Tag Archives: Exercise

Super Efforts and Self Development


The concept of effort is misinterpreted in the modern society, but is also important to understand if we want to success in the development of our hidden possibilities.  Even if many persons claim that they make incredible sacrifices in their … Continue reading

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Becoming some other (an Exercise)


Even if this practice seems foregone, it is very useful to understand how to see the things from an other point of view. Also, it is useful to achieve better and compassionate “connection” the other persons. Try it! Think of … Continue reading

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Noticing our Self-Punishing Thoughts


A good and simple practice to acknowledge the moments when self punishing thoughts arise in our mind Spend a day practicing awareness of your tendency to engage in self critical, negative thinking. Label each instance you notice and number them … Continue reading

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Acknowledge Your Many Roles


Get out pen and paper. Sit quietly for a few minutes, breathing gently. Start to think of the many roles and aspects of your life. List all the roles that you play. Of course, you may think first of your … Continue reading

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Five Simple Self Awareness Exercises


Spend 3 minutes at various times during the day becoming acutely aware of every physical movement you make and noticing what happens as you do. This morning I did this in the kitchen while making breakfast. Every time I picked … Continue reading

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Exercise by Mr. Gurdjieff


From hand-written note 1939 Fifteen minutes relax. Break tempo of ordinary life before doing exercise. Breathe in – ‘I’. Breathe out – ‘am’. With all three parts do. Not just mind. Feeling and body also. Make strong! Not easy thing. … Continue reading

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Peoples, Rules…


Quotations from Ouspensky’s “In Search of the Miraculous,” pp. 241-43; Ouspensky’s “The Fourth Way,” pp. 298-302; and Nicoll’s “Commentaries,” pp. 1456-1458 from Ouspensky’s “In Search of the Miraculous,” pp. 241-43: Gurdjieff: “…you ought by now to have some understanding as … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable Posture Exercise


from Gurdjieff‘s “Views from the Real World,” pages 167 & 231(sb)/239-241(hb) page 167: You ask about the aim of the movements. To each position of the body corresponds a certain inner state and, on the other hand, to each inner … Continue reading

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States of Consciousness and the “First Conscious Shock”


The core of the teaching of the Fourth Way philosophy is the relation between human beings and the Universal Laws that determine the tragic condition of every man on this planet and how to escape their influence.  To achieve this … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff on Experiments with breathing


Gurdjieff’s talk, CHICAGO, MARCH 26, 1924 Can experimenting with breathing be useful? All Europe has gone mad about breathing exercises. For four or five years I have made money by treating people who had ruined their breathing by such methods! … Continue reading

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