Posts Tagged ‘Esoteric Ideas’

092 – The Point

One good way to know if you got the point is whether or not it hurt. If it didn’t you didn’t. If you only got it once you didn’t.

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084 – The Sword

When we realize the need for separation we begin to value the tool that makes it possible.

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081 – Wrap Up

The last few episodes have been connected by a general theme. This one is designed to wrap up the ideas presented and give a practical exercise for making it ours.

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Practice

After having studied classic guitar for a number of years, I observed something interesting about Parkinson. If he wanted to do something he would read a book about it. It seems odd to write that now, because the idea of reading a book to learn how to do something appears to be contradictory.

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Growth

A problem we often face is progress. Normally, progress isn’t much of a problem for most people. At least it’s not a problem if they’re experiencing some progress toward their Aim. With a Work Aim, progress is measured differently than it is measured with a Life aim.

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065 – Obedience

There’s not much of value can be accomplished without some form of obedience.
The idea is not that you obey but rather what you obey.

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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.