Archive for August, 2008

115 – Discharging

When the more you work the worse things get there may be a positive reason for it. Take heart!

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115 – Cartouche

A cartouche is hard to read without a Rosetta stone. You can get off the hamster wheel and get some real movement in your life with the right tools. Learning to use those tools and then using them is the difference between theory and practice.

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114 – Uncorking

Sometimes we realize we’re all bottled up. There’s always a reason and there’s always a way to uncork.

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114 – Vestibule

If we can create some space between our internal world and the external world we’ll find we have time to respond with inner awareness rather than automatically. Esoteric teachings call this insulation from the world. Without this space we’re machines operated by outer events.

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113 – Realized

Ouspensky’s opening precept in the Fifth Way troubles some Fourth Way folks.

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113 – Another World

We get so wrapped up in this world it takes something from outside it to remind us there is another world. Our inner world is decidedly more real than the world the five senses bring to us. Learning how to live in the other world is vitally important to those who wish to develop.

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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.