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“*Man has no permanent and unchangeable I.* Every thought, every mood, every desire, every sensation, says ‘I’. And in each case it seems to be taken for granted that this I belongs to the Whole, to the whole man, and that a thought, a desire, or an aversion is expressed by this Whole. In actual fact there is no foundation whatever for this assumption. Man’s every thought and desire appears and lives quite separately and independently of the Whole. And the Whole never expresses itself, for the simple reason that it exists, as such, only physically as a thing, and in the abstract as a concept. Man has no individual I. But there are, instead, hundreds and thousands of separate small I’s, very often entirely unknown to one another, never coming into contact, or, on the contrary, hostile to each other, mutually exclusive and incompatible. Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking ‘I’. And each time his I is different. Just now it was a thought, now it is a desire, now a sensation, now another thought, and so on, endlessly. Man is a plurality. Man’s name is legion.
The alternation of I’s, their continual obvious struggle for supremacy, is controlled by accidental external influences. Warmth, sunshine, fine weather, immediately call up a whole group of I’s. Cold, fog, rain, call up another group of I’s, other associations, other feelings, other actions. There is nothing in man able to control this change of I’s, chiefly because man does not notice, or know of it; he lives always in the last I. Some I’s, of course, are stronger than others. But it is not their own conscious strength; they have been created by the strength of accidents or mechanical external stimuli. Education, imitation, reading, the hypnotism of religion, caste, and traditions, or the glamour of new slogans, create very strong I’s in man ‘s personality, which dominate whole series of other, weaker, I’s. But their strength is the strength of the ‘rolls’ in the centers. And all I’s making up a man’s personality have the same origin as these ‘rolls’; they are the results of external influences; and both are set in motion and controlled by fresh external influences.
Man is no individuality. He has no single, big I. man is divided into a multiplicity of small I’s.”

G. I. Gurdjieff

born in Berlin with a very nomadic nature

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  • HannaAschenbach
    HannaAschenbachover 4 years ago

    juhu, darauf habe ich gewartet…..toll Anna …. ein super Kalender !!!

  • Danke Hanna:)

    – AnnaAsche

  • AngelinaLucia10
    AngelinaLucia10over 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Anna!!!

  • Thank you Angelina!

    – AnnaAsche

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 4 years ago

    Great work

  • Thank you Heloisa!

    – AnnaAsche

  • Rainer Muhrbeck
    Rainer Muhrbeckover 4 years ago

    hallo Anna, du hast es ausserordentlich fein dargestellt, wie unterschiedlich wir uns in unserem Alltag fühlen. Jede Identität zeigt Würde und Größe.
    Dieser Kalender kann nach jeweiligem Feeling aufgeschlagen werden und man fühlt sich verstanden. Ganz großartige Arbeit !

  • MiaMailyn
    MiaMailynover 4 years ago

    Anna you are very unique – beautiful

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    excellent and beautiful collection !
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you much, francis:)

    – AnnaAsche

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