The Living Force
The issue of collinearity seems to me to be an area that needs to be explored in further depth. On another thread a discussion turned into a room full of hissy cats, me included, and the lack of collinearity seemed to be massively evident. Though the digression was termed a kind of distraction from the thread of cryptocurrency, I think it is essential. The issue of co-linearity deserves a thread of its own and far exceeds the relative importance of investing in the grand cyber casino.(L) What is the group's main weakness?
A: Lack of true colinearity.
Q: (L) You know, when you think about colinearity, just go back and re-read what Gurdjieff wrote about the circles. Does everybody know what I'm talking about? The outer circle, the mesoteric circle, and so on. Perhaps somebody will post that in the thread that discusses this meeting and we'll talk about it a bit. It immediately occurs to me that there are a number of things about lack of colinearity that manifest in many ways. Getting to that point of true colinearity is obviously very desirable. At the same time, it's not so easy! It takes a LOT of discussion, a lot of talking, a lot of interaction. Oh, they want to say something... Sorry, I'm being interrupted:
A: Singing helps a bit. Reading exercises that are undertaken from the correct perspective also.
Q: (L) Well... Yeah. I mean, our reading exercise is very interesting because there are quite a number of people engaged in it now in such a way that they are actually getting what is supposed to be gotten out of it. But there are others who are NOT getting what is supposed to be gotten out of it because... I don't know why (too much intellectualizing, perhaps). They’re just not at the place where they can yet have that perspective on it......
So, I want to get the ball rolling:
What IS co-linearity? How can it be defined?
In what ways is it a weakness if it is missing?
What might be gained if we can do a better job of manifesting it?
Is it part of an aim? Is this a group aim or can it remain a collection of individual aims?
If it is termed a group weakness, what are the benefits if it can be brought forward?
Does it involve some sort of standards or shared understanding?
What might that be?
Is a group aim limited to the FOTCM?
(in that case joining the FOTCM or some such might be a pre-requisite and I am barking up the wrong tree in regards to discussing this on the general forum)
I am sure there are other ways to slice this and look at it.
I mean this to be an invitation.
Instead of kicking a nest full of hornets, this time, I am attempting to initiate a fruitful discussion.