This is to introduce the first series of awakening exercises, as interpreted from the writings of G. I. Gurdjieff and P. D. Ouspensky. These exercises have been used for many years by the Fourth Way Group, meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico: the Institute for the Harmonious Development of the Human Being. Perhaps we have learned the terminology, the buzz words, but don't have the ability to connect the pieces of the puzzle to truly understand. More specifically, we have too much information for our formatory apparatus to properly handle. I have written this book as another tool to help us to bridge the gap between having information and the possibility for real understanding. So if my efforts provide new understandings, wonderful. If the Awakening Exercises helps one to develop self-observation, fantastic! With practice and time, it is my hope that this book will lead you to the first stages of your real awakening and, in due time, to the possibility to remain in that state!