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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Favorite Meditation Quotations

Aloha Everyone,

Here is a selection of some of my favorite quotes on meditation.  Enjoy!

Namaste – Cathi

“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.”

“No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.”
~Walter Bagehot

“If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.”
~Dalai Lama

“Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action.”
~Francis Quarles

“I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.”
~Benjamin Disraeli

“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It's like the ultimate rest. It's better than the best sleep you've ever had. It's a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.”
~Hugh Jackman

“We meditate for various reasons. Peace of mind we all badly need. Therefore, when we meditate, either consciously or unconsciously we aim at peace of mind. Meditation gives us peace of mind without a tranquillizer. And unlike a tranquillizer, the peace of mind that we get from meditation does not fade away. It lasts for good in some corner of the inmost recesses of our aspiring heart.”
~Sri Chinmoy

“Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.”
~Daniel Goleman

“During meditation your metabolism and your breath rate go down to a level of rest twice that of deep sleeps.”
~Mike Love

“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.”
~Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Whatever forms of meditation you practice, the most important point is to apply mindfulness continuously, and make a sustained effort. It is unrealistic to expect results from meditation within a short period of time. What is required is continuous sustained effort.”
~Dalai Lama

“Walking is magic. Can't recommend it highly enough. I read that Plato and Aristotle did much of their brilliant thinking together while ambulating. The movement, the meditation, the health of the blood pumping, and the rhythm of footsteps...this is a primal way to connect with one's deeper self.”
~Paula Cole

“If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.”
~Daniel Goleman

“In meditation we are continuously discovering who and what we are.”
~Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche 

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