Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.— Gautama Buddha
Successful Meditation Mindfulness quotations
Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy.
Then a full hour is needed.
As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.
Curb your senses and your mind and see the Lord within your heart.
Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.
Frustration, discouragement, and depression mean you are working against yourself.
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water.
Music without words means leaving behind the mind.
And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source. And the source of all is sound.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
I don't mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom. It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you'll feel good no matter what.
Learn silence. With the quiet serenity of a meditative mind, listen, absorb, transcribe, and transform.
It is not the world that needs peace, it is people.
When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace.
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
To observe and watch one's own mind is something really interesting.
The untrained mind will run and follow its old habit patterns. Because it has not been trained and taught, it will get lost in all kinds of stories and issues. Therefore we have to train our mind. The meditation practice in Buddhism is all about training one's own mind.
The mind of one who practises doesn't run away anywhere, it stays right there.
Good, evil, happiness and unhappiness, right and wrong arise, and he knows them all. The meditator simply knows them, they don't enter his mind. That is, he has no clinging. He is simply the experiencer.
If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear.
If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.
In horror of death, I took to the mountains - again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done.
Dance is active meditation. When we dance, we go beyond thought, beyond mind and beyond our individuality to become one in the divine ecstasy of the union with the cosmic spirit. This is the essence of the trance dance experience.
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it.
Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.
Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.
To meditate means to realize inwardly the imperturbability of the Essence of Mind. The reason why we are perturbed is because we allow ourselves to be carried away by the circumstances we are in. Those who are able to keep their mind unperturbed, irrespective of circumstances, have attained Inner Peace.
Obsessive use of meditative disciplines or perennial study of scripture and philosophy will never bring forth this wonderful realization, this truth which is natural to awareness, because the mind that desperately desires to reach another realm or level of experience inadvertently ignores the basic light that constitutes all experience.
You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too.
Another way to look at meditation is to view thinking itself as a waterfall, a cascading of thought. In cultivating mindfulness, we are going beyond or behind our thinking, much the way you might find a vantage point in a cave or depression in the rock behind a waterfall. We still see and hear the water, but we are out of the torrent.
You can set up an altar to God in your minds by means of prayer.
And so it is fitting to pray at your trade, on a journey, standing at a counter or sitting at your handicraft.
Meditation and water are wedded for ever.
The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain.
Control of the mind is the highest Yoga.
The mystics ask you to take nothing on mere belief.
Rather, they give you a set of experiments to test in your own awareness and experience. The laboratory is your own mind, the experiment is meditation.
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities;
in the expert's mind there are few.... In the beginner's mind there is no thought, 'I have attained something.' All self-centered thoughts limit our vast mind. When we have no thought of achievement, no thought of self, we are true beginners. We can really learn something.
The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.
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.
The basic root of happiness lies in our minds;
outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favourable.
Be still. it takes no effort to be still; it is utterly simple. When your mind is still, you have no name, you have no past, you have no relationships, you have no country, you have no spiritual attainment, you have no lack of spiritual attainment. There is just the presence of beingness with itself.
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.