Posts Tagged ‘identification’

182 – Planted

One of the most difficult things for us to do is grow where we’re planted.

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180 – Alive

When do you feel most alive? Sadly, it’s usually when we’re feeling most identified.

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175 – Jungle Book

It’s a jungle out there! Everything is eating something. What’s eating you? Mostly we’re not even aware of what we’re eating let alone conscious of what’s eating us.

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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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150 – Sacrifice

People seem always to want to pay what they don’t need to pay and withhold what they do need to pay. This is a trick of the False Personality. It leads to questions like this, Do I have to give up my love for my son?

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149 – Kudos

Why is it the compliments, the nice things said to us are so sleep inducing?

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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.