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There are a small number of people who study and practice 'the Work' given by G.I. Gurdjieff.
The key to understanding anything above the ordinary level of life is what I call 'Another Attention'. It cannot be given to anyone but it is possible to have it as the result of one's own work.
Is anyone interested in exchanging about some of these ideas and maybe try certain practices related to finding, at least momentarily, Another Attention?
Exchanges Within, John Pentland
This energy that goes into useless talking is all that we have for working on ourselves . . .
Because we have a picture, we neglect to experience . . .
There are different qualities of attention . . .
How do I react to experiences of a higher kind? . . .
Observation of yourself in front of other people . . .
The Reality of Being, Jeanne de Salzmann
We are seeking to approach the unknown, to open the door to what is hidden in us and pass beyond. It is necessary to submit entirely to an inner voice, to a feeling of the divine, of the sacred in us, but we can do it only in part.
I need impressions of myself
The awareness of "being here"
Love of being
An exercise is a temporary aid
I need to speak
The first feeling of unity
In Search of the Miraculous, P.D. Ouspensky
Man is a machine governed by external influences.
. . . the planets and the moon as living beings.
How can immortality be attained?
The four (possible) bodies of man.
The ray of creation and its growth from the Absolute.
Different states of consciousness. Sleep. Waking state. Self-consciousness. Objective consciousness.
How to attain real freedom.
The process of evolution always begins with the formation of a conscious nucleus.
The Next Attention, Fran Shaw
Michel de Salzmann:
Everything We Need Is Here in Us
Sensation as a Ground so Attention Can Stay
Free Attention -- Not Taken by Anything
Consciousness Is Contagious
When There Is a Relation with the Source
Pay with Your Attention
Let a Feeling Arise for Consciousness
Recognize This Energy.
Meetings With Remarkable Men, G.I. Gurdjieff
Only understanding can lead to being, whereas knowledge is but a passing presence in it. New knowledge displaces the old and the result is, as it were, a pouring from the empty into the void. ...
One must strive to understand . . .
View From the Real World, G.I. Gurdjieff
Self observation is very difficult . . .
How can we gain Attention?
Everywhere and always there is affirmation and negation . . .
Working on oneself is not so difficult as wishing to work . . .
Man is subject to many influences . . .
Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson, G.I. Gurdjieff
FAITH, LOVE, AND HOPE
Faith of consciousness is freedom
Faith of feeling is weakness
Faith of body is stupidity
Love of consciousness evokes the same in response
Love of feeling evokes the opposite
Love of body depends only on type and polarity
Hope of consciousness is strength
Hope of feeling is slavery
Hope of body is disease
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