200 Meditation Quotes To Enlighten Your Mind And Soul

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Looking for some inspirational quotes about meditating? We’ve have got the best collection of meditation quotes, sayings, captions, (with images and pictures) to start your morning peacefully and align your energies in a positive way.

In this fast paced world, we all deal with a lot of stress and anxiety about work, relationship, life and other struggles. Taking out a few minutes to sit quietly, doing yoga and meditate can be a great way to be at peace with your inner self.

Being mindful of your thoughts and actions can be positive approach for inner strength, peace, and be calm amidst all situations in life. These wise words and philosophy about mediation by great leaders, authors, gurus are great to enlighten your mind, body, and soul.

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Don’t forget to also read our collection of gratitude quotes that will inspire you to be grateful for all the blessings in life.

Top Meditation Quotes To Calm You Mind

  1. “Meditation is the best key for relaxation of brain.”

  2. “That’s an essential survival thing.” ― Jerry Seinfeld

  3. “Meditation is being in tune with our inner universe.”
    Peace Meditation Quotes
    Peace Meditation Quotes

  4. “When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.”

  5. “Meditation is the journey to happiness.” ― Frederick Lenz

  6. “Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.” ― Owen Feltham

  7. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ― Lao Tzu

  8. “Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” ― Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

  9. “Meditation is all about connecting with your soul.” ― Deepak Chopra
    Morning Meditation Quotes
    Morning Meditation Quotes

  10. “I have lived with several Zen masters – all of them cats.” ― Eckhart Tolle

  11. “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.” ― James Allen

  12. “The best way to meditate is through meditation itself.” ― Ramana Maharshi

  13. “Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.” ― Paramahansa Yogananda

  14. “The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you.” ― David Lynch
    Meditation Quotes Short
    Meditation Quotes Short

  15. “Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?” ― David M. Bader

  16. “Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.” ― Baba Ram Dass

  17. “Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

  18. “Meditation means dissolving the invisible walls that unawareness has built.” ― Sadhguru
    Inspirational Quotes On Meditation
    Inspirational Quotes On Meditation

  19. “Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divine within you.” ― Amit Ray

  20. “When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu

  21. “Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.” ― Swami Muktananda

  22. “The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.”
    Meditation Sayings
    Meditation Sayings

  23. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” ― Bryant McGill

  24. “The best meditation is effortless. The best meditation is a gentle awareness.” ― Maxime Lagacé

  25. “Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.” ― St. Francis de Sales

  26. “Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.” ― Deepak Chopra

  27. “Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” ― Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius Meditations Quotes
    Marcus Aurelius Meditations Quotes

  28. “Writing is a very focused form of meditation, just as good as sitting in a lotus position.” ― Alan Moore

  29. “To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  30. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ― Thich Nhat Hahn

  31. “Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.” ― Rumi
    Meditation Quotes for Instagram
    Meditation Quotes for Instagram

  32. “When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.” ― Ramana Maharshi

  33. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ― Buddha
    Buddha Meditation Quotes
    Buddha Meditation Quotes

  34. “Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong.” ― Lao Tzu

  35. “Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection.” ― Amit Ray

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

  37. “If you know how to worry, you know how to meditate. It means to think of something over and over.” ― Joyce Meyer

  38. “Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.” ― Ajahn Brahm
    Meditation Quotes For Stress
    Meditation Quotes For Stress

  39. “Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.” ― Sharon Salzberg

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

  41. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” ― Confucius
    Meditation Quotes For Anxiety
    Meditation Quotes For Anxiety

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

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

  44. “Meditation is not a withdrawal from life. Meditation is a process of understanding oneself.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  45. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event control your emotions.” ― Pema Chodron

  46. “Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.” ― Saint Francis de Sales

  47. “Meditate. A few minutes of deep meditation will connect you with the ocean of intuition deep within you.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
    Meditation Quotes by Sri Sri
    Meditation Quotes by Sri Sri

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

  49. “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.”

  50. “I meditate in the morning, I have my centering, I need that. For me, training is also my meditation.” ― Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson

  51. “Mindfulness meditation is the embrace of any and all mind states in awareness, without preferring one to another.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

  52. “When you truly know yourself, you don’t try to impress people anymore. One way to know yourself is to meditate.” ― Maxime Lagacé

  53. “Meditation allows us to deal with life as it is rather than looking at it and comparing it with how we think it’s supposed to be.” ― Jeff Kober

  54. “Meditation is freedom from thought and a movement in the ecstasy of truth. Meditation is explosion of intelligence.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  55. “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

  56. “Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong but just to watch it and move with it.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  57. “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.” ― Ringo Starr

  58. “Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
    Healing Meditation Quotes
    Healing Meditation Quotes

  59. “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

  60. “You don’t meditate once and suddenly your life turns around. What it does is it lets you train your brain to be able to become more stable in an action-oriented way.” ― Goldie Hawn

  61. “When you’re a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you literally don’t have a thought in your mind. It’s purely meditation, and we lose that.” ― Dick Van Dyke

  62. “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

  63. “Meditation is a death – death of all that you are now. Of course there will be a resurrection, but that will be a totally new, fresh original being which you are not even aware is hidden in you.” ― Osho
    Famous Osho Meditation Quote
    Famous Osho Meditation Quote

  64. “I thought when I started meditation that I was going to get real calm and peaceful and it’s going to be over. It’s not that way; it’s so energetic. That’s where all the energy and creativity is.” ― David Lynch

  65. “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

  66. “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

  67. “Happiness is not determined by what happening around you but rather by what’s happening within you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within.” ― John Spence

  68. “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

  69. “The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ― Pema Chödrön

  70. “Just sit, breathe, and pay attention to what it’s like to be you. Nothing to add. Nothing to take away. Nothing to fix, or change or do. Just you – sitting, breathing, paying attention. You are welcome here. Here you belong. Here you are enough. Breathe.” ― Jason Garner

  71. “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

  72. “When I look at Lord Shiva sitting in meditation I just wonder, that what sort of hunch or wisdom would he be receiving already having been a God. Me as meditator can only imagine the hunch within my reach but he’s the Almighty God. I can’t imagine that wisdom what he possesses.”

  73. “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

  74. “Meditation is intermittent fasting for the mind. Too much sugar leads to a heavy body, and too many distractions lead to a heavy mind. Time spent undistracted and alone, in self-examination, journaling, meditation, resolves the unresolved and takes us from mentally fat to fit.” ― Naval Ravikant

  75. “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

  76. “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

  77. “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

  78. “We carry about us the burden of what thousands of people have said and the memories of all our misfortunes. To abandon all that is to be alone, and the mind that is alone is not only innocent but young – not in time or age, but young, innocent, alive at whatever age – and only such a mind can see that which is truth and that which is not measurable by words.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  79. “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

  80. “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

  81. “To pray and work in the morning and to labor and rest in the afternoon, and to sit still again in meditation in the evening when night falls upon that land and when the silence fills itself with darkness and with stars. This is a true and special vocation. There are few who are willing to belong completely to such silence, to let it soak into their bones, to breathe nothing but silence, to feed on silence, and to turn the very substance of their life into a living and vigilant silence.” ― Thomas Merton

Best Meditation Quotes And Thoughts

  1. “Meditation is the art of doing nothing.” ― Naval Ravikant

  2. “Paradise is not a place, it’s a state of consciousness.” ― Sri Chinmoy

  3. “To be concentrated means to live fully in the present.” ― Erich Fromm

  4. “Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

  5. “Praying is talking to the Universe. Meditation is listening to it.” ― Paulo Coelho
    Daily Meditation Quotes
    Daily Meditation Quotes

  6. “Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax.” ― Osho

  7. “Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?” ― David M. Bader

  8. “To really do nothing, with perfection, is as difficult as doing everything.” ― Alan Watts

  9. “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” ― Deepak Chopra

  10. “Whatever state I am in, I see it as a state of mind to be accepted as it is.” ― Nisargadatta Maharaj

  11. “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen. No more is needed.” ― Eckhart Tolle

  12. “You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” ― Eckhart Tolle

  13. “Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.” ― Alan Watts

  14. “The mind is definitely something that can be transformed, and meditation is a means to transform it.” ― 14th Dalai Lama

  15. “When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” ― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  16. “A few conscious-hearted, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.” ― Swami Vivekananda

  17. “Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” ― Pema Chödrön

  18. “In practicing meditation, we’re not trying to live up to some kind of ideal – quite the opposite. We’re just being with our experience, whatever it is.” ― Pema Chödrön

  19. “You are more than just your mind. You are more than just your habits. You are more than just your preferences. You’re a level of awareness.” ― Naval Ravikant

  20. “Buddha spent six years meditating on the essence, causes, and cures for human anguish. In the end, he came to the realization that suffering is not caused by ill fortune, by social injustice, or by divine whims. Rather, suffering is caused by the behavior patterns of one’s minds.” ― Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens)

The Most Famous Meditation Quotes

(Bruce Lee, Marcus Aurelius, Dalai Lama, Carl Jung, Etc.)

  1. “Sleep is the best meditation.” ― 14th Dalai Lama

  2. “Confine yourself to the present.” ― Marcus Aurelius
    Best Marcus Aurelius Meditation Quotes
    Best Marcus Aurelius Meditation Quotes

  3. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

  4. “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.” ― Bruce Lee

  5. “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  6. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ― Mother Teresa

  7. “Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.” ― Benjamin Franklin

  8. “All of man’s difficulties are caused by his inability to sit, quietly, in a room by himself.” ― Blaise Pascal

  9. “The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” ― Lao Tzu
    Meditation Quotes Images
    Meditation Quotes Images

  10. “When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.” ― Bhagavad Gita
    Meditation Quotes
    Meditation Quotes

  11. “Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” ― Hermann Hesse

  12. “He who is persistent will realize God. So try your best to make meditation a regular experience in your life.” ― Paramahansa Yogananda

  13. “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” ― Carl Jung
    Spiritual Meditation Quotes
    Spiritual Meditation Quotes

  14. “Through meditation, the higher self is experienced. Bhagavad Gita One hour of contemplation surpasses sixty years of worship.” ― Muhammad

  15. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein

  16. “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” ― Swami Vivekananda

  17. “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” ― Voltaire

  18. “If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” ― Shunryu Suzuki

  19. “On what meditation did for him: Everything. You know, one of the great things of meditation is it makes stress very easy to get rid of. It just kind of floats away instead of like finding a home in your mind. You learn how to just let go of things.” ― Jerry Seinfeld

  20. “If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before.” ― Steve Jobs

Short Meditation Quotes

  1. “Breathe and let be.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

  2. “You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.”

  3. “Meditation is waiting on God.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

  4. “Wherever you go, there you are.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

  5. “Do your practice and all is coming.” ― K. Pattabhi Jois

  6. “Turn off your mind and get to know yourself.” ― Thibaut

  7. “The quiet mind is richer than a crown.” ― Robert Greene

  8. “Meditation is the action of silence.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  9. “Meditate. Slow down. There’s no rush.” ― Maxime Lagacé

  10. “The act of meditation is being spacious.” ― Sogyal Rinpoche

  11. “Mind only thinks, meditation lives.” ― Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

  12. “A meditator is both an artist and a warrior.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

  13. “Life is available only in the present moment.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

  14. “Meditation is the act of stopping to deny what is.” ― Sven Schnieders

  15. “Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding. Amit Ray Be present above all else.” ― Naval Ravikant

Inspirational Meditation Quotes

  1. “Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation.” ― Isaac Newton

  2. “To be calm is the highest achievement of the self.” ― Zen proverb
    Happy Meditation Quotes Zen
    Happy Meditation Quotes Zen

  3. “You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” ― Pema Chödrön

  4. “Sitting like a mountain let your mind rise, fly and soar.” ― Sogyal Rinpoche

  5. “Whatever anyone does or says, I must be emerald and keep my colour.” ― Marcus Aurelius

  6. “Whenever we attain a higher vision, the lower vision disappears of itself.” ― Swami Vivekananda

  7. “Tranquil as a forest, but on fire within, once you find your center, you are sure to win.” ― David Zippel

  8. “Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.” ― Rene Descartes

  9. “By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.” ― Paramahansa Yogananda

  10. “If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” ― 14th Dalai Lama

  11. “Every heart has a divine intelligence and natural guidance system. With every prayer, every meditation and every thought of love, we tune in to ours.” ― Marianne Williamson

  12. “If you meditate regularly, even when you don’t feel like it, you will make great gains, for it will allow you to see how your thoughts impose limits on you. Your resistances to meditation are your mental prisons in miniature.” ― Ram Dass

  13. “Don’t worry about whether you are making progress or not. Just keep your attention on the Self twenty-four hours a day. 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 through the day.” ― Annamalai Swami

  14. “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

  15. “One morning, you’ll hit mental inbox zero, and that is a pretty amazing feeling. It’s a state somewhere between joy, bliss, and peace. Once you have that, you won’t want to give that up. If you can get a free hour of bliss every morning, just by closing your eyes…that’s worth its weight in gold. That will change your life.” ― Naval Ravikant

Deep Meditation Quotes & Sayings

  1. “Only the individual transcends.” ― Steve Maxwell

  2. “Busy is a drug that a lot of people are addicted to.” ― Rob Bell

  3. “If meditation was easy, you’d do nothing else.” ― Naval Ravikant

  4. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

  5. “You can have the mind or you can have the moment.” ― Naval Ravikant

  6. “A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind.” ― Deepak Chopra

  7. “When you’re centered, your emotions are not hijacking you.” ― Ray Dalio

  8. “The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

  9. “Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.” ― Allan Lokos

  10. “Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

  11. “The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody.” ― Ram Dass

  12. “You are not controlling the storm, and you are not lost in it. You are the storm.” ― Sam Harris

  13. “Observe your thoughts, instead of being constantly the victim of your thoughts.” ― Tim Ferriss

  14. “A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.” ― Sam Harris

  15. “Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

  16. “Thought can organize the world so well that you are no longer able to see it.” ― Anthony De Mello

  17. “Modern man is too impatient and wants to master the art of meditation immediately.” ― Swami Rama

  18. “Meditation is not you going through thoughts – it’s letting thoughts go through you.” ― Naval Ravikant

  19. “Doing nothing is really hard for us, since we’re such a productivity-driven culture and species.” ― Naval Ravikant

  20. “Life is a mystery – mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery.” ― Amit Ray

  21. “If there is no meditation, then you are like a blind man in a world of great beauty, light and colour.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  22. “The beauty of meditation is that you never know where you are, where you are going, what the end is.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  23. “In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap.” ― J. Kleykamp

  24. “When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” ― Jack Kornfield

  25. “I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect… The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  26. “Practicing austerities such as yoga, mindfulness, and meditation will give you a front row seat to that which you will never attain and in the process make you an expert at forever seeking them.” ― Kapil Gupta

  27. “You’re actually in deep meditation all the time. It’s just covered up by all the noise, and all the thoughts, and all the emotional things that are running through you. It’s always there underneath.” ― Naval Ravikant

  28. “The challenge of our time is relearning how to concentrate. The past decade has seen an unparalleled assault on our capacity to fix our minds steadily on anything. To sit still and think, without succumbing to an anxious reach for a machine, has become almost impossible.” ― Thibaut

  29. “People have original thoughts in the shower because it is one of the only places in modern life that offers refuge from entertainment, compulsive workaholism, and social hyper connectedness. The isolation allows you to hear yourself think. Morning meditation for the masses.” ― The Stoic Emperor

  30. “Perhaps ultimately, spiritual simply means experiencing wholeness and interconnectedness directly, a seeing that individuality and the totality are interwoven, that nothing is separate or extraneous. If you see in this way, then everything becomes spiritual in its deepest sense. Doing science is spiritual. So is washing the dishes.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wise Meditation Quotes & Sayings

  1. “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.” ― Alan Watts

  2. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” ―  Sydney J. Harris

  3. “Be the master of mind rather than mastered by mind.” ― Japanese proverb

  4. “Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  5. “The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.” ― Milarepa

  6. “What would it be like if I could accept life – accept this moment – exactly as it is?” ― Tara Brach

  7. “Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.” ― Anthony de Mello

  8. “The advantage of meditation is recognizing just how out of control your mind is.” ― Naval Ravikant

  9. “Even in the midst of disturbance, the stillness of the mind can offer sanctuary.” ― Stephen Richards

  10. “Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.” ― Buddhist proverb

  11. “To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.” ― Eric Hoffer

  12. “The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all.” ― Swami Vivekananda

  13. “Meditation could be said to be the Art of Simplicity: simply sitting, simply breathing and simply being.” ― Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

  14. “Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” ― Eckhart Tolle

  15. “The only difference between meditation and ordinary social interaction is that the friend you’re gradually coming to know is yourself.” ― Mingyur Rinpoche

  16. “Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

  17. “Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.” ― Indra Devi

  18. “Instead of “Let it go,” we should probably say “Let it be”; this recognizes that the mind won’t let go and the problem may not go away, and it allows you to form a healthier relationship with what’s bothering you.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

  19. “Meditation is turning off society and listening to yourself. It only “works” when done for its own sake. Hiking is walking meditation. Journaling is writing meditation. Praying is gratitude meditation. Showering is accidental meditation. Sitting quietly is direct meditation.” ― Naval Ravikant

  20. “Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”. You have 24 to chop every day. Sleep, exercise, meditation, reading – those are some of your sharpening tools. Do not chop for 18 hours with a blunt axe.” ― Johnny Uzan

Funny Meditation Quotes

  1. “Meditation is the weight room for the mind.” ― Ed Latimore

  2. “So what is a good meditator? The one who meditates.” ― Allan

  3. “It’s like having a charger for your whole body and mind.” ― Jerry Seinfeld

  4. “If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent.” ― Pema Chödrön

  5. “Meditation is a way to be narcissistic without hurting anyone.” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  6. “While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.” ― Allan Lokos

  7. “To earn the trust of your meditation, you have to visit it every day. It’s like having a puppy.” ― Chelsea Richer

  8. “Lokos You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy — then you should sit for an hour.” ― Zen proverb

  9. “A few hours of meditation were enough to show me that I hardly had any control of myself. I was not the CEO – I was barely the gatekeeper.” ― Yuval Noah Harari

  10. “It feels good. Kinda like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it’s okay again. That’s what meditation is to me.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

Meditation Quotes About How To Meditate

  1. “Don’t try to solve anything, just “be”.” ― Maxime Lagacé

  2. “Meditate every single day. Not once in a while. Every single day.” ― Khensu

  3. “I just started with watching my breath and evolved from there.” ― Naval Ravikant

  4. “If you are scoring points on meditation, you are doing it wrong.” ― Naval Ravikant

  5. “No effort. You’re just going to sit there and let whatever happens happen.” ― Naval Ravikant

  6. “Tell yourself when you sit down, “my job is to do nothing. I’m taking a well deserved break from myself.”

  7. “No intentions, just be. There can’t be any formula. It’s available to everyone or not at all.” ― Naval Ravikant

  8. “When sitting in meditation, say, “That’s not my business!” with every thought that comes by.” ― Ajahn Chah

  9. “It’s hard to recommend a routine as it’s the ultimate single-player game. Try them all and see which one works for you.” ― Naval Ravikant

  10. “If you have thoughts that’s perfectly ok. Let the thoughts happen. The key word is Surrender (to whatever is happening).” ― Naval Ravikant

  11. “When you begin to meditate you may notice changes right away. Or nothing much may seem to change. Don’t count on anything dramatic. Most changes happen slowly.” ― Ram Dass

  12. “Sit down, close your eyes, get in a comfortable position, and whatever happens, happens. If you think, you think. If you don’t think, you don’t think. Don’t put any effort into it.” ― Naval Ravikant

  13. “No apps, no noise, no guidance. Sit in a comfortable position first thing in the morning, back upright, but ok to use cushions etc.. One hour at a time, no less. Just surrender to and accept whatever happens. No energy for and no energy against. Resist and reject nothing.” ― Naval Ravikant

  14. “Please, when you practice meditation, don’t make any effort. Allow yourself to be like a pebble at rest. The pebble is resting at the bottom of a river, and the pebble does not have to do anything. While you are a walking, you are resting. While you were sitting, you are resting.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

  15. “This will summon a horde of angry people but I would skip TM [Transcendental Meditation] and apps. No systems, no interference. Pick a dark, quiet place, first thing in the morning, just sit and observe (your breath). Let everything go, surrender to what happens. One hour per day for one week straight.” ― Naval Ravikant

8 Steps About How To Meditate From Sam Harris (Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion)

  1. Sit comfortably, with your spine erect, either in a chair or cross-legged on a cushion.
  2. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and feel the points of contact between your body and the chair or the floor. Notice the sensations associated with sitting — feelings of pressure, warmth, tingling, vibration, etc.
  3. Gradually become aware of the process of breathing. Pay attention to wherever you feel the breath most distinctly — either at your nostrils or in the rising and falling of your abdomen.
  4. Allow your attention to rest in the mere sensation of breathing. (You don’t have to control your breath. Just let it come and go naturally.)
  5. Every time your mind wanders in thought, gently return it to the breath.
  6. As you focus on the process of breathing, you will also perceive sounds, bodily sensations, or emotions. Simply observe these phenomena as they appear in consciousness and then return to the breath.
  7. The moment you notice that you have been lost in thought, observe the present thought itself as an object of consciousness. Then return your attention to the breath — or to any sounds or sensations arising in the next moment.
  8. Continue in this way until you can merely witness all objects of consciousness — sights, sounds, sensations, emotions, even thoughts themselves — as they arise, change, and pass away.


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