Meditation for Friday of Week 43 in the season of Assessing:   

Unification

Sema-tawy, symbol of unification

Unification is the process of bringing the elements of life and of self together into harmony.

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REAL

True Narratives

By all accounts, Abigail and John Adams personified unity of purpose in their marriage of fifty-four years and their public lives.
Unification of life through art:

Technical and Analytical Readings

Imaginary

Music: Composers, artists, and major works

Beethoven composed the seven movements of his String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minorOp. 131, to be played together in sequence, without significant pause between the movements. In addition and perhaps more important, “for the first time in Beethoven’s music there is as emphatic and unmistakable thematic connection between the first movement and the last, not a reminiscence, but a functional parallel which helps bind the whole work together.”
  1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo
  2. Allegro molto vivace
  3. Allegro moderato
  4. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile
  5. Presto
  6. Adagio quasi un poco andante
  7. Allegro

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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