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Origin of meditation
Examples from the Web for meditation
He turns a visit to a prefab home emporium into a meditation on wealth as a path to spiritual legitimacy.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.|Steve Almond|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meditation is all about training yourself to “course correct in thinking and movement,” says Gervais.
Another study suggests that meditation might help improve academic performance.
He recommends that beginners start off with just 10 minutes of meditation a day.
Plus, did you know that meditation can change your brain composition — just like exercise can change your body?
He was roused from a meditation on these dire imaginings, by the sudden appearance of two figures at a turn of the lane.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 1(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Lucretia remained for some time in meditation; then she wrote a few lines, which she despatched at once to Mr. Rigby.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
Mr. Kybird walked slowly towards Fullalove Alley with his head sunk in meditation.At Sunwich Port, Complete|W.W. Jacobs
Mary's favourite place of meditation was her father's tomb, where she had planted a rose tree.The Basket of Flowers|Christoph von Schmid
The neighbours now and then combine for disputation, others give themselves up in deep solitude to meditation and mortification.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)|Max Duncker
c.1200, "contemplation; devout preoccupation; devotions, prayer," from Old French meditacion "thought, reflection, study," and directly from Latin meditationem (nominative meditatio) "a thinking over, meditation," noun of action from past participle stem of meditari "to meditate, think over, reflect, consider," frequentative form from PIE root *med- "to measure, limit, consider, advise, take appropriate measures" (cf. Greek medesthai "think about," medon "ruler;" Latin modus "measure, manner," modestus "moderate," modernus "modern," mederi "to heal," medicus "physician;" Sanskrit midiur "I judge, estimate;" Welsh meddwl "mind, thinking;" Gothic miton, Old English metan "to measure;" also see medical).
Meaning "discourse on a subject" is early 14c.; meaning "act of meditating, continuous calm thought upon some subject" is from late 14c. The Latin verb also had stronger senses: "plan, devise, practice, rehearse, study."