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Gurdjieff

He (Gurdjieff) Was a Real Threat, by Michel de Salzmann

I would like to convey the impression I experienced while near him, the impression that emanated from him: the impression of a permanency. He was always quiet, contained, regardless of the circumstances, dramatic or otherwise—and there were many such—whether he was on his way to the market or remaining with his students, presiding at his …

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Gurdjieff…Awakening

“Unless you can feel the heart and soul and sufferingof each Human being you meet, you cannot fully awaken.” “Unless you experience deeply that he or she isFundamentally just like you, you are asleep.” “This is the final obstacle for a human being on thePath of Transformation.”

Journaling as Tool of Deeper Self-Observation by Maurice Nicoll

Deeper Self Observation: Journaling (p 448) When the last paper was read here it was suggested by Mrs. Nicoll that people should observe their inner angry conversations and their own particular forms of self-justifying which repeat themselves continually in these deeply negative states that were spoken of in the paper. I am speaking now to …

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Preparing for Negative Emotions by Maurice Nicoll

The Negative Emotions Various states of depression Various kinds of self-pity and self-hatred (self-hatred is a more subtle form of self-pity) Various kinds of persisting resentment Of feeling badly treated, not being estimated at your proper value—do you know who I am?! Vanity…you don’t recognize my greatness, fuck you! Lamenting, feeling oh so bad about…a …

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Our Negative Patterns go in Cycles by Maurice Nicoll

In making effort on some side of oneself, such as some particular form of being negative (judging, vanity, self-pity, superiority, envy, jealousy, complaining), remember that everything goes in cycles in oneself —that is, everything comes round at certain intervals. It is not that these intervals are regular, but that things recur or return, internally, sometimes …

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A Perspective on Gurdjieff’s Suggestion: Try Not to Express Negativity by Stephen Aronson

 “Try Not to Express Negativity” by Stephen Aronson Stephen Aronson Of all Gurdjieff’s directions and suggestions for the practical implementation of his ideas, the one which seems most persistently misunderstood is his recommendation to “Try not to express negativity”.  Regardless of how often students may be reminded that the Work may be about psychological evolution, …

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