The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Trip (Inner)

Talks and Writings of G. I. Gurdjieff

THE EVOLUTION OF MAN CAN BE TAKEN AS THE DEVELOPMENT IN HIM of those powers and possibilities which never develop by themselves, that is, mechanically. Only this kind of development, only this kind of growth, marks the real evolution of man. There is, and there can be, no other kind of evolution whatever.…      In speaking of evolution it is necessary to understand from the outset that no mechanical evolution is possible. The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness. And ‘consciousness’ cannot evolve unconsciously. The evolution of man is the evolution of his will, and ‘will’ cannot evolve involuntarily. The evolution of man is the evolution of his power of doing, and ‘doing’ cannot be the result of things which ‘happen.’                                                  

BUT THE BEING OF TWO PEOPLE CAN DIFFER from one another more than the being of a mineral and of an animal. This is exactly what people do not understand. And they do not understand that knowledge depends on being. Not only do they not understand this latter but they definitely do not wish to understand it. And especially in Western culture it is considered that a man may possess great knowledge, for example he may be an able scientist, make discoveries, advance science, and at the same time he may be, and has a right to be, a petty, egoistic, caviling, mean, envious, vain, naïve, and absent-minded man. It seems to be considered here that a professor must always forget his umbrella everywhere.


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Sensaciones en Imagenes said...

El barco será de juguete pero la foto te ha quedado muy guapa.
Un abrazo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Interesting words and image Carraol, beautiful music, that is one of my all time favorites, I had to listen all the way through.

Leif Hagen said...

What a cute and fun toy boat!
Happy sailing!

joo said...

It's lovely - I mean both, photo and quotes!

Luis Gomez said...

Great image!

Unknown said...

Precioso todo, foto, comentario y música. Mi nivel de inglés se deteriora dia, dia, pero que bueno encontrar un blog como el tuyo asi me pongo al dia.
Yo siempre digo que aunque algunos se resitan el motor del progreso es tan potente como ese remolcador de juguete, aunque definitivamente nosotros con nuestra historia y raices, tenemos y debemos aprender del pasado.
Un saludo.