“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.
Whomever we wish to impress, we are enslaved by.
The chief impediment to inner peace: unnecessary thought. If it’s negative, it’s unnecessary.
We can cope with anything that happens. The difficulty, anyway, is not what happens but that we are unaware of our assets.
Whenever you are confronted with a challenge, welcome it. You’ve been identified, selected, called out from the ranks. “The true man is revealed in difficult times.”