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No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.
A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises.
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.
Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.
Meditation while walking has a long, noble history in ancient spiritual disciplines.
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.
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
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.
Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.
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.
Singing is a form of meditation... apparently the only one that I have command over.
I don't go out to parties because I'd look terrible in pictures. My escape is television - it's like meditation to me.
'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.
Without meditation, I'd probably be dead.
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.
There are many different aspects to a formal meditation practice. But the real meditation practice is how you interface with life from moment-to-moment, no matter what's happening. Especially when you are awake, which is pretty much most of the time except for deep sleep.
The best anti-aging advice I've ever received? Drink a lot of water and have a plant-based diet. I also do mindful meditation with my daughter every day. It takes ten minutes. I think reducing stress plays a big part in anti-aging.
I was a typical teen growing up in the 1960s, when everybody was into gurus and meditation.
I practice transcendental meditation and there is a phase where you're meant to lift off the ground.
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.
I do a lot of yoga and meditation. It calms my nerves and helps me channelise my energy.
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.
I find the world pretty overwhelming, so I'm getting into meditation and doing lots of yoga. And I love my garden, and I love nature, and I feel like that grounds me and keeps my mind clear.
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