Claiming Your Total Capacity for Greatness

Greatness Workshop

In this weekend, through lecture study, meditation, movement, creative expression and Pathwork process, we will investigate the obstacles to stepping into our unique greatness.

What is this strange wall that holds you back from being who and what you are, from being your best, your greatest, most wise, generous, loving, creative, self-assertive, unfolding, aware, courageous, humble self with all its innate dignity and nobility? From Pathwork Lecture 212 on which this intensive is based.

Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh1827 Murray Avenue, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Friday, July 18, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis.



  1. Read Pathwork Lecture #212 Claiming the Total Capacity for Greatness
  2. Bring objects, pictures, etc., that represent aspects of the “angel” and the “devil” in you. Identify a major fault/distortion/negativity (an aspect of your devil) that you want to transform over the weekend, and a major quality of your angel that you want to bring forward over the weekend. You may want to take the inquiry into meditation for a few days.
  3. Identify a sentence, phrase or concept from the lecture that resonates strongly with you. Meditate and/or journal on it for 3 days. Write a summary of the experience, describing any new insights, energetic shifts, awareness, behaviors, feelings and/or awareness.
  4. “What obstructs the real greatness from flowing forth is precisely the claim of the little ego who wants to tower above others; who needs the admiration of others; who wants to compare and compete with others and then subdue them and prove itself superior to all others” (Lecture #212 , page 3). Do a daily review for 3-5 days focusing on observing your “little ego’s” efforts to gain its own advantage. Where were you showing off in order to gain admiration or appear better in the eyes of others? Try to put your thoughts in concise language. What was the fear? How did it feel?
  5. Optional: Once you’ve completed a daily review, try the visualization on page 7. Pay close attention to your reaction. Which words go in easily? Where are you in resistance? Where do you feel closed off and tight? Visualize for yourself a new state of greatness in humility, without ego, without proving anything, without comparing yourself positively or negatively with others. Visualize yourself unafraid of the worst in you, because the worst will transform into the most beautiful, wise, strong, loving force.
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