Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

305 – Cloaking Device

A tour of the need, purpose and use of parable, allegory and fable in the transmission of esoteric ideas. Sadly, if this is misunderstood it can act as a barrier to the reception of these ancient ideas seeded on the earth to open the way for man’s possible transformation.

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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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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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229 – Inside Out

Our state of waking sleep keeps us blind to the many influences acting upon us. Influences from inside and outside. Some good and most others not. It’s possible to be selective but it takes right knowledge and right effort.

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224 – Waking

How can we wake up during the times when we don’t really want to wake? Fear not, esoteric teachings have ways to get us to value transformation and all the work that must go with it.

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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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"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.