Posts Tagged ‘Pendulum’

225 – Failing

Finally, something we can all do! Don’t be disappointed. We can learn much more from our failures than we do from our successes.

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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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026 – Yes, No Again

We hear a great deal about our inability to do, in this Work. Some things we can do with a proper understanding of the principle of Yes and No.

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023 – Thinking or Hopping?

Learning how to think in a new, balanced way can turn the events of life into stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks. It won’t just happen though.

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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.