Archive for July, 2009

163 – Guilt

You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish to be intimately familiar with guilt. Guilt serves a very sneaky purpose for far too many people.

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163 – World Government

People speak of one world government without realizing the world is already being governed by one world government. We’re convinced we’re free the whole time we’re enslaved.

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162 – Frauds

Some people worry about being led astray by a teacher or guru. It’s easy to use this as an excuse not to work.

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162 – Tick-Tock

Time waits for no man but it does so at different speeds. Why is that? How can time pass, fly, slow or go and can it do anything without us?

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161 – What If

What if people don’t understand? What if they misunderstand what I say? What if they get angry or hurt?

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161 – Monkeys

It’s not bad enough to have a monkey on our back. We have hundreds, perhaps thousands. Learn how to deal with them. They may look cute and harmless but looks are deceiving.

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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.