Quotations: Meditation

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“A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.” —Matthew 12:20

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

“After all, conflict arises, does it not, through the desire to be something, to be other than what is.” —J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Volume V, p. 349

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” —John 3:19

“And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.” —Luke 6:29

“Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” —Luke 6:28-31

“But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.” —Ephesians 5:13

“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek turn to him the other also.” —Matthew 5:39

“By turning your eyes on God in meditation, your whole soul will be filled with God. Begin all your prayers in the presence of God.” —Saint Francis de Sales

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” —2 Corinthians 10:5

“Chess is meditation on possibility and probability.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Consider the trees which allow the birds to perch and fly away without either inviting them to stay or desiring them never to depart. If your heart can be like this, you’ll be near to the Way.” —Zen Proverb

“Don’t evade, do invade with consciousness.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Exercise, prayer, and meditation are examples of calming rituals. They have been shown to induce a happier mood and provide a positive pathway through life’s daily frustrations.” —Chuck Norris

“Facts can’t feel.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Facts can’t figure.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Facts can’t fix.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Gardening is a working meditation for me. It helps me remember process, and it helps me remember patience.” —Lizz Wright

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” —Desiderius Erasmus

“I am calling attention just to the main points of these tremendously important matters, which can be understood better by pious meditation than explained by human language.” —Martin Chemnitz

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

“‘I’ do not bring anything to the Light to be revealed; rather, I host the Light, I turn to the Light, and I wait on the Light to do its work on what is inside me.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“I feel yoga has helped me with everything in my life. Especially my snowboarding; between the strength, flexibility, balance, and meditation aspects of yoga, it has helped me in so many ways!” —Jamie Anderson

“I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.” —Benjamin Disraeli

“I see martial arts as moving forms of meditation. When you’re sparring or drilling techniques, you can’t think of anything else.” —Joe Rogan

“If you are going nowhere, you might as well be here.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” —Albert Einstein

“Knowledge does not do.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge does not get it.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge does not know.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge has no intelligence.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge is not it.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Live in the past and the present slips past.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” —Betty Smith

“Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it’s a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers.” —Deepak Chopra

“Mediation is being a host and nothing else.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Meditation is doing nothing but hosting.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Meditation is mirroring.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“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 really letting go of all the thought processes or ‘mind traffic’ that gets in the way of just whatever is between you and space and consciousness.” —Trudie Styler

“Music used to be a lot more about angst for me. Now it’s the only form of meditation I do.” —Vikram Chatwal

“My workout is my meditation.” —Kyle MacLachlan

“No day but today.” —Aphorism

“Not by ignoring evil does one overcome it but by going to meet it.” —Greek proverb

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” —James Baldwin

“Observe it away.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Our mind is like a clear glass of water. If you put salt into the water, it becomes salt water; sugar it becomes sugar water; shit it becomes shit water. But originally the water is clear. No thinking, no mind. No mind, no problem.” —Seung Sahn

“Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one’s self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.” —Chiang Kai-shek

“Right meditation is the control of identity and the freeing of attention.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Sleep is the best meditation.”― Dalai Lama XIV

“So to understand what is requires a state of mind in which there is no identification or condemnation, which means a mind that is alert yet passive.” —J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Volume V, p. 50

“Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.” —Jean Arp

“The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.” —Harrison Ford

“This is not that so be with this.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” —I John 1:5

“To be poured into without becoming full, and to pour out without becoming empty, without knowing how this is brought about—this is the case of ‘Containing the Light.’” —Chung Tzu

“Waiting on God while bringing all to the light is perfect meditation.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“We are always getting ready to live, but never living.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We are sort of a mirror, and mirror only inside us, in our nervous system, what is going on outside of our nervous system.” —Alfred Korzybski

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whatever you do to meditate is not meditation.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“When you claim nothing, wait on God, and keep all in the Light, then you are living in a state of pure meditation.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“When you’re a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you literally don’t have a thought in your mind. It’s purely meditation, and we lose that.” —Dick Van Dyke

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” —Ephesians 5:14

“Wilt thou, then, my soul, never be good and simple and one and naked, more manifest than the body which surrounds thee?” —Marcus Aurelius

“Yoga, the physical part, brings health in your body; meditation works on the mind, realizing your self. And they both can be practiced at the same time.” —Tara Stiles

“You are free to host anything as long as you only host, that is, as long as you do nothing but host.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you cannot afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” —James Stockdale


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