Posts Tagged ‘Understanding’

234 – The Mark

We miss the mark more often than we hit it. That’s not a bad thing if we know how to use it for our development. We learn more from our failures than we do from our successes if we’re here to work instead of sulk.

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231 – Watching

It’s so easy to observe myself and see how I am but I don’t change. What’s wrong?

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229 – Suit Yourself

We’re keen to suit ourselves but the Work has another idea about how we may suit ourselves to work in life. What we’ve acquired in life will need to be removed if we wish to develop beyond the animal part of ourselves.

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196 – Struggle

Struggle isn’t one of my favorite concepts but given our condition it is a fact of life. Better to come to terms with it early rather than build up resistance and make it harder for ourselves in the long run.

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195 – To Do

One of the more difficult ideas of esoteric teachings to grasp is the idea that we cannot do. Here’s fresh look at doing and not doing and what it all means in our personal work.

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179 – Spoiler

What is it that is spoiling our lives? What can we do about it, if we can’t “do”. From where do you suppose this question comes?

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About Esoteric Talks

"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.