MESSAGES

We follow a structured teaching called the Labors of the Month. A parallel is drawn between farming and the cultivation of consciousness. As a farmer attends to different aspects of their land each month, so do we attend to different aspects of our psychology. This offers a unified structure for all students, while enabling enough flexibility for each to focus on their specific challenges and needs.

July 2021 Lessons – A Student’s Perspective

July 2021 Lessons – A Student’s Perspective

There are two types of discipline, one borne out of False Personality, and the other, out of Essence. Being able to discern between these two, means being able to either benefit from discipline, or suffer under it. I have a strict morning routine. My day starts very...

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June 2021 Lessons – A Student’s Perspective

June 2021 Lessons – A Student’s Perspective

There are days in which self-remembering is a thought’s reach away, and others in which no amount of focus can overcome the inertia of sleep. Days pass until I come back to my senses and realize all too desperately that I have been engaging people and working...

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Resisting Mechanical Momentum

Resisting Mechanical Momentum

We conducted another experiment: throughout one week, students were challenged to check their phones only while seated. The phone is an integral gadget of modern life, used always and carried everywhere. An exercise themed around the phone can potentially transform...

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The Looking Exercise

The Looking Exercise

We conducted an experiment. For the duration of a minute (timed on the timer of our phone), students were asked to take in one impression after another of their immediate environment in intervals of a breath. For example: begin by looking at the mug on your table,...

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Plugging Energy Leaks

Plugging Energy Leaks

Psychology is the study of waste. So much of what we observe in ourselves is a form of eliminating energy. Physically, we spend excess energy in almost all our movements, lifting things using too much force, moving with unwarranted haste and fervor, even tensing...

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Why do we get so absorbed in front of the computer?

Why do we get so absorbed in front of the computer?

We conducted an experiment: we invited BePeriod students who regularly work in front of computers to record themselves for ten minutes at their desks using their webcams. Ten minutes is long enough for a person to forget that they are being recorded, so the resulting...

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January 2021

January 2021

You must learn to make super efforts. If you do not make super efforts it is because you do not have an aim. – George Gurdjieff

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December 2020

December 2020

One man alone cannot see himself. But when a certain number of people unite together for this purpose they will even involuntarily help one another. – George Gurdjieff

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November 2020

November 2020

There is no attention in people. You must aim to acquire this. Self-observation is only possible after acquiring attention. Start with small things. – George Gurdjieff

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