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... Definition of Meditation McNeely defines meditation as “sustained concentration that focuses attention and heightens awareness” (20). TheMedical Dictionary provides a more comprehensive definition of the term as “a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth” (par. 1). Both definitions regard the elements of concentration and focus aimed at improving one’s awareness for purposes that range from relieving anxiety and stress, to relax, and to find inner strength through both personal and spiritual...