Acting and Associations

Associations work in a definite way in each person. I see a man making a certain movement. This gives me a prompt, and from this associations start. Perhaps I am a policeman and I assume from the movement that the man wants to pick my pocket. But supposing the man...

Child and Man

The only difference between a child and a grown-up man is in the mind. All the weaknesses are there, beginning with hunger, with sensitivity, with naivete; there is no difference. The same things are in a child and in a grown-up man: love, hate, everything. Functions...

Acting

The more an actor acts, the more the work of centers becomes separated in him. In order to act, one must first of all be an artist. We have spoken about the spectrum producing white light. A man can be called an actor only if he is able, so to speak, to produce a...

To Self-Remember

The following is Ouspensky’s description of self-remembering and its possible impact: … at the same time as self-observing, we try to be aware of ourselves by holding the sensation of ‘I am here’—nothing more. And this is the fact that all...

As We Are…

We pass through certain phases, come to certain problems, that can only be solved by ourselves. The only help that is possible is when other people are friendly and open-hearted and patient, even though we may make it very difficult for them to be so. I doubt whether...