Posts Tagged ‘Self-Defense’

277 – Being Supported

If you haven’t come to the place where you can allow people to speak into your life without having to defend yourself the door to transformation remains closed to you. Self-justification and self-defense are children of self-love.

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237 – Disarmament

Disarming the world, if it’s something could actually be realized, isn’t going to change anything in any meaningful way. There is, however, a disarmament that will make a difference in our inner world where it really matters.

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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.