Posts Tagged ‘self-development’

246 – Being Buffered

This is a good one. Someone is actually observing himself. It’s possible. It can happen if we follow instructions and value self-development.

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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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220 – Sincerity

A little bit about our condition and what we might do to improve it according to what the Work teaches. Sometimes honesty really is the best policy.

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219 – Insanity

Where did all these crazy people come from in life, and how can we get away from them so we can lead normal, happy lives? Yeah, right!

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217 – Machines

If we’re machines we could probably use a good mechanic. The problem is we have to learn to do the work on our own machine instead of relying on others to do it for us. This is Self-Development. Darn!

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174 – Bullseye

There’s always a tender nerve behind the bull’s eye. This can be cause for alarm or an alarm to call us to remember ourselves. If you’re feeling tender or wounded rather than lash out look within to see what’s bothering the self-love.

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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.