"We always use more energy than is necessary, by using unnecessary muscles, by allowing thoughts to revolve and reacting too much with feelings. Relax muscles, use only those necessary, store thoughts and don't express feelings unless you wish. Don't be affected by externals as they are harmless in themselves; we allow ourselves to be hurt."
Views from the Real World
Early Talks of Gurdjieff as Recollected by His Pupils
Prieure, June 12, 1923