Thank you for the reply Sheelah. Please, do start a discussion on contemplation. I would like to hear your take on; what is it? what is it not? is it something we do in a particular way/method? There are numerous methods espoused by many but it seems that so many of the great thinkers/writers on contemplation never specify a method, i.e., Merton, Haggerty, Cloud of Unknowing, etc…