JG Bennett on Sleep and Dream





“JGB: Mr. Gurdjieff advised us that, the last thing before we go to sleep, it is good to occupy our minds – or even our feelings – with something. In particular it is the best moment to pray for those who have died whom we have loved. One evokes in oneself the clearest memory one can of the person and directs towards them an impulse of love from ourselves and the wish that it may be well with them. Making this prayer just before we go to sleep is good for us. If we do this sincerely, it uses up that energy which would give us dreams.”