Posts Tagged ‘48 Orders of Law’

243 – Being Crystalized

There’s a reason the Work seems so hard sometimes. It’s not the Work, it’s that with which the Work has to work. Our resistance is nearly as great as our internal darkness.

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Fearing

When people fear for the safety of a loved one they often tend to think that a little hurt from them will save much hurt for the object of their love. So they hurt others for their own good. When I was a child I remember this attitude from parents. It never felt good or right. Then I didn’t understand what the motivation for this behavior was. It was personified in the phrase,

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222 – Energy Crunch

Everything in our world is sucking energy at an alarming rate. What does the Work have to say about that? Remember, esoteric teachings are not interested in the outer, but rather direct us to our own inner world.

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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.