Posts Tagged ‘self-love’

264 – Poison

There are many kinds of poisons. Some act quickly while others are accumulative and slow. There are antidotes too. It’s good to know the antidote and better to recognize the poison before you ingest it.

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240 – Being Guilty

There’s little we won’t do again after we’ve paid with some token feelings of guilt. Let’s have a fresh look at guilt and some of the supporting characters.

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239 – Being Dull

It can be a dark day when we begin to see how dull we really are about ourselves. Our big blind spot is how we imagine we know ourselves.

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239 – Positively Negative

Just how harsh is the Work when it rubs up against us? Why does it have to be that way? Here’s a clue. Self-love is involved and even if you think you haven’t got any the Work will ferret it out no matter how well we hide it from ourselves.

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232 – Disliking

Everyone has someone that rubs them the wrong way better than anyone else in life. According to esoteric teachings these people are valuable to us. What makes the people we dislike the most the most important to our work?

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222 – Work Relationships

How can a couple work together in the Work without making each other negative and insane?

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About Esoteric Talks

"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.