The dreams we have while we are awake, however, get us into a lot of trouble...

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Gurdjieff said, “Man is sleep” he said that over and over and over again and then elaborated it in a way that I actually think is a more accurate metaphor: we are walking around in a waking dream, a dangerous dream. The dreams we have at night are quite safe, actually, because we just lie there in bed. We do not do anything in the physical world that could get us into trouble. The dreams we have while we are awake, however, get us into a lot of trouble, because we are not in clear, accurate touch with what is going on around us, yet we act and we reap the consequences of our actions.

Charles T. Tart, Living the Mindful Life, Shambhala, p.27


 

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