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Fantasies Better than Real Life

[Excerpt from TT: 2008-05-14]

I have a question about “the joy of fantasy”. This refers to what was termed “identification” and “imagination” in the Gurdjieff system. I often find myself “practising” a situation that is not yet here – and might never come. Making pictures of things I should have said, will say, will do, will feel, etc. Often these are rather neutral pictures, that is, not very intensive. At other times they can be very dramatic, and also “romantic.” Then I feel myself being “all over the place.” not focused at all. It seems the present is devaluated as “too boring, grey, uninteresting, pedestrian, etc.” while the future (= a certain make believe fantasy about the future) is ALL that matters. I would appreciate feedback on this situation and how to move away from it, how to give the present more weight and reducing the hold of fantasies.

Full Transcript: 2008-05-14 – Open Floor

May 14, 2008
Troy Tolley, Channel

Michael Speaks – Open Floor

[Michael Entity] Hello to everyone. We are here. We will respond to your questions now. We will begin.

[Question] Recently in a private session Michael commented on dogs and how to best care for them, their purpose, and so forth [NOTE: see end of transcript for that piece]. It was quite informative. Would you please respond similarly with regard to cats? Thank you!

[Michael Entity] Again, we can share with you what we perceive as being a general consideration of priorities for the well-being of this domesticated version of Felidae, but we make it clear as well that these generalities may not hold true for all cats.