Faith, Hope and Love

A short poem on emotion, consciousness and the body

G.I. Gurdjieff

Faith of consciousness is freedom
Faith of feeling is weakness
Faith of body is stupidity.

Love of consciousness evokes the same in response
Love of feeling evokes the opposite
Love of body depends on type and polarity.

Hope of consciousness is strength
Hope of feeling is slavery
Hope of body is disease.

Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, p. 361 (found in: An approach to the teaching left by Gurdjieff, Toward Awakening, Jean Vaysse, p. 1)