Meditation for Saturday of Week 15 in the season of Sowing:   

Self-Confidence

Chauncey Billups (Mr. Big Shot)

In basketball, most free-throw shooters eye the basket with a little fear in their eyes. Not Chauncey Billups. He would eye the basket like a chocolate truffle on a dessert plate.

“Confident” is the desired answer to the question “what do I think of myself.” The answer refers not only to the ability to perform tasks but to every ability, including the ability to relate to others and to negotiate through the maze of life. Put another way, the answer to the question is “I think I can!”

 

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REAL

True Narratives

I am convinced that Al Gore would have become president had he believed, as his opponent did, that he was worthy of his father. Justified or not, then Governor Bush conveyed an air of self-confidence while then-Vice President Gore did not.
Fanny Brice
Barbra Streisand

Imaginary

Music: Composers, artists, and major works

Mozart, Horn Concerti: Mozart, Violin Concerti:

Visual Arts

Music: songs and other short pieces

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Solo Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, bwv 1008: (5) Menuet, (6) Gigue
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Solo Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, bwv 1012: (6) Gigue

Film and Stage

Fictional Narratives

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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