Archive for October, 2007

Memories

Memories are a two edged sword. They can be useful in this Work. It’s a good thing too, because we have so many of them. Some good, some not so good. Sometimes we are able to remember an event because we were more awake when it …

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072 – Vain Work

We’ve got to start from where we are. Where we are isn’t a pretty picture.

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071 – Imagination

Imagination plays a large role in our level of unhappiness. Seeing it is the first step toward freeing ourselves from it.

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Practice

After having studied classic guitar for a number of years, I observed something interesting about Parkinson. If he wanted to do something he would read a book about it. It seems odd to write that now, because the idea of reading a book to learn how to do something appears to be contradictory.

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071 – Prayer

The Universe responds to requests. Prayer is know how to make the proper request.

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070 – Greater Mind

If there’s not something higher then there’s up. If there’s no up we’re stuck here.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting that probably means you.