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Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.
Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
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.
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.
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.
Writing is a very focused form of meditation. Just as good as sitting in a lotus position.
Remember what people used to say about meditation? Now everyone is doing it.
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.
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action.
If every day you practice walking and sitting meditation and generate the energy of mindfulness and concentration and peace, you are a cell in the body of the new Buddha. This is not a dream but is possible today and tomorrow.
Jesus himself talked about prayer and meditation. Anything that brings you closer to the Lord, what's wrong with that?
I'm also good at meditation. It involves doing nothing and everything at the same time.
Meditation is a great way to keep my body well-centered while juggling shooting schedules and recording sessions.
'Beloved Renegade' is a meditation on Walt Whitman, on tenderness, on dying.
What you learn about pain in formal meditation can help you relate to it in your daily life.
We come to meditation to learn how not to act out the habitual tendencies we generally live by - those actions that create suffering for ourselves and others, and get us into so much trouble.
When we are busy at work and busy at home, an hour's walking every day becomes a real luxury. If done alone, the walk injects a period of meditation into the day, and if done in company, it allows space for some really good conversation.
It is so powerful when we can leave behind our ordinary identities, no longer think of ourselves primarily as a conductor, or writer, or salesclerk, and go to a supportive environment to deeply immerse in meditation practice.
Breathing is central to every aspect of meditation training. It's a wonderful place to focus in training the mind to be calm and concentrated.
I can be stressed, or tired, and I can go into a meditation and it all just flows off of me. I'll come out of it refreshed and centered and that's how I'll feel and it'll carry through the day.
The execution of any thing considerable implies in the first place previous persevering meditation.
Modern psychology has pointed to the need of educating people to use a much larger portion of the mind. Transcendental meditation fulfills this need. And it can be taught very easily.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.
I find the practice of yoga very spiritual and taking the time to just be and to reflect through meditation and chanting helps me to connect to a higher energy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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