Quotes To Live By
These meditation quotes are all positive, inspirational words of wisdom about meditation.
Meditation is one of those words that has a alternative meaning to different people, especially if it is taught as part of someones religion.
The dictionary definition is to reflect deeply, especially on spiritual matters; think about or plan.
So meditation can vary from simply being immersed in a thought, to the profound esoteric meditation that takes years of diligent practice.
The one thing they all have in common is the engrossed intent on keeping the mind occupied on One thing, or No-thing...to still the habitual thoughts that we constantly produce. These meditation quotes cover many people from varied walks of life stating what meditation means to them.
Meditation quotes are alphabetical on authors surname.
Unknown author meditation quotes are at the bottom of the page.
Meditation Quotes: A
James Allen 1864 - 1912
Jesus brooded upon the Divine imminence until at last he could declare... "I and my Father are One."
Gillian Anderson 1968
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.
W. H. Auden 1907 - 1973
The centre that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
Marcus Aurelius 121 - 180
Look well into thyself, there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than his own Soul.
Meditation Quotes: B
Francis Bacon 1561 - 1626
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Bashar (Darryl Anka)
Information like fruit is already free...
if you pluck it directly from the tree.
Sometimes you have to close your eyes to see clearly.
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati 1940 - 2012
Quiet the mind
and the Soul will speak.
The kingdom of God is within you.
Buddha 624BC - 543BC
Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds.. Shine.
When you go into the space of nothingness, everything becomes known.
Lord Byron 1788 - 1824
where we are least alone.
Meditation Quotes: C
Eileen Caddy 1917 - 2006
Be still and you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Start each day in my peace and stillness, then you can go forth and face whatever the day may bring in perfect peace and joy.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 - 1881
History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.
Silence is as deep as eternity.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda 1955
When you meditate, the silence of the senses illumines the presence of God within.
Sri Chinmoy 1931 - 2007
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.
Deepak Chopra 1946
Silence is the great teacher and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.
The space between your thoughts is the window to the cosmic mind.
Carol P. Christ
Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation, affirming my connection to the Earth body.
If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts.
Meditation Quotes: D
Ram Dass 1931
The quieter you become...
the more you hear.
If we can just quiet ourselves down, we can hear the whispers of God.
The guru rests inside.
Dorothy Day 1897 - 1980
Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.
Celine Dion 1968
Golf is a search for perfection, for balance.
It's about meditation and concentration.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
Take some time to be silent and repeat the sound of God as an inner mantra. Meditation allows you to make conscious contact with your Source and achieve success in every area. If a problem arises, then go within, get very quiet about it and find the answers inside of you
Meditation Quotes: E
Hal Elrod 1979
Our outer world will always be a reflection of our inner world.
Meditation Quotes: F
Owen Feltham 1602 - 1668
Meditation is the Soul's perspective glass.
Harrison Ford 1942
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.
Erich Fromm 1900 - 1980
Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your Soul take you where you long to be. Close your eyes, let your spirit soar and you'll live as you've never lived before.
Meditation Quotes: G
Richard Gere 1949
Meditation is such a more substantial reality
than what we normally take to be reality.
Meditation Quotes: H
HA (Tony Neate)
In order to find the God without, we need to find the God within.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926
Meditation is not passive sitting in silence. It is sitting in awareness, free from distraction and realizing the clear understanding that arises from concentration.
Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation.
When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and whole, then from all the stones and all growing things, and all animals, the sparks of their Soul come out and cling to you, and then they are purified and become a Holy fire in you.
George Herbert 1593 - 1633
By all means use some time to be alone,
salute thyself, see what thy soul doth wear.
The best reflections are there when the wind, water and you are still.
Meditation Quotes: J
Sit quietly and open up to spirit.
Susan Jeffers 1938 - 2012
Listen to the silence... it has much to say.
Whatever the method, the purpose of quieting the mind is always the same... to step out of you own way and touch a Universal Oneness with all things.
It is only when we are silent to the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorstep of our hearts.
Meditation Quotes: K
Kabir 1398 - 1518
If you want the truth, I’ll tell you the truth.. Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.
Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. And the source of all is sound.
Franz Kafka 1883 - 1924
Be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don't even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Miranda Kerr 1983
I like to pray and I like to meditate. Doing just three minutes of prayer and a minimum of five minutes meditation twice a day sets the tone - like an arrow so that you’re hitting your target.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 - 1986
Meditation is not the pursuit of an invisible path leading to some imaginal bliss. The meditative mind is seeing, watching, listening, without the word, without comment, without opinion, attentive to the movement of life in all its relationships throughout the day.
To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.
When the mind is relaxed, no longer making an effort, when it is quiet for just a few seconds, then the problem reveals itself and it is solved. That happens when the mind is still, in the interval between two thoughts, between two responses. In that state of mind, understanding comes.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1926 - 2004
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings, given to us to learn from.
There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
Meditation Quotes: L
Walter Savage Landor 1775 - 1864
Solitude is the audience chamber of God.
Meditation Quotes: M
Ramana Maharshi 1879 - 1950
Turn your vision inward...
and the whole world will be full of supreme spirit.
Kim McMillan ? - 1996
When I loved myself enough... I came to love being alone surrounded by silence, awed by its spell, listening to inner space.
Michel de Montaigne 1533 - 1592
A man should keep for himself a little back shop, all his own, quite unadulterated, in which he establishes his true freedom and chief place of seclusion and solitude.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
Old age is the time of meditation, of conclusion and wisdom, of story-telling and sharing advice with the little ones and youth as one climbs the last hill of life.
There is often a great strength in stillness: a fallow land recuperates its energy.
Meditation Quotes: N
Guru Nanak 1469 - 1539
As fragrance abides in the flower. As the reflection is within the mirror. So doth thy Lord abide within thee. Why search for Him without?
O Great Spirit, Help me always:
To speak the truth quietly
To listen with an open mind when others speak
And to remember the peace that may be found in silence.
Listen to the wind... It talks.
Listen to the Silence... It Speaks.
Listen to your heart... It Knows.
Isaac of Nineveh 600
Solitude is an ocean
with wonderful places hidden in its depths.
Within each of us there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are.
Meditation Quotes: P
Nature - trees, flowers, grass - grow in silence.
We need silence to be able to touch Souls.
Pythagorus 570BC - 495BC
Learn to be silent.
Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.
Meditation Quotes: R
Osho Rajneesh 1931 - 1990
Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you.
To be alone and to be drunk with your own aloneness is what meditation is all about. Be in the world, but don't be of it.
To be alone and to be drunk with your own aloneness is what meditation is all about. Be in the world, but don’t be of it.
Your life sparks fires from within your innermost temple. No one can reach there but you, it is your inner sanctum. You are your own master there, only you can reach and ignite the fire.
Rainer Rilke 1875 - 1926
Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.
The only journey is the journey within.
Samuel Rogers 1763 - 1855
Never less alone than when alone.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 - 1273
Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.
There is a voice that doesn't use words... Listen.
The Soul has been given its own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand.
When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.
Why are you knocking at every door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart.
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Meditation Quotes: S
Shri Adi Shankaracharya 788 - 820
Curb your senses and your mind and see the Lord within your heart.
Swami Sivananda 1887 - 1963
Meditation is painful in the beginning, but it bestows immortal bliss and supreme joy in the end.
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate.
Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.
Patience Strong 1907 - 1990
In a garden you can find, quiet thoughts that calm the mind.
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 throughout the day.
Meditation Quotes: T
Tao Te Ching
Without stirring abroad, one can know the whole world. Without looking out the window, one can see the way of Heaven.
Jeremy Taylor 1613 - 1667
Meditation is the tongue of the Soul and the language of the Spirit.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Mark Tobey 1890 - 1976
I believe that painting should come through the avenues of meditation, rather than the canals of action.
Eckhart Tolle 1948
If your mind is still... You can sense the peace that emanates from the Earth.
Stillness is your essential nature.
To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer the Universe.
Chuang Tzu 369BC - 286BC
To a mind that is still...
the whole Universe surrenders.
Lao Tzu 600BC
Use the Light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight.
Meditation Quotes: V
Regardless of the situation at hand, the answer is always found through your inner peace.
Voltaire 1694 - 1788
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness, without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Meditation Quotes: W
Alan Watts 1915 - 1973
Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky.. You look in you.
You will begin to realise that if you contemplate long enough on the leaf of the flower, that it involves the whole Universe.
Simone Weil 1909 - 1943
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Marianne Williamson 1952
I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation and forgiveness.
Meditation Quotes: Y
Paramahansa Yogananda 1893 - 1952
Come into the silence of solitude and the vibration there will talk to you, through the voice of God.
Meditation Quotes: Z
One need not scale the heights of the Heavens, nor travel along the highways of the world to find Ahura Mazda. With purity of mind and Holiness of heart one can find Him in one's own heart.
Cultivate inner calm, daily linking yourself to God in prayer and meditation. Always giving light from your spirit - never depression - only light, and walking patiently and humbly on your path. You will then be recipients of the unfailing power of God and reflections of Divine love.
Meditation... Because some questions can't be answered by Google!
Peace is the vibrant space which stimulates the dance of kindness, merriment and freedom.
Silence gives rest to the mind and this means giving rest to the body. Sometimes rest is the only medicine needed.
When you come upon a magic place... Listen.