Posts Tagged ‘Imagination’

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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239 – Positively Negative

Just how harsh is the Work when it rubs up against us? Why does it have to be that way? Here’s a clue. Self-love is involved and even if you think you haven’t got any the Work will ferret it out no matter how well we hide it from ourselves.

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237 – Disarmament

Disarming the world, if it’s something could actually be realized, isn’t going to change anything in any meaningful way. There is, however, a disarmament that will make a difference in our inner world where it really matters.

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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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198 – Reciprocity

There’s a question here but the answer spontaneously turned out to be two-fold. Sometimes we ask the wrong question for the answer we need to receive.

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195 – To Do

One of the more difficult ideas of esoteric teachings to grasp is the idea that we cannot do. Here’s fresh look at doing and not doing and what it all means in our personal work.

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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.