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Response to Value & the Sacraments | Physically Spiritual 103

This episode of Physically Spiritual explores personal development, self-help, and the liturgy through the thought of Dietrich Von Hildebrand and Conrad Baars.

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Headings

2:15 Modern Philosophy & Solipsism

9:45 Self-Help, Selfishness, & Holiness

12:15 Dietrich von Hildebrand & Response to Value

27:45 Conrad Baars & Affirmation

34:45 Self-Help Is a Lie

39:45 Reapproaching the Sacraments

Notes



“That which is created – whether it belongs to the domain on pure matter [...] of to the realm of organic life [...] or to the sphere of spiritual things [...] -- exists in order to imitate and glorify God by fulfilling the divine idea in its regard and simultaneously bringing to fruition the fullness of values to which it is ordained. Fal all values – goodness, beauty, the mystery of life, the noble light of truth, and even the dignity of every being itself [...] -- all these are rays which radiate from God's being, who is all holiness.” Dietrich von Hildebrand, Liturgy & Personality, 11. - https://hildebrandproject.org/liturgy-personality/


Personality - “The truly normal is the classical man who is fully perceptive of values and responsive to them, the uncramped objective man, liberated from the prison of himself, in whom the capacity for self-donation and love is unbroken.” Dietrich von Hildebrand, Liturgy & Personality, 21.


3 Elements of True Personality

1. A full spiritual endowment – “in the first place, there is a fullness of the essential spiritual faculties: the capacity of loving and knowing, the power of will, the natural potential of the person which flows from him – we might say his essential endowment as distinct from special talents.” Dietrich von Hildebrand, Liturgy & Personality, 21 - 22.

2. A deep link to values -- “secondly, there is his organic link with values and truth, his perception of them, his response to them, his living in truth, in tune with the objective logos, and his lack of subjective deviation from the meaning of being.” Dietrich von Hildebrand, Liturgy & Personality, 22.

3. Possesses unity of style - “external being is not inorganically and outwardly stamped on the inner being, but it is a genuine projection of the latter.There is a rare harmony between the inner and the outer being” Dietrich von Hildebrand, Liturgy & Personality, 22 – 23.


“The man who has been melted by the sun of values – above all, the man who has been wounded by the love of Christ – is also lovingly open to every man and has entered into the objective unity of all.” Dietrich von Hildebrand, Liturgy & Personality.


Reverence - “It is the fundamental attitude toward being in which one gives all being the opportunity to unfold itself in its specific nature, in which one neither behaves as its master nor acts toward it in a spirit of familiar conviviality.” Dietrich von Hildebrand, Liturgy & Personality, 47 – 48.


Egocentric Man - “somehow the egocentric man transforms his giving himself up to value into a means of his own perfection; he is not interested in this perfection because of the glorification of God but because of his own perfection.” Dietrich von Hildebrand, Liturgy & Personality, 63.


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Affirmation - “Authentic affirmation is first of all a state of being. Only secondarily may it lead to doing, to acts, or to words, that may then complete the affirmation of the other.” Conrad Baars, Feeling and Healing Your Emotions, 9. - https://www.baarsinstitute.com/shop/p/feeling-and-healing-your-emotions


“In order to become open to all existing goodness, and thus to find happiness through affirming that goodness, whether in beings or in things, you first have to be yourself. In order to be yourself, you must first become yourself. In order to become yourself, you must first receive the gift of yourself. In order to receive this gift, there has to be another who gives, who gives without taking, without demanding anything, who gives what is not his or her own, but yours, your own goodness. The other can do this only when the other is already happy with himself or herself, and thus open to the goodness of all else.” Conrad Baars, Feeling and Healing Your Emotions, 11.


“The “affirmation of the person” is nothing other than welcoming the gift, which, through reciprocity, creates the communion of persons; this communion builds itself from within,” Pope St. John Paul II, Man and Women He Created Them: A Theology of the Body, from the papal audience on 1/16/80, 188. - https://paulinestore.com/man-woman-he-created-them-theology-of-the-body-3337-138037.html

What Dietrich Von Hildebrand is exploring Philosophically in the objective world of value, Conrad Baars is exploring Psychologically in the subjective experience of emotion.

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