Posts Tagged ‘Payment’

21 – Last Penny

If the universe will allow us to get away with something, the real fool is the one who does what he could get away with not doing. If not, we must pay what we owe, even to the last penny.

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257 – Mumbo-Jumbo

There’s a great deal that sounds like Mumbo-Jumbo to us in esoteric teachings. We can cut through that if we wish. Depends on our aim. This Work isn’t a cake walk and if you expect it to be it will surely sound like Mumbo-Jumbo to you.

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225 – Hidden

In our current condition we believe that darkness hides. It’s why we think we can get away without paying, why we think cause and effect is for someone else and why we repeat stupid mistakes again and again.

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170 – PayPal

The idea of payment in the Work isn’t well understood. How we know that is because it’s not practiced much. It would be good for us to create the force of understanding in ourselves concerning this profound universal principle.

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163 – Guilt

You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish to be intimately familiar with guilt. Guilt serves a very sneaky purpose for far too many people.

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146 – Guilt

Is there some Work way to deal with the guilt I feel after I’ve hurt someone?

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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.