Meditation is a foundational art which has been practiced across many cultures in various forms. It is well known for it’s roots in buddhist communities, however the earliest records of meditation (Dhyana), originate from the Hindu traditions of Vedantism from around 1500 BCE
It is impossible to pinpoint the exact origins of meditation, as meditation has possibly been around as long as human beings have. But one thing that is certain is it is here now and having an amazing impact on many lives.
Here are 14 meditation quotes that offer some profound insight on the impact meditation can have in your life.
Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. – Alan Watts
If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down. – Ajahn Amaro
Life is a mystery – mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery. – Amit Ray
In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap. – J. Kleykamp
The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime. – Sogyal Rinpoche
Meditation allows us to directly participate in our lives instead of living life as an afterthought. – Stephen Levine
Give the child a taste of meditation by creating a climate and atmosphere of love, acceptance and silence. – Swami Dhyan Giten
Meditation is offering your genuine presence to yourself in every moment. – Thich Nhat Hanh
Any action done with awareness is meditation. Meditation means to be fully aware of our actions, thoughts, feelings and emotions. Another name of meditation is passive awareness. – Unknown
The great masters of the past taught: “Water, if you don’t stir it, will become clear”. Likewise, the mind left unaltered will find its own natural peace. – Unknown
Simply notice that you’re aware. At any given moment, you can choose to follow the chain of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that reinforce a perception of yourself as vulnerable and limited, or to remember that your true nature is pure, unconditioned, and incapable of being harmed. – Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy. – Kabira
One hour of contemplation surpasses sixty years of worship. – Muhammad
Untrained warriors are soon killed on the battlefield; so also persons untrained in the art of preserving their inner peace are quickly riddled by the bullets of worry and restlessness in active life. – Paramahansa Yogananda
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