Archive for December, 2010

237 – Quality

How is it I feel I’m working less but getting better, though I seem to have fewer results?

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237 – Disarmament

Disarming the world, if it’s something could actually be realized, isn’t going to change anything in any meaningful way. There is, however, a disarmament that will make a difference in our inner world where it really matters.

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236 – Shotgun Effect

The closer we are to the shotgun the more damage we receive. Esoteric schools instruct us how to distance ourselves from the damage of negative states and negative emotions.

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236 – God’s Will

Trying to figure out God’s will sure can be a pain. Here’s a way to hold it differently. See if it works for you. It could bring you a step closer to peace of mind.

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235 – Strip Show

When we really begin to understand what this Work aims at we realize we’re in a strip show. It’s more a matter of taking it off than it is of adding more. What are you willing to take off?

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235 – Wine

Esoteric teachings speak of three levels of truth. Stone, water, and the highest of the three levels, wine. Perhaps this is why mystics are often described as behaving as if they are drunk.

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About Esoteric Talks

"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.