Meditation Quotes that Calm the Mind

Meditation Quotes

Meditation quotes, sayings, and words that speak about the importance and benefits of meditation.

You can use these quotes as topics for meditation and as guidance for calming your mind. Reading the quotes can bring moments of calmness and peace into your mind and into your life.

Meditation is a technique for relaxing the body, calming down the restlessness of the mind, releasing stress and stop worrying. Meditation is also a technique for calming down the nonstop activity of the mind and experiencing inner peace.

Meditation can help you go deep within you and experience a sense of higher awareness. It is a path to spiritual awakening and enlightenment.

Meditation is suitable for everyone, young and old, no matter where they live and what they do. You can live in bustling and noisy city or in a quiet village and practice meditation. To meditate, you do not have to belong to certain religion and you do not need to live in an ashram.

Daily meditation is important for getting results. It is important for the body, mind and soul, and is also a spiritual practice, leading to higher awareness.

Meditation Quotes and Phrases that Calm the Mind

“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.” –Bhagavad Gita

“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” –Confucius

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

“If the mind falls asleep, awaken it. Then if it starts wandering, make it quiet. If you reach the state where there is neither sleep nor movement of mind, stay still in that, the natural (real) state.” –Ramana Maharshi

“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.” –Swami Muktananda

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

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

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“Watching the sunset, looking at a beautiful landscape, reading an inspiring quote, or listening to relaxing music, takes your mind and your awareness away from everyday life. This is similar to meditation, and brings a sense of calmness and bliss.” –Remez Sasson

“Meditation means emptying your mind of meaningless and stray thoughts. This requires that you learn to stop the constant chatter of your mind.” –Remez Sasson

“With every breath, the old moment is lost; a new moment arrives. We exhale and we let go of the old moment. It is lost to us. In doing so, we let go of the person we used to be. We inhale and breathe in the moment that is becoming. In doing so, we welcome the person we are becoming. We repeat the process. This is meditation. This is renewal. This is life.” –Lama Surya Das

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

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

“Like the practice of breath control, meditation on the forms of God, repetition of mantras, food restrictions, etc., are but aids for rendering the mind quiescent. –”Ramana Maharshi

“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

“Meditation helps you relax your mind and let go of everything that is bothering you.” –Remez Sasson

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“When your mind becomes calm, you begin to enjoy the taste of inner peace and freedom from restless thinking.” –Remez Sasson

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“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

“Become slower in your journey through life. Practice yoga and meditation if you suffer from ‘hurry sickness.’ Become more introspective by visiting quiet places such as churches, museums, mountains and lakes. Give yourself permission to read at least one novel a month for pleasure.” –Wayne Dyer

“Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.” –Deepak Chopra

“Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.” –Eknath Easwaran

“You eat every day, because your body needs food to sustain it. Your soul needs spiritual food, and meditation provides this food.” –Remez Sasson

“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” –Eckhart Tolle

“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” –Pema Chodron

“Clarity is part of the mind from the beginning, a natural awareness. Just acknowledge it, 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.” –Mingyur Rinpoche

“When your mind becomes calm and tranquil, your intuition gets sharper and your mind thinks more clearly.” –Remez Sasson

“Just as you wouldn’t leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn’t start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading.” –Marianne Williamson

“Plant the flower of meditation, and you will enjoy the fragrance of peace of mind.” –Remez Sasson

“Meditation helps us strip ourselves from false beliefs, futile thoughts, and negative mental programming.” –Remez Sasson

“To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.” –Thích Nhat Hanh

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

“Meditation is the act of making the seeds of spirituality within you sprout and blossom.” –Remez Sasson

“Calm the winds of your thoughts, and there will be no waves on the ocean of your mind.” –Remez Sasson

“Altogether, the idea of meditation is not to create states of ecstasy or absorption, but to experience being.” –Chogyam Trungpa

“Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.” –Buddhist proverb

“Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.” –Indra Devi

“When you sit down to meditate, a great number of thoughts will try to attract your attention and make you forget your meditation. If you give in to these thoughts, you will make no progress. If you keep bringing your mind back to the meditation, your thoughts will eventually give in and stop bothering you.” –Remez Sasson

“You do not need to belong to a certain religion or go to an ashram or a monastery to meditate. You can meditate at any time and at any place you want.” –Remez Sasson

“A well-trained person can meditate not only in a quiet place, but also in the most noisy and crowded places.” –Remez Sasson

“Your mind will wander away during meditation. Like a monkey that jumps from one branch to another, so your mind will jump from one thought to another. As you bring your mind back every time it wanders, you will train it to stay calm and obey you.” –Remez Sasson

“Calm the winds of your thoughts, and there will be no waves on the ocean of your mind.” –Remez Sasson

“A beginner needs a quiet place to meditate. Someone with more experience can meditate everywhere and under all circumstances.” –Remez Sasson

“Meditation is important for a spiritual seeker, but it is also most important for a businessperson, a teacher, a driver, a pilot and an athlete.” –Remez Sasson

“It is good to start the day with a smile. It is good to start the day with a breakfast. It is also good to start the day with meditation.” –Remez Sasson

“Meditation is the means to expand your consciousness beyond the mind, beyond the body and beyond the ego.” –Remez Sasson

“When you direct your attention inside you, to your mind and thoughts, you begin to understand how the mind works and learn to control it.” –Remez Sasson

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Meditation Quotes on Calmness

Quotes can be used as topics for meditation. Choose a quote that you like and focus on its meaning as an exercise in meditation. Feel the calmness and expansion of consciousness when you repeat the quote and think about its meaning.

How to use quotes for meditation?

Sit down in a quiet place, choose one of the quotes below, and for a few minutes, focus your attention on it. Repeat the quote in your mind, think about its meaning, and try to feel that it is real for you.

In this way, you can use the quotes for calming your mind, experiencing inner peace, and becoming aware of a wider consciousness.

Here are meditation quotes for calmness

“Meditation is silence, energizing and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible.” –Sri Chinmoy

“If a person’s basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience.” –The Dalai Lama

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” –Buddha

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

“On a windless day, the sea becomes quiet. Meditation is like a windless day, it calms calms down the restlessness of the mind.” –Remez Sasson

“When the mind is still, the clouds that hide happiness and peace go away, and the sun that is deep within you shines with great light.” –Remez Sasson

” Striving to keep the mind calm throughout the day, no matter what is happening around me, brings joy, tranquility and poise.” –Remez Sasson

“In meditation, you focus your attention on one single thought, and this act keeps other thoughts away. When there are fewer thoughts, there is inner peace.” –Remez Sasson

“When your mind becomes calm, futile thoughts stop disturbing you and attracting your attention.” –Remez Sasson

“Meditation is not a way to escape from life, from responsibilities and from tasks. It is a way to increase calmness, focus, and the ability to look within you. This leads to better efficiency and the ability to handle better the daily affairs of life.” –Remez Sasson

“Real calmness and tranquility do not depend on circumstances. They are present deep within you, but you not unearth them.” –Remez Sasson

Meditation Quotes on Happiness

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.” –Milarepa

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.” –Ramana Maharshi

“Happiness is that state when nothing is missing. When nothing is missing, your mind shuts down and your mind stops running into the future or running into the past to regret something or to plan something.” –Naval Ravikant

“Contemplation is the highest expression of man’s intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. It is a spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being. It is gratitude for life, for awareness and for being.” –Thomas Merton

“Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal bliss and supreme joy in the end.” –Swami Sivananda

“Our thinking minds deprive us of the happiness that comes when we are living fully in the moment.” –Ram Dass

“As the number of thoughts that run in the mind decreases, there is more happiness and joy.” –Remez Sasson

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