Archive for September, 2007

068 – Stinkin’ Thinkin’

I’ve observed what I call thinking isn’t thinking at all. How does one learn to really think?

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067 – What’s What

The parable of the Horse, Carriage and Driver and how to apply it to your life.

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A problem we often face is progress. Normally, progress isn’t much of a problem for most people. At least it’s not a problem if they’re experiencing some progress toward their Aim. With a Work Aim, progress is measured differently than it is measured with a Life aim.

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067 – Stupid

The more effort I make in this Work, the more stupid I get. Why is this?

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066 – Who’s Who

Parables have been used in esotericism to teach inner meaning for millennia.
To properly understand what they teach we need to know who represents what.

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There was a time, and it was rather a long time for me, when I believed in shortcuts. You won’t find me using the word believe often because this Work does not encourage one to believe, but rather to verify. A quick look back through history will convince nearly anyone that man can believe almost anything

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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.