Why is it difficult to stop daydreaming?

Why is it difficult to stop daydreaming?

22 JULY 2018 | 1pm GMT Free introductory workshop online hosted by Asaf Braverman "The moment you start self-observation something in you starts imagination," said Peter Ouspensky, "and self-observation, if you really try it, is a constant struggle with imagination."...
Identification

Identification

15 JULY 2018 | 6pm GMT In the first workshop of this month, we used a Hindu miniature to study the relation of higher centers to intellectual parts of centers in a new way. In the second workshop of this month, we used a Dutch illuminated manuscript to explore the...
Observing the Intellectual Center

Observing the Intellectual Center

8 JULY 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The labor of July invites us to review the role of our intellectual center in this work. What can we harvest from our mind? What are useful thoughts? To answer this, we must better understand our thinking....
Revisiting Aims

Revisiting Aims

1 JULY 2018 | 6pm GMT Wheat harvest in July symbolizes work on the mind, the intellectual center. July also marks the half-year-point in the annual cycle since we formulated aims in January. We will therefore dedicate this workshop to re-visiting aims, to witness the...
The Role of Exercises in this Work

The Role of Exercises in this Work

17 JUNE 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman During the past week, we worked with the exercise of avoiding multitasking. Our aim was to restrict our moving center's tendency to overfill the moment with activity, crowding out consciousness. In this...
Reining in the Moving Horse

Reining in the Moving Horse

10 JUNE 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman We concluded the previous workshop by setting an aim to distinguish between daydreaming generated by the moving center and daydreaming generated by the emotional center. This exercise helped bring more...
Learning about Consciousness through the Moving Center

Learning about Consciousness through the Moving Center

SUNDAY, 10 JUNE 2018, 1PM GMT Free introductory workshop online hosted by Asaf Braverman "In no system of ordinary psychology are the moving and instinctive functions described and divided in the right way," said Peter Ouspensky. In this free introductory workshop, we...
Observing the Moving Center

Observing the Moving Center

In the previous labor, we related hay harvest to work on our physical bodies. May — the month of our symbolic calendar in which hay grew spontaneously — was dedicated to observing the instinctive center. June — the month in which it must be harvested, bundled, and...
Mechanical and Conscious Movement

Mechanical and Conscious Movement

3 JUNE 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman To study our moving center, we begin begin by observing its mechanical movements. Some of these can be safely eliminated, while others must eventually be performed more consciously, intentionally, and...
Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

20 MAY 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The third workshop of May will be dedicated to questions and answers. "To question wisely is to instruct," goes an old saying. Since a good question requires self-observation and self-study, formulating...