59+ 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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Famous Meditation Quotes

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

I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. T.S. Eliot

It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself. Jon Kabat

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. Tony DeLiso

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

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters. Amit Ray

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

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

I meditate so that my mind cannot complicate my life. Sri Chinmoy

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Ray

With meditation, you become a sensitized superhero, completely in control, with endless possibilities at your fingertips. Tara Stiles

One thing you have to walk, and create the way by your walking you will not find a ready made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself the path is not ready made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind. Osho

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

Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth. This is the real message of love. Thich Nhat Hanh

Meditation is not about feeling a certain way. It’s about feeling the way you feel. Dan Harris

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

Mediation means dissolving the invisible walls that unaware has built. Sadhguru

There are those hearts, reader, that never mend again once they are broken. Or if they do mend, they heal themselves in a crooked and lopsided way, as if sewn together by a careless craftsman. Such was the fate of Chiaroscuro. His heart was broken. Picking up the spoon and placing it on his head, speaking of revenge, these things helped him to put his heart together again. But it was, alas, put together wrong. Kate DiCamillo

A most useful approach to meditation practice is to consider it the most important activity of each day. Schedule it as you would an extremely important appointment, and unfailingly keep your appointment with the infinite. Roy Eugene Davis

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 act of meditation is being spacious. Sogyal Rinpoche

She remembered who she was and the game changed. Lalah Delia

Meditation is allowing what is. Victor Davich

The man who fears to be alone will never be anything but lonely, no matter how much he may surround himself with people. But the man who learns, in solitude and recollection, to be at peace with his own loneliness, and to prefer its reality to the illusion of merely natural companionship, comes to know the invisible companionship of God. Such a one is alone with God in all places, and he alone truly enjoys the companionship of other men, because he loves them in God in Whom their presence is not tiresome, and because of Whom his own love for them can never know satiety. Thomas Merton

Remember the blue sky. It may at times be obscured by clouds, but it is always there. Andy Puddicombe

If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them. Christopher McDougall

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

A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind. Michael Bassey Johnson

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

Everyone in your culture knows this. Man was born to turn the world into paradise, but tragically he was born flawed. And so his paradise has always been spoiled by stupidty, greed, destructiveness, and shortsightedness. Daniel Quinn

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

In meditation we discover our inherent restlessness. Sometimes we get up and leave. Sometimes we sit there but our bodies wiggle and squirm and our minds go far away. This can be so uncomfortable that we feel’s it’s impossible to stay. Yet this feeling can teach us not just about ourselves but what it is to be human we really don’t want to stay with the nakedness of our present experience. It goes against the grain to stay present. These are the times when only gentleness and a sense of humor can give us the strength to settle down so whenever we wander off, we gently encourage ourselves to stay and settle down. Are we experiencing restlessness? Stay! Are fear and loathing out of control? Stay! Aching knees and throbbing back? Stay! What’s for lunch? Stay! I can’t stand this another minute! Stay! Pema Chödrön

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

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

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

Sit still with me in the shade of these green trees, which have no weightier thought than the withering of their leaves when autumn arrives, or the stretching of their many stiff fingers into the cold sky of the passing winter. Sit still with me and meditate on how useless effort is, how alien the will, and on how our very meditation is no more useful than effort, and no more our own than the will. Meditate too on how a life that wants nothing can have no weight in the flux of things, but a life the wants everything can likewise have no weight in the flux of things, since it cannot obtain everything, and to obtain less than everything is not worthy of souls that seek the truth. Fernando Pessoa

The goal of mediation 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

Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights and new truths to enter. Amit Ray

Meditation is choosing not to engage in the drama of the mind but elevating the mind to its highest potential. Amit Ray

While meditating, we are cleaning up clutter in the backyard of our mind, triggering a shift in our thinking, and reshaping a drained logic in our mental network, giving voice to fresh concepts and new emotions. Erik Pevernagie

When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life. Christy Ann Martine

When we are mired in the relative world, never lifting our gaze to the mystery, our life is stunted, incomplete we are filled with yearning for that paradise that is lost when, as young children, we replace it with words and ideas and abstractions such as merit, such as past, present, and future our direct, spontaneous experience of the thing itself, in the beauty and precision of this present moment. Peter Matthiessen

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

If we cannot tame the valkyries of our emotions and restrain the burgeoning crankiness of our actions, we have to empower our mind, at some point, and let time flow on the waves of remission and compassion and loosen up. Erik Pevernagie

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

While you are continuing this practice, week after week, year after year, your experience will become deeper and deeper, and your experience will cover everything you do in your everyday life. The most important thing is to forget all gain ing ideas, all dualistic ideas. In other words, just practice zazen in a certain posture. Do not think about anything. Just remain on your cushion without expecting anything. Then eventually you will resume your own true nature. That is to say, your own true nature resumes itself. Shunryu Suzuki

Meditation is hanging out with your soul. Rachel Ritlop

The act of meditation is being spacious. Sogyal Rinpoche

The more regularly and the more deeply you mediate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of inner peace. J. Donald Walters

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious; it is the source of all true art and science. Albert Einstein

Metta is the ability to embrace all parts of ourselves, as well as all parts of the world. Practicing metta illuminates our inner integrity because it relieves us of the need to deny different aspects of ourselves. We can open to everything with the healing force of love. When we feel love, our mind is expansive and open enough to include the entirety of life in full awareness, both its pleasures and its pains, we feel neither betrayed by pain or overcome by it, and thus we can contact that which is undamaged within us regardless of the situation. Metta sees truly that our integrity is inviolate, no matter what our life situation may be. Sharon Salzberg

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

Meditation is an essential travel partner on your journey of personal transformation. Meditation connects you with your soul,and this connection gives you access to your intuition, your heartfelt desires, your integrity, and the inspiration to create a life you love. Sarah McLean

Learn to enjoy the way as much as you would enjoy when you reach the destination. Sakshi Chetana

Meditation is not just blissing out under a mango tree. It completely changes your brain and therefore changes what you are. Matthieu Ricard

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

He is fifteen and ten and five. He is an instant. He is flying back to her. He is hers again. She feels the weight of him in her chest as he comes into her arms. He is her son, her beloved child, and she takes him back. Ann Patchett