Sir Hassein, K.Tr - Georgi Ivanovich Gurdjieff - Knight of the Supremacy of the Will
Will, in Gurdjieff's sense, is the capacity of an Initiated Being to stand separate from inner and outer stimuli, and to actualize his own initiative in everything -- to See, Understand and Act as an Essence independent of the natural/habitual flow of associations and events. The two main methods of achieving and actualizing such an ability to Be and to Do (and not merely "happen" and "be done to") -- these abilities being the hallmarks of Will -- are conscious labour and voluntary suffering. These concepts and the many trapezoidal qualities in Gurdjieff's (henceforth abbreviated as 'G') teachings have challenged and fascinated me for seven years now. It is time I honoured this Hero of mine by recasting into the World of Horrors a shadow of what I've gained.