A brief search for a definition of meditation in your standard dictionary will produce several definitions similar to the following:
- to engage in contemplation or reflection.
- to engage in mental exercise (such as concentration on one’s breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness.
- to focus on one’s thoughts: reflect on or ponder over.
- to plan or project in the mind.
Let’s take out the definitions involving contemplation or reflection and stick moreso to the spiritual awareness aspect. As such, our definition of meditation is mental focus that quiets the mind