Posts Tagged ‘Understanding’

264 – Being Understanding

The question this time around is, Will you explain the force of understanding?

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There’s a tradition in formal Fourth Way groups of not answering questions, especially mechanical questions. I’m not wild about mechanical questions either but when you’re dealing with machines it’s difficult to find much else.

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257 – Being Endangered

It’s said the Work is dangerous. What does that mean? What are the dangers of the Work? In the hands of people with small Being things can quickly go awry.

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254 – Unnatural Selection

We’ve all heard of natural selection and evolution. It’s time we heard about unnatural selection and evolution. One happens naturally and the other takes a different road that requires effort to travel.

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249 – Being Quiet

Times come on this journey into the Light when we are kept in a dark, quiet place. What’s that about and what’s the best way through it? Knowing what it is helps.

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244 – Destruction

If you’re paying attention you’ve noticed that destruction crops up everywhere on our planet again and again. We need to understand what this is if we are to develop. When we don’t understand we need to generate the force of understanding not destroy what we don’t understand.

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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.