Posts Tagged ‘The Work’

202 – Planting

There are ways to grow consciousness but you have to plant if you expect to harvest. Knowing when, how and what to plant are crucial.

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198 – Why Work?

The question is asked all the time but we rarely see it for what it is. It’s a challenge. What will you do?

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196 – Trying Times

The Work’s dirty little secret is . . .

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195 – Again?

The ideas of reincarnation and recurrence in the Work are not pivotal but now that you’ve heard about it you may as well know a little more.

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157 – Results Revisited

The trail of unhappiness is well traveled. We revisit the problem of working for results and the grief it brings us.

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156 – Light Rays

We can’t let the light in all at once but we can start with one ray at a time. Too much too soon can really be painful and actually blind us for a season. Better to allow the Work to guide us then to run ahead on our own.

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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.