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25 Quotes about Meditation that Will Inspire You

If you love meditation, you are going to enjoy these inspiring quotes about meditation. We’re sharing quotes from some wonderful spiritual sources like Deepak Chopra, Pema Chodron, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

If you’ve tried meditation or are a beginner to meditation, you know how difficult it can be to keep your focus initially. It’s important to remember why we’re doing it.

These quotes help us to remember the importance of meditation and mindfulness – taking the time to be present in this moment. We hope they help you on your journey towards more peace and enlightenment.

These quotes cover what meditation is, why meditation is important, and why meditation is so good.

Meditation Quotes

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

Thich Nhat Hahn

Deepak Chopra Quote

Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.

Deepak Chopra

To a mind that is still, a whole universe surrenders

Lao Tzu

Meditation is allowing what is.

Victor Davich

David Lynch Quote

The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you.

David Lynch

You don’t have to control your thoughts, you just have to stop letting them control you.

Dan Milman

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy

Paramahansa Yogananda

To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Pema Chodron Quote

Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have.

Pema Chödrön

Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.

Swami Muktananda

Meditation will not carry you to another world, but it will reveal the most profound and awesome dimensions of the world in which you already live.

Zen Master Hsing Yun

Give the child a taste of meditation by creating a climate and atmosphere of love, acceptance, and silence.

Swami Dhyan Giten

Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.

Ajahn Brahm

Ram Dass Quote

Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.

Baba Ram Dass

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

Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong.

Lao Tzu

Thich Nhat Hanh

Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

Caroline Myss

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Lao Tzu

The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of peace.

J. Donald Walters

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.

Katherine Durham

Meditation on the majestic energy of the universe should increase our love for humanity, should widen, not narrow, our hearts.

Richard Holloway
A.A. Biley Quote

It should be remembered at the outset, that the very urge itself to meditate can be taken as indicating the call of the soul to the Path of Knowledge.

A.A. Biley

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