How can you judge the value of another when you do not even know your own true worth?
It is impossible to recognize a wrong way without knowing the right way. This means that it is no use troubling oneself how to recognize a wrong way. One must think of how to find the right way. ~ George Gurdjieff Quotes
If you meet a teacher who soothes your soul – you are not nearly as fortunate as you would be, if you met one who disturbed your sleep. Because fine spices are no match for a burning flame, when it comes to cooking a good meal.
In order to obtain a correct and permanent connection between… [the] lower and the higher centers, it is necessary to regulate and quicken the work of the lower centers. ~ George Gurdjieff Quotes
Some people have such vivid imaginations and can visualize every step with such clarity that they convince themselves they already know how to do it and so they do not even try.
In order to regulate and balance the work of the three centers whose functions constitute our life, it is necessary to learn to economize the energy produced by our organism, not to waste this energy on unnecessary functions, and to save it for that activity which will gradually connect the lower centers with the higher. ~ George Gurdjieff Quotes
Some look back and marvel at how far they’ve come. Others look ahead and imagine the obstacles they will face. While the wise focus on this step.