Meditation

Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak. Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. Paramahansa Yogananda

When you truly know yourself, you don’t try to impress people anymore. One way to know yourself is to meditate. Maxime Lagacé

Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. James Allen

Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong. Lao Tzu

When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place. Bhagavad Gita

When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace. Unknown

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. Marcus Aurelius

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax. Bryant McGill

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu

Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality. Thich Nhat Hanh

The best meditation is effortless. The best meditation is a gentle awareness. Maxime Lagacé

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha

Learn to slow down. Get lost intentionally. Observe how you judge both yourself and those around you. Tim Ferriss

Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection. Amit Ray

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. James Allen

Whatever state I am in, I see it as a state of mind to be accepted as it is. Nisargadatta Maharaj

Meditation is the art of doing nothing. Naval Ravikant

Praying is talking to the Universe. Meditation is listening to it. Paulo Coelho

You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. Deepak Chopra

A few conscious-hearted, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century. Swami Vivekananda

To really do nothing, with perfection, is as difficult as doing everything. Alan Watts

You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. Eckhart Tolle

Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen. No more is needed. Eckhart Tolle

Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated? David M. Bader

Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life. Thich Nhat Hanh

Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. Osho

The mind is definitely something that can be transformed, and meditation is a means to transform it. 14th Dalai Lama

Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already. Pema Chödrön

In practicing meditation, we’re not trying to live up to some kind of ideal – quite the opposite. We’re just being with our experience, whatever it is. Pema Chödrön

Buddha spent six years meditating on the essence, causes, and cures for human anguish. In the end, he came to the realization that suffering is not caused by ill fortune, by social injustice, or by divine whims. Rather, suffering is caused by the behavior patterns of one’s minds. Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens)

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You are more than just your mind. You are more than just your habits. You are more than just your preferences. You’re a level of awareness. Naval Ravikant

To be concentrated means to live fully in the present. Erich Fromm

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. Alan Watts

Paradise is not a place, it’s a state of consciousness. Sri Chinmoy

Meditation is all about connecting with your soul. Deepak Chopra

Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass. Owen Feltham

Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively. Sharon Salzberg

Meditation is intermittent fasting for the mind. Too much sugar leads to a heavy body, and too many distractions lead to a heavy mind. Time spent undistracted and alone, in self-examination, journaling, meditation, resolves the unresolved and takes us from mentally fat to fit. Naval Ravikant

Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong but just to watch it and move with it. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Meditation is freedom from thought and a movement in the ecstasy of truth. Meditation is explosion of intelligence. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Meditation is not a withdrawal from life. Meditation is a process of understanding oneself. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Meditation is a death – death of all that you are now. Of course there will be a resurrection, but that will be a totally new, fresh original being which you are not even aware is hidden in you. Osho

Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divine within you. Amit Ray

Meditation is not spacing-out or running away. In fact, it is being totally honest with ourselves. Kathleen McDonald

Mindfulness meditation is the embrace of any and all mind states in awareness, without preferring one to another. Jon Kabat-Zinn

That’s an essential survival thing. Jerry Seinfeld

Confine yourself to the present. Marcus Aurelius

Sleep is the best meditation. 14th Dalai Lama

All of man’s difficulties are caused by his inability to sit, quietly, in a room by himself. Blaise Pascal

On what meditation did for him: Everything. You know, one of the great things of meditation is it makes stress very easy to get rid of. It just kind of floats away instead of like finding a home in your mind. You learn how to just let go of things. Jerry Seinfeld

If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. Steve Jobs

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. Lao Tzu

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. Mother Teresa

Through meditation, the higher self is experienced. Bhagavad Gita

One hour of contemplation surpasses sixty years of worship. Muhammad

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. Swami Vivekananda

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. Hermann Hesse

Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. Benjamin Franklin

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. Bruce Lee

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few. Shunryu Suzuki

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

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. Napoleon Bonaparte

Meditate. Slow down. There’s no rush. Maxime Lagacé

Meditation is the action of silence. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Life is available only in the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh

Breathe and let be. Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever you go, there you are. Jon Kabat-Zinn

Meditation is the act of stopping to deny what is. Sven Schnieders

Meditation is waiting on God. Mahatma Gandhi

Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding. Amit Ray

Be present above all else. Naval Ravikant

Mind only thinks, meditation lives. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

The act of meditation is being spacious. Sogyal Rinpoche

Do your practice and all is coming. K. Pattabhi Jois

Turn off your mind and get to know yourself. Thibaut

The quiet mind is richer than a crown. Robert Greene

A meditator is both an artist and a warrior. Thich Nhat Hanh

Whatever anyone does or says, I must be emerald and keep my colour. Marcus Aurelius

Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation. Isaac Newton

Tranquil as a forest, but on fire within, once you find your center, you are sure to win. David Zippel

Whenever we attain a higher vision, the lower vision disappears of itself. Swami Vivekananda

One morning, you’ll hit mental inbox zero, and that is a pretty amazing feeling. It’s a state somewhere between joy, bliss, and peace. Once you have that, you won’t want to give that up. If you can get a free hour of bliss every morning, just by closing your eyes…that’s worth its weight in gold. That will change your life. Naval Ravikant

If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation. 14th Dalai Lama

By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise. Paramahansa Yogananda

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

If you meditate regularly, even when you don’t feel like it, you will make great gains, for it will allow you to see how your thoughts impose limits on you. Your resistances to meditation are your mental prisons in miniature. Ram Dass

Every heart has a divine intelligence and natural guidance system. With every prayer, every meditation and every thought of love, we tune in to ours. Marianne Williamson

To be calm is the highest achievement of the self. Zen proverb

Don’t worry about whether you are making progress or not. Just keep your attention on the Self twenty-four hours a day. Meditation is not something that should be done in a particular position at a particular time. It is an awareness and an attitude that must persist through the day. Annamalai Swami

Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable. Without calmness, the mirror of mindfulness will have an agitated and choppy surface and will not be able to reflect things with any accuracy. Jon Kabat-Zinn

Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it. Rene Descartes

Sitting like a mountain let your mind rise, fly and soar. Sogyal Rinpoche

You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. Pema Chödrön

If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent. Pema Chödrön

It’s like having a charger for your whole body and mind. Jerry Seinfeld

Meditation is a way to be narcissistic without hurting anyone. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Meditation is the weight room for the mind. Ed Latimore

To earn the trust of your meditation, you have to visit it every day. It’s like having a puppy. Chelsea Richer

It feels good. Kinda like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it’s okay again. That’s what meditation is to me. Ellen DeGeneres

SEX! Now that I have your attention… Please try to meditate at least 15 minutes, every day. You know it’s good for you. Marcelo Alves

A few hours of meditation were enough to show me that I hardly had any control of myself. I was not the CEO – I was barely the gatekeeper. Yuval Noah Harari