Quotations on Meditation

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The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Nature, Man, Meditation, Practice, Will)

I mean 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
(Keywords: Living, Meditation, Yoga)

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp
(Keywords: Life, Contemplation, Day, Humanity, Machines, Meditation, Silence, Will)

I get into certain yoga positions at times, when I'm working out and for exercises. I use a little of it in some of my meditation, but I chant now and that sort of replaced it.
- John Astin
(Keywords: Meditation, Now, Yoga)

When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Time, Heart, Thoughts, Meditation, Reading)

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Age, Grave, May, Meditation, Old, World)

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Keywords: Meditation, Photography)

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
(Keywords: Art, Contemplation, Meditation, World)

Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That's applicable to any kind of depression.
- Judy Collins
(Keywords: Body, Depression, Help, Meditation, Mind, Spirit, Suicide)

If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I've treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I've found that to be a tremendous help.
- Judy Collins
(Keywords: Depression, Exercise, Help, Meditation, Years)

Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.
- William Cowper
(Keywords: Heart, Books, Learning, May, Meditation, Moments)

Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
- Celine Dion
(Keywords: Balance, Golf, Meditation, Perfection)

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Purpose, Being, Conviction, Existence, Fulfillment, Meditation, Nothing, Will)

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass.
- Owen Feltham
(Keywords: Soul, Meditation, Perspective)

Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.
- Richard Gere
(Keywords: Meditation, Reality)

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
- Daniel Goleman
(Keywords: Ability, Impulses, Meditation, Quick)

I wanted to share the experience of how yoga and meditation have transformed my life, how they have enabled me to observe who I am, first in my body, and then emotionally, and on to a kind of spiritual path.
- Mariel Hemingway
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Body, First, Meditation, Spiritual, Yoga)

For me, first, it's finding quiet in my life - and I do that through yoga and meditation. It's also been a matter of changing the way I eat, because I think what we eat can inform who we are; food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent.
- Mariel Hemingway
(Keywords: Food, Life, First, Meditation, Quiet, Yoga)

Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
- Ted Hughes
(Keywords: Opportunity, Being, Connection, Fishing, Living, Meditation, Self, World)

Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.
- Karl Jaspers
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Being, Indifference, Meditation, Self, Thinking)

Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation the source of strength is one's self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
- Chiang Kai-shek
(Keywords: Strength, Meditation, Prayer, Self)

Sleep is the best meditation.
- Dalai Lama
(Keywords: Meditation, Sleep)

During meditation your metabolism and your breath rate go down to a level of rest, twice that of deep sleep.
- Mike Love
(Keywords: Deep, Meditation, Rest, Sleep)

Yoga is a great thing and meditation is also great to get connected to yourself more.
- Ziggy Marley
(Keywords: Meditation, Yoga)

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
- Andre Maurois
(Keywords: Happiness, First, Meditation, Past)

The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.
- Milarepa
(Keywords: Delay, Meditation, Practice, Will, World)

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.
- Francis Quarles
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Action, Honor, Meditation, Reward)

Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate.
- Swami Sivananda
(Keywords: Meditation, Practice)

It is my meditation all the day, and more than my meat and drink, to know how I shall make the Saints of God comprehend the visions that roll like an overflowing surge before my mind.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Keywords: God, Day, Meditation, Mind, Saints, Visions)

Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
- Madame de Stael
(Keywords: Strength, Meditation, Prayer, Self)

Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.
- Sting
(Keywords: Meditation, Songs, Style, Writing, Yoga)

A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises.
- Johannes Tauler
(Keywords: Meditation, Religious)

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
- Jeremy Taylor
(Keywords: Soul, Language, Meditation, Spirit, Tongue)

I believe that painting should come through the avenues of meditation rather than the canals of action.
- Mark Tobey
(Keywords: Action, Meditation, Painting)

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
- Voltaire
(Keywords: Thoughts, Awareness, Consciousness, Infinity, Meditation, Thinking)

I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson
(Keywords: Experience, Forgiveness, God, Meditation, Prayer)

I think most people see drawing as subservient to the subject, a sort of meditation, a studying, a searching observation, in my case, for its own sake.
- Peter Wright
(Keywords: People, Meditation, Observation)









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