Archive for the ‘Lite Podcasts’ Category

294 – Being Indulgent

We may think being indulgent is something good or not so good. Here’s a different way of looking at it that may give you the opportunity to glean new meaning for your work.

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293 – Being Unpleasant

It’s easy to see how offensive others can be. It can be difficult to understand how others could find us offensive. Being unpleasant doesn’t take much effort. It’s so easy we can do it in our sleep. This makes it difficult to observe.

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292 – Being Capacious

Gratitude, thankfulness, praise, valuation and appreciation all have a common root cause. They also share a common end in the consciousness of man. States of Being may be attained through proper effort.

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291 – Being Lucid

It’s difficult to make progress when you don’t have a clear, well stated, well organized aim or goal. It’s like wandering in the woods when you have no senes of direction or purpose.

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290 – Being Renewed

At the threshold of a new year is a good time to consider deeply the idea of renewal. There is much for us to do to prepare ourselves to be renewed. It’s not easy but it is a worthwhile effort on the path of development.

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289 – Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas, an announcement and a gift for you.

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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.