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View the Machine

By Maurice Nicoll | June 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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View the Machine

By Maurice Nicoll | June 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Conquering Stress

By Murray Oxman | June 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

CONQUERING STRESS The more you know about yourself – your inner-workings – the more you know about others and how to interact with them and how ‘not’ to interact with them.   This makes for smooth and easy relations whether at work, home or play. In his handbook How to Beat the Stress and Get More…

Angry?

By Vernon Howard | May 30, 2019 | 2 Comments

ANGRY? Recently I re-read Vernon Howard’s booklet,  Conquer Harmful Anger: 100 Ways.  It’s loaded with helpful insights into why we all suffer daily.  After reading on the internet of someone’s angry response to a life situation in which this person thought he was  helping himself, I realized that in reality he was hurting himself.  The…

Lights Along the Mystic Path

By Vernon Howard | May 14, 2019 | 5 Comments

If we are stressed out and unhappy, it is because we are not living from our True Self. Ponder these helpful ideas from Vernon Howard’s book  Cosmic Command to discover what has been waiting for us all along. *** A wise plan for knowing who you are is to first discover who you are not,…

Attract Your Good

By Vernon Howard | April 30, 2019 | 2 Comments

See the difference between thinking of the following ideas and thinking from them.  It is thinking from them that attracts your good. *** 1.  Choose not to be harmed–and you won’t feel harmed.  Don’t feel harmed–and you haven’t been. -Marcus Aurelius 2.  Let go.  Don’t hesitate to just let go.  Do not think or contrive…

Observing ‘I’

By Maurice Nicoll | April 23, 2019 | 2 Comments

Having read this morning, a chapter from Maurice Nicoll’s  Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of GI Gurdjieff and PD Ouspensky, Book 3 , an insightful and instructive course of self-discovery was set in motion.  What a great way to spend the day!  Here is an excerpt: *** “What is our greatest danger as we get…

Just Observe

By J Krishnamurti | April 17, 2019 | 2 Comments

Jiddu Krishnamurti comments on self-identifying, understanding and a mind deeply observant. *** Being aware does not mean learning and accumulating lessons from life; on the contrary, to be aware is to be without the scars of accumulated experience.  After all, when the mind merely gathers experience according to its own wishes, it remains very shallow,…

Attract the Higher

By Vernon Howard | April 10, 2019 | 2 Comments

If we are stressed out and unhappy, it is because we are not living from our True Self. Ponder these helpful ideas from Vernon Howard’s book  Cosmic Command to discover what has been waiting for us all along. *** A wise plan for knowing who you are is to first discover who you are not,…

You are New Every Moment

By Vernon Howard | April 1, 2019 | 2 Comments

We humans are in a very strange dilemma, and here it is.  We believe that we must bring about our own salvation through thinking.   The recognition that we need ‘saving’ is a true insight, but we then go on to try and figure out with our faulty mind, what we must do to bring this…

Do What You Don’t Want to Do

By J Krishnamurti | March 25, 2019 | 1 Comment

It has been emphasized by many great teachers that any attempt to ‘fix’ ourselves is not only futile, but counter productive to our spiritual growth.   Perhaps this compelling propensity we have is due to our arrogance; we don’t want to view ourselves as under very concrete and immutable laws of nature. It is as if…

Replace ‘Blame’ with ‘Aim’ -Vernon Howard

By Steve | March 20, 2019 | 3 Comments

Blaming anyone or anything for whatever… gives you nothing truly good, while having a right aim is fun and makes your spirit soar. Aim for excellence!

Unconscious Attitudes

By Vernon Howard | March 18, 2019 | 3 Comments

Life can be very confusing and frustrating when we believe in ‘nice’ and ‘helpful’ people. Almost always, we find their nature is the exact opposite of what it appears to be on the surface. Vernon Howard offers us perfect protection: *** “This world that you live in is not governed by human beings at all.…