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    Scripture In Counseling

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    the scripture passages I would point her to are Psalm 34:18 (NKJV) which says, “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Another verse I would point her to is Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) which says, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” I would also help Mary remember that God loves her unconditionally and that nothing can separate her from His love (Romans 8:38-39) and that He is nothing like her earthly father. I would also encourage her to meditate on the Word of God because “it is an essential tool for spiritual formation because it provides resources for spiritual contemplation and boundaries to keep us from slipping away from truth” (McMinn, 2011, p. 130). Meditating on God’s Word would help her draw near to the Lord. Some verses I would utilize are James 4:8, and Hebrews 4:16 because they both talk about drawing near to the…

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    The Contemplation System

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    Presentation The contemplation system taught in this book is an ability went for taking care of the psyche's most essential issue: the anxiety and enduring it brings on itself through its own particular considerations and activities. Despite the fact that the brain needs satisfaction, regardless it figures out how to measure itself down with mental agony. Truth be told, that agony originates from the brain's confused endeavors to discover satisfaction. Reflection reveals the explanations…

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    Contemplation is a reflection or an observation thought with deep consideration, but in context to religion, it can be described as a “spiritual meditation; concentration of mind and soul upon God” (Dictionary.com, 2016). As outlined by Thomas Merton, contemplation is believed to be intellectual and spiritual life’s highest expression, filling people with gratitude, realisation of life and reality and a way to make our reason and faith complete. Contemplation, spiritual or non-spiritual, can…

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    Contemplation Is Dying

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    Contemplation is Dying The Internet is currently a very hot topic and has been for quite a while among many professionals. Some believe that it is helping humans become more advanced and bettering humanity. But, is it possible that google is truly creating a less intelligent human being? Nicholas Carr thinks so, in the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Nicholas carr uses an example of when Friedrich Nietzsch bought a typewriter. This is showing how even before google, new technology was…

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    In which, you rest aside, what is the utility of the subject and focus its technicality. Give more attention to the way it is made, on what the artist used or his medium, on how the artist expresses himself or herself or his style. This thinking might be more visible in the community of art, especially the art critics. In contrary, the field of science relies on utility or functions. All fields of sciences relies heavily on utility. As Hoffman's mentioned, scientist considered beauty due to its…

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    in life, it leads to achieving fulfillment and intrinsic happiness (Aristotle, 349 BC). However, Aristotle’s disillusionment on the understanding our human function does not prove to be stable basis in the realistic application of his philosophical views. Tackling this topic will be done by drawing a similarity between Aristotle’s ideologies about the contemplation of rational beings, with Hannah Arendt’s thoughts about the primacy of the contemplative life. The objective will be to prove that…

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    The most common use of the stages of change are for breaking unwanted habits and addictions, like smoking. In the pre-contemplation stage smokers are not thinking about changing their behavior at all. One reason this may be true is because they are discouraged about previous attempts at quitting. However, at some point these smokers begin to think about quitting, which is when they move on to the second stage, contemplation. During this stage smokers come to a realization about the consequences…

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    Iyad Ali Mr. Joy Ethics 7 December 2015 Aristotle on Happiness Aristotle is a proponent of living a life of contemplation. A life of contemplation, according to Aristotle, is essentially a life of happiness (Aristotle 5). A life of happiness is the final end of human action. All human action aims at some good. One can see human action in common society directed at various ends, such as pleasure, honor, or virtue (Aristotle 7). The ultimate end at which human action is faced must be…

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    Through reading Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation, I have discovered two ideals that I try to utilize in my own life: that the question is the answer, and our superficial “I”. Merton explains how “[w]e awaken...to realize that the question is it's own answer” (Merton 4). In other words, through Contemplation we live out the question, to discover the answer. In my life, I ask myself many questions. By asking these questions, I continue living which produces my answer. I become more aware…

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    Happiness as Contemplation and Religious Faith The purpose of this paper is to present comparison about what makes life worthwhile between Contemplation and Religious Faith. Leo Tolstoy argues that faith is essential to understand life and live beyond our obscurities. Also, Tolstoy believes that there is an irrational knowledge possessed by humanity and that is, faith, which leads humans to have a meaning of life. However, Aristotle argues that Contemplation is by means the highest happiness…

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