P. D. Ouspensky (1878 – 1947)

P. D. Ouspensky Quote – “Man is a machine controlled by accidental shocks…”

If he carries out all these rules while he observes himself, a man will record a whole series of very important aspects of his being. To begin with, he will record with unmistakable clearness the fact that his actions, thoughts, feelings, and words are the result of external influences and that nothing comes from himself. He will understand and see […]

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P. D. Ouspensky Quote – “Energy is spent chiefly on unnecessary and unpleasant emotions…”

Energy is spent chiefly on unnecessary and unpleasant emotions, on the expectation of unpleasant things, possible and impossible, on bad moods, on unnecessary haste, nervousness, irritability, imagination, day-dreaming, and so on. Energy is wasted on the wrong work of centers, on unnecessary tension of the muscles out of all proportion to the work produced, on perpetual chatter which absorbs an […]

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