Posts Tagged ‘Opposites’

172 – Living It

We spend much time studying the Work when it would serve us better to spend some time living it. It won’t do us much good if it remains in the Intellectual Center.

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155 – What’s Real

I feel like I don’t know what’s real anymore. Is this a cause for concern?

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125 – New Emotions

If we wish to develop we’re going to need to be able to experience a whole set of new emotions. The emotions that currently infest our emotional centers are contradictory and counter productive to our internal development.

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031 – Union of Opposites 3

Our final presentation in the series of Unifying Opposites deals with the practical application of the ideas in our everyday life.

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030 – Union of Opposites 2

To find balance is to find a place between the opposite poles of our current personality.

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029 – Union of Opposites

It’s effortless for us to think in terms of opposites. We do it mechanically. When we make right effort our internal world benefits greatly from the joining of opposites.

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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.