Posts Tagged ‘Gurdjieff’

275 – Being Terrified

Gurdjieff talked about the terror of the situation. For a long time these are only words. Gradually be begin to realize there is a time for being terrified, not for everyone, but for those who apply the ideas to themselves this time will come. When it does it’s important to know how to regain our internal balance.

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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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051 – Gurdjieff

The pitfalls of trying to do everything right.

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008 – Doctrine of I’s 4

Further discourse on the Fourth Way teaching of the doctrine of I’s and how you may apply the ideas to your own life. The application of these ideas help one to realize deep inner healing of our fragmented personalities giving us the ability to discover our true nature.

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007 – Doctrine of I’s 3

The Doctrine of I’s revisited with an emphasis on the possibility within man and how it may be realized.

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005 – Self-Remembering 3

Third presentation in the series on Self-Remembering. This one gets a little rough so you may wish to fasten your emotional safety belt before you embark.

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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.