Ten Quotes to Inspire Your Meditation

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My purpose , of course, is to inspire others to live a life of magic by teaching people to pursue their unlimited potential through the use of a consistent daily practice of meditation, practical exercises and healthy living.  Many people shy away from meditation thinking that it is something difficult, or boring, or something they just don’t have time for…which is a huge shame…because it is the less boring thing I have ever done. You just never know what is going to happen when you sit down, quiet your mind, and open yourself to the divine.

Below are a few quotes about meditation, I hope will inspire you to overcome your rationalizations and just sit quietly for a while in a world of magic.

1.“As you take a few minutes each day to quiet your mind, you will discover a nice benefit: your everyday, “ordinary” life will begin to seem far more extraordinary. Little things that previously went unnoticed will begin to please you. You’ll be more easily satisfied, and happier all around. Rather than focusing on what’s wrong with your life, you’ll find yourself thinking about and more fully enjoying what’s right with your life. The world won’t change, but your perception of it will. You’ll start to notice the little acts of kindness and caring from other people rather than the negativity and anger.”

 Source: Jack Canfield

 

2.“We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.”

Source: Alan Watts

 

3.“Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth.”

Source: James Allen

 

4.“There’s no such thing as a bad meditation. Any time you spend time in silence is valuable, even if your inner voice is persistent and loud. Don’t judge it; just observe it. Simply observe yourself sitting there, and when a stray thought suddenly appears, just note it, and use its presence as a reminder to go back to the gap.”

 Source: Wayne Dyer

5.This is what it feels like: I quickly leave my Body and Self behind and am only aware of my Consciousness. This awareness floats (best word I can come up with) from image to image–maybe more like a feather floating on the breeze? and touches upon thought while creating a sensation of unity, clarity and peace. The peace is a feeling of All is Well, All is One, Already Done—so the focus of my meditation from the start–which could be manifesting my latest dreams, changing an unwanted habit in myself, deepening my relationship to Source, is Complete–the feeling of Complete.

 Source Joe Dispenza

 

6.”Whenever you try to exert control over the natural ebb and flow of life, you end up either frustrated or disappointed- because it can’t be controlled. Whenever you apply effort to trying to relax and slow down, you produce the opposite effect. Whenever you try to dictate the outcome of your meditation you negate its most wondrous benefit- the pleasure of simply being.”

Source: Paul Wilson

7.”You cannot see clearly, because you are so full of expectations, hopes,desires. Your eyes are covered with many layers of dust: you need a deep cleansing of your eyes. That’s what meditation is. Let the thoughts disappear, the hopes disappear, the desires disappear. Then you have a clarity, then your eyes are perfect mirrors. Only then, in that silent state of your vision, will you know the secrets of the beyond.”

Source Osho

 

8″Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on.”

Source: Thich Nhat Hanh

 

9.It’s easier to teach you to have no thought than to have pure positive thought. When you quiet your mind you stop thought; when you stop thought you stop resistance; when you stop resistance–then you are in a state of allowing.

 Source: Abraham (Abraham Hicks)

10.”in the beginning of practice, we focus primarily on learning the form of meditation. we learn how to work with our bodies so that we can sit comfortably in zazen with good posture and natural breathing, and we learn how to work with our minds so that we can focus our attention. at some point we experience an opening to our true nature. we call that first experience of nonduality ‘the shift’ because it is a shift from our usual way of perceiving reality. suddenly, instead of perceiving only the apparent reality, what appears to be so, we have a direct experience of the absolute reality that underlies and pervades all things, including the self. once we have glimpsed the absolute, the self never again seems so solid or permanent. our usual way of perceiving the self and the world has been cut through, even if only for an instant, and it becomes easier to remember that duality is just one side of reality.”

Source: Genpo Roshi

If you would like to learn more about meditation, or begin a daily practice I offer a Beginners Guide to Meditation.

Until we meet again:

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