Posts Tagged ‘working’

258 – Being Rattled

The final day after three weeks of working together in Seoul, South Korea. This is what the people have to say.

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257 – Mumbo-Jumbo

There’s a great deal that sounds like Mumbo-Jumbo to us in esoteric teachings. We can cut through that if we wish. Depends on our aim. This Work isn’t a cake walk and if you expect it to be it will surely sound like Mumbo-Jumbo to you.

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255 – Being Worked

Here’s a fresh look at working with a teacher and the space opened up in the process. What comes up in that space is what we’ve been hiding and stuffing for a lifetime. There’s a reason we put it into the darkness.

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253 – Being Certain

I’m not certain, but maybe I should have called this being confused. Sometimes messing with what the Work says can lead us where we don’t need to go. Other times it leads where we need to go but don’t want to go.

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238 – Gravity

What goes up must come down, but it’s got to go up first and that takes more effort than we’re now making. When we stop working we start falling back to lower states.

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237 – Quality

How is it I feel I’m working less but getting better, though I seem to have fewer results?

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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.