Posts Tagged ‘Effort’

05 – The Mark

Many teachings talk about transformation, but few confront us with the barriers in ourselves that keep us from transforming. It’s no wonder when we consider the Herculean effort necessary to face ourselves.

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257 – Mumbo-Jumbo

There’s a great deal that sounds like Mumbo-Jumbo to us in esoteric teachings. We can cut through that if we wish. Depends on our aim. This Work isn’t a cake walk and if you expect it to be it will surely sound like Mumbo-Jumbo to you.

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236 – God’s Will

Trying to figure out God’s will sure can be a pain. Here’s a way to hold it differently. See if it works for you. It could bring you a step closer to peace of mind.

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218 – Right Effort

If it’s alive and on this planet it must make effort. There is effort that leads to something else, but only one being out of all earth’s beings can make that effort.

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196 – Struggle

Struggle isn’t one of my favorite concepts but given our condition it is a fact of life. Better to come to terms with it early rather than build up resistance and make it harder for ourselves in the long run.

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193 – Membrane

This was an interesting question. Esoteric ideas increase our valuation giving us a desire to observe ourselves. This question was a surprise: Now that I finally want to see what I’m like I find I can’t see. What can I 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.