Archive for August, 2010

217 – Machines

If we’re machines we could probably use a good mechanic. The problem is we have to learn to do the work on our own machine instead of relying on others to do it for us. This is Self-Development. Darn!

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217 – Man in the Moon

We hear that we’re food for the moon but it’s not well understood what this means in our personal work. If it was we’d be working better and developing more.

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216 – Forgiveness

Another round of forgiveness anyone? It’s on the house. Since it’s on the house why not go ahead and give it away as fast as you are able?

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216 – Jungle Hut

Three story house? More like a jungle hut on fire. How to see this is where the Work starts.

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About Esoteric Talks

"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 are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.