Archive for October, 2008

124 – Aims

It’s certainly not a good idea, with esoteric ideas, to bite off more than you can chew. If you take care of the small aims they will lead you to your goal.

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124 – Fish Men

Unless we begin to see in greater scale we will remain imprisoned at our current level. There are level of Being waiting above us. We won’t grow into them automatically. It’s going to take properly directed efforts.

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123 – Accepting

How can I accept the things I see about myself that I don’t like?

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123 – Balancing Act

Sometimes we have to reach the end of our rope before we learn that life is a balancing act for those who wish to develop. Balancing our centers can be tough act to follow.

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122 – Effortlessness

It’s time to rethink effort to better understand what the Work teaches about it. Yes, we must struggle, but we don’t have to make it so full of effort that we burst a blood vessel. There’s a way to effort effortlessly.

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122 – Semantics

Word definitions can be helpful or harmful. It’s how we use them that matters more than what they are.

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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.