I had a http://www.site called I-Site. It’s now transferred to WordPress so I can get my house in order…
We are not one single unified ‘I’ – we are many ‘I’s…
Ouspensky: Fourth Way
We imagine life as we live it; though we might occasionally hope for something else, we continue to imagine that it could not be any other way than it is; we tell ourselves long intricate stories about it—about how clever I am, how confused I may be, how ambitious I am, how lacking in confidence I used to be, how I cannot think of what to do next… On and on and on…
Most of all we imagine that we are one Single-I—that all the ‘I’s in the previous paragraph are exactly the same ‘I’; using the same little word ‘I’ as the subject of each of the statements gives us the impression, though it may be a bit mystifying at times, that it is the same entity that governs all our feelings and quandaries. We imagine that we are one ‘I’—the Big-I-am. We can’t get out of that I—we identify with it as our one single self.
As a result, it is almost certainly the case that until we realise how we are imprisoned in a single ‘I’ there is no chance for us to change or develop. “This is my ‘I’ and I’m stuck with it…” “There’s nothing ‘I’ can do about it…” To which one might respond: Which ‘I’ can do nothing about it?
We have chosen to imprison our selves in a single ‘I’.
Do you find yourself ‘stuck’ for words, for ideas, for a way forward, for a way of proceeding? Do you find your self saying things like “I have a writer’s block”, “I do not know what to do next”, “I’m not feeling very creative today” and so on? All ‘stuckness’ is the result of imagining that all these ‘I’s are one and the same ‘I’.
With I-site you’ll be able to discover how to become unstuck in whatever way you choose, just whenever you choose.
The thing is that as well as having a Being-stuck-I you also have thousands of other ‘I’s—Multiple-I’s—that are not at all stuck, not at all blocked and you can have plenty of coherent and resourceful strategies for coping with things.
Conventional-I is an abstraction only roughly referring to what is a very dubious whole. On the other hand a Multiple-I is a specific representation of a recognisable recurrent element or state of Being.
Having arrived here successfully, there’s an ‘I’ in your repertoire that can decide now to begin exploration of your Multiple-I’s and find out how new insights will bubble up, helping you to achieve more clarity of vision, enhance creativity and bust imaginary blocks in general.
The concept of Multiple-I’s takes Enneagram Studies and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) several stages forward, helping you to coach yourself into renewal of self and relationships and to possess a feeling of vastly expanding your place in the universe.
If you’ve ever heard one of your ‘I’s saying, “There must be more to life than this…” (Ouspensky in The Fourth Way), then this is the place for you!
There must be something more to life than this…