Posts Tagged ‘being present’

130 – Timeline

Time is one of those tricky subjects that deal with Reality and apparent reality. Perhaps the way we perceive time isn’t all there is to it.

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104 – Eternity Now

The now is here but that doesn’t mean that when we’re here we’re now.

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031 – Being Present

We think we’re here all the time. Some careful inspection shows us we spend a lot of time out to lunch.

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