Posts Tagged ‘Self-Observation’

177 – Connection

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink. What keeps us from connecting with these ideas and the influences they may conduct?

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177 – I Spy

Our internal work needs to be like espionage. It all has to happen behind the scenes. We need a spy to bring us good intelligence. Esoteric teachings instruct us in how to develop this valuable ability.

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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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173 – Reverting

I noticed a mechanical reaction I was having in a relationship a year ago. Now I find I’m doing it again in a different relationship. Where did my knowledge go?

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173 – The Limiter

Our lives are limited by any number of things. We never seem to notice them when the limiters are internal. This is what makes proper Self-Observation so important to those who wish to develop.

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172 – Living It

We spend much time studying the Work when it would serve us better to spend some time living it. It won’t do us much good if it remains in the Intellectual Center.

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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.