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65 Mindful Meditation Quotes To Help You Find Peace

Meditation; an ancient practice that centers around focusing on the present moment to calm the mind, reduce stress and sometimes even alter consciousness. Our collection of over 60 meditation quotes reveals the power of this amazing craft.

We’ve gathered words of wisdom from influential figures such as Deepak Chopra, Voltaire and Carl Young to share their expert knowledge and inspire you. We hope these sayings and quotes about meditation will help bring you peace and mindfulness.

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

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2. “The best meditation is a gentle awareness.” – Maxime Lagacé

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

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

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5. “Meditation is all about connecting with your soul.” – Deepak Chopra

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6. “Praying is talking to the Universe. Meditation is listening to it.” – Paulo Coelho

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7. “Through meditation, the higher self is experienced.” – Bhagavad Gita

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8. “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

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9. “Mind only thinks, meditation lives.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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

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

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12. “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.” – James Allen

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13. “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

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14. “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

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15. “Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings.” – Arianna Huffington

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16. “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung

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

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18. “Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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20. “The quiet mind is richer than a crown.” – Robert Greene

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21. “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

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

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

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

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

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26. “Turn off your mind and get to know yourself.” – Thibaut

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27. “Meditation is not about feeling a certain way. It’s about feeling the way you feel.” Dan Harris

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

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

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

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

32. “Meditation is the act of stopping to deny what is.” – Sven Schnieders

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

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

35. “To be concentrated means to live fully in the present.” – Erich Fromm

36. “Meditation is bringing the mind home.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

37. “Do your practice and all is coming.” – K. Pattabhi Jois

38. “The best mediation is effortless. The best meditation is a gentle awareness” – Maxime Lagacé

39. “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

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

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

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

43. “A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind.” – Deepak Chopra

44. “Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.” – Ajahn Brahm

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

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

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

48. “When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” – Unknown

49. “Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

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

51. “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

52. “Learn to enjoy the way as much as you would enjoy when you reach the destination.” – Sakshi Chetana

53. “Meditation is for moms what eyesight is for pilots. It allows us to see where we’re headed, respond to conditions in our environment, and make adjustments when necessary.” – Amber Trueblood

54. “The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of inner peace.” – J. Donald Walters

55. “Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” – Marcus Aurelius

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

57. “Meditation is not evasion, it is a serene encounter with reality.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

59. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

60. “Breathe and let be.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

61. “Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation.” – Isaac Newton

62. “With meditation, you become a sensitized superhero, completely in control, with endless possibilities at your fingertips.” – Tara Stiles

63. “Meditation is choosing not to engage in the drama of the mind but elevating the mind to its highest potential.” – Amit Ray

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

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