Posts Tagged ‘vanity’

12 – The Mark

There’s a reason expanding one’s consciousness and getting right understanding is so difficult. It’s not the fault of the teachings, but the twisted part of us acquired by our contact with life.

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295 – Being Humble

“Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect in every way.” Being humble isn’t anything like how it appears in the external world. There is a true humility that we can attain much more easily than we might have thought.

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Seeing what we’re like doesn’t ever seem to be fun or easy. If it is, we’re probably not seeing what we’re like. It’s more likely we’ve been led into the land of imagination by our two giant guides, Pride and Vanity. Sometimes though, if we’re sincere and work as instructed, we do get a glimpse of something more Real than…

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241 – Being Right

What could be more deadly to our potential progress than this poisonous addiction? Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. (Proverbs 21:2)

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224 – Equipoise

A balanced Man is a beautiful thing. As we are we don’t know much about that, but we do have some examples that it would serve us well to follow. If we can get our Pride and Vanity out of the way long enough to get a glimpse of their beauty.

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190 – Self-Esteem

Should we be building self-esteem for ourselves? What about our children? How does this Work relate to raising children?

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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.