Archive for October, 2006

020 – Awake

Just as there are different stages of sleep there are different degrees of being awake.

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019 – Joy of Negativity

Few of us realize how much pleasure we take in negative emotions. Boy, are we in for a shock! If we learn how to observe ourselves properly and then begin to practice it.

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018 – When Worlds Collide

We exist in two worlds at once. One has the power to change the other. Mostly we’re aware, if it can be called awareness, of the wrong one.

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017 – Inner Freedom

When thinking of freedom we must know what keeps us from being free as well as what freedom may be. Would you rather have a picture of freedom or freedom?

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016 – Work Aim 3

The final installment of making and keeping Real Aim in relation to the Work.

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015 – Work Aim 2

Part two on making a Real Work Aim that will take you where you wish to go.
Even if you don’t know exactly where that is right now.

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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.