What meditation is...

Here, to balance our earlier quotes about what yoga is, are 11 statements about what meditation is. Which ones resonate with you?

  1. 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

  2. Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit. -Jeremy Taylor

  3. Meditation is a state of mind which looks at everything with complete attention, totally, not just parts of it. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

  4. Meditation is acceptance. It is the acceptance of life within us, without us and all around us. -Sri Chinmoy

  5. Meditation is realizing and expanding your inner beauty in every direction. -Amit Ray

  6. Meditation…dissolves the mind. It erases itself. Throws the ego out... -Tom Robbins

  7. Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

  8. Meditation is the art of life. Meditation is not simply a practice. It is an experience, an awareness, a way of perceiving life. -Frederick Lentz

  9. Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you. -Amit Ray

  10. Meditation is to dive all the way within, beyond thought, to the source of thought and pure consciousness. It enlarges the container, every time you transcend. When you come out, you come out refreshed, filled with energy and enthusiasm for life. -David Lynch

  11. Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. -Swami Sivananda

Samira Shuruk