Maybe because I was trying so hard and consciously trying to make it happen.
The policy was forced upon it; and was only pursued consciously when it became obvious.
It is useful, therefore, in a summary sketch of asceticism, to begin with the facts as they can be observed among less advanced races, or as mere survivals among people who have reached the level of genuine moral reflection; and from this basis to proceed to a consideration of self-denial consciously pursued as a method of ethical perfection.
It is less certain whether the dictatorships held by Caesar were of a consciously provisional character.
The history of Baalism among the Hebrews is obscured by the difficulty of determining whether the false worship which the prophets stigmatize is the heathen worship of Yahweh under a conception, and often with rites, which treated him as a local nature god; or whether Baalism was consciously recognized to be distinct from Yahwism from the first.
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
Everything I found in books that pleased me I retained in my memory, consciously or unconsciously, and adapted it.
The copyist does not as a general rule consciously intend a change, but he falls into one through the influence of dominant associations.
Or else several of the chief deities were consciously combined and regarded as different emanations or aspects of a Sole Being; thus a Ramesside hymn begins with the words Three are all the gods, Ammon, Re and Ptah, and then it is shown how these three gods, each in his own particular way, gave expression and effect to a single divine purpose.
In the churches which consciously shaped their polity at or after the Reformation the principle of excommunication is preserved in the practice of church discipline.
Maybe she had never consciously thought about marrying a man with money, but she hadn't been turned off by it either.
This view ignores that man has ideals of absolute value, truth, beauty, goodness, that he consciously communes with the God who is in all, and through all, and over all, that it is his mind which recognizes the vastness of the universe and thinks its universal law, and that the mind which perceives and conceives cannot be less, but must be greater than the object of its knowledge and thought.
Thus we speak of man as essentially a rational animal, it being implied that man differs from all other animals in that he can consciously draw inferences from premises.
And, though we may acquit Roscellinus of consciously propounding a theory so subversive of all knowledge, his criticism of the doctrine of the Trinity is proof at least of the determination with which he was prepared to carry out his individualism.
The practice of pruning or "stopping" is, consciously or unconsciously, regulated by the mode of growth.
Consciously and of purpose the attempt is made to do once more what has been done repeatedly before, to restate Christianity in the terms of current science.
Whoever can believe that the successes were numerous and that descriptions were given correctly - not only of facts present to the minds of inquirers, and of other persons present who were not consciously taking a share in the experiments, but also of facts necessarily unknown to all concerned - must of course be most impressed by the latter kind of success.
In a certain wide sense the textual criticism of the New Testa ment began as soon as men consciously made recensions and versions, and in this sense Origen, Jerome, Augustine and many other ecclesiastical writers might be regarded as textual critics.
On the whole his attitude in respect to disputed political principles seems not to have been at first consciously unfair.
The Austrian government was not consciously tyrannical, even in Italy; and Francis himself, though determined to be absolute, intended also to be paternal.
Alexander, in fact, who, without being consciously tyrannical, possessed in full measure the tyrant's characteristic distrust of men of ability and independent judgment, lacked also the first requisite for a reforming sovereign: confidence in his people; and it was this want that vitiated such reforms as were actually realized.
His ideal was founded consciously on the models of Arthur and Godfrey as national king and leader of Christendom.
He seeks to trace the steps which the reason has spontaneously and consciously, but irreflectively, followed.
I see these men every day go about their business with more or less courage and content, doing more even than they suspect, and perchance better employed than they could have consciously devised.
The influence of physical environment becomes clearer and stronger when the distribution of plant and animal life is considered, and if it is less distinct in the case of man, the reason is found in the modifications of environment consciously produced by human effort.
It must be remembered also that economic work in modern times is carried on by consciously or unconsciously associated effort, and although it must always require high qualities of judgment, capacity and energy, many of the difficulties which at first sight appear so insuperable give way when they are attacked.
Mihaly V6rosmartyo, Ferencz KOlcsey, Ferencz Kazinczy and his associates, to mention but a few of many great names, were, consciously or unconsciously, as the representatives of the renascent national literature, accomplishing a political mission, and their pens proved no less efficacious than the swords of their ancestors.
In addition to the presentation of revived memories, and of "objectivation of ideas or images consciously or unconsciously in the mind of the percipient," there occur "visions, possibly telepathic or clairvoyant, implying acquirement of knowledge by supra-normal means."
The writer is not dependent, consciously or unconsciously, on the Pauline teaching.
This is the consummation towards which events had been steadily moving - not at first consciously, for it was some time before the tendencies at work were consciously realized - but ending at last in the complete equation of Old Testament and New, and in the bracketing together of both as the first and second volumes of a single Bible.
The only difference was that an authority at first instinctively assumed came to be consciously recognized and formally defined.
The imaginative force of the presentation, coming from a man of DUrer's powers, is intense; but what consciously occupied him most may well have been the problem how to draw accurately the proportions and action of a horse in motion.
In this He seems to be carrying the Baptist's stern mission of purification from the desert into the heart of the sacred city, and so fulfilling, perhaps consciously, the solemn prophecy of Malachi which opens with the words: " Behold, I will send My Messenger, and He shall prepare the way before Me; and the Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to His Temple " (Mal.
The mind coming through a thousand phases of mistake and disappointment to a sense and realization of its true position in the universe - such is the drama which is consciously Hegel's own history, but is represented objectively as the process of spiritual history which the philosopher reproduces in himself.
But in man the two principles are consciously present together, not, however, in inseparable union, as they are in God, but with the possibility of separation.
The Path is represented as the great work whereby the inner nature of the individual is consciously transformed and developed.
There is one date, however, which may be remembered with advantage as the starting-point in time of the Re naissance, after the departure from the middle ages had been definitely and consciously made by the Italians.
Again not only was the church doctrine itself more or less consciously influenced by the Manichaean tenet of the diabolical origin of all matter, including the human body, but churchmen were also naturally tempted to compete in asceticism with the many heretics who held this tenet, and whose abstinence brought them so much popular consideration.
For they were all Orientals and, consciously or unconsciously, representatives of a reaction against that Hellenism which had become the heritage of Rome.
Gnostic. For he ascribed salvation, not to " knowledge " but to faith "; he appealed openly to the whole Christian world; and he nowhere consciously added foreign elements to the revelation given through Christ.
But until dualism had been thought out, as in the Peripatetic school, it was impossible that monism (or at any rate materialistic monism) should be definitely and consciously maintained.
These parties, consciously but amicably differing in their whole relation to the Jewish law and the outside world, were subsequently forced into a nonnatural uniformity.
The whole intelligent life of man is, consciously or unconsciously, a process of apperception, inasmuch as every act of attention involves the appercipient process.
Consciously or unconsciously he first taught the Irish to rely upon themselves and for many generations his name was the most universally popular in the country.
At present few persons beyond their teens would care to read it through, so unnatural and stilted is its language, so thin its material and so consciously mediated its sentiment.
The Stoics indeed sought, more or less consciously, by their doctrine of the Logos as the Infinite Reason to escape from the belief in a divine Creator, but Philo, Jew to the core, starts from the Jewish belief in a supreme, self-existing God, to whom the reason of the world must be subordinated though related.
Becket was one of those men who, without being either hypocrites or consciously ambitious, live only to magnify their office.
It may be that he did not consciously present to himself any object other than fair treatment for his co-religionists.
Probably I should not consciously and deliberately forsake my particular calling to do the good which society demands of me, to save the universe from annihilation; and I believe that a like but infinitely greater steadfastness elsewhere is all that now preserves it.
In other cases the impression is involuntary or less consciously sought, as in dreams, which, however, are sometimes induced, for purposes of divination, by the process known as incubation or temple sleep. Dreams are sometimes regarded as visits to or from gods or the souls of the dead, sometimes as signs to be interpreted symbolically by means of dream-books, which are found not only in Europe but in less cultured countries like Siam.
Had the author been consciously opposing the great apostle to the Gentiles he would probably have treated the subject less superficially.
Capture begins among the lower tribes with the hand, without devices, developing knack and skill in seizing, pursuing, climbing, swimming, and maiming without weapons; and proceeds to gathering with devices that take the place of the hand in dipping, digging, hooking and grasping; weapons for striking, whether clubs, missiles or projectiles; edged weapons of capture, which were rare in America; piercing devices for capture, in lances, barbed spears, harpoons and arrows; traps for enclosing, arresting and killing, such as pens, cages, pits, pen-falls, nets, hooks, nooses, clutches, adhesives, deadfalls, impalers, knife traps and poisons; animals consciously and unconsciously aiding in capture; fire in the form of torches, beacons, burning out and smoking out; poisons and asphyxiators; the accessories to hunting, including such changes in food, dress, shelter, travelling, packing, mechanical tools and intellectual apparatus as demanded by these arts.
The book has an outer protective shell of acutely polemical and exclusive moods and insistences, whilst certain splendid Synoptic breadths and reconciliations are nowhere reached; but this is primarily because it is fighting, more consciously than they, for that inalienable ideal of all deepest religion, unity, even external and corporate, amongst all believers.
Learning to be consciously aware of your movements in everyday life is variety of meditation which might help you to become more graceful.
Lan's hand drifted to his sword hilt, half consciously easing the blade in its sheath.
imitatem to remember consciously imitating how its source singer sang it.
Now once they know that this is the case they become consciously incompetent.
You are now consciously influencing your own reality and the invisible realms.
scrabble't consciously model him on anyone, and I'm desperately scrabbling here for comparisons.
Real seaside jolliness is not self consciously artful, it has a robust vulgarity and is often tawdry.
It requires that we consciously abandon the deeply ingrained conceit that we have any goodness in and of ourselves, apart from God.
forgeryseller is consciously selling forgeries he will feel no shame also issuing bogus certificates.
She covered the bite marks self- consciously.
Meanwhile, consciously and unconsciously, as is the way with men of genius, his mind was working upon problems of government, the magnitude, the relations and the natural developments of which he was more sensible of than any known politician of his time.
Not that she had consciously considered him as a mate, but he had awakened a domestic side of her that she barely knew existed.
For the first time since he left home, she consciously let her mind go back to those fond memories - times when she would snuggle up on her father's lap and fall asleep.
Look. Howie isn't stupid and I know he'd never consciously sabotage what we have here.
Determining whether Shakespeare uses archaisms consciously requires a close examination of his language word by word.
composer inspired by love is doing spontaneously can be consciously brought about.
Consciously to participate as a person in the progress of the race is surely a worthier hope than unconsciously to contribute to it as an influence; ultimately to share the triumph as well as the struggle is a more inspiring anticipation.
As in Europe, these northern peoples will hold the power which intelligent democracies are consciously absorbing, and the British faculty for statecraft is gradually welding new nations on the British model, without the obsolete traditions and without that human sediment which too frequently chokes the currents of national vitality in the older communities of Europe.
In truth there is no sound answer to Materialism, except that, besides bodily substance, psychical substance is also necessary to explain how man performs mental actualities consciously (see case Physical Realism, ch.
Four years later, in 1831, the Introduction a l'histoire universelle showed a very different style, exhibiting no doubt the idiosyncrasy and literary power of the writer to greater advantage, but also displaying the peculiar visionary qualities which made Michelet the most stimulating, but the most untrustworthy (not in facts, which he never consciously falsifies, but in suggestion) of all historians.
Hume admits the difficulty that arises, especially in the case of the " artificial " virtues, such as justice, &c., from the undeniable fact that we praise them and blame their opposites without consciously reflecting on useful or pernicious consequences; but considers that this maybe explained as an effect of " education and acquired habits."
I did n't consciously model him on anyone, and I 'm desperately scrabbling here for comparisons.
And so, if we pass them our traits unconsciously, why not take the obvious next step and start influencing them consciously?
Your cat may not always consciously control purring.
While neither party has consciously injured or insulted the other, there is no question that the difficulty in relating to each other caused by this new incompatibility can easily lead the couple to divorce.
If you are on a diet or trying to eat health consciously, then eating nutritious fast foods may be difficult, if not impossible.
They can just pop up out of the blue from seemingly nowhere, even when you do not consciously choose to be angry.
You may not consciously feel your body go into alert mode but if it lasts long enough or it intensifies, you will feel overwhelmed and stressed out as you enter crisis mode.
First, you must become aware of how you breathe and consciously learn deep breathing.
Consciously relax the muscles of your diaphragm.
Once they are naturally relaxed, you then consciously relax them even more.
Once you know when you are likely to fall into habitual lying, you can consciously begin to make changes.
The idea is that no matter what the current circumstance may be, new thoughts and feelings can be consciously chosen which will result in new behaviors.
Biofeedback training may be used to teach the patient how to consciously reduce muscle tension.
The patient may be able to use biofeedback to learn how to consciously reduce muscle tension and possibly reduce spasticity.
AA suggests that people can stay free of alcohol by using an attitude that focuses on "one day at a time" and that consciously seeks spiritual support from "a power greater than themselves."
Biofeedback training may be used to teach older children how to consciously reduce muscle tension.
The patient may be able to use biofeedback to learn how to consciously reduce muscle tension and possibly reduce symptoms.
Tension and stress can also be reduced through biofeedback, in which an individual consciously attempts to modify skin temperature, muscle tension, blood pressure, and heart rate.
Adults need to remember that young toddlers are not skillful enough to consciously produce works of art.
Most color vision deficient persons compensate well for their abnormality and usually rely on color cues and details that are not consciously evident to persons with typical color vision.
Feng shui principles are in keeping with Golden Ratio beauty and when consciously used add balance to the yin and yang energy your home interior.
L.Ron Hubbard believed that people are influenced by early experiences, even though we don't consciously remember those experiences.
He said that the human brain records everything that happens, whether we consciously realize it or not.
We do it regularly out of habit and use it consciously when there is disharmony between us.
Agree to how often (a week or day) romance will be consciously displayed.
Often that type of polite laughter isn't even something people do consciously, which may account for the behavior manifesting itself in youngsters.
It represents what you consciously know; this card is what is at the forefront of your mind.
By learning the various types of parenting that psychologists define, you can consciously choose how you wish to interact with your children.
The most famous and thorough research was that of Dr. Ian Stevenson who spent his life collecting cases of children who could consciously remember their past lives.
By taking control of how quickly you enter into unconsciousness, practitioners believe that you can lift your spirit out of your body and consciously travel anywhere in the world.
Sometimes psychics consciously choose to use a specific ability for a particular reading.
Some of these people consciously plan their full body art, while others have a full body suit that evolves from individual tattoos that are tied together.
Based in India, but also offering trainings in Canada, World Conscious Yoga Family focuses on the yogi lifestyle living completely consciously in the moment.
Your mind automatically corrects mistakes as you read so that you sometimes don't consciously recognize them as mistakes.
Claimed to be approved by a dietitian, meals are consciously prepared with complex carbohydrates in mind.
Consciously use your abs to decrease the distance between your ribcage and your pelvis as you crunch.
The ability to consciously activate the core musculature is a prerequisite for performing core stability exercises.
They are inveterately part of a scene they consciously strive to deviate from, though this self-conflict has glorious results.
Lost in Space routinely scored better in ratings than straight sci-fi rival Star Trek, so clearly playing it consciously campy was a winning marketing strategy.
Star Wars creator George Lucas stated his films consciously follow Campbell's structure.
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