Posts Tagged ‘Imagination’

309 – Balaam’s Donkey

What’s to keep us from imagining that we’re developing when imagination is so powerful, satisfying every center? Are we really struggling against imagination? Is there a way to test our work on ourselves to find if it’s true work?

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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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266 – Being Expansive

Can one get back to a great spiritual experience or is it an invitation to imagination?

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264 – Poison

There are many kinds of poisons. Some act quickly while others are accumulative and slow. There are antidotes too. It’s good to know the antidote and better to recognize the poison before you ingest it.

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263 – Disparity

No internal development is possible until we can bridge the disparity within us. We all know better but act worse. Imagination helps us keep the buffers in place so we never see the disparity between what we know and what we do.

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Process

Owing to our addiction to imagination, which satisfies every part of the outer man, we are in the unfortunate position of being able to believe something that isn’t true.

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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.