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?
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
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit. -Jeremy Taylor
Meditation is a state of mind which looks at everything with complete attention, totally, not just parts of it. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
Meditation is acceptance. It is the acceptance of life within us, without us and all around us. -Sri Chinmoy
Meditation is realizing and expanding your inner beauty in every direction. -Amit Ray
Meditation…dissolves the mind. It erases itself. Throws the ego out... -Tom Robbins
Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
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
Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you. -Amit Ray
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
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. -Swami Sivananda