The results of… [conscious] influences collect together within him and after a certain time they form… a kind of magnetic center, which begins to attract… kindred influences and in this manner it grows. If the magnetic center receives sufficient nourishment, and if there is no strong resistance on the part of the other sides of a man’s personality… the magnetic center begins to influence a man’s… direction. ~ George Gurdjieff Quotes
The sting on a bee is balanced by the sweetness of honey – and the thorn on the branch by the scent of the rose.
The results of the work of a man who takes on himself the role of teacher do not depend on whether or not he knows exactly the origin of what he teaches, but very much depends on whether or not his ideas come in actual fact from the esoteric center and whether he himself understands and can distinguish esoteric ideas, that is, ideas of objective knowledge, from subjective, scientific, and philosophical ideas ~ George Gurdjieff Quotes
A dog grows bolder the closer they are to their home. So be careful when discussing philosophy with a philosopher, politics with a politician and religion with a priest.
The relation of one cosmos to another is the relation of two bodies of different dimensions. If one cosmos is three-dimensional then the next cosmos, that is, the one above it, must be four-dimensional, the next—five-dimensional. ~ George Gurdjieff Quotes
If an immense oak tree is curled up inside every acorn waiting for the right conditions to grow – imagine what wonders lie curled up in a child’s smile.
The moment when the man who is looking for the way meets a man who knows the way is called the first threshold or the first step. From this first threshold the stairway begins. Between ‘life’ and the ‘way’ lies the ‘stairway.’ Only by passing along this ‘stairway’ can a man enter the ‘way’. ~ George Gurdjieff Quotes