Posts Tagged ‘identification’

303 – Vacancy

Ridding ourselves of identification and negative emotions is only half the job before us. There’s a great danger in leaving an internal vacancy. Esoteric literature warns us of this danger but most of us don’t understand the language well enough to get the message.

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259 – Being Identified

How can we go with better I’s and not be identified?

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253 – Beyond Life

There is something beyond life, but it’s not evident to us from this side of life. It’s not what you think, or maybe it is if you’ve had a near death experience.

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237 – Quality

How is it I feel I’m working less but getting better, though I seem to have fewer results?

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227 – Feeling Bad

Two questions that were closely related are answered here. Internal Considering and Identification with the False Personality are sure ways to get into bad states.

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222 – Energy Crunch

Everything in our world is sucking energy at an alarming rate. What does the Work have to say about that? Remember, esoteric teachings are not interested in the outer, but rather direct us to our own inner world.

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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.