Posts Tagged ‘pride’

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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169 – Relativity

What is the Work talking about when it says that impressions are food that we can’t live without for a moment? This Work isn’t about cheeseburgers and fries, but something of much more value in the long run.

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151 – Possibility

How can we know it’s possible to develop beyond what we see everywhere around us in the world?

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144 – Who?

One of the questions we have when we realize our situation is, Who did this to me?

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142 – Tuneup

Esoteric work doesn’t require a piano mover but rather a piano tuner. It’s the fine adjustments we need to learn to make that will enable us to move forward toward our Aim.

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005 – Mr. Machine

Our pride and vanity are often offended by the idea we’re machines reacting rather than conscious beings responding to our environment. To change our lives we’ve got to be willing to give up some precious illusions about ourselves.

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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.