to the Gurdjieff Society of Ireland
‘I have the power to rise above myself and to see myself freely ... to be seen.
My thought has the power to be free. But for this to take place, it must rid
itself of all the associations which hold it captive, passive. It must cut the
threads that bind it to the world of images, to the world of forms, it must free
itself from the constant pull of the emotiuons. It must feel its power to resist this
pull; its objective power to watch over this pull while gradually rising above it.
In this movement thought becomes active. It becomes active while purifying itself.
Therby its true aim is revealed, a unique aim to think I, to realise who I am, to
enter into this mystery.’
- Jeanne de Salzmann