Meditation for Wednesday of Week 31 in the season of Ripening:   

Bravery

Ivan Aivazovsky, The Rescue (1857)

Bravery: the act of facing down fear.

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REAL

True Narratives

Hawa Abdi's story could be filed under service, heroism, courageperseverance and many other headings. She is a physician who has braved challenges from a male-dominated Somali culture to provide medical care to displaced adults and children who need it desperately. Her foundation is dedicated to ensuring that health care will be available in the Somali and throughout East Africa.
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In the 1870s, Sioux warriors would confront and challenge United States soldiers at close range to draw their fire and distract attention from the rest of the tribe. At Little Big Horn in 1876, Chief Crazy Horse's charge into Custer's forces led the way for the tribe to defeat its nemesis. "Let us kill them all off today, that they may not trouble us anymore," Crazy Horse is said to have exhorted his men as he ordered their charge into Custer's forces. Crazy Horse died in captivity approximately at the age of thirty-six. He was reputed to be a modest but fearless man. Deplore the violence of his time and place as we might, his people were under attack from forces that had invaded their lands. His acts of self-sacrifice under difficult circumstances have been chronicled in these excellent books:

Imaginary

Fictional Narratives

Visual Arts

Film and Stage

Music: Composers, artists, and major works

Other meditations of interest

Grid into the Creative Forces

  GLOBAL SELF-WORTH DIGNITY CREATIVE FORCES THOUGHT SELF-CONFIDENCE REASON/WISDOM  TRUTH EMOTION SELF-ESTEEM CARING/EMPATHY  LOVE ACTION SELF-COMPETENCE COURAGE/SERVICE/GENEROSITY  FAITH    
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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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