Beyond meditation is contemplation.
Contemplation is a method that enables you to begin to go out and actively explore the inner worlds of your own being. It is different from meditation, a passive state in which the practitioner goes within and just quietly waits for the light of the other worlds to appear i.e. come to him.
Meditation, is the state in which one clears the mind of all thoughts and sits in passivity awaiting the sought for illumination. It is but a stage towards contemplation, the ultimate form of prayer.
In contemplation, you go through the same process of meditation, but then you go further. You take control. You empty the mind of all thoughts, then you begin actively to fill the mind with only the thought, image and/or feeling that you desire to experience at that particular moment.
Do not underestimate the power of concentrated thoughts. It has been proven times without number that concentrated thoughts forms have become actions and are still becoming actions i.e. our deeds in life.
Why not take a go at it i.e. active meditation which is actually Contemplation as against passive meditation? – and experience the power of directed (positive) thinking.