Quotes about meditation

quotes about meditation

These are two of my favorite quotes about meditation.

"If every child in the world is taught meditation,

We will eliminate violence from the world within one generation."

"You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day.

Unless you are too busy; then you should sit one hour.

Having a selection of quotes about meditation can help us to stay inspired and open minded with our own meditation practice. I like to put them around me;

  • Written on my bathroom mirror
  • Hung on the inside door of my wardrobe closet
  • Placed on the alter in my bedroom
  • Pinned on the inside door of my toilet
  • As a wallpaper on my computer screen

I also have a book where I gather famous meditation quotes, written articles on meditation or quotes on spirituality that touch the longing in my heart. Sometimes when I want to meditate, but I feel a bit "dry", uninspired so to speak, I pick up my book and flip through the pages. There are always some quotes about meditation that get me inspired and help me go deeper in my meditations.

I gathered the quotes and sayings that inspire me and have helped me over the last 25 years to create a sustaining, daily practice.

Maybe you also would like to share your favorite quote on meditation. Please use the box below and share your quote with all the people that read this page. I will add it to the page. Thanks for sharing!

Quotes about meditation, to inspire you

Every time you meditate...

you bring in more Light. 


Suffering is due to disconnection from our Self, others and God.

Meditation is re-establishing, deepening and strengthening that connection.


“No meditation... No life

Know meditation... Know life.”


“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself, to free itself.

The challenge is to silence the mind so you can

listen, say yes and act upon what you hear from within.”

“Prayer is you speaking to God.

Meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you.”

~Deepak Chopra

Quotes about meditation, to remind you

It is important to remember that the effects of meditation are cumulative,

and it can be valuable to listen to a meditation several times. 


Having expectations in meditation or for meditation to deliver us a good feeling, a sense of accomplishment, is a direction that is not productive.

Sometimes meditation is just hard work. 

  "Work is love made visible.” 

~Kahlil Gibran

Pick a consistent time of the day for your meditations.

Best are often first thing in the morning,

or just before bedtime. 


Remember the goal is not to be perfect - the goal is simply to focus on the practice of meditation, however that goes for you at a particular time.

The rewards come from staying with it. 


"It's the journey that's important, not the getting there!"  

~John McLeod

One of the main key ingredients to succeeding into making meditation a habit is…

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”  


Quotes about meditation, to open your mind

“If your mind is empty,

it is always ready for anything;

it is open to everything.

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities,

in the expert’s mind there are few.”

~Shunryu Suzuki

"Meditation is NOT a way of making your mind quiet.

It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there —

buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day." 

~Deepak Chopra

It is the busyness that takes you from the light that you must avoid.

You look to these things as excuses to not go within.


It is better in prayer to have a heart without words

than words without a heart.

~Mahatma Gandhi

A spiritually established life is not an easy task.

But a materially satisfied life is an impossible task.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters

compared to what lies within us." 

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

What's encouraging about meditation is that even if we shut down, we can no longer shut down in ignorance.
We see very clearly that we're closing off.
That in it self begins to illuminate the darkness of ignorance.

~Pema Chodron

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