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 2015 Series
Introduction to the Ideas and
Practice of the Gurdjieff Teaching
Presented by experienced members of the Society,
followed by questions
Topic for Wednesday October 14, 7:30pm
The Wish to Be
We are born with the potential to
evolve, to experience and serve different levels of reality. But
that isn't the first task, it's the second. The first task is to
find one's place in life. By the early adult years, most of us
dvelop the ability to survive in the world as we encounter it, perhaps
even to prosper. This is not all that's possible, not all that is
needed. To develop further, something more is required of us.
In moments when we question our lives, an internal longing can
naturally arise within us, a wish for something more, and more
meaningful. If we do not immediately seek resolution of this
longing in the material world, we may hear an inner call, the wish to be. One somehow knows that this is utterly important. It is essential to respond. But how?
In light of the Gurdjieff teaching, this talk will explore the nature of the wish to be, obstacles met when responding to this call, and the initial steps necessary to discover and realize our potential and purpose.
Future talks will be on November 11 and December 13
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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'.