Posts Tagged ‘Results’

287 – Being Tolerant

One of the marks of spiritual development is tolerance. As we ripen spiritually, as we apply the esoteric ideas seeded into humanity by more conscious beings than ourselves, tolerance manifests.

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237 – Quality

How is it I feel I’m working less but getting better, though I seem to have fewer results?

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231 – Watching

It’s so easy to observe myself and see how I am but I don’t change. What’s wrong?

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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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191 – Fruits

If I’m not working for results how will I know if I’m really working or if it’s all imagination?

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178 – Probability

Does there ever come a time in this Work when the possibility of transformation becomes a probability?

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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.