Posts Tagged ‘conscious shock’

256 – Being Surprised

What’s it like when you know nothing of the Work and you’re plopped down in the middle of it? This is where the term Conscious Shock comes into play.

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231 – Headroom

Without headroom there’s no place to grow. Fortunately there is Something waiting for us into which we can move. It’s our destiny to be Real I if we’re willing to make right effort.

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154 – Mi to Fa

When I try to go from Mi to Fa I end up going from depression to lame self-observation.

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142 – Tuneup

Esoteric work doesn’t require a piano mover but rather a piano tuner. It’s the fine adjustments we need to learn to make that will enable us to move forward toward our Aim.

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136 – Jump Start

If this way is new to you or not, sometimes a jump start is what we need to help move us forward. Listen and try not to get your wires crossed.

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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.