The Way of Spinoza and Gurdjieff
Many years ago, I was fortunate to have met my teacher Mr. Gregory Grover who created the Spinoza and Gurdjieff study group in Santa Monica, California.
I learned the importance of Spinoza's ideas about improving our understanding, and how it is possible to know truth through the clarity of our mind and to study oneself and strengthen our mind so that it enables us to have a conscious and deeper intelligent connection with the mind of God.
Spinoza's philosophy provides a method of improving our understanding so that we can change the direction of our life.
A Path Forward
There is more to life than the ordinary things that we all commonly pursue. True happiness, clarity, truth, and love are within us, not outside of us, and we must want it desperately.
However, great effort is required and necessary to go beyond the inertia and complacency of the ego state. There is a way towards freedom.