Archive for July, 2008

110 – Awakening

If we’re already awake, as the fifth way states, why don’t we know about it?

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110 – Tripping

It’s not really that hard to realize we’re awake. The hard part is that we’re constantly being tripped up by something that keeps us out of the Now.

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109 – The Wall

There’s a wall separates us from who we really are. We’ve helped the world build it and built ourselves into it in the process. We can deconstruct it.

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109 – Embracing

Accepting what we attract is a good step. Embracing is a fuller acceptance at which to aim.

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108 – Buried Treasure

Within each of us is a buried treasure that links us with the infinite and will work for us as we seek to separate our feeling of I from that which we are not.

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108 – Leeches

What is it that sucks the happiness, joy and peace out of our lives and what can we do to stop it?

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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.