The Teaching For Our Time

Weekly Saying of Substance
— G.I. Gurdjieff

G.I. Gurdjieff, Fourth Way, self-transformation When you study yourself you have to be able to concentrate your attention upon that part which you wish to observe. At present you cannot concentrate your attention because your emotional center will not be quiet. So your attention is governed by your emotions and not by you. Until you stop being governed by your emotions you cannot be impartial; therefore you cannot understand the meaning of words.