Meditation for Saturday of Week 42 in the season of Assessing:   

Re-creating

Claude Monet, Regatta at Argenteuil (1872)

By living vitally, we re-create ourselves and are made new.

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REAL

True Narratives

Travel is a great way to refresh and re-create. Several respected sites have listed their favorite travel books. I have drawn liberally from these lists:

Technical and Analytical Readings

On leisure time:

Imaginary

Visual Arts

Fictional Narratives

Music: Composers, artists, and major works

Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E minorOp. 95, (“From the New World”): many musicologists have observed that Dvořák relied mainly on European musical conventions in this composition, which was supposedly not about Europe but about the “new world” of the Americas. Technically, this critique is undeniable. All the same, this composition is among the finest and most inspiring of symphonies, evoking images from American landscapes, albeit with European musical conventions. Three of the movements drive forward powerfully; only the second offers time for reflection. In the fourth and final movement, we hear the themes expressed in the preceding three, as though we are being challenged to come to a new place and create.
  1. AdagioAllegro molto
  2. Largo
  3. Scherzo: Molto vivace
  4. Allegro con fuoco

Other meditations of interest

Grid Omnibus

SELF GLOBAL EMOTION THOUGHT ACTION VALUE CONVICTION ATTITUDE EVIL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 Self-respect Self-understanding Prudence LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4 CREATIVITY Self-love Faith in self SPIRITUALITY Spirituality  Meaning  Direction  Purpose   CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PEOPLE GLOBAL EMOTION THOUGHT ACTION VALUE CONVICTION ATTITUDE EVIL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 Respect Understanding
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Journals

Virtual libraries (enter sites from this site)    
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Anxiety

   
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Propaganda

Propaganda is information of a biased or misleading nature, or misinformation, used to promote a cause or point of view. It is usually disseminated by someone seeking to promote a self-interest without regard to the whole, and therefore fits within Niebuhr’s definition of evil. As the means of disseminating information
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Intolerance


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Extremism


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Static – Dynamic

In relation to the self: Habits and Practices (static) – Change (dynamic) In relation to others, near and intimate relationships: Tradition (static) – Challenging Conventions (dynamic) In relation to others, near and intimate relationships: Social Norms (static) – Challenging Conventions
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Space and Time

To everything there is a season . . . Humility – Assertiveness Modesty – Drive Skepticism – Advocacy Forbearing – Viligance Patience – Urgency Equanimity – Desire Order – Revolution Stability – Change Freedom – Responsibility Risking – Prudence Beginning – Ending Growing – Declining Arriving Leaving Holding On –
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Deferential Values in Relation to Other People

DEFERENTIAL VALUES in Relation to Other People (Week 6) GLOBAL EMOTION THOUGHT ACTION  VALUE CONVICTION ATTITUDE Avoiding Harm Non-malevolence Acknowleding the Other’s Humanity Restraining Fairness Common Ground Tolerance  
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Deferential Values in Relation to the Material World

DEFERENTIAL VALUES in Relation to the Material World (Week 5) GLOBAL EMOTION THOUGHT ACTION ATTITUDE Humility Modesty Skepticism Forbearing Patience Equanimity Mindfulness  
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