61 Meditation Quotes

Meditation Quotes

Meditation Quotes

These are some of my favorite meditation quotes from varying authors.

“To earn the trust of your meditation, you have to visit it every day. It’s like having a puppy.”
-Chelsea Richer

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
-Viktor E. Frankl

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“So what is a good meditator? The one who meditates.”
-Allan Lokos

“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.”
-Allan Lokos

“In the same way that rain breaks into a house with a bad roof, desire breaks into the mind that has not been practicing meditation.”
-Buddha

“Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.”
-Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Healing comes from letting there be room for everything: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”
— Pema Chodron

“Stop all of your doing-ness, all of your thinking. Just be for a while. Even for only a moment. It can change everything.”
— Neale D. Walsch

“All the elements for your happiness are already here. There’s no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just be.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

“Detach, let go. Whenever there is any feeling of clinging, we detach from it because we know that feeling is just as it is.”
— Ajahn Chah

“Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective.”
— Dalai Lama

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.”
-Lao-Tzu

“Attachment to spiritual things is.. just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
-Thomas Merton

“The more and more you listen, the more and more you hear; the more and more you hear, the deeper and deeper your understanding becomes.”
-Dudjom Rinpoche

“The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it, and change. So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger, but in wisdom, understanding, and love.”
-Jennifer Edwards

“How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?”
— Vincent Van Gogh

“Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame, but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you want to be great, make others feel great.”
— Ralph Marston

“Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”
— Rumi

“Do more than belong, participate. Do more than care, help. Do more than believe, practice.”
— William Arthur Ward

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
— William Arthur Ward

“I teach people to let themselves be creative.”
— Julia Cameron

“If we are to teach real peace, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“Have patience. Wait until the mud settles and the water is clear.Remain unmoving until right action arises by itself.”
-Lao Tzu

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.”
-Saint Francis de Sales

“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.”
-Albert Camus

“Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens.”
-Wayne Dyer

“Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.”
-Andre Gide

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”
— Pema Chodron

“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.”
-Dalai Lama

“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.”
-William Hazlitt

“The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.”
-John F. Kennedy

“Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.”
-Elbert Hubbard

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.”
-James Allen

“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”
-Viktor E. Frankl

“Difficulties and obstacles, if properly understood and used, can turn out to be an unexpected source of strength.”
-Sogyal Rinpoche

“The best way out is always through.”
— Robert Frost

“What life have you if you have not life together? There is no life that is not in community.”
-T.S. Eliot

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
-Mother Teresa

“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”
-Ani DiFranco

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”
— Peter Ustinov

“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”
— Josh Billings

“Bring into your mind anyone against whom you have a grievance and let it go. Send that person your forgiveness.”
— D. Chopra

“I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.”
-Elbert Hubbard

“Appreciate everything, even the ordinary. Especially the ordinary.”
— Pema Chodron

“One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.”
-Archibald Rutledge

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.”
— Chuang Tzu

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
— Aristotle

“Discovering real goodness comes from appreciating very simple experiences.”
– Chögyam Trungpa

“Appreciation is an excellent thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us, as well.”
— Voltaire

“Live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and you connect with the field of infinite possibilities.”
— Deepak Chopra

“One action produces a reaction; that is karma.”
-Lama Yeshe

“Today tell yourself every word I utter will be chosen consciously. I will refrain from complaints, criticism and condemnation.”
— D. Chopra

“Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.”
— Francis Bacon

“It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.”
— Seneca

“It is possible to live in peace.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“If you want peace, then let it be the peace of wisdom. That’s enough!”
— Ajahn Chah

“I do not want the peace which passeth all understanding, I want the understanding that bringeth peace.”
— Helen Keller

“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh