New Instagram post – Gurdjieff Aphorism #36

Hope, when bold, is strength. Hope, with doubt, is cowardice. Hope, with fear, is weakness.

This aphorism relates to the hope of centers.

Hope of the Higher Emotional Center, with three unified and mastered lower centers, is immediate and direct in action. It boldly goes and does not wait in earnest.

Hope of the fragmented intellect brings opposing thoughts, and any thought that turns away from the aim and does not face it, is as a coward.

Hope of the emotional center, or emotional parts of centers, brings fear of outcome, either as direct fear of bad, or hidden fear behind good. It leaks energy, and leads to weakness of being.

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