With meditation I found a ledge above the waterfall of my thoughts.— Mary Pipher
Breathtaking Meditative quotations
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.
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.
To be free from bondage the wise person must practise discrimination between One-Self and the ego-self. By that alone you will become full of joy, recognising Self as Pure Being, Consciousness and Bliss.
Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation.
You are only as young as your spine is flexible.
Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.
Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
Help me, Lord, to remember that religion is not to be confined to the church.
.. nor exercised only in prayer and meditation, but that every where I am in Thy Presence
When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot.
When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.
Instead of concentrating on your problems and getting discouraged, focus on God and meditate on His promises for you. You may have fallen down, but you don't have to stay down. God is ready, willing and able to pick you up.
Frustration, discouragement, and depression mean you are working against yourself.
An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate.
In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds.
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water.
Being a seeker means no matter what the Vedas said, what Krishna or Shiva said, you have to know the truth in your own experience.
Life is short and the time of death is uncertain;
so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule.
After you have made a decision that is pleasing to God, the Devil may try to make you have second thoughts. Intensify your prayer time, meditation, and good deeds. For if Satan's temptations merely cause you to increase your efforts to grow in holiness, he'll have an incentive to leave you alone.
Wisdom leads to unity, but ignorance to separation.
So long as God seems to be outside and far away, there is ignorance. But when God is realised within, that is true knowledge.
Give yourself to prayer, to reading and meditation on divine truths: strive to penetrate to the bottom of them and never be content with a superficial knowledge.
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.
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.
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.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
Our thoughts ought by instinct to fly upwards from animals, men and natural objects to their creator. If created things are so utterly lovely, how gloriously beautiful must he be who made them! The wisdom of the worker is revealed in his handiwork.
Day and night, meditate forever on the Lord.
For Christians, as for all people of faith, reflection, meditation and prayer help us to renew ourselves in God's love, as we strive daily to become better people. The Christmas message shows us that this love is for everyone. There is no one beyond its reach.
The healthy Christian is not necessarily the extrovert, ebullient Christian, but the Christian who has a sense of God's presence stamped deep on his soul, who trembles at God's word, who lets it dwell in him richly by constant meditation upon it, and who tests and reforms his life daily in response to it.
Do your practice and all is coming.
Karate is not a game. It is not a sport. It is not even a system of self-defense. Karate is half physical exercise and half spiritual. The karateist who has given the necessary years of exercise and meditation is a tranquil person. He is unafraid. He can even be calm in a burning building.
If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation