Posts Tagged ‘Self-Observation’

29 – Seven Mansions

We discuss the third and fourth veils, what they represent, what it costs us to remove them and what possible effects their removal might have on us. This isn’t to be taken literally, but rather figuratively. This is an inside job.

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299 – Perfection

Perfection is such a frightening idea to the False Personality that we’ve had to change the definition of the word to get some peace so we can continue to sleep.

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293 – Being Unpleasant

It’s easy to see how offensive others can be. It can be difficult to understand how others could find us offensive. Being unpleasant doesn’t take much effort. It’s so easy we can do it in our sleep. This makes it difficult to observe.

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292 – iStates

Some might wish for the ability to be in two places at the same time, but it’s only because they are unaware of their location in the most important place in the Universe. To those places we remain blind until we learn how to work on ourselves.

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286 – Being Passive

Once we’ve seen all these things inside of us and we realize they’re destroying our happiness, what are we supposed to do about it? What’s the next step?

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280 – Annoying Alert

Being annoyed is easy in today’s world with global access to so many annoying people. Here are some ideas on how to deal with those two legged irritants.

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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.