Today we are taking off for a long journey to ourselves, hope you are with us : )
As mentioned before, we will go through the book Reality of Being, which contains the teaching of Gurdjieff. We will slowly move from chapter to chapter, read and interpret passages together, see what impact the messages have on our life. Some days we will rest and just observe our inner-self, try to find out how it is touched by the words nesting in our mind and heart.
First chapter “A Call To Consciousness / I Am Asleep”
1. A nostalgia for Being
Man remains a mystery to himself. He has a nostalgia for Being, a longing for duration, for permanence, for absoluteness – a longing to be. Yet everything that constitutes his life is temporary, ephemeral, limited. He aspires to another order, another life, a world that is beyond him. He senses that he is meant to participate in it.
He searches for an idea, an inspiration, that could move him in this direction. It arises as a question: ‘Who am I – who am I in this world?’ If this question becomes sufficiently alive, it could direct the course of his life. He cannot answer. He has nothing with which to answer – no knowledge of his own. But he feels he must welcome it. He asks himself what he is. This is the first step on the way. He wants to open his eyes. He wants to wake up, to awaken.
This is the first passage of the first chapter. We are reflecting it here word by word, because every little detail is sooo important.
The questions you can ask yourself during the following days are given below. Take time, think about it and just observe what is moving in you.
– Who am I? – Do I have any plan in my life? – What could I do, if I would not sleep (actually if I would awake now)?
So, see you soon in order to move on/continue together.