Here is an interesting book from long ago, now, by Paul Brunton on The Short Path. This angle has been developed over the last generation by many in the new age circuit. (It also seems to be rapidly entering the pop spirituality market in a rising tide of commercializations.
If ever there was a long path with no short path it is the madhouse of Gurdjieff and sufi devils. Slip away stat and you can use this to become aware of the simplicity of the issues. There is going to be a problem somewhere here and I don’t know if the people who have pursued this (I have been obliviously on the side lines for that last thirty years) have found it. But there is a short version of the Short Path which is not a path but a simple clarification on the level of simple information of the paradox ‘There is nothing to achieve’, ….
Ouspensky/RB is wrathful at the way he was used to create false advertising for a bunch of sufi crooks. Those caught in the net need an exit strategy. Best find it soon.