25 Quotes on Meditation to Help Inspire Your Practice

A meditation practice can grant you peace, inner-knowing, and greatly enhance your experience of life, but it isn’t always easy to find the motivation to be still and find your inner silence. Here are 25 quotes from the masters to help you find the inspiration to keep your practice going when you feel like quitting;


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

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” Buddha

  “Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker.  You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” Eckhart Tolle

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

“Meditation is listening to the Divine within.” Edgar Cayce19756178_s

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

“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.” Rumi

“Meditation means the mind is turned back on itself. The mind stops all the thought-waves and the world stops. Your consciousness expands. Every time you meditate you will keep your growth.” Swami Vivekananda

“A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.” Wayne Dyer

“No meditation, no life. Know meditation, know life.” Osho

“When you know that everything that is happening is only appearing on the screen of consciousness, and that you yourself are the screen on which it all appears, nothing can touch you, harm you or make you afraid.” Annamalai Swami

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

“You 26652211_stake a bath to clean the body; you meditate to clean the mind. There is nothing more to it.” Yogi Bhajan

“What is meditation? When you empty yourself and let the universe come into you.” Yogi Bhajan

“Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.” St. Francis De Sales

“If every 8-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” Dalai Lama

“Watch your thoughts as you watch the street traffic. People come and go; you register without response. It may not be easy in the beginning, but with some practice you will find that your mind can function on many levels at the same time and you can be aware of them all.” Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Let what comes, come. Let what goes, go. Find out what remains.”  Ramana Maharshi

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

“If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts.” Alan Cohen2015-09-16 12.00.27

“I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.” Albert Einstein

“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life.” Sogyal Rinpoche

“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.” Paramahansa Yogananda

“By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.” Paramahansa Yogananda



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