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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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This article investigates the doctrinal foundation of the first Art on which Lull built his Art of Contemplation of Cod, as this first Art is an early work that precedes most variants of the quaternary Art.
Keywords: Ramon Lull, Art, contemplation, philosophy.
A biography une hypothese hardie pour comprendre la genealogie de l'Art de Lulle, mais son echo historiographique s'est eteint sans induire aucune consequence notable: "Le Livre de Contemplation n'est pas seulement une exposition, mais un 'art' (par lequel concept Lulle entend toujours la 'methode'): certainement, il est plusieurs fois decrit comme cet Art de Contemplation".
Comment Lulle inclut-il tant la theologie que la philosophie dans son Art de Contemplation en Dieu ?
Le temoignage du Libre de Contemplacio de 1273-1274 consiste en une dizaine de mentions (2) par lesquelles Lulle allegue que tel livre n'est qu'un Art de Contemplation en Dieu--1) art e manera [.
Le patronage de Raimundus Lullus Institut de Freiburg im Briesgau s'acquitte recemment du renouvelement de l'interet des investigateurs de l'Art de Lulle pour son premier livre de contemplation par la publication des actes (3) du congres Gottes Schau und Weltbetrachtung.
C'est certain que Lulle avait quelque apprentissage de la culture arabe qui enrichit la vie contemplative de Lulle jusqu'a l'elaboration de son Art de Contemplation en Dieu au moyen tant des merveilles contemplees autour de son ermitage que des savoirs appris aupres de lettres.
To cite a few "refreshing" examples, the first selection in the Contemplations volume is "Barncleupedie (with apologies to Erik Satie)" by James MacMillan.
German-born Musicologist and concert pianist Siglind Bruhn presents Messiaen's Contemplations of Covenant and Incarnation: Musical Symbols of Faith in the Two Great Piano Cycles of the 1940s, a scholarly, hermeneutic analysis of two spiritually motivated instrumental compositions by renowned composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): "Visions de l'Amen" for two pianos (1943) and "Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus" for piano solo (1944).
Cullen, veteran narrator of many Blackstone books, maintains a mild, professorial tone appropriate to Thoreau's contemplations.
Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures: Contemplations (Meta Records 002)
When you see contemplation as the active probing and combining of many ideas rather than mindless meditation on a single theme, you will begin to see the aptness of this recording's rifle.
Chapters address Hatcher's Bahai response to classic passages justifying God in Plato's "The Republic", The Book of Job, Boethius' "Consolation of Philosophy", and Milton's "Pardise Lost"; recommendations of physical reality "prenatal exercises for our second birth"; contemplations on Divine Sustenance and the Bahai concept of afterlife; and much more.
From "The Israel-Shoah Link" to "Recovering the European Perspective on Post-Holocaust Theology" to "Christianity after the Holocaust and in the Twenty-First Century" and more, these essays deal with complex theological questions and issues in a meticulous, and well-reasoned manner, supplemented with excerpts and contemplations concerning the sacred texts themselves.
From Rahner's literate and impassioned reply to a letter from one who loved God but was disillusioned with the Church, to his thoughts on the role of Mary in theology, to contemplations upon the inexplicable mysteries of terrible suffering in the modern world and what truly lies beyond death, Karl Rahner: Spiritual Writings is a profound contribution of a truly holy and selfless man to religion and spirituality shelves.