Archive for December, 2009

185 – Seven Billion

What? There are seven billion people on the planet? That doesn’t water down our possibility of liberation. It may not increase it but it certainly doesn’t hurt it.

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185 – Prisonmobile

What can I say? The reason we can’t escape it is because we keep taking it with us.

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184 – Willing

For most people being right isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. Sometimes the right answer isn’t in our best interest spiritually.

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184 – Buggy Bumpers

How can people sincerely wish to awaken and eschew the things that lead to awakening while they embrace the things that put them to sleep?

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183 – Encouragement

There are times for all of us when what we need to continue on this path is a dose of encouragement. We don’t always get it when we think we should, but rather when the Work thinks we need it.

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183 – Easy Peasy

Not everything has to be difficult. If it is it may well be our own doing and not the process.

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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.