Contemplation

I’ve mentioned before some tools for the spiritual journey.  Though I focus on spirituality, there’s no intent to alienate one from using these tools to get centered, feel focused and be grounded.  Contemplation is most often associated with spirituality, but that’s not all.  According to Merriam-Webster:

Contemplation:  1 a: concentration on spiritual things as a form of private devotion b: a state of mystical awareness of God’s being 2: an act of considering with attention : study 3: the act of regarding steadily 4: intention, expectation

A friend and former teacher posted a link on his Facebook page that led to this wonderful Tree of Contemplative Practices* by The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, a result of a survey as part of research from 2001-2004.

Tree of Contemplative Practices

I pass this along that it might enrich your life, open up new doors of opportunity for you.  Maybe you already have your favorites but would like to add another facet to your experience.  Are you doing any movement?  Don’t be afraid to try something new.  If you want to know who you are, what you really think, these practices can help you find the truth.

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