27 Meditation Quotes for Inspiration and Positivity

Meditation Quotes

A good collection of Meditation Quotes is an excellent source of inspiration and can also kindle a sense of positivity in daily life. Meditation practice is a way to calm the mind, reduce stress and anxiety, see things clearly, and get better sleep. Meditation for beginners is relatively easy – learning how to meditate is neither difficult nor requires anything except time and a quiet space. Meditation benefits our mental and physical health, as also meditation can improve our performance at work. The most significant benefit of meditation is peace of mind.

This collection of mindfulness meditation quotes focuses on three aspects: quotes on the universe, quotes on the practice of meditation, and wisdom quotes on meditation. We are confident these quotes will light up your day, and you are free to share them in your social space. Connect with us to see more of these meditation quotes on our Pinterest Board or Twitter Feed, Facebook Page, or Instagram.

Quotes on Meditation and The Universe

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

The deepest stage of meditation helps us connect with the universe within. As we continue meditation, thoughts start slowly receding to the background creating a space in which we can see who we are. We can understand our relationship with all beings and unlock the subconscious space, which empowers us to become what we truly want to be. These meditation quotes will help you realize the actual connection of our existence with the universe.

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.” ― Hafiz

“When you meditate, experience  true  happiness – happiness which is not materialistic, happiness which radiates from compassion and love for all beings with you at the center – it is simply the reflection of the Universe within you” – Debashis Dey, Founder Zen Lounge

“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.” – Hugh Jackman

“When you have achieved a state of deep meditation, you unlock the door to your subconscious mind. That is where your power to the create the life you desire lies.” – Adrian Calabrese


 “It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.” ― Ken Kesey

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ― Cynthia Occelli

“We are all connected – you, me, every being, the universe, the sea, the sky – the consciousness has no birth or death. It’s only our thought which distracts us from this connection and make us think as if we exist as individuals.  Quietening the mind through meditation will help you approach this universal truth” – Debashis Dey, Founder Zen Lounge 

“Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you’ve changed, by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works?” ― Diane Duane

Quotes on Meditation Practice

The practice of meditation is ancient. What was once confined to the spiritual world is now a common practice worldwide to relieve stress and anxiety, improve mental health and overall performance. The most important thing required for meditation is consistency. All you need is a daily routine. You can start with a shorter duration and gradually increase the session once you start enjoying inner peace. Meditation at an early age help builds a self-sufficient, healthy person.

“Mindfulness takes time, but it is not impossible. It’s like searching for a clock to see the time when all along you had the watch in your hand” – Debashis Dey, Founder Zen Lounge

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ― Thich nhat hanh

” It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you. Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.” ― Osho

” Our mind is the most active part of the body, even when we are resting. It has an opinion about everything we see, listen to, touch, or feel. It tags and compares everything with its notions, which we built over the years. While meditating, we need to observe and analyze this over reactive mind from a third person perspective. That is real awareness.” – Debashis Dey, Founder Zen Lounge

“Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

“Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The practice of meditation is like a long journey on a beautiful countryside. If you focus on the brakes, the speed dial, the accelerator, the mirror too often – you will take the fun out of the journey “ – Debashis Dey, Founder Zen Lounge

“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”― The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

“While you are continuing this practice, week after week, year after year, your experience will become deeper and deeper, and your experience will cover everything you do in your everyday life. The most important thing is to forget all gaining ideas, all dualistic ideas. In other words, just practice zazen in a certain posture. Do not think about anything. Just remain on your cushion without expecting anything. Then eventually you will resume your own true nature. That is to say, your own true nature resumes itself.” ― Shunryu Suzuki

“Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”― George Mac Donald

Meditation Quotes on Wisdom

“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

Meditation enlightens us with the wisdom to stay in the present, avoiding introspection into the past and procrastinating about the future. Meditation opens the door of our mind space, which holds the real meaning of our existence. It helps quiet the noises in our minds and look inward where we can find true happiness. Meditation makes us fluid like the river, which can pass through any terrain and obstacles. We can enjoy true awareness and appreciate the wisdom of life only through meditation.

“If every 9 year old is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” – Dalai Lama

“We long for permanence but everything in the known universe is transient. That’s a fact but one we fight.”
― Sharon Salzberg

“Breath in deeply to bring your mind home to your body.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Meditation needs no results. Meditation can have itself as an end, I meditate without words and on nothingness. What tangles my life is writing.” ― Hélène Cixous

“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to. ” ― Sogyal Rinpoche

“A Meditative mind is like a pool of water reflecting the universe. Even if a stone is thrown – such a mind will resonate with the splash, enjoy the ripples as they spread, and admire the journey as it goes down.”  – Debashis Dey, Founder Zen Lounge

“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

“Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.” ― Charlotte Eriksson. 

“The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard – one that thinks too much.” ― Benjamin Hoff

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