Posts Tagged ‘self-development’


This concept of placation goes against a profound esoteric truth that most find extremely difficult to understand. The idea is self-development and goes generally like this: The only one who can develop you, change your mind or alter your behavior is you.

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262 – Diplopia

Double your pleasure, double your fun. Observe from two centers instead of one. This is an important tool in the process of self-development. Unfortunately most people are too busy observing others to observe themselves in even one center let alone two.

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262 – Being Observed

We speak of self-observation because there is a need, if we wish to develop. We can also get a boost from being observed, if we wish to develop.

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261 Attitude Adjustment

We all know people who need an attitude adjustment. What we don’t usually know is that we’re the people who need the attitude adjustment. It’s always more interesting to work on others than do the hard work of addressing the real problem–our many selves.

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254 – Unnatural Selection

We’ve all heard of natural selection and evolution. It’s time we heard about unnatural selection and evolution. One happens naturally and the other takes a different road that requires effort to travel.

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250 – Thinking

Just because the wheels are turning doesn’t mean we’re thinking. What we call thinking in the ordinary mind is more like random thoughts crashing into one another in a chain reaction of associations.

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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.