Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gurdjieff "Know Your I's" Updated Ancient Wisdom
Gurdjieff Know Your I's
"Individual struggle brings the real 'I' out."
Almost every spiritual philosophy has the same golden thread running through it.
It is the Golden thread of truth and wisdom. It tells of the real purpose of life on Earth. It tells of a path that all men must tread to reach their goal. The goal of raising their level of consciousness, of becoming more God-like.
Each of the different teachers of the ancient Wisdom choose a different way of explaining this golden thread of truth. Although their level of consciousness as a teacher may be higher than the level of consciousness of their students, it was still only their abstraction of the ALL.
No body knows everything about anything, but we all abstract (take out) a small piece of the 'ALL'.
The 'ALL' was once referred to as God, now with the 21st Century passage into the Age of Aquarius, which has given us the Laws of Quantum Physics, we call the 'ALL' the Quantum Ocean, Mind of God.
Gurdjieff built his teachings around the concepts of 'I's.' Some were good, some bad and the one 'Real I' should be made the driver and guide of life.
In this fast paced, materialistic, dogmatic, religious, non-spiritual society, most people do not know their REAL I. Most of them are run by their small 'I's', who constantly vie for attention and pretend that they are the real I.
Gurdjieff said struggle brings the real I out, because it is during the time we are struggling that we seem to slow down and try to take stock of ourselves.
If we don't say, as most people do, "Why is God beating me with such a large stick?" But if we say instead, "I wonder what I did to cause this and what can I learn from this?" The real I has a chance to present itself to us.
"Learn to dislike the "I's" that are not us."
We have many 'I's' inside of us that we have collected from Mom, Dad, teachers, religious leaders, the mass mind, sometimes called the collective consciousness, that are liars. They DO NOT lead us up the path to individuality and light, but down into the depths of massive unconsciousness. Find out which of these 'I's' inside of you are harmful to you and take your attention and energy away from them.
Do not give them center stage in your life any more.
"Every day make a real work effort."
Every day try to identify the "I's" that are talking and acting through you. Before you can tame them and conquer them you must first 'name' them.
"Self-Evolution is required of EVERYONE."
We all mus evlolve and make that trip up the path. Some of us (5%) will do it willingly as a life adventure; many 95% will be dragged along screaming and gnashing their teeth.
"Capacity for endurance is a sign of being."
You can spot the 5%, they are the ones who endure all of life's events, good or bad, and silently put one foot in front of the other without looking back.
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