Posts Tagged ‘verification’

233 – Spotlighting

Unlike moonlighting, spotlighting can help us to see through the imaginary pictures we have of ourselves that block our path to development. It’s like moonlighting in that it takes more work.

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151 – Possibility

How can we know it’s possible to develop beyond what we see everywhere around us in the world?

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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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128 – Believing

Esoteric teachings appear to contain an enormous amount of contradictions. If we wish to develop something’s got to give. If we desire to change we’re going to have to understand things differently. We’re going to have to get beyond belief.

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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.