Archive for March, 2009

146 – Guilt

Is there some Work way to deal with the guilt I feel after I’ve hurt someone?

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146 – Quandary

This Work isn’t about making our lives easier, neat and clean. At first it gets very messy and may stay that way for a long time. There is a way out of this quandary, but it’s not going to just happen accidentally.

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145 – Supplanter

We must learn to stand between two worlds until we learn which is real. Then we must work to make the one in which we think we live passive so the real one can become active.

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145 – Loving

How can I learn to let people in after they’ve hurt me my whole life?

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144 – The Shadow

It may not be as easy as we may think to catch our shadow and get rightly connected. It may also be painful sewing it back in place.

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144 – Who?

One of the questions we have when we realize our situation is, Who did this to me?

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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.