Famous Quotes on Meditation and Well-Being

Motivational Quotes on the Benefits of Meditation

by Whitney Hopler, Communications Director

Meditation can rejuvenate your mind, empowering you to think clearly and fully. As a form of mindfulness practiced since ancient times, meditation has many well-being benefits. Research reveals that people who meditate can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression as a result of meditating. Let these famous quotes on meditation and well-being inspire you to give this powerful practice a try:

“In meditation, I can let go of everything. … I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.” – Hugh Jackman

“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

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

“It’s like having a charger for your whole body and mind. That’s what meditation is!” – Jerry Seinfeld

“Meditation is to the mind what exercise is to the body – it warms and invigorates.” – John Thornton

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

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

“No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.” – Walter Bagehot

“Meditation applies the brakes to the mind.” – Ramana Maharshi

“Meditation helps me to calm down.” – Lady Gaga

“Meditation helps me to transcend and get beyond the grip of all the negativity and regenerate from within a more positive attitude.” – Mike Love

“It feels good. Kind of like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it’s okay again. That’s what meditation is to me.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Meditation is a great way to keep my body well centered.” – Ariana Grande

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.” – Deepak Chopra

“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” – C.S. Lewis

“Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.” – Richard Gere

“In meditation, go deep in the heart.” – Lao Tzu

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

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

“But when you pray and meditate, go away by yourself, close the door behind you, and pray to your father in heaven privately. Then your heavenly father – who sees everything – will reward you.” – Jesus Christ

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” – Buddha

“Meditation is a deliberate attempt to pierce into the higher states of consciousness.” – Nisargadatta Maharaj

“If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.” – Daniel Goleman

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

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

“Meditation is the signpost directing the steps to the main highway of realization.” – Guy Bogart

Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama

“One conscious breathe in and out is a meditation.” – Eckhart Tolle

“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 a lifelong gift. It’s something you can call on at any time.” – Paul McCartney

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

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

“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

“Meditation is a vital practice to access conscious contact with your highest self.” – Wayne Dyer

“Meditation … is about connecting to the higher part of yourself, and then seeing that every living thing is connected in some way.” – Gillian Anderson

“I’m a great supporter of transcendental meditation … I think it’s a great tool for anyone to have, to be able to utilize as a tool for stress. Stress, of course, comes with almost every business. I think there are enough studies out there that show that meditation is something that could benefit anybody. It’s a great system to use.” – Clint Eastwood

“Reduce the stress levels in your life through relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and exercise. You’ll look and feel way better for it.” – Suzanne Somers

“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.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“A walk in nature is a perfect backdrop to combine exercise, prayer, and meditation while enhancing the benefit of these activities.” – Chuck Norris

“Everything has to do with meditation. It’s a conversation; it’s a joy – it’s everything.” – Savion Glover

“I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness.” – Marianne Williamson

“When you’re relaxed, your mind takes you to the whole reality. …That’s why meditation works.” – Shirley MacLaine

“Meditation … can really be powerful, terrifying even, as it lifts the rug up on your subconscious and the dust comes flying out.” – Amanda Palmer

“Meditation while walking has a long, noble history in ancient spiritual disciplines.” – Andrew Weil

“Meditation is a lifelong process. Give it a try. As you get deeper and more disciplined into the process, you’ll get deeper and more disciplined in your mind and life.” – Brendon Burchard