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meditate on (something)

To reflect on or think about something with calm, introspective contemplation. After the bankruptcy of my company, I took some time off to meditate on what went wrong. If you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed by stress or anxiety, take some time each day and meditate on the positive things in your life.
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meditate upon (something)

To reflect on or think about something with calm, introspective contemplation. After the bankruptcy of my company, I took some time off to meditate upon what went wrong. If you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed by stress or anxiety, take some time each day and meditate upon the positive things in your life.
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meditate on someone or something

to reflect on someone or something. Judy was instructed to meditate on a flower. I will meditate on that happy thought.
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In Radiating Light (all works 1999), two tiny figures (perhaps a yog i master with his disciple) carry on a dialogue or meditate in silence, as if lost in an infinite space, in the immense landscape that surrounds them and of which they are part.
As he stood before this congregation in finely tailored vestments, this spiritual master suggested practical ways to live, among them: share the good things; pitch in for the hard work; keep the spirit before you and be led by it; seek out and keep before you icons that reflect the true welfare of the community; mentor the young; learn how to handle disappointment; set up situations of dialogue; meditate; find ways to build bridges; be open to ideas emanating from others; be dedicated and disciplined to a system that has a goal; find ways to live together wholly and wholesomely; reach out by doing community work; remember and exercise moderation in all things.
New York, Feb 20 (ANI): Professional golfer Tiger Woods has been advised by a Buddhist teacher to meditate in order to repair his damaged marriage.
In tending to our mind, we reflect, take inventory, care for ourselves, educate ourselves; we communicate and explore; we meditate, breathe, become aware of our emotions, own them, and do yoga.
Go and meditate. Somewhere quiet and peaceful.' Erm...
Meditate on discovering something you did not know you had.
Here he could meditate on what he valued in the others and, by this attentive and imaginative lingering, what he might secure in himself.
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow has said that she needs to learn to meditate because her brain 'drives her mental'.
Learn to Meditate Workshops will be offered by authorized representatives of Sant Thakar Singh this month flee of charge.
Jean Genet queried what remained of a "Rembrandt torn into four equal pieces and flushed down the toilet?" Duchamp and Cornell spent a lifetime cutting and flushing their way out of the quarantine of "art" and "artist." Early in Duchamp's career (1913), as part of a speculation a l'infinitif, before he proceeded to consider "the question of shop windows" ("the shop window [as] proof of the existence of the outside world"), he asked: "Can one make works which are not works 'of art'?" It is a question he would continue to meditate on for his entire career, and it has more than a little to do with his preference for the job description of respirateur (breather), dust breeder, window glazier, or chess player to that of artist.
There is no suggestion of a system by which one reads for x number of minutes, then goes to meditate for a period, and so on.