Posts Tagged ‘Self-Observation’

229 – Suit Yourself

We’re keen to suit ourselves but the Work has another idea about how we may suit ourselves to work in life. What we’ve acquired in life will need to be removed if we wish to develop beyond the animal part of ourselves.

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218 – Opposition

If all this is within myself what part do others play in our world? How can we do group work if it’s all me?

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206 – Awakening

There are signs along the way so you can get an idea of where you are in the process. It might be encouraging to know some of them sometimes.

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198 – Reciprocity

There’s a question here but the answer spontaneously turned out to be two-fold. Sometimes we ask the wrong question for the answer we need to receive.

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193 – Membrane

This was an interesting question. Esoteric ideas increase our valuation giving us a desire to observe ourselves. This question was a surprise: Now that I finally want to see what I’m like I find I can’t see. What can I do?

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182 – Planted

One of the most difficult things for us to do is grow where we’re planted.

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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.