From my reading of the catechism of the Catholic Church I understand that for Christians contemplation is not a method but a gift from God that if granted can be practiced while washing dishes or walking or any time or even while meditating.
As far as I understand, contemplation is sitting in God’s presence, waiting on God, listening, like in Eucharistic adoration.
Is it okay to set aside a period of silence each day for contemplation?
For instance, I have been practicing aspirations (ejaculatory prayer) during the day. Could I practice aspirations to help me in contemplating in silence for a period of time daily or is this not a proper method?