We have all heard the phrase “I’m contemplating my navel” as a way of saying I’m taking some down time. Contemplation while outwardly appearing quiet, actually involves a dynamic inward process. Contemplation can involve complete immersion in a creative expression of the object of our contemplative focus or can be pursed for insight into the existential questions, who am I, what do I want and how can I serve? Observe a person, place, thing or thought, action or feeling closely.  Practice contemplation upon it.