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Synonyms for inwardness

preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values

the quality or state of being inward or internal

preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)

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But one does not have to choose between activism and inwardness or feel that one is bound to swallow the other.
The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
2 for solo violin is an astonishing realization in many ways yet still traduces the original's intimacy and inwardness - rather like hearing a Hamlet soliloquy hammered out in the style of Henry V's St Crispin's Day speech.
To put it another way, piety prevents human beings from defining the world in terms of their needs and desires but orients human inwardness toward the holy.
Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Se//(2010)--the Terry lectures at Yale--is a thoroughgoing defense of "soul," "mind," and "self' against the likes of Freud and the flood of New Atheist fulminating.
However, in the end it neither informs nor communicates, and most importantly, it skews religion toward a God of everlasting inwardness.
Vaclav Luks has demonstrated that a one-hundred-member choir is not needed to perform a monumental piece, quite the opposite: owing to top-class singers, a much smaller formation is capable of attaining not only a spectacular sound but also lightened yet technically accurate runs, as well as the expected inwardness in the emotionally charged passages.
For Delaney, it seems, the process of fixing a dense mass of materialized light on a relatively modest-size rectangle--the largest works here were roughly fifty-seven by forty-five inches--required intense concentration, something that was essential to what is most striking about his abstractions: In these works, a phenomenon that is purely and gloriously one of the senses alone--the evocation of light through color--is imbued with a sense of intense subjectivity, of aching inwardness.
We're so blinded by our inwardness, we overlook the fact that the Earth is still filled with evil forces, and we are still but one nuclear explosion away from utter chaos and worldwide unrest.
She stands before a decorative landscape with a prominent golden river, stressing the landscape's deeper meaning as a visualisation of inwardness and mood.
But growing American inwardness comes at a strange and perilous time.
Results of this study indicated that (a) the value of cultivation of good virtues (benevolence, humanity, and a sense of justice) was positively related to attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and (b) the values of social traditionalism and cultural inwardness (a value that endorses cultural superiority/intolerance) were correlated with negative attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities (Hampton & Xiao, 2009).
Here she focuses on Shakespeare's specific ability "to produce the effect of inwardness," which is the result of his unpacking of the paradox inherent in the rhetorical strategies taught in the early modern schoolroom.
The significance of Bromley's insights becomes especially clear in his discussion of masochism, a sexual practice that "locates pleasures at the body's surface, uncoupling inwardness from affective relations" (80).
But in keeping with that old kernel that you can't have the light without the dark, when it comes to Tanlines' music, Emm's propensity for social inwardness might be what allows him to be the band's dominant voice--not only literally as its singer, but also as its lyricist.