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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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One version (the one reproduced at Shugborough) shows a group of Arcadian shepherds meditating upon a tomb in the woods.
The word penitentiary stems from the Quaker concept of imprisonment being one of doing penance for crime in meditating upon the evil of one's criminal ways.
In Germany, this is still the usual way of meditating upon the mysteries.
By facing death, meditating upon death, and ultimately embracing death, the Vedantist overcomes a normal instinctual fear with the courage of religious conviction, the strength of spiritual practice, and the ground of philosophical reason.
"My hope," Phillips says, "is that when looking at my paintings, viewers are drawn to the image by the realistic elements, only to find themselves meditating upon the imaginative possibilities they slowly uncover." He cites a quote from Carl Jung as summing up his approach to creating--and looking at--art: "Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
In my opinion, this book is not only worth reading, it is worth meditating upon. It makes sense out of life, even mine and yours.
Pat Rogers's study of Boswell and Johnson's traversing of the Highlands of Scotland is a folder of congruent essays which is more interested in meditating upon arresting or incommensurable particulars than in promoting a single argument.
Turn porro puer, ut saevis proiectus ab undis." The painting also included an armed man of robust aspect, to indicate the hot-bloodedness of youth, as well as a boy disputing with philosophers (perhaps an echo of The Education of Marcus Aurelius?), an old woman, and a naked old man meditating upon a skull.
The salutary effects of meditating upon the life of St.