Contemplation, by contrast, is “passive” meditation. It is a state of being, ideal when one doesn’t have a specific goal in mind – the meditator simply wants to be. Passive meditation is a great way to de-stress and recharge. It can also help find solutions to problems and provide clear ideas about future goals. Ho’oponopono is a great example of this kind of meditation.
Both forms of meditation are important and necessary in daily life. It is the meditator who must become sensitive to the urgings of his or her inner self to determine which type to use at any given time.