Archive for March, 2011

250 – Being Managed

Can we manage our way to transformation? How how you managed your life so far? That could be a clue to the answer. Nevertheless, we need to make right effort.

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250 – Thinking

Just because the wheels are turning doesn’t mean we’re thinking. What we call thinking in the ordinary mind is more like random thoughts crashing into one another in a chain reaction of associations.

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249 – Being Quiet

Times come on this journey into the Light when we are kept in a dark, quiet place. What’s that about and what’s the best way through it? Knowing what it is helps.

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249 – Patience

This one turned out to be over an hour long. You’ll need patience to listen to it. It’s okay to pause and take a break. Maybe by the end of it, if you make it that far, you’ll have increased your ability to be patient.

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Seeing what we’re like doesn’t ever seem to be fun or easy. If it is, we’re probably not seeing what we’re like. It’s more likely we’ve been led into the land of imagination by our two giant guides, Pride and Vanity. Sometimes though, if we’re sincere and work as instructed, we do get a glimpse of something more Real than…

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248 – Being Judged

It’s something you can’t avoid others doing to you in this world, but it’s something you can avoid being if you work. It’s something you’ll wish to avoid doing at all costs.

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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.