Posts Tagged ‘negative emotions’

232 – Disliking

Everyone has someone that rubs them the wrong way better than anyone else in life. According to esoteric teachings these people are valuable to us. What makes the people we dislike the most the most important to our work?

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228 – Interference

Incoming impressions need a little interference before we swallow them whole. This is the shortcut, if there is one, to the elimination of our reaction to life’s streaming events and the negative emotions that carry us away.

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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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209 – Fire Walkers

How is it we find it so much easier to be negative than to exercise our right not to be negative?

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207 – Head Banger

Why I’m such a jerk.

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204 – Perception

What’s the point of Gurdjieff’s statement about real art?

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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.