Deepen your understanding of meditation with these powerful quotes

I’ve been doing a lot of study into meditation recently, and I have stumbled across some incredibly powerful meditation quotes that shed some light on this calm state of being.  Meditation can seem like a mysterious and complex idea to many people – with many people worried about if they are doing it right – so I thought I’d compile a list of helpful meditation quotes that I have found that should demystify the subject! These really help to explain what meditation is all about, and how to get the most from a meditation session.

“The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of peace.”– J. Donald Walters

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“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.”– Swami Muktananda

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”– Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

“Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive and curious about ourselves.”– Pema Chodron

“With every breath, the old moment is lost; a new moment arrives. We exhale and we let go of the old moment. It is lost to us. In doing so, we let go of the person we used to be. We inhale and breathe in the moment that is becoming. In doing so, we welcome the person we are becoming. We repeat the process. This is meditation. This is renewal. This is life.”– Lama Surya Das

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”– Thich Nhat Hahn

“Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.”– Ajahn Brahm

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Meditation Quotes: “The act of meditation is being spacious.”– Sogyal Rinpoche

“Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.”– Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.”– Baba Ram Dass

“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”– Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

“Don’t hate the arising of thoughts or stop the thoughts that do arise. Simply realize that our original mind, right from the start, is beyond thought, so that no matter what, you never get involved with thoughts. Illuminate original mind, and no other understanding is necessary.”– Zen Master Bankei Yotaku

“If the mind falls asleep, awaken it. Then if it starts wandering, make it quiet. If you reach the state where there is neither sleep nor movement of mind, stay still in that, the natural (real) state.”– Ramana Maharshi

meditation quotes

Meditation Quotes:  “The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of peace.”– J. Donald Walters

 

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