I have found hundreds of quotes about meditation on line. Some of the meditation quotes I came across meant nothing to me, some I did not understand, some rang a bell and some stopped me in my tracks and took my breath away.
You will find a selection below.
Meditation quotes for beginners can be especially valuable, I have included a few of those. All beginners need reassurance – and meditation quotes can show them that some one has struggled with the same issues during meditation before and has survived to share their knowledge. Quotes can also go a long way to define what meditation is about, exactly. And meditation sayings can show that people one would least have expected to meditate, not only does so, but do it well and have helpful information and experiences to share. Some meditation quotes are so accurate that one can use them as a focus point on during meditation.I often refer to this post in my books and during my Connect with Horses Mindfulness Meditation Retreats.
I hope you find these as instructive and useful as I do:
It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view. When you flip the switch, it doesn’t matter whether it’s been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades. The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before. It’s never too late to take a moment to look. – Sharon Salzberg
Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed. – Saint Francis de Sales
Some people think that meditation takes time away from physical accomplishment. Taken to extremes, of course, that’s true. Most people, however, find that meditation creates more time than it takes. – Peter McWilliams
Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patterns for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options. – Sharon Salzberg
Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are. – Ani Pema Chodron
To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking. – 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 – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. – Deepak Chopra
Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. – Diana Robinson
Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger. One day you may catch yourself smiling at the voice in your head. This means that you no longer take the content of your mind all that seriously, as your sense of self does not depend on it. – Eckhart Tolle
Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable. Without calmness, the mirror of mindfulness will have an agitated and choppy surface and will not be able to reflect things with any accuracy. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
If the quotes have inspired you and you would like to try meditating, I have created a playlist called Guided Meditations with with a large choice of meditations to suit different situations. You’ll find it HERE.
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