Posts Tagged ‘internal world’

310 – Slumming

Coming to terms with esoteric ideas as relating to our internal world takes some time and effort. We’re so turned outward that we ordinarily think in the language of the outer world. What’s out there is only a reflection of what’s inside us.

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13 – The Mark

We regularly fail to discern the fact that we are not one. Because we are not one it’s nearly impossible for us to understand the esoteric meaning of parables. Until we can get beyond our sense based mind we have no chance to discover our higher mind.

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242 – Mapping

Mapping our internal world is a must if we’re going to learn to navigate it. The Work has maps. All we need to do is learn how to stay out of the places that cause us problems.

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114 – Vestibule

If we can create some space between our internal world and the external world we’ll find we have time to respond with inner awareness rather than automatically. Esoteric teachings call this insulation from the world. Without this space we’re machines operated by outer events.

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018 – When Worlds Collide

We exist in two worlds at once. One has the power to change the other. Mostly we’re aware, if it can be called awareness, of the wrong one.

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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.