“When I think of myself and the rest, the others, I realise that others please me, Make me afraid, Threaten me, But I need them. It is my reactions that I can see both myself and the others, not just me. In order to know what I really am. I must go from discovery to discovery.”

By Madame de Salzmann

 

“You can continue to live like this ten years, a thousand years. You will never change. Even God himself if he wished it, would not be able to help you. He would not have the right… Only you yourself can struggle against your laziness.”

By G.I.Gurdjieff

Ears are no good for this music the whole presence must be open to it.
It is a matter of vibrations.

By G.I.Gurdjieff


“Freedom
is it not freedom from something, but freedom to be in the present,
in a moment that never existed before.”

By Madame de Salzmann

“For ordinary man, for the man who does not work, there is nothing but chance, but for the man who works, nature gives him through conscious spirits all that he needs.”

By G.I.Gurdjieff

“Energies are the bridge between will and function. But man is thus peculiar creature that cannot live automatically according to his nature. He has, himself, to make himself human.”

By J.G.Bennett

“All inner and outer events seem like a dream because i do not feel truly touched.

What us it that impressions do not reach?

what is it in me that does not feel touched to the core?”

By Madame de Salzmann

“if we cannot tell the difference between voluntary and involuntary attention, we are living in a dream world.”

By J.G.Bennett

The point is to re-establish what has been lost, not to acquire anything new.

This is the purpose of development

By G.I.Gurdjieff

“I value only myself and live passively according to what pleases me.

This valuing of my ordinary “I” blinds me. It is the biggest obstacle to a new life.”

By Madame de Salzmann

We “cannot bear” the contradictions in us, 

the combination of yes and no that is made possible by contradiction of conscious energy. Very quickly, we “go back to sleep.” 

The world looks too different from how we have assumed it to be.

By J.G.Bennett