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Term: Meditation

1.  Continuous and profound contemplation or reflection on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or impenetrable nature
AUTHOR:  Llewellyn
2.  Besides contemplation and relaxation, Eastern concepts of meditation add another definition. Specifically, relaxation is the first step and intense contemplation of a single thing is the second step. Eventually, by focusing the mind entirely on a single thing, the conscious tires, resulting in the conscious simply getting out of the way. The result—what some might call “true meditation” or the goal of meditation—is an alternate state of consciousness that allows you direct contact with your higher self or the Divine. Some call this cosmic consciousness or any of several names.
AUTHOR:  Donald Michael Kraig
3.  A long and thoughtful observation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
See also:  chi
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