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Meditation

  • “The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.“ Sogyal Rinpoche
  • “Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  • “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” ~ Voltaire
  • “When you reach a calm and quiet meditative state, that is when you can hear the sound of silence.” ~ Stephen Richards
  • Do it softly, effortlessly, let the I-thought reveal itself, don't push, no effort, peacefully. Effort happens to only do the opposite: it obscures the "I feeling" from your observation with mental noise. (Self Inquiry – tips, Erez)“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • “Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.” ~ George MacDonald
  • “Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” ~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
  • “Positive thoughts help us construct a positive life, one thought at a time.” ~ Janet Gallagher Nestor,
  • “Mindfulness meditation doesn't change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart's capacity to accept life as it is. It teaches the heart to be more accommodating, not by beating it into submission, but by making it clear that accommodation is a gratifying choice.” ~ Sylvia Boorstein
  • “Meditation trains the mind the way physical exercise strengthens the body.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  • "You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you are too busy; then you should sit for an hour."~ Old Zen Saying
  • “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ~ Amit Ray
  • To meditate with mindful breathing is to bring body and mind back to the present moment so that you do not miss your appointment with life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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