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Oddly enough, such rare and precious moments often come in very paradoxical events. But in the Fourth Way this birth of new awareness can be accomplished while one crosses a city street or takes out the trash. Want to Read saving…. Reminiscent of the Zen koan, Rodney Collin told his students that we cannot remember ourselves until we forget ourselves. Refresh and try again. Yet moments of higher consciousness are very rare and gone as soon as they come. Teacher of Radical Transformation.

The third state, self-consciousness or self-awareness, is one that we believe we possess even though we are conscious of ourselves only in rare flashes. Open Preview See a Problem? Though conscipus is necessary, it must not be left to dominate essence or it will produce artificial persons cut off from their true natures.

Once again, the reason such self-consciousness is so difficult to attain is that it is dependent on the conscious use sith attention. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. These flashes of greater consciousness are the unexpected results of the strenuous efforts made in order not to lose g.i.gurdjiefg in the rush of outer circumstances, to be cleansed from the acids of negativity, and to maintain a heightened awareness grounded in the present.

Through the practice of self-remembering, we can separate ourselves from the pretenses and imitations which have enslaved us since childhood and return to who we actually are. Translated by Dawn Wakefield and Paul Richardson. The same idea is found in the teachings of Karlfried Graf Durckheim which is informed by Zen Buddhism, Christian mysticism and psychotherapy. This requires going against the grain, against long established habits and self-indulgences.


Such a moment will flood you with peace or quiet joy or a sense of profound liberation. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

JT marked it as to-read Sep 08, He is lost in whatever he happens to be doing, feeling, thinking. Durckheim also gives us a clear description of the first steps of inner development which are fundamental to all such instructions: No trivia bcoming quizzes yet.

Because he is lost, immersed, not present to himself, this condition is known as a state of waking sleep. Such flashes come in exceptional moments, in highly emotional states, in times of danger, or in new and unexpected circumstances.

Speeth, in her book The Gurdjieff Work, observes that anyone who has a g.igurdjieff time accepting the notion that as we are we have but few moments of true self-awareness, ought to make a study of the loose jaws and vacant stares of people in public places and in situations where they do not think that they are being observed.

Most everyone lives only in the first two states. Solange Claustres met Gurdjieff in Paris inshe was twenty years old in Paris. It is strange that Sigmund Freud, who discovered so much about subconscious states, should not have postulated the existence of levels of consciousness above as well as below the level g.i.gurdjidff which we usually live.

States of Consciousness Posted on Becominng 28, Views: Lists with This Book. I found real help in this book.

Hawkins 1, Osho on Sexuality to Love — Sex accepted, respected, lived, becomes love. Her book is a category in itself, and can only be qualified as a true masterpiece, a milestone in the written accounts of the Work.

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Be the first to ask a question about Becoming Conscious with G. The question is as basic as: You must be logged in to post a comment. Bilgen Ustundag marked it as to-read Dec 11, We have no control over their coming and going. The student is to reach a point where he or she can make the choice not to react automatically b.i.gurdjieff external stimuli.


Becoming Conscious with G. We do not lose ourselves in it but, on the contrary, truly find ourselves. Rather than being wasted in such an outburst, the energy accumulated through this effort can be available for a moment of intensified consciousness. Having been put in a responsible Solange Claustres met Gurdjieff in Paris inshe was twenty years old in Paris.

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All that is learned, both unconsciously through imitation and through acquired likes and dislikes, constitutes the outer part of the person, that which is changed by outer circumstances. Ouspensky told his students that it is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning. Some psychologists deny the existence of higher states of consciousness, dismissing them as dream-states. Rebecca Marler marked it as to-read Jul 09, Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.

It never remains the same but can be made continuous and controllable through special efforts and study. This has to do with the very concept of consciousness. Essence is what a person is born with, personality is that which is acquired. Nevertheless, despite the practical approach of the Work, self-remembering remains as intangible and paradoxical as any spiritual exercise.

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