Posts Tagged ‘Self-Observation’


Anyone who sincerely attempts to practice what Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, Nicoll and others taught is going to face discouragement at some point. The reasons are various, so it’s difficult to predict when or how discouragement will strike. It’s not only that it’s a long path.

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060 – Observing I’s

One of the problems with the concept of so many I’s inhabiting our inner world is seeing them.
Here are some tips for how to Observe those I’s.

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041 – Observing

We’ve got to build something in us that can see us, as we are, without going crazy with what it sees.

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021 – Why Bother?

The road is long and difficult with little hope of reaching the final destination in the time we appear to have. Why bother?

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003 – Self-Remembering 1

The first discourse in a series of three discussing the state of consciousness necessary to practice Self-Remembering. We also touch on what Self-Remembering is as well as what Self-Observation is.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.