Posts Tagged ‘imaginary I’

07 – The Mark

The idea of doing good with no idea of reward for ourselves is an interesting concept. One we may imagine we live daily. Stripping away Imaginary I is a huge task if we can see through our pictures to Imaginary I.

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288 – Binding

Not all imagination is negative, but we don’t know much about the part that isn’t. This doesn’t mean we can’t learn. Properly directed imagination can be a powerful tool helping us to bind that which enslaves us.

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278 – Mechanicalness

According to esoteric teachings there is no difference between the mechancially good man and the mechanically bad man. The mechanically good man will have a more difficult path to development.

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248 Imaginary Friends

Did you have an imaginary friend as a child? The ones we have now eat more. It’s not how much it eats that makes it a problem, it’s what it eats that can be rather disconcerting.

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233 – Spotlighting

Unlike moonlighting, spotlighting can help us to see through the imaginary pictures we have of ourselves that block our path to development. It’s like moonlighting in that it takes more work.

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231 – Headroom

Without headroom there’s no place to grow. Fortunately there is Something waiting for us into which we can move. It’s our destiny to be Real I if we’re willing to make right effort.

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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.