We are culturally conditioned to contemplate people, opportunities and states of being from the point of view of immature masculinity: How much money will it make? What's hot? What's not? Is it loaded with enough bells and whistles to spike my blood sugar? t is easy to get so caught up in the bustle of life that we don't take time to reflect on what's really going on. Oracles are meant to be archetypal mirrors of where we are in our lives. Keeping a journal is another great way to reflect on what is happening. As Socrates says, "The unexamined life is not worth living." Wise contemplation involves listening to the quiet, compassionate voices within. A shortcut to wise, feminine contemplation is to ask of each possibility: Will I remember this well on my deathbed?