Archive for February, 2011

244 – Being Awakened

All this talk about waking up makes it sound as if it’s something we can do. Not. This does not mean however that we are without help. We could be awakened if we get ourselves in the right place to receive.

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One

If there is one thing that hinders us more than any other, and I don’t really know if there is, it would be the illusion under which we live. The illusion that we are a unity of being with one will. Already it seems like two things and soon it will seem like three when…

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243 – Applicator

How shall we get the Work inside where it can do some real good? We can get the Work ideas into our Intellectual Center but somehow we’ll have to get them to the Emotional Center before they can really make a difference in us.

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243 – Being Crystalized

There’s a reason the Work seems so hard sometimes. It’s not the Work, it’s that with which the Work has to work. Our resistance is nearly as great as our internal darkness.

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Issues

English is a living language. It’s changing, growing, moving all the time. With usage the meanings we give words can morph into different meanings over time. Some words can, and sometimes do, take on the opposite of their original meaning. Yes, I’m sure it would be helpful to give you some examples at this point…

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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.