EXTENSION OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION THREAD
George Gurgieff said: "A man will renounce any PLEASURE, but he will NOT give up his SUFFERING"--our many tears and broken hearts.
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ABOUT GURGIEFF AND THE FOURTH WAY:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gurdjieff

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EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME: WHEN I ALLOW MY EGO TO HAVE ITS WAY WITH MY MIND AND MY BODY, PAIN AND SUFFERING OF MIND AND BODY IS BOUND TO FOLLOW.
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In the 1960's I was a tobacco and sugar addict--on my way to becoming a neurotic, overweight and a diabetic, so I chose to do something about it. I knew I had to learn how to dissolve my ego by making the following three choices below.

The following is a summary of the twelve-step programs advocated by the AA programs. They are for all kinds of ego-based addictions, not just alcoholism:

1. I Choose to become a self-aware and a wide awake person--that is what I now call a pneuma being. I chose to become as aware as possible to what I was doing to myself, and others. I also chose to take personal responsibility for my life, in the NOW--as Eckhart Tolle tags it in his book, The Power of NOW.

2. I chose to stop being a selfish ego, and to tune in to my true and natural Being, or Nature, whatever one wants to call IT. See the note, below.

3. In tune with all Being, all Presence, whenever I felt uneasy and knew I was getting ill--physically and mentally--with the help of my conscious spirit (pneuma) I stepped back from what was going on in my painful body (soma) my noisy mind (psyche) and I paid attention to what was going on physically and mentally.

It took some time, study and experimenting, but this had a healing effect all over, and I was guided to find helpful doctors (medical and otherwise), teachers of helpful dietary and other programs, books, community groups and friends.

As I got results I also became very motivated to help others by setting up regular programs, not all by me, within the church community.

I soon became convinced thant anyone willing to practice the principles outlined here,for twenty-one days, will be amazed as the positive results and will be inspired to want to help others.
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Edited by Revlgking (11/05/12 04:53 AM)
Edit Reason: Always helpful
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G~O~D--Now & ForeverIS:Nature, Nurture & PNEUMA-ture, Thanks to Warren Farr&ME AT www.unitheist.org