“...[A]sk yourselves this question: 'Do I know?'
This is one of the most powerful questions you can ask yourselves if you do it sincerely.
Notice how you continually judge others. Observe yourselves.
You all have definite fixed ideas of what is right and what is wrong. All this belongs to the acquired psychology called Personality.
Are you sure that you know?
If you feel that you know then you cannot change: your knowing will prevent you from changing.
The idea of metanoia (translated as repentance) is to change your knowing, to change your mind.
The Gospels say that unless you repent you cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven: but the meaning is that unless you change your mind, you cannot change your level of being.”
---Maurice Nicoll
(Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky
Volume 5, p.1753)


Unknowing, abide,
In stillness, abide,
In patience, in patience,
Possess your soul.


released December 15, 2015
Darlene Franz, voice and harmonium
engineered by by Christian Heilman, www.mixerguy.com



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Darlene Franz Seattle, Washington

Since 2006, Darlene Franz has been composing chants and facilitating mindful singing workshops throughout the US and Canada. Her work with groups cultivates the expansion of embodied attention and presence. Through active and meditative practices based in sacred mantric interspiritual chant, singers and “non-singers” can discover grounded, centered, whole awareness while singing. ... more

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