Peace, Clarity and Serenity: 28 Meditation Quotes for Your 2023 Journey

We have recently welcomed 2023 and along with it is our hope for a healthier body, calmer mind and peaceful spirit. To pursue this, one effective method that you can try is meditation. Meditation is among the holistic health methods that we can do to restore or reach our inner peace and calmness. 

It acts as the opposite as to how our body responds to stress. If stress triggers our body to feel anxious, fear and in some situations panic, mindful meditation triggers the relaxation response of our body. Here are 28 meditation quotes from influential people that can help you know more about how meditation can positively change your life and guide you in the future.

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.”Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

“Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings.” — Arianna Huffington

“Learn to be calm and you will always be happy” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

“The thing about meditation is you become more and more you.” – David Lynch

“Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.”– Ajahn Brahm

“Meditation is not about feeling a certain way. It's about feeling the way you feel.” — Dan Harris

“Meditation is choosing not to engage in the drama of the mind but elevating the mind to its highest potential.– Amit Ray

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.” – James Allen

“Meditation is hanging out with your soul.” – Rachel Ritlop

Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.”– Swami Muktananda

“Meditation is not evasion, it is a serene encounter with reality” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer” – Eckhart Tolle

          “If the mind falls asleep, awaken it. Then if it starts wandering, make it quiet. If   you reach the state where there is neither sleep nor movement of mind, stay still in that, the natural (real) state.”– Ramana Maharshi

“The mind is definitely something that can be transformed, and meditation is a means to transform itDalai Lama

“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.” - Buddha

“As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings.” - Dalai Lama

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” - Buddha

“Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” Hermann Hesse

 “Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation.Isaac Newton

 “If you meditate regularly, even when you don’t feel like it, you will make great gains, for it will allow you to see how your thoughts impose limits on you. Your resistances to meditation are your mental prisons in miniature.” – Ram Dass

Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” – Thich Hat Hanh

“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”-Eckhart Tolle

 “The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.” - Rumi

 “The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.” — Prasad Mahes

 “Being in touch with oneself is the meaning of meditation.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

 When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.— Thich Nhat Hanh

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