Meditation Quotes

Sharon Janis quote: Sit quietly and open up to Spirit. - Spiritual 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 listed alphabetically on authors surname

A Meditation Quotes

Jesus brooded upon the Divine imminence until at last he could declare.. ‘I and my Father are One.’
James Allen 1864 – 1912

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.
Gillian Anderson 1968

The centre that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
W. H. Auden 1907 – 1973

Look well into thyself, there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
Marcus Aurelius 121 – 180

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than his own Soul.
Marcus Aurelius 121 – 180

B Meditation Quotes

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Francis Bacon 1561 – 1626

Information like fruit is already free.. If you pluck it directly from the tree.
Bashar (Darryl Anka)

Sometimes you have to close your eyes to see clearly.
Aine Belton

Quiet the mind and the Soul will speak.
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati 1940 – 2012

The kingdom of God is within you.

Solitude is the place of purification.
Martin Buber 1878 – 1965

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds.. Shine.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC

When you go into the space of nothingness, everything becomes known.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC

There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
Samuel Butler 1835 – 1902

In solitude.. Where we are least alone.
Lord Byron 1788 – 1824

C Meditation Quotes

All Souls can find the truth within,
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

Be still and you will know the truth; and the truth shall set you free.
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

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.
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

Haiku Poem: Meditation
A moment sublime,
Sensing the Light,
Overflowing joy, tearful eyes…
Ecstasy of the soul!

Amira Carluccio 1957

History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Silence is as deep as eternity.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Silence is more eloquent than words.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

When you meditate, the silence of the senses illumines the presence of God within.
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda 1955

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.
Sri Chinmoy 1931 – 2007

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.
Deepak Chopra 1946

The space between your thoughts is the window to the cosmic mind.
Deepak Chopra 1946

Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation, affirming my connection to the Earth body.
Carol P. Christ

If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts.
Alan Cohen

D Meditation Quotes

The quieter you become.. The more you hear.
Ram Dass 1931

If we can just quiet ourselves down, we can hear the whispers of God.

The guru rests inside.

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.
Dorothy Day 1897 – 1980

Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It’s about meditation and concentration.
Celine Dion 1968

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.
Wayne Dyer 1940

E Meditation Quotes

Our outer world will always be a reflection of our inner world.
Hal Elrod 1979

God enters by a private door into each individual.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Real action is in silent moments.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

F Meditation Quotes

Meditation is the Soul’s perspective glass.
Owen Feltham 1602 – 1668

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 the other things slip away.
Harrison Ford 1942

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes radiance.
Morgan Freeman 1937

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 sour and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.
Erich Fromm 1900 – 1980

H Meditation Quotes

In order to find the God without, we need to find the God within.
HA-Tony Neate

Meditation is not passive sitting in silence. It is sitting in Awareness, free from distraction and realizing the clear understanding that arises from concentration.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

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.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

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.
Hasidic Saying

By all means use some time to be alone. Salute thyself, see what thy Soul doth wear.
George Herbert 1593 – 1633

The best reflections are there when the wind, water and you are still.
Peg Huxtable

J Meditation Quotes

Sit quietly and open up to Spirit.
Sharon Janis

Listen to the silence.. It has much to say.
Susan Jeffers

Whatever the method, the purpose of quieting the mind is always the same.. To step out of your own way and touch a Universal Oneness with all things.
Susan Jeffers

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.
K. T. Jong

K Meditation Quotes

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.
Kabir 1398 – 1518

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.
Franz Kafka 1883 – 1924

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.
Franz Kafka 1883 – 1924

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.
Miranda Kerr 1983

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.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 – 1986

To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 – 1986

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.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 – 1986

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.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1926 – 2004

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.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1926 – 2004

L Meditation Quotes

Solitude is the audience chamber of God.
Walter Savage Landor 1775 – 1864

The man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating on life and its meaning, accepting the kinship of all creatures and acknowledging unity with the universe of things, was infusing into his being the true essence of civilization.
Luther Standing Bear (Chief) 1868 – 1939

M Meditation Quotes

Turn your vision inward.. And the whole world will be full of supreme spirit.
Ramana Maharshi 1879 – 1950

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

When I loved myself enough.. I came to love being alone surrounded by silence, awed by its spell, listening to inner space.
Kim McMillan – 1996

Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.
A. A. Milne 1882 – 1956

Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits..
A. A. Milne 1882 – 1956

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.
Michel de Montaigne 1533 – 1592

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.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

There is often a great strength in stillness: a fallow land recuperates its energy.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

N Meditation Quotes

As fragrance abides in the flower. As the reflection is within the mirror. So doth thy Lord abide with thee. Why search for Him without?
Guru Nanak 1469 – 1539

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.

Native American – Cherokee

Listen to the wind.. It talks. Listen to the silence.. It speaks. Listen to your heart.. It knows.
Native American

Solitude is an ocean with wonderful places hidden it its depths.
Isaac of Nineveh 600

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.
Gunilla Norris

O Meditation Quotes

You can know the Higher Will by listening within.
Orin-Sanaya Roman

P Meditation Quotes

Nature – trees, flowers, grass – grow in silence. We need silence to be able to touch Souls.
Wilbur Pierce

Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.
Pythagoras 570BC – 495BC

R Meditation Quotes

Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

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.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

Without meditation you do not know the secrets of life, you know only the surface of life.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

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.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.
Rainer Rilke 1875 – 1926

The only journey is the journey within.
Rainer Rilke 1875 – 1926

Never less alone than when alone.
Samuel Rogers 1763 – 1855

Do not feel lonely.. The entire Universe is inside you.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Let silence take you to the core of life.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

The Soul has been given its own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

There is a voice that doesn’t use words.. Listen.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Why are you knocking at every door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

S Meditation Quotes

Curb your senses and your mind and see the Lord within your heart.
Shri Adi Shankaracharya 788 – 820

Meditation is painful in the beginning, but it bestows immortal bliss and supreme joy in the end.
Swami Sivananda 1887 – 1963

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness, without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Swami Sivananda 1887 – 1963

Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore, meditate, meditate.
Swami Sivananda 1887 – 1963

Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.
Sting 1951

In a garden you can find, quiet thoughts that calm the mind.
Patience Strong 1907 – 1990

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.
Annamalai Swami

T Meditation Quotes

Without stirring abroad, one can know the whole world. Without looking out the window, one can see the way of heaven.
Tao Te Ching

Meditation is the tongue of the Soul and the language of the Spirit.
Jeremy Taylor 1613 – 1667

In the silence of the heart, God speaks.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence. See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch Souls.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

Direct your eye inward, and you’ll find
A thousand regions in your mind
Yet undiscovered – Travel them and be
Expert in home-cosmography

Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his Soul’s estate.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

Silence is the communing of a conscious Soul with itself.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

Awareness without projection is the greatest meditation.
Tilopa 988 – 1069

I believe that painting should come through the avenues of meditation, rather than the canals of action.
Mark Tobey 1890 – 1976

If your mind is still.. You can sense the peace that emanates from the Earth.
Eckhart Tolle 1948

Stillness is your essential nature.
Eckhart Tolle 1948

To meet everything and everyone through stillness, instead of mental noise, is the greatest gift you can offer the Universe.
Eckhart Tolle 1948

Sometimes it’s in the quiet that we hear the loudest things.
TV – Good Witch

To a mind that is still.. The whole Universe surrenders.
Chuang Tzu 369BC – 286BC

At the centre of your Being you have the answer.. You know who you are and you know what you want.
Lao Tzu 600BC

Be still.. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.
Lao Tzu 600BC

Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu 600BC

Use the light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight.
Lao Tzu 600BC

V Meditation Quotes

Regardless of the situation at hand, the answer is always found through your inner peace.
Doreen Virtue

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness, without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Voltaire 1694 – 1788

W Meditation Quotes

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
Alan Watts 1915 – 1973

You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky.. You look in you.
Alan Watts 1915 – 1973

You will begin to realise that if you contemplate long enough on the leaf of the flower, that it involves the whole Universe.
Alan Watts 1915 – 1973

The calmest and serenest hours of life, when the passions of nature are all silent, and the mind enjoys its most perfect composure.
Isaac Watts 1674 – 1748

If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Simone Weil 1909 – 1943

I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation and forgiveness.
Marianne Williamson 1952

Y Meditation Quotes

Come into the silence of solitude and the vibration there will talk to you through the voice of God.
Paramahansa Yogananda 1893 – 1952

Z Meditation Quotes

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.

Unknown Meditation Quotes

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.

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.

Silence is golden.

When you come upon a magic place… listen.

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