Archive for February, 2009

141 – Payment

Like it or not, in this Universe we must pay the man. Life makes us pay for our food, clothing and shelter. Psychological development requires effort and sacrifice.

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141 – Shocking

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about the First Conscious Shock, or maybe not. There’s still a good bit here that might help you on your way.

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140 – Born Real

We’re born real and not so gradually we become something else. We can get back to our reality if we’re willing to work, but don’t expect life to help you escape its clutches.

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140 – Specificity

It’s not nearly as difficult as we make it. Lighten up, loosen up and relax a little.

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139 – Art of Prayer

Many people view prayer as a superstitious practice of the unenlightened. Most often it is, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something to it. There are universal laws governing request and response.

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139 – Control

Expanding our consciousness doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll have more control. The whole idea of control comes from the False Personality.

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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.