Archive for April, 2011

254 – Being Aimed

Some people have found their purpose, their meaning. How did they do it and what does it feel like?

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254 – Unnatural Selection

We’ve all heard of natural selection and evolution. It’s time we heard about unnatural selection and evolution. One happens naturally and the other takes a different road that requires effort to travel.

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253 – Being Certain

I’m not certain, but maybe I should have called this being confused. Sometimes messing with what the Work says can lead us where we don’t need to go. Other times it leads where we need to go but don’t want to go.

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253 – Beyond Life

There is something beyond life, but it’s not evident to us from this side of life. It’s not what you think, or maybe it is if you’ve had a near death experience.

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252 – Being Perfect

Now here’s a tough one. Not so much to answer but tough to realize. We need a new look at perfection. We need a new look at about everything concerning ourselves.

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252 – Confession

The very word conjures shame, guilt and contraction. Let’s have a look at the inside of confession. It may really be good for the soul.

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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.