Archive for August, 2010

220 – Carousel

There’s a reason life can make us so dizzy we don’t know if we’re coming or going. There are ways to help remedy that and gain some balance in the merry-go-round of life.

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220 – Sincerity

A little bit about our condition and what we might do to improve it according to what the Work teaches. Sometimes honesty really is the best policy.

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219 – Insanity

Where did all these crazy people come from in life, and how can we get away from them so we can lead normal, happy lives? Yeah, right!

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219 – Gone Fishing

How is doing the Work like fishing? Well, except it’s not much fun for those who practice the Work or for the fish. Nevertheless we can work!

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218 – Opposition

If all this is within myself what part do others play in our world? How can we do group work if it’s all me?

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218 – Right Effort

If it’s alive and on this planet it must make effort. There is effort that leads to something else, but only one being out of all earth’s beings can make that effort.

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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.