“You must have an aim, a serious aim,” said Gurdjieff. And of course that is true. Without an aim, we are loose cannons. We live eccentrically, inadvertently.
When a man says that his children are his greatest achievement, I think, ‘Surely, your aim is too low.’
If we are kind to ourselves, we will not be unkind to anyone else. The reverse is also true.
The answers to life’s most important questions are within us. For assistance with lesser matters—how to play the piano, for example, or car repair—we may seek assistance from our environment. The inner life is primary; the outer is secondary. Life returns us to the city of self-trust, to the temple of self-sufficiency.
“Stay in the city.” Heed not signs and wonders.
The fulfillment of our inner purpose exceeds in importance every outer endeavour.