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meditate

(mĕd′ĭ-tāt′)
v. medi·tated, medi·tating, medi·tates
v.intr.
1.
a. To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object, especially as a form of religious practice in Buddhism or Hinduism.
b. To engage in focused thought on scriptural passages or on particular doctrines or mysteries of a religion, especially Christianity.
c. To engage in devotional contemplation, especially prayer.
2. To think or reflect, especially in a calm and deliberate manner.

med′i·ta′tor n.
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Although the researchers found a negative correlation between gray matter and age in both groups of people -- suggesting a loss of brain tissue with increasing age -- they also found that large parts of the gray matter in the brains of those who meditated seemed to be better preserved, Kurth said.
Left ventricular mass was measured with two-dimensional echocardiograms before and after the study and the group that meditated showed a significant decrease.
RESEARCH PUBLISHED in the American Journal of Hypertension this year showed that when stressed-out African-American students meditated for 15 minutes every morning and afternoon, they had lower blood-pressure levels, And that, some say, will lead to better academic performance.
There is within this book a sound understanding that the Old Testament is a Word to be wrestled with and meditated upon, a Word that ultimately impacts our communities of faith and the world.
So I meditated till my last moments, thinking it might preserve my body naturally.
She refused to look at crucial evidence documents and instead clutched a witchcraft book and meditated while court was in session.
As I meditated more and more, I didn't need beer to relax.
The number of mysteries was reduced from 50 to 15, and each mystery was meditated upon over a full decade.
It also houses a cave, where an 11th century Indian Buddhist scholar meditated for years.
I don't think that's healthy, and pastorally I would try to move someone who meditated in that way into a more biblical kind of meditation.