Excerpt from “Wisdom, guides”

TABOR: The Apprentice’s Book of Reflections by D.B. GaNung

Excerpt from “Wisdom, guides”

If greater value is sought, then it must be assumed the cost will be equivalent. If it
is wisdom one seeks, the difficult and many truths of life, then some long periods
must be spent wandering through an abysmal state within. If one proceeds through
this forest without a guide, then there is real danger of getting lost (temporarily at
least). This erratic wandering coupled to unnecessary suffering can be exhausting
and the cause of many failures. But with a guide it can become a great adventure
that strengthens the mind and sometimes the body as well.

Excerpt from “Potential, lost”

TABOR: The Apprentice’s Book of Reflections by D.B. GaNung

Excerpt from “Potential, lost”

Potential can be lost easily in two ways. The first is a failure to act on it while it is
reactive within oneself. Such inaction drives the potential down into the
unconscious once again. As individuals we must wait until it can build up sufficient
charge to overcome the force by which it was denied.

The other way potential is lost is when it isn’t acted on with sufficient seriousness.
In such instances toying with one’s potential is a way of dismissing it. This time the
energy it brings is usually discharged through any series of frivolous projections.

Excerpt from “Envy, projection”

TABOR: The Apprentice’s Book of Reflections by D.B. GaNung

Excerpt from “Envy, projection”

We might think “I wish I were like that,” but that thought can become envy. When
envy is caught up in wishfulness it can convert itself to a form of worship. Yet in all
likelihood it is only the wish for a character attribute. Now this can also become a
sexual need twisted together with the envy, then it is an inadequate solution for
personal development rerouted and by that momentarily short-circuited. In more
proud people, envy flips to jealousy. This can be a general hatefulness soured with
negative turn-down attitudes. In turn this can result in a consuming self-pride with
very little substance, obviously coming short of the mark for all the display of
arrogance.

Excerpt from “Wealth, free information”

TABOR: The Apprentice’s Book of Reflections by D.B. GaNung

Excerpt from “Wealth, free information”

When rich people pump me for all my knowledge, I know they are through with me.
Then, because they are richer, I am supposed to quit the area, my usefulness exhausted,
and this always proves to have been an humbling but instructive experience from the rich
—who consequently rarely have any use for what they learned.

It is as if one is giving to one’s parents and then after the gift, one is disturbing them
by hanging around too long.

Excerpt from “Moods, valid”

TABOR: The Apprentice’s Book of Reflections by D.B. GaNung

Excerpt from “Moods, valid”

Moods are the process we use to integrate the many sides of an issue into our feeling
values. By containing ourselves through a silent process of sorting ourselves out, we
stabilize in accord with our own nature, and that is the center out of which we’ll
grow better at evaluating life.

Overwhelming moods can also result from imbalance; too much of something
causes it to become compensatory for some other development. This often happens
in areas as food or a lack of physical activity. Sometimes discipline is lacking;
sometimes it is blocked by other problems.