Book Preview: The “I Am” Exercise

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Awaiting the publication of my first book (requested frommany readers of this Blog page, but I don’t wish to share for now additional specific informations about the book, except that is practical), I would like to introduce, here, an excerpt- preview of the same. I hope you’ll enjoy this mini-chapter.


Another very useful but also demanding practice is the so called I Am exercise. It consists in repeating no less than once an hour within the space of a day, the phrase “I Am”, and this statement said alone should work as a reminder to connect ourselves with the idea of being present and to observe ourselves during the whole day. In addition to this statement, there is another influence, of a mental character, which we should sense simultaneously, a response in our solar plexus- a sort of tingling or tickling.

The question that could arise in our mind is: Why only in the Solar Plexus? The reason is, that our attempts at self -observation are mental efforts, whereas in self-remembering, the aim of the self-observation practice, the self is emotional, and the Solar Plexus is the center where the emotions are mostly expressed through our body.

Also, during the mental pronunciation of “I Am”, we should synchronize this phrase with our breath in the following way: pronouncing “I” when we intake the breath, sensing at the same time ourselves as whole, here and now, and then, pronounce  “Am” during the exhalation, sensing the tingling in our Solar Plexus.  The whole exercise should be performed without producing any tension caused by the effort. It’s not as easy an exercise as it would seem, but after a period of practice , it should be possible to perform it.

There is also a tip that has been useful for me to remember that I have to do this exercise every hour: I use the cell phone’s alarm clock as a reminder for this, setting it to ring at every hour, so I consider that this tip could be helpful also for you in performing this exercise.



About mr Sarmoung

Andrea Dandolo je pisac i istražitelj razvoja svijesti i duhovnosti uključen u razotkrivanje drevnih učenja s ciljem olakšavanja unutarnjeg razvoja ljudskih bića. Jedan od načina kojima se time bavi je i kroz blog koji je preveden na engleski, španjolski i od nedavno hrvatski. Od rane mladosti je u svijetu duhovnosti i rada na sebi sudjelujući u radu grupa koje potječu direktno od Gurdjieffa, tj koje su bile vođene od strane samog Gurdjieffa U skladu sa drevnim znanjima, naglašava razvoj svjesnosti kao primarno sredstvo za psihološku transformaciju i duhovnu osvještenost individualaca. Karakteristike sistema koji predlaže su jednostavan jezik i moderni prijevod drevnih učenja kao i njihove praktične primjene u svakodnevnome životu. Njegov blog čitaju ljudi iz svih krajeva svijeta. Samorazvoj je ne religiozni i ne dogmatski put; sastoji se primarno od naprednog dostizanja viših stanja svijesti, p prisustva i konačno od ostvarivanja svoje prave intimne prirode, koja je poznata u mnogim tradicijama pod imenima poput esencija, duša, biće. Kroz takav razvoj individualna osoba ulazi u nove dimenzije svijesti koje mu omogućuju da vidi stvarnost sakrivenu iza iluzija. To mu omogućuje kreiranje osobnosti neovisne i otporne na vanjske situacije i vanjska uvjetovanja. Posljedice takvog razvoja su oštra inteligencija, izvanredni kreativni kapaciteti, ravnoteža i smirenost u svakoj situaciji i stabilno stanje višeg stanja svijesti koje je poznato u drevnim tradicijama pod nazivom “buđenje”.
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5 Responses to Book Preview: The “I Am” Exercise

  1. Anna Fidz says:

    Looks great. I’ll try this exercise. The third chakra, or solar plexus is the door into the center of our being. 🙂 Looking forward to your book!

  2. sylvie says:

    thank you, andrea. i believe this will be a very important book. and that it will be
    “reader-friendly”, accessible to all. seekers from most all “paths” to awakening
    may find this book valuable. i look forward to its publication.

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  4. mr Sarmoung says:

    The purpose of this book is how to put in practice by ourselves, so to make accessible without the need of a presence of a Teacher, the practices to develop a higher degree of Consciousness as taught in the Esoteric groups. It’s a very big challenge, but such exercises and the approach has been tested from many people to which I purposed it, and the results are effective. Of course, these people have worked with constance, and they have begun to experience a different state of Being known as Self Remembering. I don’t like to share something that has not been tested by myself or, such as in this case, from someone who volontarily accepted this challenge. It’s my hope that those who are interested in this approach will also find useful this text (book) such as these people did.

    With Love,

  5. Thanks, I have recently been seeking for info about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have located so far.

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