Meditation for Sunday of Week 16 in the season of Sowing:   

Independence

Daniel Boone

No one is completely independent but most people learn to fend for themselves instead of their parents or other caretaker. Becoming independent, or self-sufficient, is an important part of a responsible life.

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REAL

Imaginary

Visual Arts

Music: songs and other short pieces

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, bwv 1009: (5) Bourrée, (6) Gigue

Music: Composers, artists, and major works

Hector Berlioz, Harold in Italy: from the viola’s first entrance, we hear a joyous expression of personal freedom and exploration. Many Finns referred to Sibelius’ Symphony No2 in D majorOp. 43 as the “Symphony of Independence.” Though the consensus of musicologists reject the suggestion that Sibelius harbored any such intention, there can be no doubt that the stirring melodies in the final movement justify the label. Richard Strauss was notorious for his ego. Fortunately, music offers us other ways to interpret this brilliant composer’s expression of personal autonomy. Several of Strauss’ concerti offer similar treatments of the solo voice as in Berlioz’s “Harold”: great freedom in the solo voice, surrounded but not encumbered by the orchestral accompaniment.

Film and Stage

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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