It is not necessary to change other people. Hells bells, it’s not even possible! Our work is to wake up and change ourselves. Nothing changes until we do. No other change is necessary.
Man has two aspects—essence and personality. Essence is formless, ageless, impersonal and free; personality is conditioned, private, fixed and temporary. If all we know is our personality, we don’t know very much.
I cannot help anyone. That’s just the fact of the matter. The best and most I can do is to establish a set of conditions whereby a man is enabled to help himself.
All of Life, every jot and tittle, is this moment. Now is God.
“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.