Posts Tagged ‘Misery’

224 – Waking

How can we wake up during the times when we don’t really want to wake? Fear not, esoteric teachings have ways to get us to value transformation and all the work that must go with it.

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212 – Misery

Somewhere along the line we learned how to manufacture misery. When and how do we learn to stop?

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157 – Results Revisited

The trail of unhappiness is well traveled. We revisit the problem of working for results and the grief it brings us.

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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.