Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Meditation is practiced in numerous religious traditions.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionarymeditation (noun)
a discourse intended to express its author's reflections or to guide others in contemplation
the act or process of - meditating
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurusmeditation (noun)
long or deep thinking about spiritual matters
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