Archive for the ‘Lite Podcasts’ Category

282 – Being Required

It doesn’t matter how much you give or how much you take. That with which we must all contend sooner or later is that which is required of us. Be it justly or unjustly required, requirements are part of this life experience.

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281 – Being Pinned

No one can win all the time. When the False Personality catches you napping and pins you there are some ideas it helps to remember while you weather the storm.

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280 – Being Opposed

Why is it that life is constantly knocking down whatever it is we try to build? What is all this opposition? Where does it come from and how can we get rid of it?

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279 Warning

This is a recording of an essay I wrote in 2007. To my mind it’s one of the best that has come out of me in recent years. I couldn’t not share it with you. I pray it touches your heart as it has touched mine.

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278 – Being Ripe

Being hard, bitter, sour are not signs of ripe fruit. Nor are they signs of a ripe human being. The riper we get the softer and sweeter we become. We learn simple lessons that make life sweeter for ourselves and everyone around us.

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277 – Being Supported

If you haven’t come to the place where you can allow people to speak into your life without having to defend yourself the door to transformation remains closed to you. Self-justification and self-defense are children of self-love.

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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.