The broadening of consciousness
This “widening”, this expansion of consciousness, can only take place at the expense of common sense, which is connected with the personality and this habitual sense of self will fight to retain his power, just as a tyrant struggles to retain his power. Consciousness can only increase with the use of consciousness. Of course, a little consciousness is given to us to start our life. Maurice Nicoll (talking about the teachings of Gurdjieff).