Georges Gurdjieff said that the only way to consciousness was through the Moving Center. When Peter Ouspensky was nearing his death he had premonitions of it, and revisited old places, and he advised everyone to abandon the system and start a new system based on what you want. Are there any comments?
THE MAN GEORGES WAS ACCURATE IN ASSESSING THE NEEDS OF MOST STUDENTS. YES, THIS [Moving Centered approach] CAN BE A WAY TOWARD BALANCE. THE MAN PETER [Ouspensky] GLIMPSED THE TRUTH IN THE NEED FOR A LIVING TEACHER WHO CAN RENDER THE TEACHING DYNAMIC. HE SAW CHANGE IN THE ATTITUDES AND THE “WANTS” OF HIS STUDENTS. THIS WAS AN INTELLECTUALLY CENTERED TEACHER WITH MOSTLY EMOTIONALLY CENTERED STUDENTS. THE MAN GEORGES WAS MOVING CENTERED IN THE BEGINNING, AND HAD MOSTLY INTELLECTUALLY CENTERED DISCIPLES. THIS HELPED HIM TO VERIFY THE NEED FOR BALANCE. HE AND PETER BOTH HAD A TENDENCY TO DEPRECATE EMOTIONAL CENTER, AND THE MAN PETER WENT EVEN FURTHER AND REFUSED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE VERY REAL NEED TO GROW TO THE POINT WHERE SEXUALITY CAN BE EXPRESSED THROUGH THE SEXUAL CENTER. THIS WAS DUE, FOR THE MOST PART, TO GUILTY INHIBITIONS. THE MAN GEORGES DID NOT HAVE THIS HANDICAP, BUT DID NOT GIVE EMOTIONAL CENTER QUITE THE STATUS IT DESERVED. BALANCE IS JUST THAT — A BALANCE OF ALL CENTERS. BUT, YES, MOST OF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM PHYSICAL INERTIA [weak Moving Center].
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