Posts Tagged ‘Understanding’

291 – Mismatch

Just as it’s not wise to judge a book by its cover it’s also unwise to judge the internal man by how the external man appears or behaves in our perception. It’s up to us to adjust our own mismatch between our inner and outer selves.

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285 – More Being

All the talk in the world won’t change our Being. It may help us to gather the knowledge we need to apply to ourselves. Proper application on a daily basis will bring us understanding and ultimately change our level of Being.

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284 – Understanding Being

Being is a difficult idea for us to grasp. Mostly we’re being and only dimly aware of what that is and not very aware at all about what it means. Since “Your Being attracts your life” is such a big part of esoteric teachings we may wish to explore this further.

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283 – Semantics

There’s not much of the kind of agreement in the world that leads us to better understand and communicate with our fellow beings. The tragic result is a world at war almost all the time. New meaning is what can bring new understanding.

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Placate

This concept of placation goes against a profound esoteric truth that most find extremely difficult to understand. The idea is self-development and goes generally like this: The only one who can develop you, change your mind or alter your behavior is you.

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273 – Entanglement

There’s a dragnet in which all are caught, great and small, good and bad alike. The more entangled we become in this sticky net the less freedom we have to develop into all we were meant to be. Esoteric teachings provide us with tools to liberate ourselves from what we can and use that with which we must struggle.

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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.