Archive for January, 2008

084 – Gobbledygook

With the special language, diagrams, secrets and sacred dances this Work can sound like gobbledygook. There’s a reason for that.

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083 – Maps

Going on a journey may involve maps but it doesn’t mean the journey is walking on the map.

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084 – The Sword

When we realize the need for separation we begin to value the tool that makes it possible.

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083 – Juggling

There are different ways to juggle as there are different ways to deal with what the Work shows us about ourselves. Choose wisely.

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082 – Understanding

It’s a big step forward in self-development when we can ask a questions like this one. “I’m beginning to see I don’t really understand what you’re saying. Can I precisely understand what it is your saying?”

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082 – Hijacked

If it’s valuable there’s always something in life that will try to take 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.