Meditation for Tuesday of Week 26 in the season of Ripening:   

Appreciation

Vasily Vereshchagin, Beggar, Ninety-Six Years Old (c. 1891)

Beyond understanding is appreciation, which occurs as we begin to see and feel ourselves as another person or people. Appreciation reaches out from the intellect to the emotions and is important to the development of a sense of empathy.

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REAL

True Narratives

I have chosen the travel writer Ian Frazier as a personification of this virtue. The quality of appreciation shines through his writings, listed below. Appreciation for a region and its people is the key to great travel writing.
Not quite travel writing, here are books by people who adopted new places to live: Other narratives on the theme of appreciation:

Documentary and Educational Films

Imaginary

Visual Arts

Fictional Narratives

John Dos Passos’ USA trilogy is like a travelogue for the United States. Other literary works illustrating the theme of appreciation:

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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