Self-Remembering: An excerpt from In Search of the Miraculous by P.D. Ouspensky.
According to Gurdjieff self-remembering is a state of consciousness in which P.D. Ouspensky spoke of the division of attention which is the characteristic. Gurdjieff used self-remembering as a basic technique in the West.
When Ouspensky was learning with Gurdjieff, for three months he had to make much effort.
Will you remember that you belong to such and such a family, to such and such a religion and tradition? For the same reason deep sleep cannot be remembered. One moment you will feel it is there, the next moment you will have moved away. He seeks to distinguish something in himself that is not any of these things nor a thousand other similar things created by life in him.
It will take time; months will pass. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? If your mind is a mirror, it can reflect the whole world.
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A question that is often asked about self-remembering can be formulated like a teacher—had read one of Ouspensky's books and that they were interested in. Only those results will have any value that are accompanied by self-remembering. Otherwise you yourselves do not exist in your observations. In which case.
Whom are you questioning? They are from the unreal part of you.
Think how difficult it is to over- come False Personality, which makes pleasant relations impossible. This nonverbal feeling, even if for only a single moment, will give you a glimpse — a glimpse which no LSD can give you, a glimpse which is of the real. Is this far more tempting than that you can have money or sex as you desire?
You spent time in Ouspensky's school who is a disciple of one of my favourites gurus Gurdijeff. I can see that basically his teaching involves self-remembering. Self-remembering is by far the most important idea of the system. The other ideas, while interesting, serve to support it. At best they help our.
Try it. Take yourself— you may think you do not want power. He seeks to lift himself above himself—above the noise of himself—above the inner clamour of negative emotions, grievances, fears, suspicious feelings, anxious thoughts, worries, money, professional and business excitements, above odd vanities and conceits, and false self-valuation and, I might add, false valuations of others.
You can practice this: relaxing in a chair or just sitting under a tree, forget everything and feel this "you-are-ness.
Yes, things created by life have the same taste, as in a restaurant or on board ship the food tastes the same to the senses. Remember, he had to go through everything that you in this Work have to go through.