Archive for October, 2009

176 – Ptomaine

Can we get sick by taking in the wrong kinds of impressions? How much of our physical world depends on our internal world and what we feed on there?

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176 – Ghosts

This Work, the work of esotericism, the work of transformation into a different, higher order of being is not for ghosts. Are you a ghost? Most ghosts don’t know they’re dead.

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175 – Mixing

Mixing teachings often isn’t a good idea. It’s not to protect the teaching as much as to protect our potential progress from the acquired part of ourselves.

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175 – Jungle Book

It’s a jungle out there! Everything is eating something. What’s eating you? Mostly we’re not even aware of what we’re eating let alone conscious of what’s eating us.

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174 – Hope

When I look at how long it takes and how much time I may have left I wonder if there’s any hope of reaching my Aim.

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174 – Bullseye

There’s always a tender nerve behind the bull’s eye. This can be cause for alarm or an alarm to call us to remember ourselves. If you’re feeling tender or wounded rather than lash out look within to see what’s bothering the self-love.

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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.