With meditation I found a ledge above the waterfall of my thoughts.— Mary Pipher
Cheering Meditation Practice quotations
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
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.
I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild.
Do your practice and all is coming.
If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation
Meditation practice is a way of making friends with ourselves.
Whether we are worthy or unworthy, that's not the point. It's developing a friendly attitude to ourselves, accepting the hidden neurosis coming through.
Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas.
Very few even attempt dharana and dhyana (deeper meditation) with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times.
Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.
All your experiences, all your meditations, all your prayer, all that you do, is self-centred. It is strengthening the self, adding momentum, gathering momentum, so it is taking you in the opposite direction. Whatever you do to be free from the self also is a self-centred activity.
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.
By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.
Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance beween spirit and humility.
Move, but don't move the way fear makes you move.
Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.
Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out
The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain.
Control of the mind is the highest Yoga.
In truth, it matters less what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it. The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes.
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.
All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.
Don't hate the arising of thoughts or stop the thoughts that do arise.
Simply realize that our original mind, right from the start, is beyond thought, so that no matter what, you never get involved with thoughts. Illuminate original mind, and no other understanding is necessary.
The key to maintaining your inspiration in the day-to-day work of meditation practice is to approach it as play—a happy opportunity to master practical skills, to raise questions, experiment, and explore.
I still practice Transcendental Meditation and I think it's great.
Marharishi only ever did good for us, and although I have not been with him physically, I never left him.
You should not be carried away by the dictation of the mind, but the mind should be carried by your dictation.
Simply notice that you're aware. At any given moment, you can choose to follow the chain of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that reinforce a perception of yourself as vulnerable and limited, or to remember that your true nature is pure, unconditioned, and incapable of being harmed.
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs.
One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer, Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
Practice meditating on the heart chakra.
This is only one of them, but it's quite good for the first few years of your meditative practice.
They wanted to preserve and protect the mystical knowledge gained from their meditation practices and pass it on to future civilizations they clairvoyantly saw were going to be born after the destruction of Atlantis
In Atlantis, children who were spiritually evolved from meditative practices in their previous lives were brought to the Mystery School for training by older members of the Order who psychically recognized them.
Mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
Meditation practice is simply moving from a life of hurting myself and others to a life of not hurting myself and others.