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navel-contemplation

An excessive focus on one's personal problems or concerns, to the exclusion of other people or other issues. She said my navel-contemplation was one of the biggest reasons she broke up with me. If our party is going to be successful in the future, then we can't be dragged down by navel-contemplation about the loss of this election.

navel-gazing

An excessive focus on one's personal problems or concerns, to the exclusion of other people or other issues. She said my navel-gazing was one of the biggest reasons she broke up with me. If our party is going to be successful in the future, then we can't be dragged down by navel-gazing about the loss of this election.

navel-gazing

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navel-contemplation

If you accuse someone of navel-gazing or navel-contemplation, you are criticizing them for thinking only about themselves and their own problems or activities, rather than the problems or activities of other people. Tory MP Martin Brison says he is more interested in developing policies for the future than in navel-gazing about the past. He called for an end to Labor's post-election navel-gazing. Note: Navel-gazing can be used before a noun. The film is a sort of navel-gazing look at Hollywood. Note: You can also say that someone gazes at their navel or contemplates their navel. The Institute has always been notorious for contemplating its own navel. Note: These expressions are used to show disapproval. Note: Your navel is your tummy button or belly button.
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The overall "picture" of Merton's inquiries into contemplation embodies what he understood as the very essence of being human.
Piano Moods: Contemplations, 27 pieces on the quiet side; Piano Moods: Gradations, 33 pieces on the innocent side; Piano Moods: Fascinations, 35 pieces on the quirky side, by various artists.
The book as a whole is a teaching on the contemplation on the Four Reminders--the preciousness of the human birth, the truth of impermanence, the reality of suffering and the inescapability of karma--which from the backbone Buddhist practice.
But the only contemplation most Midlanders partake of in the run-up to Christmas involves figuring out how to get the best bargain in the Bullring.
We are not all fluffy bunnies and into contemplation - our human life is enhanced by being Christians.
One of the points for that day's contemplation is, "Is my strength in the Lord?
Mayer also considered policyholders to be "preferred creditors to the extent of the unearned premium," and "that a corporation, in contemplation of insolvency, may use its unearned premium fund in the acquiring of reinsurance as to all outstanding fire policies.
A captivating mystery with equal moments of serious contemplation and lighthearted fun.
Comprised of forty-four truly stunning and memorable images, Hebrew Illuminations is especially recommended to the attention of students of kabbalistic meditation practices through offering a visual contemplation of hidden meanings in Hebrew letters and symbols ranging from the "Aleine" (a declaration of faith that inspires an offer of praise for all creation), to the "Chai" (a tribute to the divine for the miraculous gift of life).
Part of Thomas Merton's influence as a spiritual writer--and he is considered be many to have been the most important spiritual writer in America in the past hundred years--stems from his recommendation of contemplation for all human beings instead of only for those in monastic orders.
Does an unanticipated circumstance make the performance of the original contractual promise vitally different from what should reasonably have been within the contemplation of both parties?
In practice, its use can be very helpful in assisting patients in proceeding from the second of the Stages of Change, Contemplation, through the fifth, Maintenance (Table II).
Most gripping of all, however, is the contemplation of what it would be like to be a clone, especially the clone of your own sister whom you never knew.
She recalls her time as a resident of Oak Bluffs, which was declared in 1966 as a Registered National Landmark, and describes the various blacks who have settled on Martha's Vineyard, a place that has provided solace, rejuvenation and contemplation for generations of which some records date as far back as the early 1700s.
Dans Victor Hugo--Le Temps de la contemplation, Jean Gaudon nous offre une lecture tres detaillee, souvent brillante, et, en tout cas, tres approfondie, du developpement chronologique de l'oeuvre poetique hugolienne, dont l'apogee serait la poesie contemplative concue pendant l'exil jersiais.