Archive for March, 2010

198 – Why Work?

The question is asked all the time but we rarely see it for what it is. It’s a challenge. What will you do?

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198 – Reciprocity

There’s a question here but the answer spontaneously turned out to be two-fold. Sometimes we ask the wrong question for the answer we need to receive.

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197 – Matter Over Mind

We’re familiar with mind over matter. It works both ways and it would serve us to be aware of them both.

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197 – Purification

Purification can be as much of a pain as having embedded glass removed from our body. The embedded glass in this case is the negative emotions that infest our Emotional Center.

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196 – Trying Times

The Work’s dirty little secret is . . .

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196 – Struggle

Struggle isn’t one of my favorite concepts but given our condition it is a fact of life. Better to come to terms with it early rather than build up resistance and make it harder for ourselves in the long run.

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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.