Gurdjieff Society of Massachusetts is an affiliate of the Gurdjieff
Foundation of New York.
The Society is nonsectarian and nondenominational,
and its membership is
composed of individuals from a wide variety of personal, ethnic, and
professional backgrounds. The aims
of the Society are
preserve the ideas and methods of the noted spiritual teacher George
explore what their practice requires in today's world,
maintain a community of seekers that welcomes new members who share
these interests, and
contribute to society's understanding of the human condition, both the
great promise and the great peril.
Fall 2016 Series
Introduction to the Ideas and
Practice of the Gurdjieff Teaching
Presented by experienced members of the Society,
followed by questions
Next talk: Wednesday, December 7, 7:30pm
How to Approach Life's Difficulties?
For most of us, life
provides situations we find difficult. We can be disturbed by outer
events big and small, and by our inner attitudes and history. We can be
knocked off kilter by physical conditions such as weather or traffic,
by political events, or by a personal interaction. Seeing these
reactions is an inevitable part of knowing oneself.
If there were sufficient sensitivity and relaxation in all one's parts,
perhaps there could be an embodied presence in touch with something
quite deep within, which would mysteriously provide a different
Might difficulties even be welcomed as calls to awakening, brushes with
reality? How in the midst of difficulty might an awakened attitude and
right action appear? Then one could serve the good.
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evolution of man is the evolution of
his consciousness. And
'consciousness' cannot evolve unconsciously. The evolution of man is the evolution of his
will, and 'will' cannot evolve involuntarily. The evolution of man is the evolution of
his power of doing, and 'doing' cannot be the result of things which 'happen'.