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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %COHERENT PATTERNS PRIORITIES IDEALS VALUES VIRTUES 060530 %INTENTIONAL MAKE SENSE AFFIRMED DEMONSTRATED GOODS 060530 %CHOOSE INTEGRATE AFFIRMATIONS COHERENT WHOLE WELL 060530 %HEALTHY HEALING HOSPITALITY HOSPITALS RECONCILING 060530 %DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE SHARING GIVING RECEIVING LOVE 060530 It is not enough to choose a few "proper" ideals, values, principles and virtues to affirm. We also need to choose how to integrate those affirmations into a coherent whole which will lead us and encourage us into coherent patterns of integrations and integrities --- appropriate to us, our heritages, talents, contexts, etc. No one patterns will fit all people, contexts, and situations. "Conformity" is not enough! It is also essential that the pieces which we choose to affirm can fit coherently with each other. If domination, dishonesty, greed, or like realities are affirmed; there is no way to include them within a coherent pattern of integrations and integrities. It is also dangerous to make too much of concerns which are essentially "diversionary" and try to integrate them into a coherent pattern of integrations and integrities; including them may be a subconscious "spoiler" in support of greed, wealth-concentration and/or power concentration. It is also dangerous to ignore and/or be indifferent toward the needs of the most vulnerable members of your community; because the security of the community-as-a- whole is not-truly-greater than the security of its most vulnerable members. Communal and personal integrities are essentially-interdependent-all-the-way-around-the-whole. Coherent-patterns-of-integration thus depend upon the whole-communal-context of all-members-of-the-community; e.g., all members-of-the-crew of God's-Space-Ship-Earth. All are truly interdependent in the face of: Exhausted- Fuel-Supplies, Augmented-Global-Warming, Rising-Oceans, Augmented-Hurricanes, Extremes-of-Climate-Shifts, etc. In one way or another way --- it is important that we "make-sense" of how we relate the various primary foci of our attention. If we have not intentionally "made-sense" of the inter-relationships between our primary foci of attention --- we are probably not well integrated in our overall affirmations in words-and-deeds. We are likely to be incoherent. (c) 2006 by Paul A. Smith in "Search for Honesty and Integrity" (On Being Yourself Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================