Meditation 15

“You are a cosmic flower. Om chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower. Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divine within you. Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding.” - Amit Ray

“Silence is a fence around wisdom.” - German Proverb

“One breath can change a moment, one moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world.” – David Scott

“The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain. Control of the mind is the highest Yoga.” - Swami Sivananda

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

“Be the master OF mind rather than mastered BY mind.” - Japanese Proverb

“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.”– Swami Muktananda

“Thoughts are like birds in mind; some fly in, some fly out. Some stay at water hole to drink. Beware of birds that linger.” - Natalie Wright

“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.” - Adi Shankara

“If the mind falls asleep, awaken it. Then if it starts wandering, make it quiet. If you reach the state where there is neither sleep nor movement of mind, stay still in that, the natural (real) state.”– Ramana Maharshi

“Samsara is mind turned outwardly, lost in its projections. Nirvana is mind turned inwardly, recognizing its nature.” - Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

“There is to path to happiness, happiness is the path itself. You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.” - Buddha

“Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong.” - Lao Tzu

“Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger. One day you may catch yourself smiling at the voice in your head. This means that you no longer take the content of your mind all that seriously, as your sense of self does not depend on it.” - Eckhart Tolle

“He who lives in harmony with himself, lives in harmony with the universe.” - Marcus Aurelius

“Meditation is intermittent fasting for the mind. Too much sugar leads to a heavy body, and too many distractions lead to a heavy mind. Time spent undistracted and alone, in self-examination, journaling, meditation, resolves the unresolved and takes us from mentally fat to fit.” – Naval Ravikant

“Nobody can say anything about you that matters. Whatever people say is about you is a reflection of how they feel about themselves. But you become very shaky, because you are still clinging to a false center. That false center depends on others, so you are always looking to what people are saying about you. And you are always following other people, you are always trying to satisfy them. You are always trying to be respectable, you are always trying to decorate your ego. This is suicidal. Rather than being disturbed by what others say, you should start looking inside yourself…Whenever you are self-conscious you are simply showing that you are not conscious of the self at all. You don’t know who you are. If you had known, then there would have been no problem— then you are not seeking opinions. Then you are not worried what others say about you— it is irrelevant! When you are self-conscious you are in trouble. When you are self-conscious you are really showing symptoms that you don’t know who you are. Your very self-consciousness indicates that you have not come home yet.” – Osho

“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.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.” – Buddha

“Untrained warriors are soon killed on the battlefield; so also persons untrained in the art of preserving their inner peace are quickly riddled by the bullets of worry and restlessness in active life.” - Paramahansa Yogananda

“Inner stillness is the key to outer strength.” - Jared Brock

“Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling” – Tony DeLiso

“If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts.” - Alan Cohen

“Let the mind come as it wants; just you don’t go with it. The greatest salesman in the world cannot sell you if you don’t buy.” - Mooji

“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along, hidden from view by the fog of our ego’s ignorance.” – David Scott

“Through meditation, the Higher Self is experienced.” - Bhagavad Gita

“The nature of illusion is that, when you see through it, it disappears.” - Mooji

“If you cultivate the attitude of indifference towards the mind, gradually you will cease to identify with it. If you can resist the impulse to claim each and every thought as your own, you will come to a startling conclusion: you will discover that you are the consciousness in which the thoughts appear and disappear.” - Annamalai Swami

“When you know that everything that is happening is only appearing on the screen of consciousness, and that you yourself are the screen on which it all appears, nothing can touch you, harm you or make you afraid. If you can be continuously aware of each thought as it rises, and if you can be so indifferent to it that it doesn’t sprout or flourish, you are well on the way to escaping from the entanglements of mind.” - Annamalai Swami

“The great masters of the past taught: “Water, if you don’t stir it, will become clear”. Likewise, the mind left unaltered will find its own natural peace and clarity.” – David Scott.

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.

When you flip the switch, it doesn’t matter whether it’s been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades. The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before. It’s never too late to take a moment to look.” - Sharon Salzberg