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Noun1.self-contemplation - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conductself-contemplation - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
self-analysis, soul-searching - a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
examen, examination - a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
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It is my diseased self-contemplation that has engendered and nourished him."
I feel so blessed to be a part of this, what I would refer to as a world movement, where people's higher consciousness is becoming aware through asana (the physical yoga positions) meditation and self-contemplation. Through clarity of mind, you discover your essence and true nature.
Her self-contemplation is neatly encapsulated in a quizzical thought: "Can you trade your son for his own happiness?" This contemplation of Mother Dear bears resemblance to the opening chapter of Khalid Hosseini's remarkable novel And the Mountains Echoed.
All attempts to renovate, reincarnate, and, ultimately, escape the body's animal demands only point to greater forces -- not only those of fear, arousal, hunger, and health, but self-conception and self-contemplation, too.
"There is much food for self-contemplation on the part of the generation that came to maturity in the 1960s, and it's a popular theme among British novelists born in the 1940s.
Addressing the inmates in presence of representative of Governor of West Kordofan State, Engineer Yassir Mohamed Al-Hassan, the Chief Justice said prison is a place of reformation nd self-contemplation, elaborating that formation of a panel from members of High Court to consider offenders who are serving short term imprisonment led to release of 72 inmates from El-Nuhud prison.
To be fair, however, it should be mentioned that Ringmar states explicitly that Liberal Barbarism is neither a book about history generally nor about China specifically but rather that it was developed in the spirit of critical European self-contemplation (therefore acknowledging that the text basically disregards the Chinese side of the coin).
The firm said: "As much as we were convinced that our masterplan would be a good platform for the radical re-invention of what a world exhibition could be in the 21st century, we understood that the organisers would not undertake the necessary steps to convince the participating nations to give up on their conventional indulging in self-contemplation instead of focusing on their specific contribution to agriculture and food production.
A sense of perverseness was also evident in a sort of vain hostility towards readership and a retractile attitude that favoured a dizzying and melancholic self-contemplation of monstrosity.
Buddhists tell us meditation, self-contemplation and intuition is the way to happiness.
Just like the Ottomans, whose presumed superiority prevented them from self-contemplation; modernity has become a collective paradigm and does not reflect on itself.
I got to sample the delights of the Child Ballads and traditional storytelling, without needing to immerse myself in the austerity and self-contemplation of the traditional folk club.

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