"Jerrold Levinson's new book, Music in the Moment, makes a major contribution to the now flourishing field of philosophy of music. He has a daring thesis about music listening that is going to shake up the experts, and pose for them, and for us all, some very hard questions. To reuse, yet again, the old cliché, no one interested in the field, can afford not to read Levinson's book."—Peter Kivy, author of Authenticities"Jerrold Levinson is one of the world's outstanding philosophers of music. His new book, Music in the Moment, is bold, meticulous, cogent and immensely illuminating of the experience of listening to music."—Malcolm Budd, University of LondonWhat is required for a listener to understand a piece of music? Does aural understanding depend upon reflective awareness of musical architecture or large-scale musical structure? Jerrold Levinson thinks not. In contrast to what is commonly assumed, Levinson argues that basic understanding of music only requires properly grounded, present-focused attention, and that virtually everything in the comprehension of extended pieces of music that suggests explicit architectonic awareness can be explained without positing a conscious grasp of relationships across broad spans.
"Jerrold Levinson's new book, Music in the Moment, makes a major contribution to the now flourishing field of philosophy of music.
Author: Jerrold Levinson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Inspirational thoughts for each day that remind us that we are special because of the signature of God on our lives. Though maintaining a consistent devotional life is not always easy, Max Lucado’s best-selling Grace for the Moment® makes having a daily quiet time possible! This yearlong book features captivating daily devotionals that offer enough inspiration, power, and hope to carry you through the busiest of days. America’s leading inspirational author again fills each day’s reading with touching word pictures that offer guidelines for grace-filled living and extra room on each page for journaling opportunities. Grace for the Moment® is yet another great way to encourage anyone to celebrate daily time with God. All it takes is a moment.
For all you know right at this moment . . . the check may be in the mail. The
apology may be in the making. The job contract may be on the desk. Don't quit.
For if you do, you may miss the answer to your prayers. At Home with God
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Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
"In the Moment" presents a gritty series of short stories focusing on characters who are raw, honest, unredeemable, marginal, spiritual, and beautiful. Chronicling scenes from life made vividly authentic, all the players are genuine-people we might be or know, snapshots of everyday life. Chance a moment with a stranger, and experience unexpected events. Struggle along with a family whose child will never be any better than at that moment; stay with a rape victim through the horrific aftermath of her trauma. Run for safety in a war zone, and smell the Devil's missile. Get tipsy and dance with grannies, or pine for an ex. Grieve for a life wasted behind prison bars. Does an event define a life, or does the individual define the event? Is it a combination of both, or is it something else entirely? For the short stories of In the Moment, the moment is now-good or bad. That defining moment in a person's life can say volumes about his or her character. We may never know more than we do now; the next step in life's dance is conjecture, a mystery, an uncertainty-but its part in the story is vital nonetheless.
The moment is now, good or bad. It is right now. Questions go unanswered, and
not all the information is there. Still, a moment in a person's life can say volumes
about his or her character. We may never know more than we do now; the next ...
Author: Sandra M. Bringer
A momenta scant sliver of timeinto which the breath of life may be shared with another. One moment leads to another moment, and a string of moments creates Time. In time we see, we hear, we act, and we judge. We compare, we look for, we establish. Some of the time in excellence; some of the time in mediocrity. Each moment is important to the fullness of time. One moment poorly spent will inflict upon the remainder a taint hard to erase. A moment well spent will endue a lifetime of joy. Ultimately, it is ones life in all its deviations. The observations and the experiences openly shared and confessed in truth and spirit. In the Moment It Is Written! In this moment, I have created a combination of events, thoughts, questions, reflections, and interactions that produce and give greater meaning and a deeper reverence for my personal relationship with GodOur Father. These influences have empowered me with a deeper perception of my purpose, In the Moment.
It is a living explanation that will make plain, or at least understandable, the
logical justification and marketability of In the Moment. At present, it is an
unpublished manuscript. I have been requested, in no uncertain terms, to present
and make a ...
Author: Mick E. Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Calm in the Moment is Romanian author Alexandru Sota’s 2nd published work and is comprised of verses written from 2010-2012. Sota writes spoken word and short flowing narratives that focus around the concept of change and the goal of experiencing happiness in life by placing importance on simple human elements in a language all readers can understand. Sota progressively paints a vivid portrait using social commentaries as his expressive writing drifts through many different emotions by focusing on the need of bridging the past and future without losing our precious calm in the moment... (What the world needs now). Serving as a mentor and sports coach in his community on two different continents over the years, Sota has become a voice for his generation providing useful wisdom for today’s youth. Through urban poetry he urges positive sustainability for children coming up in the world.
I felt he is me and we live through them in those moments of euphoria. It's
unbelievable. I think about life and I can sum up pretty much everything in one
word; change. Life is defined by changes, and destiny is something defined by
Author: Alexandru Sota
Publisher: Author House
Live in the Moment, Now! Twirling and spinning Into the sky, Dolphins so joyfully,
Bubbling so high. “Mother, please join us, Come take time to play. Live in the
moment, now.” Chorus: Live in the moment, now. Live in the moment, now. “
Author: Linda Kay Burk
SAY WHAT GOD SAYS! As you interact with this book, you will learn how to say what God says. And when you say what God says you will be speaking prophetically over your life. When you say what God says you will be able to LIVE IN THE MOMENT, fully present in the goodness of God and empowered by the words you speak. Say what God says and silence every voice that does not conform to the will of God. Speak greatness into your destiny, success over every endeavor, strength over your weaknesses, victory over temptations, and prosperity and well-being over every kind of lack or deficiency. Whatever God says, you can say. Whatever He speaks into your life, you can repeat. In Christ, you have the authority and the creative power to declare words that will transform your thoughts for good and prepare you for your intended purpose. Say what God says and you will always be speaking absolute truth. Every word of God proves true Proverbs 30:5 NLT
Psalm 139:1-5 CEV Prophetic Affirmations God is watching me right now, So I will
spend this moment with my eyes upon Him. God is caring for me right now, so I
will spend this moment acknowledging Him. God is providing for me right now, ...
Author: Barbara Lyons Slade
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Fresh, funny, and blatantly honest, Live in the Moment holds the secret to
harnessing the power of the present. A practical book about creating one's own
life experiences, author Julie Clark Robinson's words of inspiration will help you
Author: Julie Clark Robinson
As we grow older, it seems to me that we become less interested in impressing people and more focused on being remembered by those who know us. Certainly, we want to have done enough good things to have those merits define us rather than our demerits. I think we clearly hope that loved ones and friends will know enough about us that they will understand why we lived life as we did. We do not think they will very often agree with us, but we strive to have them see why we took the paths we walked in our life. This modest offering is an attempt to bring a modicum of understanding of the motivations in my life to the minds of our children Alicia and Colin and to my enduring wife Sue. I know they all have wondered about me from time to time. I pray they always knew I wanted only to do good and have them sense the depth of my love for them. And, in these writings there is also a hope that friends and acquaintances will find some laughter and maybe even a tiny bit of wisdom to help them in their journey through life. I was blessed to be born to Shelby Ancel Haley and to Hettie Curry Haley on February 16th, 1945 in St. Joseph, Missouri. No child had more love and protection than I did from these excellent parents. My mothers love was total and was matched by that of my father. As I grew up I began to realize that my father had instilled a significant amount of wisdom in me, because he was truly a wise man. Each time I found myself in distress in life, I was able to remember a lesson or a saying from my dad that I could tie my lifeline to. Mom and Dad created a truly strong foundation for me to build my life upon. Perhaps this little book will help someone I know and love understand me better and remember me more often. It contains poems of faith, sayings some sermons I once delivered and a few devotionals and essays I put on the page over many years. I do want you to enjoy the reading and hope you will laugh more often with me than at me. If I make it to Heaven, I will be regularly walking those sunny streets. I would wish to encounter each and every one of you there and would delight in sharing laughter and love with you in long conversations. After all, we wont be pressed for time there, will we? God Bless!
In this context, the prize is what God is presenting to us in this very moment. I
think this is what The Heavenly Father wants us to see in the Scripture cited
above. As Christians, if we bring “all of ourselves” to what God is presenting to us
Author: Bob Haley
Most of us operate on auto-pilot much of the time, passing through the present moment with our mind either caught up in the past or straining toward the future. Through mindfulness meditation, an ancient Buddhist practice, Anna Black shows you how to intentionally pay attention to your daily experience. When we are not being mindful, we miss out on small moments that often are the most valuable be it a beautiful building that we pass on our journey to work, the taste and texture of lovingly prepared food, or the fact that we are needed by those we love the most. By being mindless we miss opportunities for personal growth by not being aware of our shortcomings or our inner strength, or by letting negative thoughts and emotions control us.In mindfulness meditation we pay attention to our ongoing experience whether it is pleasant such as appreciating a starry night sky; unpleasant a disagreement with a loved one; or neutral doing chores. We become aware of our habitual thoughts and behaviours and discover which are helpful and which are not. We learn to listen to the body and pick up warning signs of stress as well as tune in to our inner wisdom. Packed with short and simple meditations, this book can be used by all people, in all walks of life and at any time.Anna Black is a highly qualified mindfulness practitioner, who teaches mindfulness workshops. She has a Masters in Mindfulness-based Approaches to Health and has completed the Advanced Teacher Development Intensive run by teachers from the North Wales Centre for Mindfulness and from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Hospital, USA. She has an established personal practice in mindfulness and meditation (www.mindfulness-meditation-now.com) and supervises other mindfulness teachers.
However, as Jon KabatZinn says, the present moment is the only moment where
it is possible to change. And we can only make wise changes if we are truly
aware of what our experience really is. The moment of awareness that is
Author: Anna Black
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit