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Description

Live in quiet contemplation. Avoid the hurries and troubles of the world. Shut yourself away and seek inner peace.

Learn to meditate, pray or just sit quietly. Think about what you wish to think about or maybe learn not to think so much (which can be very difficult!).

You can simply be reclusive or may want to get further away from it all, moving to the countryside or perhaps joining a monastic order of some kind.

You can also live in the 'real' world, but quietly and without needing to interact much with others. Just keep yourself to yourself and do not bother others too much and they will soon learn and appreciate your quiet and non-needy ways.

Discussion

People who live in a more contemplative fashion are often less extraverted, being satisfied with their own company and their own thoughts.

Although contemplation can lead to ecstatic religious experiences, it more often lacks the highs of active excitement. It also lacks the lows and, as you make sense of it all, steadily lead to a deep contentment. 

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Find Religion, Mindful immersion, Active life

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