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A live introductory presentation for those interested in learning more about the teaching of BePeriod and how it functions as a fourth way school. We will end with a question and answer session. If you'd like to participate, make sure to "register" on the workshop page... (link below)

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“If one thing could be different, everything would be different.” P. D. Ouspensky

"If the present would go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought." Dante Alighieri

What could be different in any moment?

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/posts/ritual-and-routine/ to see this week’s blog post “Ritual and Routine” from Asaf Braverman
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“Tell me how long you can remember yourself. How long you can stop thought without falling asleep and forgetting what you are doing?” P. D. Ouspensky

“I cannot rightly tell how I entered that forest, I was so full of sleep at the moment when I left the true way.” Dante

What “forest” do you frequently find your thoughts wandering in?

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“In ordinary conditions the difference between the speed of our usual emotions and the speed of the higher emotional centre is so great that no connection can take place and we fail to hear within us the voices which are speaking and calling to us from the higher emotional centre. The higher thinking centre is still further removed from us, still less accessible.” G. I. Gurdjieff

"Study the devotion of the bride, with what a vigilant eye she watches for the bridegroom's coming. Happy for her that the Lord finds her watching." Bernard of Clairvaux

What does it mean and what efforts can we make to move from the speed or vibration of our “usual emotions” to a speed approaching that of higher emotional centre?

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/videos/master/ to see this week’s video tutorial, “Master”.
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"When one realizes one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.” -P. D. Ouspensky

“On a small scale one begins,
till step by step more strength he wins and
forms himself for greater things to follow.” Goethe

Having become half-awake in one moment, we rise or fall in the next. How does one secure the next moment?

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/workshops/returning-to-the-present-2/ to register for tomorrow’s Online Workshop “Returning to the Present”, hosted by Asaf Braverman
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“If we take centres from the point of view of attention we shall know at once in which part of centres we are. Without attention or with attention wandering, we are in the mechanical part; with the attention attracted by the subject of observation or reflection and kept there, we are in the emotional part; with the attention controlled and held on the subject by will, we are in the intellectual part.” P. D. Ouspensky

The soul must be trained to be present to the beauty before it. Plotinus

How do we train our attention?

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/videos/four-lower-centers-part-ii-parts-of-centers-attention/ to see this week’s video tutorial, “The Four Lower Centers -Part 2”.
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“The study of attention shows the parts of centres better than anything, but the study of attention again requires a certain degree of self-remembering.” P. D. Ouspensky

"Let not your attention be relaxed for a moment, lest you slip after all into evil ways." Epictetus

Today, we invite you to join us in this week’s exercise: To observe parts of centres. Am I in mechanical parts, routinely passing from motion to motion, thought to thought, inattentively, or am I in emotional parts, some sudden occurrence having drawn my attention to it, or am I in intellectual parts, engaged in a task that requires my directed attention and concentration?

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/videos/four-lower-centers-part-ii-parts-of-centers-attention/ to see this week’s video tutorial, “The Four Lower Centers -Part 2”.
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To begin self-study it is necessary to study methods of self-observation, but that again must be based on a certain understanding of the divisions of our functions. P. D. Ouspensky

"Union with the divine happens through self study." Patanjali

For the remainder of this week, we invite you to join us in our new exercise: we will aim to group each of the ‘I’s we observe in ourselves to one of the four lower centres-moving, instinctive, emotional or intellectual.

Visit beperiod.com/en to see this week’s video tutorial “The Four Lower Centers-Part 1” and join the discussion.
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All the activity of the human machine is divided into four sharply defined groups, each of which is controlled by its own special mind or “center”. G. I. Gurdjieff

“And men go about to wonder at the heights of the mountains, and the mighty waves of the sea, and the wide sweep of rivers, and the circuit of the ocean, and the revolution of the stars, but themselves they consider not.” Augustine

Can you see these four separate functions in yourself?

Visit beperiod.com/en to see this week’s video tutorial “The Four Lower Centers-Part 1” and join the discussion.
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