30 Inspirational Meditation Quotes
Okay, we’ve cut it down to 30 because numbers by the hundred might be a little daunting. Also, this will be super helpful for those who don’t have that kind of time to spare.
A quote can help inspire and encourage you to start off with a relaxed and positive mind. We’ve got one for you for each day of the month.
Meditation Quotes Part A
When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.
Ramana Maharshi – world-renown Indian sage
Sleeping is like meditation: it’s good to rest the body but also to shut the mind down for a bit.
Anthony Joshua – unified world heavyweight champion
You should not be carried away by the dictation of the mind, but the mind should be carried by your dictation.
A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami – Indian spiritual teacher
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 – Theravāda Buddhist monk, abbot, and teacher
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
Amit Ray – Indian author and spiritual master
Meditation is not following any system; it is not constant repetition and imitation. Meditation is not concentration.
Jiddu Krishnamurti – Indian Philosopher, speaker, and writer
I had a friend who introduced me to a meditation practice which involves a couple of half-hours a day of meditation, where essentially you try to achieve a stillness that allows you to just be there in the moment.
Kenneth Branagh – actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Breathing is central to every aspect of meditation training. It’s a wonderful place to focus on training the mind to be calm and concentrated.
Jon Kabat-Zinn – American professor and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society
I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery – French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, and pioneering aviator
Furthermore, Meditation Quotes Can Spark The Flame Of An Awesome Day, You Just Don’t Know About It Yet
Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.
Meditation Quotes Part B
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded.
Buddha – monk, mendicant, sage, philosopher
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Voltaire – French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher
Exercise, prayer, and meditation are examples of calming rituals. They have been shown to induce a happier mood and provide a positive pathway through life’s daily frustrations.
Chuck Norris – American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.
Meditation Quotes Part C
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Total relaxation is the secret to enjoying sitting meditation. I sit with my spine upright, but not rigid, and I relax all the muscles in my body.
Thich Nhat Hanh – Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist
The things that trouble our spirits are within us already. In meditation, we must face them, accept them, and set them aside one by one.
Cristopher L Bennett – American science fiction author
If you can resist the impulse to claim each and every thought as your own, you will come to a startling conclusion: you will discover that you are the consciousness in which the thoughts appear and disappear.
Annamalai Swami – Self-realized expert on Self-enquiry
The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration.
In Addition, A Meditation Quote A Day Keeps Your Worries At Bay
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Socrates – classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy
Are you experiencing restlessness? Stay! Are fear and loathing out of control? Stay! Aching knees and throbbing back? Stay! What’s for lunch? Stay! I can’t stand this another minute! Stay!
Pema Chödrön – American Tibetan Buddhist
Meditation is not to avoid society; it is to look deep to have the kind of insight you need to take action. To think that it is just to sit down and enjoy the calm and peace is wrong.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati – spiritual teacher
When you drive, you are doing several things at once. You are using your eyes, ears, hands, your mind. If you have meditated for many years and have reached a lofty height in your meditation, as I have, you can meditate while running and cycling and painting.
Sri Chinmoy – Indian spiritual leader
Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.
Deepak Chopra – Indian-born American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate
Careless indifference and bodily restlessness in meditation cause negative vibrations.
Paramahansa Yogananda – Indian yogi and guru
The you that goes in one side of the meditation experience is not the same you that comes out the other side.
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana – Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monk
Day 29 (almost there)
When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.
Bhagavad Gita – Sanskrit scripture
Day 30Bhagavad Gita
Through meditation, the Higher Self is experienced.