Meditation Quotes

Inspiring Meditation Quotes to Promote Serenity and Mindfulness

Meditation quotes are pearls of wisdom that capture the essence of this profound practice in a few, impactful words.

They serve as gentle reminders about the power of mindfulness, tranquility, and the journey of self-discovery that meditation offers. They can motivate you to start your meditation journey, inspire you to delve deeper, or simply help you stay grounded in your current practice.

From ancient spiritual leaders and philosophers like Buddha and Rumi to modern-day mindfulness experts like Thich Nhat Hanh and Jon Kabat-Zinn, countless enlightened minds have shared their insights about meditation. These quotes can provide a unique perspective, shedding light on the deeper aspects of meditation that often go unnoticed. They can act as a compass, guiding you through your journey towards inner peace and spiritual growth.

I have curated a selection of inspiring meditation quotes that touch upon different facets of this phenomenal practice. Whether you are a seasoned meditation practitioner looking for some inspiration, or a beginner seeking motivation to start, these quotes will resonate with you, offering a moment of pause, reflection, and enlightenment in your busy life.

Just like meditation, these quotes are meant to be savored, pondered upon, and gradually internalized. We hope that they inspire you, uplift you, and gently guide you towards a more mindful, serene, and fulfilling existence.

Immerse yourself in these powerful words and let them guide your meditation practice towards greater mindfulness and inner peace.

As the wisdom of meditation quotes teaches us, “The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you”.

Meditation Quotes

"The morning breeze has secrets to tell you, do not go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want, do not go back to sleep."Rumi
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."Aristotle
"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."Melody Beattie
"Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose."Bo Bennett
"The practice of loving-kindness meditation brings to life our innate capacity for connecting with ourselves and others. It dissolves our habitual tendency to disconnect and enhances our capacity for presence and caring."Tara Brach
"When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky."Gautama Buddha
"The Law of Attraction states that whatever you focus on, think about, read about, and talk about intensely, you’re going to attract more of into your life."Jack Canfield
"In the silence of the heart one learns the journey of wisdom, love, and divine reality."Sri Chinmoy
"Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already."Pema Chodron
"The way to experience true happiness and joy is not by seeking it externally but by discovering it within ourselves through the practice of meditation."Deepak Chopra
"Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude."Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."Mahatma Gandhi
"The process of visualization is your most effective tool in achieving what you want in life."Shakti Gawain
"Through meditation, the Higher Self is experienced."Bhagavad Gita
"Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment."Thích Nhất Hạnh
"Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings."Arianna Huffington
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."Carl Jung
"Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end. It is not something you do for a certain period of time to achieve a certain goal. It is an ongoing process, a way of being, a way of living. Through meditation, we learn to simply be, to embrace the present moment with open awareness and acceptance."Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before."Franz Kafka
"The true art of mindful meditation lies in being fully present, engaging all your senses, and immersing yourself in the richness of each passing moment."Jack Kornfield
"Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end."Jiddu Krishnamurti
"The way to happiness is through meditation and mindfulness, not through external events or possessions."Dalai Lama
"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived."Being Present Dalai Lama
"Visualization and belief in a pattern of reality, activates the creative power of realization."A. L. Linall, Jr.
"The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you."David Lynch
"The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear."Prasad Mahes
"Breath is the power behind all things... I breathe in and know that good things will happen."Tao Porchon-Lynch
"You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day, unless you're too busy, then you should sit for an hour."Zen Proverb
"Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings."Andy Puddicombe
"Restful sleep is a form of meditation. It gives your body the much-needed rest and helps your mind to rejuvenate and refresh."Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
"Self-awareness is a key to self-mastery."Gretchen Rubin
"Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively."Sharon Salzberg
"Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself."Robin Sharma
"When the breath is unsteady, the mind is unsteady. When the breath is steady, the mind is steady, and the yogi becomes steady. Therefore one should restrain the breath."Hatha Yoga Pradipika Swami Svatmarama
"Awareness is the greatest agent for change."Eckhart Tolle
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."Oprah Winfrey
"The key to concentration is to make the mind one-pointed, so it cannot scatter its forces."Paramahansa Yogananda
"Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless procedure that allows the mind to experience quieter levels of thought until it transcends the finest level of thought and experiences the source of thought – the Transcendental Consciousness, the unified field of all the laws of nature, the source of all the laws of nature."Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


"When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way."Dalai Lama
Meditation Quotes