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Contemplation and meditation are not just for monks and hermits.
He went, and the experience “launched me into a lifelong passion for spirituality, meditation, and contemplation,” he said.
Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death is both a contemplation of these facts and a reflection upon living with them for decades.
“Concentration and contemplation are still on the surface,” he explains.David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation in Los Angeles|Sean Macaulay|April 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Birthdays can be moments of contemplation, reexamination, and reinvention.
This is that contemplation of inexhaustible melancholy, whose shadow eclipses the brightness of the world.A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays|Percy Bysshe Shelley
The contemplation of the wonders of Eternity does not conceal the advantages of actual and existent Time.When the World Shook|H. Rider Haggard
The first, we suppose, is to no one a pleasing subject of contemplation.Woman in the Nineteenth Century|Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Janet looked after her, an expression of contemplation pursing her features, wrinkling her forehead.Sally Bishop|E. Temple Thurston
By contemplation penetrating into its inmost depths, through Intelligence she sees the divinity Himself.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
c.1200, "religious musing," from Old French contemplation or directly from Latin contemplationem (nominative contemplatio) "act of looking at," from contemplat-, past participle stem of contemplari "to gaze attentively, observe," originally "to mark out a space for observation" (as an augur does). From com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + templum "area for the taking of auguries" (see temple (n.1)).