(1) Nonetheless, the act of reading can be sacred if we realize how close it is in spirit to the search for the contemplative .(2) To my mind, the essential difference between philosophy and religion is in the religious type of contemplative act, the observer is within it, not outside it.(3) The natural beauty of the Park is ideal for contemplative life, as monks and nuns of earlier centuries found before us.(4) It is such a fixture in our collective consciousness, it seems either much older or much younger, but certainly not the ordinary, pedestrian, contemplative age of 50.(5) What Evans has provided, however, is a well-written and masterful introduction to this great monastic contemplative and doctor of the church.(6) The long, dreamy, contemplative takes of classic Hollywood studio movies or postwar European art films are long gone.(7) At other points, the poetry of ideas is brought together with a more natural landscape to create contemplative opportunities of the type usually associated with ancient temples and monuments.(8) It can stimulate religions to excavate the contemplative and meditative paths in their own heritages, such as the Jewish meditation movement and Christian centering prayer.(9) On the other hand, the dynamic panoramic views reflect his contemplative sense of analysis and recognition of space, timing and content.(10) The daily prayer services move through themes loosely associated with the seven days of creation; each service repeatedly invites silent contemplative prayer.(11) We must take it at face value for there is no torment beyond the exuberant grins, coy smirks or contemplative musings of any of the grandmothers.(12) He made application to Prior Richard at a local monastery, asking to be accepted as a contemplative and spend the rest of his life in the monastery.(13) People walk the labyrinth slowly, as an aid to contemplative prayer and reflection, as a spiritual exercise, or as a form of pilgrimage.(14) Plus, you will need to set aside 40 minutes each day for contemplative prayer.(15) These painted images are contemplative musings of a reflective thinker looking through veils of timelessness to honour the artistic masters of the past.(16) The mood of his album is dreamy and contemplative , with occasional bursts of childish exuberance.