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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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New York City's Metropolitan Opera rarely commissions new works, so the world premiere of "The Voyage" on October 12 (Columbus Day) was an event awaited with high expectations--especially since the composer is the avant-garde musical genius Philip Glass and his purpose is to meditate upon the Columbian quincentennial and the deeper meaning of exploration itself.
Here is a golden opportunity for America's arts community to pause and meditate upon the reasons why such antipathy has flourished beyond their pale, and to learn some respect for that vast majority that's not the usual audience for art.
MELBOURNE: The 18th-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant wrote: "Two things fill the heart with ever renewed and increasing awe and reverence, the more often and more steadily we meditate upon them: the starry firmament above and the moral law within."
Jesus' message and ministry began with the Holy Spirit driving him into the wilderness (Mk 1:12) to meditate upon the meaning of the voice from heaven that declared him to be God's Son.
I think it would be useful if every Presbyterian were to read the article again, meditate upon it, let it sink in and then take the appropriate action with their Members of Parliament.
Church, as well as an impetus for dialogue with all men and women of good will...." More importantly, it is a call to bishops to meditate upon this information, and ensure it is adapted and disseminated to the faithful in their dioceses, so that they too can reflect on its depth.
During the 40 days of austerity and self-denial, they were compelled to meditate upon the innumerable ways that they had offended, disappointed, or otherwise let down the Judge.
He seeks rather to explain the historical popularity of the Protocols, examine its political functions, and meditate upon the present-day significance of the antisemitism that animates the work.
"The Puritan," according to Kaufmann, "was not likely to meditate upon events in the life of Christ but rather upon the doctrines or specific propositions in scripture."(37) By placing himself within the context of Luther's example, Bunyan may partake of that moderate stance on Reformation iconoclasm espoused by Luther who "insisted that on the evidence of Scripture, images were, doctrinally, a matter of indifference since God has given neither commands nor prohibitions binding on us." Luther thus defines the position that would, according to Ernest Gilman, "later be made available to moderate Anglicans such as John Donne who sought the 'true use of pictures to worship.'" Luther understood and indeed advanced the use of images as aids to the understanding of the scriptures.
A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the vice of idleness.
It has also become customary to meditate upon a group of mysteries on certain days of the week, unless one says the complete Rosary in a single day: the Joyful Mysteries on Mondays and Thursdays, the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesdays and Fridays, the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the mysteries proper to the season on Sundays.
The pilgrim coming to the cathedral for spiritual enlightenment would be encouraged to meditate upon the rose of light and color in order to be drawn into mystical conformity with it.
We meditate upon the communion of saints, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.