Meditation has many huge positive effects on our brain. But finding our ways to inner peace and calm our mind can be really challenging.
If you are always stressed or anxious, meditation can help you. Here is an easy step by step tutorial to start meditation and some practical tips to instantly reduce stress.
This is why we gathered the most impactful and inspiring meditation quotes, from Zen masters and meditation experts. New visions, mindsets, tips, advises for meditating better or just on how to start easily meditation.
Reading those quotes will reduce anxiety and stress and help you boost your creativity and patience.
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FIND INNER PEACE
One should strive to understand what underlies sufferings and diseases and aim for health and well-being while gaining in the path.
If you do not mess your mind, you will naturally be joyful. — Sadhguru
The meditative mind sees disagreeable or agreeable things with equanimity, patience, and good-will. Transcendent knowledge is seeing reality in utter simplicity. — Dolores Del Rio
There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.
An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew wity.
I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you, all else melted away. — Rumi
Go deeply into the urge to be silent and not the mental interference of how, where and when. If you follow silence to its source you can be taken by it in a moment. — Sadhguru
We are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.
It’s helpful to remind yourself that meditation is about opening and relaxing with whatever arises, without picking and choosing. — Swami Vivekananda
Being on the spiritual path means you want to be a success in an existential sphere, not just on a social level. — Sadhguru
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. — John Lennon
The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.
Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. — Sadhguru
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
To get the best view of life, you have to reach heights above the life. — M.Scott Peck
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
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If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. — Paramahansa Yogananda
What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. — Mahatma Gandhi
In meditation you are throwing yourself into the cosmos to be purified. In meditation we are related directly to the cosmos. — Osho
Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.
I’ve been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I’ve learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal. — Rumi
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?.
Be mindful of your self-talk. It’s conversation with the universe.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth, not going all the way, and not starting.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
CALM AND BREATHING FOR A PEACEFULL LIFE
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. — Deepak Chopra
People with opinions just go around bothering one another.
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.
Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, you are the one who gets burned.
Take charge of your thoughts. You can do what you will with them. -Plato. — Lord Krishna
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind. — Epictetus
If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. — Sadhguru
If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.
Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail out to sea and sink. — Osho
We do not exist for the sake of something else. We exist for the sake of ourselves. — Sadhguru
Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself. — Osho
Love means the art of being with others. Meditation means the art of being with yourself. They are two aspects of the same coin. — Osho
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Live simply. Deepest joy is like a flower..beautiful in essence.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
He who finds joy within himself discovers that his body is charged with electric current, life energy, not from food but from God. — Paramahansa Yogananda
Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality. — Anne Lamott
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. — Pema Chödrön
Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use. — Sai Baba
In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
The root of suffering is attachment.
To seek is to suffer. To seek nothing is bliss. — Sadhguru
Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. — Samuel Ullman
MEDITATING AS A BEGINNER
Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you.
In Buddha’s opinion, to train in staying open and curiousto train in dissolving our assumptions and beliefsis the best use of our human lives. — Pema Chödrön
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive. — Deepak Chopra
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike, each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
True love is born from understanding.
Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.
The cure for pain is in the pain. — Osho
I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there. — Billy Corgan
Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.
Don’t let life harden your heart. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.
Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it’s that we’re holding back. — Pema Chödrön
I guess if I had to pick a spiritual figurehead to possess the deed to the entirety of Earth, I’d go with Buddha, but only because he wouldn’t want it. — Sarah Vowell
Every relationship has a spiritual purpose that helps us grow and become stronger. Sometimes, our most challenging relationships bring the greatest personal blessings. From them we learn about forgiveness, patience, and other virtues. — Doreen Virtue
Be don’t try to become. — Osho
Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight. -Ajahn Brahm. — Osho
Nothing ever exists entirely alone, everything is in relation to everything else.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Meditation brings wisdom, lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. — Sadhguru
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
It is of great importance, when we begin to practise prayer, not to let ourselves be frightened by our own thoughts. — Goldie Hawn
With the practice of meditation we can develop this ability to more fully love ourselves and to more consistently love others. — Osho
If you want to find out the purpose of life, you need to look beyond the limitations of body and mind. — Sadhguru
If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.
Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. — Swami Vivekananda
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. — Pema Chödrön
At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I’ve made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills. — Osho
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it’s to get along. — Osho
To abstain from lying is essentially wholesome.
If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.
I never see what has been done, I only see what remains to be done.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
Spiritual process is not about chanting a mantra or closing your eyes, spiritual process is essentially about enhancing your perception. — Dolores Del Rio
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. — Kripalvanandji
Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you. — Osho
Your thoughts are your message to the world. Just as the rays are the messages of the Sun. — Ram Dass
There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.
The words of the Buddha offer this truth: ∼ Hatred never ceases by hatred but by love alone is healed. — Jack Kornfield
The succession of thoughts appears in time, but the gap between two of them is outside time. The gap itself is normally unobserved. The chance of enlightenment is missed. — Jane Austen
If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down. — Buddha
To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Nothing is permanent.
In that power of self-control lies the seed of eternal freedom. — Paramahansa Yogananda
I close my eyes in order to see. — Paul Gauguin
Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean. — Paramahansa Yogananda
Do not try to be the best. Just do your best. — Sadhguru
A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again, but is he peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.
The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.
In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being. — Eckhart Tolle
It is in our wild nature that we best recover from our un-nature, our spirituality. — Friedrich Nietzsche
When you love, love as if the person is a god, not less than that. Never love a woman as a woman and never love a man as a man. — Richard Gere
Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life. — Paramahansa Yogananda
If a man’s thoughts are muddy, If he is reckless and full of deceit, How can he wear the yellow robe? Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe.
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes, he who loves no one has no woes.
When walking, walk. When eating, eat. — Sri Swami Sivananda
A materialistic person is ruthless with other people but kind to himself. A spiritual person is ruthless with himself but kind to everybody else. — Sadhguru
With meditation I found a ledge above the waterfall of my thoughts. — Sadhguru
Happiness is not having a lot. Happiness is giving a lot.
Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul. — Lord Krishna
It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Do your best and then relax. Let things go on in a natural way, rather than force them. — Paramahansa Yogananda
MORE MEDITATION QUOTES
Because the development of inner calm & energy happens completely within & isn’t dependent on another person or a particular situation, we begin to feel a resourcefulness and independence that is quite beautifuland a huge relief. — M. Scott Peck
To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it’s. — Deepak Chopra
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, man cannot live without a spiritual life. — Buddha
The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. — Wayne Dyer
The path of awakening begins with a step the Buddha called right understanding. — Jack Kornfield
life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. — Rita Mae Brown
If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.
Destiny is what you create for yourself. Fate is when you fail to create your own destiny. — Sadhguru
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance. But you have been taught to become this, to become that. And the mind is so cunning, and the ways of the ego are so subtle that it even turns godliness, nirvana, enlightenment, truth, into goals, it starts asking how to achieve them. — Osho
There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
Do not follow the idea of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. — Osho
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
Being spiritual is a far more intelligent way to exist. It means being in tune with the intelligence of the Creator. — Sadhguru
If you dissolve your personality, your presence becomes very powerful this is the essence of spiritual sadhana. — Sadhguru
Thoughts are like birds in mind, some fly in, some fly out. Some stay at a water hole to drink. Beware of birds that linger. — Alan Watts
Inner stillness is the key to outer strength. — Thich Nhat Hanh
A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human. — Naval Ravikant
The Way to do is to be. — Ed Latimore
Prayer is the cure for a confused mind, a weary soul, and a broken heart. — Ram Dass
Religion is belief in someone else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience. — Isaac Newton
Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible. — Hermann Hesse
Meditation is not thinking about the image of a person of the past. It is more about focusing and channelizing the power of your emotions and imagination for fulfilling a bigger dreamthe dream that will bring more life, energy peace, happiness and meaning to you and the society. — Alice Walker
The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it’s done in mindfulness. — Kathleen Mcdonald
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul. — Paulo Coelho
You are the Golden Witnessing Screen. Meditation is the effortless effort to keep that screen clean, clear and perfect.Sri Amit Ray. — Alan Watts
Sleep is the best meditation. — Lao Tzu
The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet. — Owen Feltham