Posts Tagged ‘spirits’

24 – The House on the Rock

We talk about man as a spiritual being, the spiritual nature of all creation and how our ignorance of this has opened us to forces that are challenging the peace of our world. Also covered is the idea of spiritual service.

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205 – Possession

Demons, devils and evil spirits populate myth, legend and literature. What does the Work have to say about all this and what may it have to do with us?

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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.