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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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Those who meditated had been doing so for four to 46 years, with an average of 20 years.
* Occasionally check the time to see how long you have meditated. Eventually time will seem to pass quickly.
Ram Bahadur Banjan, 15, disappeared on Saturday from a forest where he had meditated virtually without moving for 10 months, during which his associates said he consumed no food or water.
Last night I meditated again for the first time in weeks.
I meditated on how to revive a dying town such as this without losing the original spirit on which it was founded.
Aptly, if dramatically, titled "Tragedy, Sunburns & Still-lives," Anton Henning's second exhibit of paintings at Christopher Grimes Gallery meditated on the materiality and intensity of life.
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.