Gurdjieff: Personality vs Essence
Gurdjieff is very clear when he explains that our essence is radically different from our personality. Our essence is who we are and our personality and ego is what we present to others and the world. It’s the false self or an image that we want to project and pretend that all is OK with us. No one wants to reveal their fears and weaknesses to others so everyone speaks on a superficial level. Men talk about sports and cars and women gossip and go to the mall to shop.
To claim our essential nature is the goal that Gurdjieff is taking us and the work that I do is to teach you how to get there. We first must learn and grasp the tool of self-observation. We want to learn how to see our nature objectively without judgments….