Personal Insights

View the Machine

View the Machine This excerpt is from  Maurice Nicoll’s Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of GI Gurdjieff and PD Ouspensky, Vol 3. *** THE SECOND LINE OF WORK “There are three lines of Work.  The first line of Work is work on yourself in connection with what the Work teaches.  The second line of Work…

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Temptation

Learn to use inner Tools that you are not using right now. Take right action to change your life so your are content no matter how crazy things get!

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“Your life belongs to you and you alone.”

“Your life belongs to you and you alone.” -Vernon Howard. What a powerful quote by Vernon Howard…Your life should flow freely as a mountain brook. So don’t let a confused world tell you who you are. Don’t let anyone tell you who you should be. Learn not to fight reality, but be right in God’s…

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Arouse Yourself to Lose

Arouse Yourself to Lose  (Vernon Howard) REJOICE everytime someone passes you, gets the advancement, the romance. REJOICE every time they pass you up, until you are in last place. And stay there until you see you should have done it years ago. NO MORE WINNING, only conscious losing…. of all your false values. DON’T BELIEVE…

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A Note on Self-Justifying

A Note on Self-Justifying (Maurice Nicoll, Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, Vol 3) One of the many definite things we are told by this Work to observe in ourselves, and specifically to work against, is self-justifying.  What does self-justifying mean?   It means always putting yourself in the right.  To justify one’s…

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Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna

  SRI RAMAKRISHNA  [1836-1886] Sri Ramakrishna, who was born in 1836 and passed away in 1886, represents the very core of the spiritual realizations of the seers and sages of India. His whole life was literally an uninterrupted contemplation of God. He reached a depth of God-consciousness that transcends all time and space and has…

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Pursuing Every Thought to the Root

  Pursuing Every Thought to the Root  (by Jiddu Krishnamurti)        “To end thought I have first to go into the mechanism of thinking. I have to understand thought completely, deep down in me. I have to examine every thought, without letting one thought escape without being fully understood, so that the brain,…

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BE A PASSENGER ON THE BOAT

Be a Passenger on the Boat by Vernon Howard As long as you picture yourself as a pilot instead of as a passenger, you must by the nature of things, run into storms. The solution is astonishingly simple: all you have to do is be willing to give up your place at the helm. You…

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The Mystic Path is for Heroes

The Mystic Path is for Heroes (from The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power by Vernon Howard) Noticing our negativities is a curious process. It is like seeing a shadow and taking it as a frightening phantom. If you look closely, you see it as a mere shadow. But refusal to look at it perpetuates the…

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Simplicity

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…

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The Miraculous Message of Mysticism

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…

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