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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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America Meditates (https://americameditates.org/), an initiative of the International Association of Human Values (IAHV), that aims to bring together individuals from across the country to meditate for a culture of peace, well-being, acceptance, and diversity.
I meditate every day for 20 minutes in the morning.
“We believe in the power of meditation to change lives,” says Jacqueline Berglass, a medical researcher, yoga teacher and Boston Meditates volunteer.
"I meditate on the task at hand, and think about what I can do to accomplish it," she says.
I meditate and clear my energy so I can work with the purest intent.
Following Vatican I and its declaration of papal infallibility, Civilta Cattolica, the review of the Roman Jesuits, serenely declared that `when the pope meditates, it is God who is thinking in him.'"