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Shock of self-remembering

Shocks

By Maurice Nicoll | September 3, 2019 | 3 Comments

Understanding Shocks and Self-Remembering in the Work (What follows was written by Maurice Nicoll in Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, Volume 3 “It has been said that Self-Remembering gives a shock to the whole Being and actually provides better food for the cells of the body.  But we do…

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Shock of self-remembering

Shocks

By Maurice Nicoll | September 3, 2019 | 3 Comments

Understanding Shocks and Self-Remembering in the Work (What follows was written by Maurice Nicoll in Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, Volume 3 “It has been said that Self-Remembering gives a shock to the whole Being and actually provides better food for the cells of the body.  But we do…

A Move from Freedom

By J Krishnamurti | August 19, 2019 | 2 Comments

Jiddu Krishnamurti says that each of us has the ability to understand the very complex and miraculous workings of the human mind if we proceed with great interest.  We will come to find that it is this incredible instrument in which the “eternal, unnameable” resides.   But a person must through personal observation, negate all of…

Look in the Right Place for Help

By J Krishnamurti | August 2, 2019 | 2 Comments

This is an action that we resist because we have been taught since birth that the answers lie outside ourselves. Jiddu Krishnamurti says it very clearly: “In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth…

Spiritual Alchemy

By Vernon Howard | July 24, 2019 | 2 Comments

Spiritual Alchemy We love the teachings of Vernon Howard because he explains so precisely why we feel so bad much of the time.  There is pure relief in unraveling this mystery.  Here are 18 of the “60 Ways to be a Sick and Unpleasant Human Being” by Vernon Howard. *** 1.  A first requirement for…

Self-Victory

By Vernon Howard | July 12, 2019 | 4 Comments

Vernon Howard, in Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge, talks about commanding your own mind. SELF -VICTORY It is possible for anyone to command his own mind.  We do not permit strangers to enter our home and destroy valuable possessions, so why permit negative thoughts to roam destructively around our minds?  You are no more required…

View the Machine

By Maurice Nicoll | June 26, 2019 | 1 Comment

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 is…

Conquering Stress

By Murray Oxman | June 17, 2019 | 2 Comments

CONQUERING STRESS The more you know about yourself ~ about your inner-workings ~ the more you are able to understand all humans.   This makes for smooth and easy relations always and everywhere. In his handbook How to Beat the Stress and Get More Out of Life,  Murray Oxman speaks of the conflict we far too…

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,…


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