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Meditation Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Meditation.

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

 

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

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Sleep is the best meditation.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being,
and remain conscious - and you are meditating.
And then meditation is not separate from life.
- Osho

No great work has ever been produced except after a
long interval of still and musing meditation.
- Walter Bagehot

Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation.
The only meditation I would have done before would
be in the writing of songs.
- Sting

Without meditation, I'd probably be dead.
- Mike Love

The Master teaches that the way of qigong cannot be hurried.
Wuji refers to the time before the creation -
when everything was formless.
Standing in the wuji position, my feet are parallel
to each other, shoulder-width apart.
My knees are slightly bent,
and the tip of my tongue touches the roof of my mouth.
My arms are held in front of me with my elbows bent
and my palms parallel to each other - about four inches apart.
At first I focus on my breathing, and only my breathing.
Later, I visualize the energy or "Qi" between my palms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Golf is a search for perfection, for balance.
It's about meditation and concentration.
You have to use hand and brain.
- Celine Dion

The execution of any thing considerable implies in
the first place previous persevering meditation.
- William Godwin

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass.
- Owen Feltham

Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life,
contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp

My workout is my meditation.
- Kyle MacLachlan

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
- Jeremy Taylor

Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

I write, or used to write, to explain to myself situations
I couldn't otherwise solve or understand.
Meditation comes very naturally to me.
- Anne Stevenson

Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time,
we can learn to direct attention where we choose.
- Eknath Easwaran

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the
ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
- Daniel Goleman

Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which
I attain Being and my own self,
not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.
- Karl Jaspers

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal
awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification,
knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
- Voltaire

I mean the whole thing about meditation and yoga is
about connecting to the higher part of yourself,
and then seeing that every living thing is connected in some way.
- Gillian Anderson

The affairs of the world will go on forever.
Do not delay the practice of meditation.
- Milarepa

During meditation your metabolism and your breath rate
go down to a level of rest,
twice that of deep sleep.
- Mike Love

Yoga is a great thing and meditation is also great
to get connected to yourself more.
- Ziggy Marley

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

I deepen my experience of God through prayer,
meditation, and forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Prayer is more than meditation.
In meditation the source of strength is one's self.
When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
- Chiang Kai-shek

The focus and the concentration and the attention to
detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation.
I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.
- Harrison Ford

Meditation is such a more substantial reality than
what we normally take to be reality.
- Richard Gere

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action,
the soul of meditation.
and honor the reward of action.
- Francis Quarles

We tend to think of meditation in only one way.
But life itself is a meditation.
- Raul Julia

Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation
affirming my connection to the earth body.
- Carol P. Christ

I believe that painting should come through the avenues
of meditation rather than the canals of action.
- Mark Tobey

A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding,
is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises.
- Johannes Tauler

I am calling attention just to the main points of these
tremendously important matters,
which can be understood better by pious meditation
than explained by human language.
- Martin Chemnitz

I think most people see drawing as subservient to the subject,
a sort of meditation, a studying, a searching observation,
in my case, for its own sake.
- Peter Wright

The more intense the nature of a man,
the more readily will he find meditation,
and the more successfully will he practice it.
- James Allen

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows
immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
- Swami Sivananda

We should so provide for old age that it may have no
urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next.
It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
- Pearl S. Buck

I get into certain yoga positions at times,
when I'm working out and for exercises.
I use a little of it in some of my meditation,
but I chant now and that sort of replaced it.
- John Astin

If you are doing mindfulness meditation,
you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.
- Daniel Goleman

Practice meditation regularly.
Meditation leads to eternal bliss.
Therefore meditate, meditate.
- Swami Sivananda

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
- Andre Maurois

Meditation here may think down hours to moments.
Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head
and learning wiser grow without his books.
- William Cowper

The seated lotus postures are an amazing way to go into meditation,
or simply just to take a moment to ground oneself.
- Christy Turlington

The flowering of love is meditation.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

There are different things one can do to establish
and hasten the peace process.
Meditation is one way.
- Mike Love

The experience of getting my Kriya, which is the meditation process that I do,
was very powerful for me - though, as I explain in the book,
I was really suspect of that kind of thing.
- Mariel Hemingway

For me, first, it's finding quiet in my life -
and I do that through yoga and meditation.
It's also been a matter of changing the way I eat,
because I think what we eat can inform who we are;
food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent.
- Mariel Hemingway

I have brought myself, by long meditation,
to the conviction that a human being with a settled
purpose must accomplish it,
and that nothing can resist a will which will stake
even existence upon its fulfillment.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If I had not been already been meditating,
I would certainly have had to start.
I've treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation,
and I've found that to be a tremendous help.
- Judy Collins

Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world.
It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed,
turning back into yourself in a good way.
A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels
of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
- Ted Hughes

It is my meditation all the day, and more than my meat and drink,
to know how I shall make the Saints of God comprehend
the visions that roll like an overflowing surge before my mind.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading,
meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring,
let your heart be employed, as much as possible,
in divine thoughts.
- David Brainerd

This life that has been given to us as a gift,
as such a precious gift.
To really try to understand it, really try to recognize it,
is the greatest meditation.
Through the media of this Knowledge we can tap into
our inner sources that are so beautiful.
- Prem Rawat

Recovering from the suicide of a loved one,
you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program.
The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body,
mind, and spirit.
That's applicable to any kind of depression.
- Judy Collins

I wanted to share the experience of how yoga and meditation
have transformed my life,
how they have enabled me to observe who I am,
first in my body, and then emotionally,
and on to a kind of spiritual path.
- Mariel Hemingway

If we know the divine art of concentration,
if we know the divine art of meditation,
if we know the divine art of contemplation,
easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world.
- Sri Chinmoy

What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but
one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of
these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.
- Wallace Stevens

Your meditations may be as profound,
as exalted,
as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage,
but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament.
What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself!
- Johannes Tauler

To praise it would amount to praising myself.
For the entire content of the work...
coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which
have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

First meditate, be blissful,
then much love will happen of its own accord.
Then being with others is beautiful
and being alone is also beautiful.
Then it is simple, too.
You dont depend on others
and you dont make others dependent on you.
- Osho

The more I read, the more I meditate;
and the more I acquire,
the more certain I am that I know nothing.
- Voltaire

I would as soon put a girl alone into a closet to meditate
as give her only the society of her needle.
- Maria Mitchell

Well, I was passionately curious about what my body was doing,
and when I got the lessons on how to meditate,
it seemed really solid to me.
It seemed real.
- Mariel Hemingway

If somebody pisses me off and I understand it ain't
personal then I'll go to another place and I'll meditate.
- Martin Lawrence


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