Quotes about mediation and peace can help give you a sense of connection and calm. We have gathered the best of the best here for you. You will find inspiring quotes on meditation, peace, and insights into the benefits of integrating meditation into your life.

We hope that these beautiful quotes inspire and support you on your path to inner peace and enlightenment.

101 Quotes About Meditation And Peace

“The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.” – Buddha

“You get peace of mind not by thinking about it or imagining it, but by quietening and relaxing the restless mind.” – Remez Sasson

“Life is a mystery – mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery.” – Amit Ray

 “If a person’s basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience.” – The Dalai Lama

“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.” – Buddha

 “Meditation is listening to the Divine within.” – Edgar Cayce

“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” – Katherine Dunham

“Meditate. Let the light of the heart engulf you.”  – Chidvilasananda

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are.” – Ani Pema Chodron

 “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there.” – Deepak Chopra

“The thing about meditation is, you become more and more you.” – David Lynch.

 “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”- Amit Ray (1)

“Meditation should not be regarded as a learning process. It should be regarded as an experiencing process. You should not try to learn from meditation but try to feel it. Meditation is an act of non-duality. The technique you are using should not be separate from you; it is you, you are the technique. Meditator and meditation are one. There is no relationship involved.” ~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

 “Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.” – Diana Robinson

“In the stillness of meditation, a beautiful conundrum always crosses my mind. What part of me is observing this sacred moment, and what part of me has stepped away?” – David Cunliffe

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any”. – Alice Walker

 “Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.” – Ajahn Brahm

“Nothing in our past or future, is as important as our peace and happiness in the present.” – David Cunliffe

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

“Only in my deep meditation do I come to know who I truly am.” – Sri Chinmoy

“When I meditate, I clearly see that God is already seated inside my heart.” – Sri Chinmoy

 “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” – Voltaire

“Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.” – Baba Ram Dass

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

“Meditation is acceptance. It is the acceptance of life within us, without us and all around us. Acceptance of life is the beginning of human satisfaction. Transformation of life is the culmination of divine satisfaction.” – Sri Chinmoy

“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Pema Chodron

“Forever is composed of nows.” – Emily Dickinson

“Meditation stills the wandering mind and establishes us forever in a state of peace”  – Muktananda

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” – Wayne W. Dyer

“Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.” – St Francis De Sales

“Being still does not mean don’t move. It means move in peace.” – E’yen A. Gardner

“Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth”. – James Allen

“Meditation is the secret of all growth in spiritual life and knowledge.” James Allen

“Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.” – Alan Watts 

“In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” – Buddha

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.” -Buddha (2)

“When the mind is left without anything to cling to, it becomes still.” – Ramana Maharshi

“The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.” – Ram Dass

“You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.” – Buddha 

Meditation is one of the ways in which the spiritual man keeps himself awake.” – Thomas Merton

“Meditation is like giving a hug to ourselves, getting in touch with that awesome reality in us. While meditating we feel a deep sense of intimacy with God, a love that is inexplicable.” – Paramhamsa Yogananda

“Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life”. – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Every time we become aware of a thought, as opposed to being lost in a thought, we experience that opening of the mind.” – Joseph Goldstein

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

“Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection.”– Amit Ray

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

“The way to live in the present is to remember that ‘This too shall pass.’ When you experience joy, remembering that ‘This too shall pass’ helps you savor the here and now. When you experience pain and sorrow, remembering that ‘This too shall pass’ reminds you that grief, like joy, is only temporary.” – Joey Green

“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.”  – Bhagavad Gita

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?” – David M. Bader

“Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting. With mindfulness we know what to do and what not to do to help.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“I meditate so that I can inundate my entire being with the omnipotent power of peace.” – Sri Chinmoy (3)

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” -Sakyong Mipham

“Meditation will bring you more and more intelligence, infinite intelligence, a radiant intelligence. Meditation will make you more alive and sensitive; your life will become richer. “- Osho

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss

“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divine within you.” – Amit Ray

“Meditation is meeting eternity in the present moment. It is resolving every problem as it comes. It is resolving every tension as it creeps in. It is facing the challenges of life in a non-fearful way.” ~Vimala Thakar

“Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” – Jack Kornfield

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

“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

“Meditation allows us to directly participate in our lives instead of living life as an afterthought.” – Stephen Levine

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.” – Buddha

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalai Lama (4)

“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.” – Annamalai Swami

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

“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.” – Allan Lokos

“Meditation is offering your genuine presence to yourself in every moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Having come to realize in the first stage of meditation that we are not our bodies, in the second stage we make an even more astounding discovery; we are not our minds either.” – Eknath Easwaran

“To maintain a powerful life force, forget yourself, forget about living and dying, and bring your full attention into this moment.” – H.E. Davey

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Keep your heart clear and transparent and you will never be bound. A single disturbed thought creates ten thousand distractions.” – Ryokan

“If one thinks of oneself as free, one is free, and if one thinks of oneself as bound, one is bound. Here this saying is true, “As one thinks, so one becomes.” – Ashtavakra Gita

“The ultimate meditation is: surrender to reality. The more you fight, the more you are in conflict with it, the more you will be a loser. In deep surrender, the ego disappears. And when the ego is not there, for the first time you become aware of that which has always been there.” ~ Osho ‎

“Happy he stands, happy he sits, happy sleeps, and happy he comes and goes. Happy he speaks and happy he eats. This is the life of a man at peace.” – Ashtavakra Gita

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

“Meditation will not carry you to another world, but it will reveal the most profound and awesome dimensions of the world in which you already live. Calmly contemplating these dimensions and bringing them into the service of compassion and kindness is the right way to make rapid gains in meditation as well as in life.” ~Zen Master Hsing Yun

Meditation is not spacing-out or running away. In fact, it is being totally honest with ourselves.” – Kathleen McDonald

“Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.
This is the ultimate.” ~ Chuang Tzu

“Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is a poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music.” ~Osho

“It’s helpful to remind yourself that meditation is about opening and relaxing with whatever arises, without picking and choosing.” – Pema Chodron

“All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.” ~Adyashanti

“Whenever you try to dictate the outcome of your meditation you negate its most wondrous benefit – the pleasure of simply being.” – Paul Wilson

“It’s like being in love, but instead of this love directed at someone or something, it’s directed at everyone and everything.” – Preston Lindsay

“Learn to enjoy the way as much as you would enjoy when you reach the destination.” – Sakshi Chetana

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

“Meditation connects you with your soul, and this connection gives you access to your intuition, your heartfelt desires, your integrity, and the inspiration to create a life you love.” – Sarah McLean

“When your attention moves into the Now, there is an alertness. It is as if you were waking up from a dream, the dream of thought, the dream of past and future. Such clarity, such simplicity. No room for problem-making. Just this moment as it is.” ~Eckhart Tolle

“Meditation is a microcosm, a model, a mirror. The skills we practice when we sit are transferable to the rest of our lives.” – Sharon Salzberg

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you; none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but you own soul.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Chasing after the world brings chaos. Allowing it all to come to me, brings peace.” – Zen Gatha

“Generally we waste our lives, distracted from our true selves, in endless activity. Meditation is the way to bring us back to ourselves, where we can really experience and taste our full being.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

“The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of inner peace.” – J. Donald Walters

“Meditation is another dimension of natural beauty. People talk about appreciating natural beauty – climbing mountains, seeing giraffes and tigers in Africa, and all sorts of things. But nobody seems to appreciate this kind of natural beauty of ourselves. This is actually far more beautiful than flora and fauna, far more fantastic, far more painful and colorful and delightful.” – Chogyam Trungpa

“Be still. it takes no effort to be still; it is utterly simple. When your mind is still, you have no name, you have no past, you have no relationships, you have no country, you have no spiritual attainment, you have no lack of spiritual attainment. There is just the presence of beingness with itself.” – Gangaji

“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself, everything that you want, you already are.” – Rumi

“Inner peace doesn’t come from getting what we want, but from remembering who we are.”– Marianne Williamson

“Ego says – Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel inner peace. Spirit says – Find your inner peace and then everything will fall into place.” – Marianne Williamson

“Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds.”       – Osho

“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” – Eckhart Tolle

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” – Pema Chodron

At the end of the day…

Meditation is a wonderful practice that can help you connect with yourself, and discover who you really are, on a whole other level.  Wether you’re new to meditating or have been practicing for awhile, we hope that these quotes about meditation and peace inspire and support your on your meditation journey. Namaste!

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