Archive for April, 2009

150 – Sacrifice

People seem always to want to pay what they don’t need to pay and withhold what they do need to pay. This is a trick of the False Personality. It leads to questions like this, Do I have to give up my love for my son?

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150 – Goodness

Defining truth, beauty, virtue and goodness are things upon which we find it difficult to agree. There’s a reason for that. There’s also universal truth upon which we can all agree if we can reach it.

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149 – Kudos

Why is it the compliments, the nice things said to us are so sleep inducing?

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149 – Governator

What governs our life is also that which terminates our possibility of a new life. We need to elect a new governor if we’re serious about inner development and transformation.

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148 – Lost N Found

When I get into better states I find I can’t hold on to them. How can I keep from losing them?

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148 – Non-Action

If we can’t do why should we concern ourselves with non-action? Shouldn’t that just come naturally? It’s a good idea to beware of anything that comes naturally to 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.