Posts Tagged ‘self-development’

09 – The New Man

The idea of temptation as necessary for self-development, and ultimately, transformation. The devil, the wilderness, temptation and the three levels of truth explained and explored.

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294 – iBody

Part of being the way we are is taking the most incredible things for granted. At birth we receive a great gift. One we rarely appreciate for what it is, but this is just the beginning of our journey towards what is possible for us.

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293 – Five Men

The Fourth Way defines man in many different ways according to where they stand in relation to this Work. Good Householder, Tramp, Lunatic and Hasnamous are four classifications. There is a fifth that is often overlooked but very important for those who wish to develop on this path.

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286 – Occupy This!

No offense to the occupy movement, but people who wish to really alter the course of our world are those who have realized that this is self-development. There’s an internal world we need to occupy if we wish to develop.

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282 – Faulty Faculty

There’s a great deal about the machine that life has made of us which is out of whack. There is one particular faculty that causes us and others an enormous amount of useless, unnecessary suffering. No development is possible until we begin to adjust this.

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281 – Mañana

Putting off till tomorrow what you can do today may seem like a good idea at the time, but it may not be a wise choice when it comes to the work of self-development. Biting the bullet and applying the work to your own being is something most people never do.

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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.