“Try to listen as if you were listening to something new—not comparing other things you know or think you know.”
— G. I. Gurdjieff

 

We tend to think by comparison perhaps me even more than most. When we come across a new concept, we try to understand it by comparing it to something we already know and make a leap towards understanding it based on how it is similar and how it is different. This can add in a small way to understanding a new concept but it doesn’t bring us to its essence. Essence cannot be understood by the intellect but by a deeper part of ourselves whether you want to call it the intuition or mystical sense.
We understand the essence of another when we can look into their eyes and see their heart. I don’t mean an intellectual knowing but a feeling that tunes us to another in a way that is beyond words. Imagine if we could do that with everything we came across. Treat it totally as if it were something new something we could learn not by understanding but by a learning. It would be a pearl beyond any price. Of course to do that we have to forget or put aside everything we knew so that we could experience it as if it were for the first time.
Blessings, G

 

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