Archive for August, 2007


When one begins to study the Fourth Way there are so many pitfalls it’s a wonder that anyone makes much progress. There is much one needs to know in the beginning. Due to the nature of the system and the human condition it simply can’t all be grasped at once.

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064 – Oh Father

A listener’s question about how to deal with his father under difficult circumstances is addressed.

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062 – Emotional Mastery

Emotions sap an incredible amount of energy. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to conserve some of that energy and be free from certain unwanted emotions?

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Conspiracy II

Throughout history our species has become more and more organized. But the organization has rarely been a conscious process. Our organization has happened, as a rule, the only way it could happen – as a natural evolutionary process. Families joined with one another, making tribes.

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063 – Guideposts

If we’re so inclined to deceive ourselves how can we ever know if we’re on the right path?

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063 – Dead Zone

There’s much talk about being present. Unless we deal with what prevents us we’ll never experience it.

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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.