"The automatism of our thoughts and of our feelings is definitely connected with the automatism of our movements. One cannot be changed without the other... habitual movements and habitual postures will prevent the new mode by creating old habitual associations."
"Any prayer may be heard by the higher powers and a corresponding answer obtained only if it is uttered thrice:
Firstly - for the welfare or the peace of the souls of one's parents.
Secondly - for the welfare of one's neighbour.
And only thirdly - for oneself personally."
- G.I. Gurdjieff in "All and Everything"