the second level of consciousness, designated the so-called Waking State in which people hate and kill each other in the name of some theory, etc.  The…

Return to Basic Inner-life Exercises

By Vernon Howard | September 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Return to Basic Inner-life Exercises As you gain more and more knowledge about yourself and. therefore, what’s really going on out in the world, you find yourself turning to very basic exercises. Why?  Because of the inner gold that is hidden within.  Here’s one that will save you so much time and trouble.  From Vernon…

Great is the Day

By Vernon Howard | August 21, 2017 | 2 Comments

Great is the day when we are faced with a crisis we cannot avoid . This can bring us to a new understanding we would never have had by staying in our comfortable ways.  The good news is, we don’t have to wait for a big crisis to see the truth about ourselves. We can take…

Qualify Yourself

By Vernon Howard | August 10, 2017 | 3 Comments

  *** Qualify Yourself from Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge by Vernon Howard The need to ‘let go’ is so fundamental to the inner adventure you should remind yourself of it often.  Just realize the necessity of abandoning whatever does no good, such as painful memories.  Who would refuse to do that?  It is a…

Correctly Conducted Self-Observation

By G. I. Gurdjieff | August 2, 2017 | 6 Comments

Whenever I read Mr Gurdjieff’s writing, the mind is exceedingly challenged to seek a higher level of understanding.  It is capable… just out of practice.   We find a strange sort of comfort and sleep in what we ‘know’ and ‘understand’.  To awaken that buried ability is tremendously enlightening and well worth the effort!  The…

Vital Information About the Way Out

By Vernon Howard | July 25, 2017 | 3 Comments

The following excerpt is from Vernon Howard’s amazing book of practical formulas for inner enlightenment, There is a Way Out:     Vital Information About the Way Out 1.  Remain in the center of these wealthy teachings. 2.  Truth solves all human problems with equal ease. 3.  The past casts no shadows on a man…

Some Notes on Practical Work

By Maurice Nicoll | July 19, 2017 | 3 Comments

SOME NOTES ON PRACTICAL WORK by Maurice Nicoll from Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky One of the first things we have to understand in working on our- selves is that we have three centres—Intellectual, Emotional and Physical. These three centres are not in harmony. Observe for yourself that you can think…