Posts Tagged ‘Suffering’

37 – The House on the Rock

We address the difficult idea of God in an attempt to glean new meaning from a more spiritual perspective. A cosmology is presented that may challenge our exoteric views of the Creator and the Universe. Suffering and God’s mercy is also discussed.

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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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230 – Fears

There’s something that drives us to jump in the wrong direction or to freeze on the spot. When we start to see what’s driving us we will begin to see fears.

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223 – About Money

There are few things that get the internal machinery going faster than these triggers. Money is right up there with sex when it comes to the things we love to hate talking about.

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193 – Mini-Martyrs

It’s not likely we’ll give up our suffering if we think it’s our ticket to heaven.

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158 – Pain

Is there a way to heal pain? There is if we’re willing to let it go and try to live without that which defines our lives.

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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.