Posts Tagged ‘work’

154 – Shopping

Like the clerk in the shop, the Work asks you what you want. Do you know or do you just think you know? It all looks so good all dressed up in the window, but when we get it home we often find it wasn’t what we thought it would be.

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120 – Students

What does it mean to be a student of the Work?

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117 – Third Line

The third line of work doesn’t have to be a mystery. You can participate from where you are.

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115 – Discharging

When the more you work the worse things get there may be a positive reason for it. Take heart!

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092 – Work Religion

How does this Work work with religion? Can I have one without the other?

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090 – Hiding

If we can’t *do* how can we do the Work?

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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.