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    meditation Quotes

    The first time I took a Kundalini yoga class, I cried my eyes out afterwards. I was so moved by the meditation and singing "Long Time Sun" at the end of class. I felt like I was home.
    — Zoe McLellan
    tags: time  eyes  meditation 
    Yoga is a great thing and meditation is also great to get connected to yourself more.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: meditation 
    There is a true Buddha in family life; there is a real Tao in everyday activities. If people can be sincere and harmonious, promoting communication with a cheerful demeanor and friendly words, that is much better than formal meditation practice.
    — Zicheng Hong
    Meditation is actually a very simple exercise in resting in the natural state of your present mind, and allowing yourself to be simply and clearly present to whatever thoughts, sensations, or emotions occur.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    Meditation is really quite simple. All we have to do is embrace each experience with awareness and open our hearts fully to the present moment. When we are completely at ease with our own being, the ripples of awareness naturally spread out in all directions, touching the lives of everyone we meet.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    Any daily activity can be used as an opportunity for meditation.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    The best part of all is that no matter how long you practice, or what method you use, every technique of Buddhist meditation ultimately generates compassion.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    The expectations you bring to meditation practice are often the greatest obstacles you will encounter.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    The Buddha said that all conscious beings possess an enlightened nature. Because of that, we have this natural purity, peacefulness and power. We can rest the mind naturally because we are already in possession of these qualities. If one can rest the mind naturally, that's the best meditation.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    Meditation is silence. If you realize that you really know nothing, then you will be truly meditating. Such truthfulness is the right soil for silence. Silence is meditation.
    — Yogaswami
    Seeing the moon, he becomes the moon, the moon seen by him becomes him. He sinks into nature, becomes one with nature. The light of the "clear heart" of the priest, seated in the meditation hall in the darkness before the dawn, becomes for the dawn moon its own light.
    — Yasunari Kawabata
    The winter moon becomes a companion, the heart of the priest, sunk in meditation upon religion and philosophy, there in the mountain hall, is engaged in a delicate interplay and exchange with the moon; and it is this of which the poet sings.
    — Yasunari Kawabata
    I smoke weed, of course. That's like meditation for me. Watching movies is a really good escape as well.
    — Wiz Khalifa
    tags: movie  meditation  smoke 
    Breathing is meditation; life is a meditation. You have to breathe in order to live, so breathing is how you get in touch with the sacred space of your heart.
    — Willow Smith
    tags: heart  live  space  meditation  sacred 
    Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation.
    — William Pitt
    We are simply committing ourselves to paying attention to our life. We use meditation to help us in that attention process. We are not trying to become good meditators. We are trying to wake up.
    — William Martin
    Reading is good, hearing is good, conversation and meditation are good; but then, they are only good at times and occasions, in a certain degree, and must be used and governed with such caution as we eat and drink and refresh ourselves, or they will bring forth in us the fruits of intemperance.
    — William Law
    The execution of any thing considerable implies in the first place previous persevering meditation.
    — William Godwin
    tags: meditation 
    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
    With FIVE DAYS, Douglas Kennedy has crafted a brilliant meditation on regret, fidelity, family, and second chances that will have you breathlessly turning pages to find out what happened in the past and what will happen next. At once heartbreaking and hopeful, it is a powerful new work of fiction by an internationally acclaimed writer at the height of his powers.
    — Will Schwalbe
    And last are the few whose delight is in meditation and understanding; who yearn not for goods, nor for victory, but for knowledge; who leave both market and battlefield to lose themselves in the quiet clarity of secluded thought; whose will is a light rather than a fire, whose haven is not power but truth: these are the men of wisdom, who stand aside unused by the world.
    — Will Durant
    After a few years of meditation practice we can even learn how to occasionally ignore ourselves. And what relief that can be!
    — Wes Nisker
    tags: meditation  learn  year 
    The practice of meditation is represented by the three monkeys, who cover their eyes, ears and mouths so as to avoid the phenomenal world.
    — Wei Wu Wei
    tags: world  eyes  meditation 
    Meditation helps me feel the shape, the texture of my inner life. Here, in the quiet, I can begin to taste what Buddhists would call my true nature, what Jews call the still, small voice, what Christians call the holy spirit.
    — Wayne Muller
    But if we see ourselves as connected to God, or as reconnecting to our Source through meditation, then we can attract anything we want into our lives.
    — Wayne Dyer
    tags: live  god  meditation 
    There's No Such Thing as a Bad Meditation. Any Time you Spend in Silence is Valuable
    — Wayne Dyer
    tags: time  silence  bad  meditation 
    Take some time to be silent and repeat the sound of God as an inner mantra. Meditation allows you to make conscious contact with your Source and achieve success in every area. If a problem arises, then go within, get very quiet about it and find the answers inside of you
    — Wayne Dyer
    I think anything that you can use to connect is fine. For some people it's meditation. For some people it's yoga. For some people, it's running. For some people, it's affirmations. For me, it's photographs and drawings, and affirmations, and statues, and crystals. I fill my writing space and I fill my home with symbols of what I think of as higher energy.
    — Wayne Dyer
    The gospel we preach must not be just something we hear from men or read from books or even conceived through our meditation. Unless it is delivered to us by God, it can serve no spiritual utility.
    — Watchman Nee
    tags: men  god  spiritual  meditation  gospel  book  read 
    There is no necessity for a technique or formula for meditation. Inner feeling, or inner knowing, is the silent voice of inspiration.
    — Walter Russell
    Meditation transports one from the transient world of matter to the real world of dreamings, visions, and imaginings where idea is and concepts are born.
    — Walter Russell
    No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.
    — Walter Bagehot
    tags: work  meditation 
    What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.
    — Wallace Stevens
    tags: reality  eyes  meditation 
    Abundant choice doesn't force us to look for the absolute best of everything. It allows us to find the extremes in those things we really care about, whether that means great coffee, jeans cut wide across the hips, or a spouse who shares your zeal for mountaineering, Zen meditation, and science fiction.
    — Virginia Postrel
    Meditation is meeting eternity in the present moment. It is resolving every problem as it comes. It is resolving every tension as it creeps in. It is facing the challenges of life in a non-fearful way.
    — Vimala Thakar
    Music used to be a lot more about angst for me. Now it's the only form of meditation I do.
    — Vikram Chatwal
    tags: music  meditation 
    I do a lot of yoga and meditation. It calms my nerves and helps me channelise my energy.
    — Vijender Singh
    tags: energy  help  meditation 
    If you've ever tried meditation and didn't stay with it, I recommend you try it again. Some time has passed. In the interim, you may have developed the discipline of mind or the patience you were short on before. Let these qualities aid your practice. (173)
    — Victoria Moran
    Hours of solitude, hours of creation, hours of meditation. Solitude and meditation gave me an awareness, a perspective which I have never lost: that of solidarity with the rest of mankind.
    — Vicente Aleixandre
    Cats know everything there is to know about meditation.
    — Veronique Vienne
    tags: cat  meditation 
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