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Real meditation is not about mastering a technique; it's about letting go of control. (Adyashanti)

The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it. (James Allen)

People who achieve the highest states of meditation, or transcendental experiences, show decreased activity in the part of the brain responsible for our perception that reality is separate from our selves. (Nicoletta Baumeister)

Once I'm working I try to relax deeply into the work and make it into a meditation. (Theresa Bayer)

Meditation and prayer have withstood the test of time. They work today as perfectly as they did for those who first practised and perfected them. (Dr. Michael Beckwith)

Meditation is nothing but taking a mental shower. (Yogi Bhajan)

-meditation session with the Dalai Lama...
I'm just a plant on the shelf. (Victor Chan)

Meditate. Let the light of the heart engulf you. (Gurumayi Chidvilasananda)

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. (Deepak Chopra)

Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books. (William Cowper)

Meditation means to be constantly extricating yourself from the clinging of mind. (Ram Dass)

In meditation you experience time slowing down because you can notice more things per discreet moment and you're more open... The word 'meditation' in Sanskrit comes from the word 'familiarization' - as in familiarization with one's own mind. (Richard J. Davidson)

-May 2001...
Buddhist monks have known for centuries that meditation can change the mind. Now we are inspired by His Holiness to examine with our technology the precise brain changes that occur with practice... The unique collaboration on meditation is just beginning. (Richard J. Davidson)

Meditating is also a means for you to move beyond your analytical mind so that you can access your subconscious mind. That's crucial, since the subconscious is where all your bad habits and behaviors that you want to change reside. (Joe Dispenza)

The art of meditation may be exercised at all hours, and in all places, and men of genius, in their walks, at table, and amidst assemblies, turning the eye of the the mind upwards, can form an artificial solitude; retired amidst a crowd, calm amidst distraction, and wise amidst folly. (Isaac Disraeli)

The viewer of art can go into a kind of meditation, a bit of a different sense or feeling. (Dorthe Eisenhardt)

My meditation is without hesitation, and the marks left behind are indications of a state of oneness with my environment, my people and the universe. (Ian Factor)

For me, painting is like meditation... (Janet Fish)

Pilgrimages of mind or walking meditation - bringing moments of illumination in which the sense of relationship to the rest of existence suddenly stands out with startling and unexpected clarity. (David Fontana)

If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment. (Daniel Goleman)

At the museum a troubled woman destroys a sand painting meticulously created over days by Tibetan monks. The monks are not disturbed. The work is a meditation. They simply begin again. (Susan Griffin)

What is this true meditation? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, action, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan. (Hakuin)

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. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

One night I was meditating in such perfect stillness that two mosquitoes came and sat on each of my cheekbones and stayed there a long time without biting and then went away. (Jack Kerouac)

Is there a meditation that is not the ego trying to become? Is meditation conscious if every effort implies time? (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

To meditate is to observe yourself, for you are totally responsible for your body, mind, thought. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

I find working with glass meditative, almost therapeutic. I can leave the world behind, and focus... (Andrew Kuntz)

There is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation. (Dalai Lama)

In order to meditate correctly, you must have knowledge. (Dalai Lama)

We meditate to find, to recover, to come back to something of ourselves we once dimly and unknowingly had and have lost without knowing what it was or where or when we lost it. (Lawrence LeShan)

There are no impediments to meditation. The very thought of such obstacles is the greatest impediment. (Ramana Maharshi)

Meditation centers me and when I have arrived at a place of 'no struggle' I begin. A good description of how this process feels is 'effortless' very hard work. (Leslie Montana)

One hour's meditation on the work of the Creator is better than seventy years of prayer. (Muhammad)

Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work. (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Meditation is just being delighted in your own presence... where you are not doing anything. The moment doing enters, you become tense; anxiety enters immediately. How to do? What to do? How to succeed? How not to fail? You have already moved into the future. (Osho)

In meditation we learn the power of observation without attachment. Thus we learn to see a thought just for what it is: A thought... and in observing we watch it pass like a cloud. (Ruth Phillips)

When you meditate, go into the solitude of a forest, or a quiet corner, and enter into the chamber of your heart. And always keep your power of discrimination awake. (Ramakrishna)

Meditation doesn't have to be complicated. What I do is about as simple as you can get. You could just count the beads, one, two, three, with your eyes closed or open, whatever makes you happy. (Lou Reed)

Getting inside a sunset hooks me so I am unaware of time and space and my mind slows down. It's meditating by painting and it's great for the soul. (Barb Rees)

Painting is a meditation that allows me to process the awe I feel for life and offer some expression of beauty to honor that. (Linda Saccoccio)

As meditation is practised one can become comfortable with this space of stillness and there lies a well of creativity that is reinforced by trust as it proves to be very real and consistent... (Linda Saccoccio)

When I don't meditate, a creeping feeling of what I can only describe as 'futility' crowds my peace of mind... there is great value in both clearing the mind of thoughts for long periods of time, and allowing the mind to wander afterward. (Robert Sesco)

What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality. (Wallace Stevens)

I believe that painting should come through the avenues of meditation rather than the canals of action. (Mark Tobey)

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. (Chogyam Trungpa)

Meditation is not a matter of trying to achieve ecstasy, spiritual bliss, or tranquility, nor is it attempting to be a better person. It is simply the creation of a space in which we are able to expose and undo our neurotic games, our self-deceptions, our hidden fears and hopes. (Chogyam Trungpa)

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. (Voltaire)

Nature and meditation have the ability to draw us to our deeper selves, where we finally realize that we are not boring, nor isolated, nor in need of external excitement to be happy, but a part of the great harmony of all living things. (Marney Ward)

The practice of meditation is represented by the three monkeys, who cover their eyes, ears and mouths so as to avoid the phenomenal world. (Wei Wu Wei)

When one learns to just BE - anywhere, everywhere, DOING anything - everything becomes a meditation. And one's existence then flows out from that very deep Center - the Center of the Universe. (J. Bruce Wilcox)

A man in his own secret meditation / Is lost amid the labyrinth that he has made / In art or politics. (William Butler Yeats)

The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then, you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul. (Paramahansa Yogananda)

Transcendental meditation is something that can be defined as a means to do what one wants to do in a better way, in a right way, for maximum results. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

With the practice of deep meditation (Transcendental Meditation) the mind contacts the Bliss Consciousness of the Spirit and becomes more peaceful, happy, creative and powerful. This state of mind enriches all values of material life. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Meditation is the straight flight of the mind to the Kingdom of Heaven present in the heart of everyone. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)