Permanent Center of Gravity

To awake to myself, to what I am, would mean to find the center of gravity and source of my energies, the root of my being. I always forget my origin. And because of this, all my notions of what I am are distorted. The first necessity is to see that I am always losing...

Of Self-Love

… we do not possess ourselves nor do we possess genuine self-love. Self-love is a great thing. If we consider self-love, as we generally understand it, as reprehensible, then it follows that true self-love—which, unfortunately, we do not possess—is desirable and...

The Five Obligolnian Strivings

“All the beings of this planet then began to work in order to have in their consciousness this Divine function of genuine conscience, and for this purpose, as everywhere in the Universe, they transubstantiated in themselves what are called the...

Three Lines of Work

Gurdjieff taught that there are three lines of work. The “Three Lines of Work” are fundamental to becoming involved in The Work. They are: Work on oneself Work with others Work for The Work Individuals, who are attracted to The Work do not begin to work on all these...

Three Brains

The Work offers the idea that the human being can be viewed as having three controlling functions or brains: The intellect which resides in the head, the moving-instinctive brain which resides in the spine and the emotional brain which is centered in the solar plexus,...