Archive for June, 2009

159 – Frogs

What do frogs have to do with working or not working?

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159 – Force of Faith

Though faith may be greatly misunderstood there comes a point in our work when we cannot move forward without its force. Learn to distinguish the difference between belief and faith.

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158 – Pain

Is there a way to heal pain? There is if we’re willing to let it go and try to live without that which defines our lives.

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158 – Silly Hats

Why are you wearing that silly hat? It may seem like a rude question but it’s valid if properly understood. Sometimes we need someone to hold the mirror up for us if we wish to see what we look like to others.

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157 – Results Revisited

The trail of unhappiness is well traveled. We revisit the problem of working for results and the grief it brings us.

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157 – Eclipse

An eclipse doesn’t have to mean total darkness if you know your heavenly bodies. The sun is always shining somewhere. We only have to be in the right spot to receive its light and warmth.

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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.