Tag Archives: Gurdjieff

The Way To Begin Loving Anything More


. . “The way to begin loving anything is to realize that it might be lost.” – G. K. Chesterton This is a great way to begin growing (up) as a human being: to begin really reflecting on how fragile we … Continue reading

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The Problem with Thanksgiving (or “Why Every Day Should Be Thanksgiving”)


. First off, this will not be a curmudgeonly tough-minded rant where I rage rage against how commercialize things are at this time of year and how “Black Friday” is starting earlier and earlier, so much so that it is now encroaching more and … Continue reading

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How Close Does the Dragon’s Spume Have to Come to You, to Me, to Any of Us, Before We “Get It”?


“If You Knew” – Ellen Bass What if you knew you’d be the last to touch someone? If you were taking tickets, for example, at the theater, tearing them, giving back the ragged stubs, you might take care to touch … Continue reading

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The Reason for the Season: “There’s Life without Love, but It’s Really Not Much of a Life”


Or “Get Busy Loving or Get Busy Dying” There is no neutrality in life: every moment of our lives is up for grabs, being claimed by Love and counter-claimed by fear.  Both options, both alternatives, are present in every moment … Continue reading

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Falling in Love versus Being in Love and Genuinely Loving Another


  Falling in Love versus Being in Love and Genuinely Loving Another The “in-love-ness” of romantic love is an inherently unstable and temporary experience. It does not represent a stable stage of consciousness—it does not represent an earned and more … Continue reading

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