Posts Tagged ‘doing’

195 – To Do

One of the more difficult ideas of esoteric teachings to grasp is the idea that we cannot do. Here’s fresh look at doing and not doing and what it all means in our personal work.

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183 – Encouragement

There are times for all of us when what we need to continue on this path is a dose of encouragement. We don’t always get it when we think we should, but rather when the Work thinks we need it.

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174 – Hope

When I look at how long it takes and how much time I may have left I wonder if there’s any hope of reaching my Aim.

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169 – Impressing

Practically, how do I deal with impressions that are coming in through the five senses? It’s not a good idea to bite off more than you can chew. Imagination will take over and you’ll be lost.

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148 – Non-Action

If we can’t do why should we concern ourselves with non-action? Shouldn’t that just come naturally? It’s a good idea to beware of anything that comes naturally to the False Personality.

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138 – Reconciliation

How can you change yourself if all you do is observe but can’t do?

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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.