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The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we're someone else, disrupting the delusion that we're permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we're saved!) other people are real again, and we're fond of them.
Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.
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.
Now I meditate twice a day for half an hour. In meditation, I can let go of everything. I'm not Hugh Jackman. I'm not a dad. I'm not a husband. I'm just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.
Transcendental meditation is like a car, a vehicle that allows you to go within. It's a mental technique.
Yoga is a great thing and meditation is also great to get connected to yourself more.
Remember that breath walking - as with any meditation technique - should not be pursued with a grim determination to 'get it right.' The point is to cultivate openness, relaxation and awareness, which can include awareness of your undisciplined, wandering mind.
I see martial arts as moving forms of meditation. When you're sparring or drilling techniques, you can't think of anything else.
Remember what people used to say about meditation? Now everyone is doing it.
I thought when I started meditation that I was going to get real calm and peaceful and it's going to be over. It's not that way; it's so energetic. That's where all the energy and creativity is.
After doing a juice cleanse, I'm motivated to eat healthier and not emotionally. Cleansing is like my meditation. It makes me stop, focus and think about what I'm putting into my body. I'm making a commitment to my health and hitting the reset button.
Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
I write until the first draft is finished, and then I feel that I can get out. But, during the time of the writing of the first draft, I don't go out. I'm just locked away, writing. It's a time of meditation, of going into the story.
In Buddhism, we talk of meditation as an act of awakening, to be awake to the fact that the earth is in danger and living species are in danger.
Meditation is to get insight, to get understanding and compassion, and when you have them, you are compelled to act.
Mindfulness is often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation. It's not about Buddhism, but about paying attention. That's what all meditation is, no matter what tradition or particular technique is used.
Writing is a very focused form of meditation. Just as good as sitting in a lotus position.
If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.
I'm also good at meditation. It involves doing nothing and everything at the same time.
The best way to meditate is through meditation itself.
I do transcendental meditation, which is, I suppose, derived from Vedic or Ayurvedic principles, which is sort of Hindu principles.
Meditation is not to avoid society; it is to look deep to have the kind of insight you need to take action. To think that it is just to sit down and enjoy the calm and peace, is wrong.
Mindfulness is a quality that's always there. It's an illusion that there's a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you're either mindful or you're not.
'Beloved Renegade' is a meditation on Walt Whitman, on tenderness, on dying.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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