Today I want to share with you the #1 Spiritual Practice that supports you and your well-being; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
With more than a decade under my belt, I am still a student of this amazing practice as it continues to unveil in me more that I was not aware of.
Meditation has quieted my busy mind, calmed my nerves, and centered me in the middle of turmoil. Meditation has brought me answers to problems, guided me through conflict and discord, and helped me to face my darkness. Meditation has comforted my heart, brought me home to my soul and connected me to the 4 intelligence systems I share will you in my book, Bringing Spirituality into Business, Know yourself, Grow yourself, Live Life Empowered. Meditation has empowered me in ways I cannot even put words to yet. It’s advanced me more than any other practice I have made a habit of. It grows me, supports me, and centers me in being the best version of me everyday.
In the book, “10 000-hour rule,” the author asserts that the key to achieving true expertise in any skill is simply a matter of practicing, albeit in the correct way, for at least 10 000 hours. Well I have been practicing meditation for over 14 years with the aim of one hour per day and that equate to just over 5,000 hours. And yes my aim is at least an hour a day.
To think I could begin to tell you something new about the power of mediation is both foolish and unnecessary, as so many before me have shared this powerful practice and it’s many benefits.
Here are a few words of wisdom from those who also know the power and potential found in meditation.
TO KNOW YOURSELF, GROW YOURSELF, LIVE LIFE EMPOWERED
“The thing about meditation is: you become more and more you.” ~ David Lynch
“Meditation means the recognition or the discovery of one’s own true self.” ~Sri Chinmoy
“Meditation means dissolving the invisible walls that unawareness has built.” ~Sadhguru
“Meditation means the mind is turned back upon itself. The mind stops all the thought-waves and the world stops. Your consciousness expands. Every time you meditate you will keep your growth.”– Swami Vivekananda
“Praying is talking to the Universe Meditation is listening to it.”– Paulo Coelho
“Through proper and effective meditation, we will be able to develop positive thinking.” ~Stephens Hyang
“When you silence your mind, you will find yourself, In the eternal present moment, the pure awareness, reality and joy, The self itself. This is true meditation.” ~ Ramesh Manocha
FOR LESS STRESS, MORE PEACE OF MIND
“Meditation gives you an opportunity to come to know your invisible self. It allows you to empty yourself of the endless hyperactivity of your mind, and to attain calmness. It teaches you to be peaceful, to remove stress, to receive answers where confusion previously reigned.” ~ Wayne Dyer
“The goal of meditation is not to control your mind, it’s to stop letting your mind control you.”
“I meditate so that I can inundate my entire being with the omnipotent power of peace.” ~ Sri Chinmoy
“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
“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” – J. Krishnamurti
“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.”~Swami Muktananda
“Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.” ~Ajahn Brahm
FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING
“Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger, and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity for healing do the work.” ~ Thich Nhat
“Learn to be calm and you’ll always be happy.”~ Paramahansa Yogananda
“By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.” – Paramahansa Yogananda
“It’s beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. it means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society.”– J. Krishnamurti
“Suffering is due to disconnection from our Self, others and God. Meditation is re-establishing, deepening and strengthening that connection. ~Rose
“You are already that which you seek.” – Ramana Maharshi
“It may look as if the situation is creating the suffering, but ultimately this is not so – your resistance is.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a state of coherence.” ~ Deepak Chopra
“When a person starts practicing meditation, they may be more patient, focused, and proactive rather than reactive in what they do.” ~Derek Doepker
FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
“Meditation is one of the ways in which the spiritual man keeps himself awake.” ~Thomas Merton
“Meditation is hanging out with your Soul”.
“The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. ~Caroline Myss
“In meditation, where other distractions are minimized, we can learn to use peripheral awareness effectively, and become skilled at using attention and awareness together. ~ Mathew Immurgut
“In sum, meditation empowers you to tap into what lies beneath or beyond the ego. Call it creativity. Call it your innate wisdom. Some people call it your heart.” ~Dan Harris
Lastly, I’ll leave you with just a few of my favorites that I believe have the potential to change the world as we see it now.
“No meditation… No life. Know meditation… Know life.” ~Osho
“If every child in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”
“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you are too busy; then you should sit one hour.”
I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of wisdom. Please share your favorite quotes about meditation in the comments below and share this post with someone you know.