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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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Scores for perceived behavioral control regarding meditation were computed by averaging across the items; higher scores reflect perceiving better control over meditating.
Overall the percentage of graduating meditating students was 87.1% and the percentage of graduating non-meditating students was 66.7% (p <.001).
Both started reading Buddhist texts and meditating, before joining the Cardiff Buddhist Centre about four years ago, where they met operations director John James.
The monks who had spent the most years meditating had the highest levels of gamma waves, he added, this "dose response"--where higher levels of a drug or activity have greater effect than lower levels--is what researchers look for to assess cause and effect.
Clement banner, singing and praying the Rosary, and meditating on designated themes, as they trudged along.
When researchers from the Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention at the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine, in Fairfield, Iowa, and the University of California, Los Angeles, had 60 African-American men and women with high blood pressure meditate 20 minutes twice a day or attend a health education group for seven months, they found that those meditating reduced their overall risk of a heart attack by up to 11 percent, and their stroke risk up to 15 percent.
Along the lakeshore Nouvel has choreographed series of structures and events -- a pavilion made from tree trunks, a giant theatre tent, gravel mountains and a septet of vaulted chapels containing installations by artists meditating on universal spiritual themes, The decaying hulk of the Mesoscaphe, the world's first tourist submarine which that was one of the main attractions of the 1964 Expo in Lausanne, completes the surreal assemblage.
All this was familiar stuff from my early years meditating and so I recognized the complex was "me." It was me as I existed in time--my conditioned self.
So, if you will, I've been meditating pretty much all my life."
Given the work's title, and Coleman's acuteness to the qualities and technical histories of his media, the suggestion of out-of-focus or overdeveloped photographs should certainly be taken seriously; the sense that an art form is meditating on itself is a constant with him.
The Tibetan Buddhist leader, who spends four hours every morning meditating on compassion and altruism said reconciliation and dialogue were "the real ways to solve problems, whether at family, community or global level."
Adults who practice transcendental meditation show a marked decrease in total peripheral resistance while meditating, as well as an increase in cardiac output and stroke volume.
When the TM volunteers were asked to close their eyes and "begin meditating" significant decreases in blood pressure and blood vessel constriction were seen.
I find this type of meditating much more difficult than counting breaths up to four over and over.
This is a call, then, for a recognition of the sense of the sublime that spirituality in its highest form crystanizes--the acute calm, clarity, and compassion that can be achieved when meditating, the joyous expansion of heart when singing of divine love and peace with a group of fellow believers, the incorporation of the highest ethical and moral precepts into one's daily behavior and speech.