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Asleep at the wheel

Gurdjieff had the view that humanity exists in a near-perpetual state of sleep. “Man lives his life in sleep, and in sleep he dies.” On the evidence—climate change, consumerism, ceaseless warring and the wanton destruction of the planet—the Russian mystic wasn’t wrong.

The ouroboros effect

Emotions begin as thoughts in the head. These mind forms are discharged into the body where they reconstitute as feelings. These feelings then move ‘back upstairs’ to inflate and validate the thoughts that conceived them. Then you hear: “Let me tell you what she did to me.”