Archive for June, 2011

263 – Disparity

No internal development is possible until we can bridge the disparity within us. We all know better but act worse. Imagination helps us keep the buffers in place so we never see the disparity between what we know and what we do.

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263 – Being Benefitted

The questions are, What are the benefits of meditation? Why do it?

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Owing to our addiction to imagination, which satisfies every part of the outer man, we are in the unfortunate position of being able to believe something that isn’t true.

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262 – Diplopia

Double your pleasure, double your fun. Observe from two centers instead of one. This is an important tool in the process of self-development. Unfortunately most people are too busy observing others to observe themselves in even one center let alone two.

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262 – Being Observed

We speak of self-observation because there is a need, if we wish to develop. We can also get a boost from being observed, if we wish to develop.

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261 – Being Prepared

The Boyscouts motto of Be Prepared is good advice, and the Work gives us the tools with which we may prepare for the expected and the unexpected.

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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.