Contemplation is a spiritual activity that makes us exercise our mind.
When one enters in a state of contemplation, they are absorbed in the observation of something or oneself.
To contemplate is putting oneself in a state of mediation, of daydreaming.
When you are in a state of contemplation you make an introspection, you look inside yourself. It allows you to know and to understand yourself better. You may question yourself, take a step back from certain events or from a behaviour you had before and that you don’t understand.
Contemplation is an activity you can do through art because it has the power to lead us to a meditative state and to make us think about some aspects of life.
For religious people, contemplation is a way to get closer to a god.