Archive for October, 2010

228 – Interference

Incoming impressions need a little interference before we swallow them whole. This is the shortcut, if there is one, to the elimination of our reaction to life’s streaming events and the negative emotions that carry us away.

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228 – Acidic

When it hurts it may not be the beaker but the contents thereof. What we contain internally is of much greater significance than the container we use to navigate the world of the senses. The Work gets inside us and can really cause some upset.

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227 – Feeling Bad

Two questions that were closely related are answered here. Internal Considering and Identification with the False Personality are sure ways to get into bad states.

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227 – Androids

It’s the skin that makes an android look like something it’s not. It’s Imaginary I that makes us think we’re something we’re not.

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226 – Hope

Someone says, “All my life I’ve had hope but now it fails me. Is there such a thing or is this not real?” Like everything else, there are different levels and qualities. There is Real Hope but that doesn’t mean we’ve reached it.

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226 – Your Path

Is there a path that leads us to our higher purpose and how may be find it? Fortunately for us those who went before left maps, instructions and tools to help us find our way and travel the path of transformation to Real I.

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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.