58+ Best Meditation Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Meditation is the act of giving your attention to only one thing, either as a religious activity or as a way of becoming calm and relaxed. Inspirational meditation quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Meditation Quotes

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

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

The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you. – David Lynch

The goal of meditation is not to get rid of thoughts or emotions. The goal is to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and learn how to move through them without getting stuck. – Dr. P. Goldin

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

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

If we can make just 1% of the population meditative, this world will be a different place. – Sadhguru

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

Meditation provides a way of learning how to let go. As we sit, the self we’ve been trying to construct and make into a nice, neat package continues to unravel. – John Welwood

Meditation will not carry you to another world, but it will reveal the most profound and awesome dimensions of the world in which you already live. Calmly contemplating these dimensions and bringing them into the service of compassion and kindness is the right way to make rapid gains in meditation as well as in life. – Zen Master Hsing Yun

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

Give the child a taste of meditation by creating a climate and atmosphere of love, acceptance and silence. – Swami Dhyan Giten

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

Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is a poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music. – Osho

To a mind that is still. The whole universe surrenders. – Anonymous

The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you. – Anonymous

Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt. – Sr. Francis de Sales

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu

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

The act of meditation is being spacious. – Sogyal Rinpoche

Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting. With mindfulness we know what to do and what not to do to help. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Meditation is being in tune with our inner energy source. – Anonymous

We must experience the Truth in a direct, practical and real way. This is only possible in the stillness and silence of the mind; and this is achieved by means of meditation. – Samael Aun Weor

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. – Bruce Lee

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

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit. – Anonymous

I meditate so that I can inundate my entire being with the omnipotent power of peace. – Sri Chinmoy

The quieter you become the more you can hear. – Anonymous

In the same way that rain breaks into a house with a bad roof, desire breaks into the mind that has not been practicing meditation. – Anonymous

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

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 is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body. – Deepak Chopra

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out. – Katherine Dunham

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

Meditation is the secret of all growth in spiritual life and knowledge. – James Allen

Meditate. Let the light of the heart engulf you. – Chidvilasananda

Only in my deep meditation do I come to know who I truly am. – Sri Chinmoy

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 is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there. – Deepak Chopra

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

The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the spirit lies its greatest joy. – Paramhamsa Yogananda

The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness. – Sakyong Mipham

I have lived with several Zen masters – all of them cats. – Eckhart Tolle

Meditation is like giving a hug to ourselves, getting in touch with that awesome reality in us. while meditating we feel a deep sense of intimacy with God, a love that is inexplicable. – Paramhamsa Yogananda

In the same way that rain breaks into a house with a bad roof, desire breaks into the mind that has not been practicing meditation. – Buddha

Meditation means the recognition or the discovery of one’s own true self. – Sri Chinmoy

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

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. – Buddha

Meditation is one of the ways in which the spiritual man keeps himself awake. – Thomas Merton

Sleep is the best meditation. – Dalai Lama

Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. – Hugh Jackman

Meditation speeds up the evolutionary process by gradually purifying negative tendencies. – Master Choa Kok Su

Within you is a stillness and a sanctuary that you can retreat to any time and be yourself. – Anonymous

Meditation will bring you more and more intelligence, infinite intelligence, a radiant intelligence. Meditation will make you more alive and sensitive; your life will become richer. Osho

Meditation is a silent heart, a peaceful mind which can make life more lovable, more livable. – Anonymous

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

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