Posts Tagged ‘The Work’

147 – Acquired

If all the knowledge I’ve acquired is suspicious how can I trust the knowledge I’ve acquired about the Work?

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134 – Fragility

For some time the Work in us is like an infant which must be protected and nurtured. The Christmas story illustrates this esoterically.

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111 – Work Effort

There’s much struggle that we pass off as effort. It doesn’t move us forward. There is an efficient way to advance.

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103 – Nonsense

If this work sounds like nonsense to you take heart. It may not be such a bad thing.

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088 – Start Here

With everything there must be a place to begin, a starting place. With the Work this is a good place to start.

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083 – Juggling

There are different ways to juggle as there are different ways to deal with what the Work shows us about ourselves. Choose wisely.

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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.