Posts Tagged ‘Unpleasant Manifestations’

309 – Balaam’s Donkey

What’s to keep us from imagining that we’re developing when imagination is so powerful, satisfying every center? Are we really struggling against imagination? Is there a way to test our work on ourselves to find if it’s true work?

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298 – Being Fruitful

Everyone manifests something all the time. We’re all bearing fruit. The question is how can we insure what we manifest is something that will further our inner development?

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293 – Being Unpleasant

It’s easy to see how offensive others can be. It can be difficult to understand how others could find us offensive. Being unpleasant doesn’t take much effort. It’s so easy we can do it in our sleep. This makes it difficult to observe.

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143 – Hurting

Every one of us manifests unpleasant manifestations. These can hurt people. Are we hurting people consciously and can it be done in a way that helps our work?

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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.