“A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour” —— Gurdjieff
HOW I MET MY TEACHER
Gurdjieff said, to paraphrase, that the first beginning of our work to becoming one, must be to see ourselves, truly see our condition, what we actually are. I must see my machine. To see the truth of my condition.
Is this possible for me to do or must I continue lying convinced that I can do?
For me, real seeing of my condition came with remarkable glimpses. This did not happen until after many years of searching. One day I came across a very remarkable man who had been with Madame De Salzmann in Paris for over 30 years. He is a very nondescript man who you would not look at twice if he passed you on the street. By accident and fantastic luck, a friend came upon a flyer for a lecture he was giving in a room at Carnegie Hall. We went there, I was not impressed, I went to a couple more meetings he held in the Village.
So, still not impressed I decided to give it a try. I joined his small group and soon became very interested in some of the experiences some of the people in the group were relating.
After a few meetings, I had a very intense experience of my own, a real and incredible glimpse of my real condition. This came accompanied with tremendous hope and gratefulness.
This was in 1995 and I have had many remarkable views of the real world since then.
Now I am starting my own group to share with others who might be open enough and wish enough for the work to enter them. ….. Bruce Arvon
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