Origin of meditation
Related Words for meditationintrospection, rumination, reflection, self-examination, concentration, pondering
Examples from the Web for meditation
Contemporary Examples of 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.
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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?
Historical Examples of meditation
Her eyes were downcast--looking upon the waxed floor as if in meditation.In the Valley
She ate her dinner slowly, with meditation and a thankful heart.Tiverton Tales
It was to me a soothing and a gratifying scene of meditation.Beaux and Belles of England
For a moment he seemed lost in meditation, and then at last spoke slowly.Cleo The Magnificent
She sank back to her chair, folded her hands in her lap and fell into meditation.The Strolling Saint
- the act of meditating; contemplation; reflection
- contemplation of spiritual matters, esp as a religious practice
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."