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The mind is more powerful than anything. So, during the birth I wasn't thinking about the pain. I was in a meditation state. I was concentrating the whole time, thinking, 'Oh my God, it's time. I am going to meet my baby. What is he going to look like?'
There are many different ways to practice meditation; it's good to experiment until you find one that seems to suit you.
Every day I try to do breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga. These things sound awfully cliche, but they help me slow down and try to point to a truth.
If you're impatient while waiting for the bus, tell yourself you're doing 'Bus waiting meditation.' If you're standing in a slow line at the drugstore, you're doing 'Waiting in line meditation.' Just saying these words makes me feel very spiritual and high-minded and wise.
No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.
My earliest experiences in meditation were in a context of intensive retreats.
There are different things one can do to establish and hasten the peace process. Meditation is one way.
To me, meditation is simply silencing or focusing the mind.
For many in the modern world, carving out time for both traditional seated meditation and exercise has become close to impossible.
Meditation while walking has a long, noble history in ancient spiritual disciplines.
Transcendental meditation is something that can be defined as a means to do what one wants to do in a better way, a right way, for maximum results.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises.
Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.
I've been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I've learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.
'The Sound of Things Falling' may be a page turner, but it's also a deep meditation on fate and death. Even in translation, the superb quality of Vasquez's prose is evident, captured in Anne McLean's idiomatic English version. All the novel's characters are well imagined, original and rounded.
I start my day with a mind, body, soul practice - yoga, Pilates or meditation.
I don't go out to parties because I'd look terrible in pictures. My escape is television - it's like meditation to me.
Without meditation, I'd probably be dead.
Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.
Music is not a work for me - it's a form of meditation, and you don't need to work hard for it.
I started the Stress Reduction Clinic in 1979. The idea of bringing Buddhist meditation without the Buddhism into the mainstream of medicine was tantamount to the Visigoths being at the gates about to tear down the citadel of Western civilization.
If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I've treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I've found that to be a tremendous help.
I was a typical teen growing up in the 1960s, when everybody was into gurus and meditation.
I think to say that meditation is helpful to artists is true and it's great, but it's also essentially helpful to any kind of process of, just, life.
One way to look at meditation is as a kind of intrapsychic technology that's been developed over thousands of years by traditions that know a lot about the mind/body connection.
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