Best Quotes About Meditation

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

Sleep is the best meditation. -Dalai Lama

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave. -Pearl S. Buck

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

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. -Dalai Lama

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action. -Francis Quarles

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

What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality. -Wallace Stevens

Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, – for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it – not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation. -Herman Melville

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. -Andre Maurois

Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose. -Eknath Easwaran

I believe that painting should come through the avenues of meditation rather than the canals of action. -Mark Tobey

This life that has been given to us as a gift, as such a precious gift. To really try to understand it, really try to recognize it, is the greatest meditation. Through the media of this Knowledge we can tap into our inner sources that are so beautiful. -Prem Rawat

Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self. -Ted Hughes

It is my meditation all the day, and more than my meat and drink, to know how I shall make the Saints of God comprehend the visions that roll like an overflowing surge before my mind. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate. -Swami Sivananda

If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world. -Sri Chinmoy

The execution of any thing considerable implies in the first place previous persevering meditation. -William Godwin

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 think most people see drawing as subservient to the subject, a sort of meditation, a studying, a searching observation, in my case, for its own sake. -Peter Wright

I get into certain yoga positions at times, when I'm working out and for exercises. I use a little of it in some of my meditation, but I chant now and that sort of replaced it. -John Astin

Without meditation, I'd probably be dead. -Mike Love

During meditation your metabolism and your breath rate go down to a level of rest, twice that of deep sleep. -Mike Love

Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain. -Celine Dion

If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I've treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I've found that to be a tremendous help. -Judy Collins

Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That's applicable to any kind of depression. -Judy Collins

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses. -Daniel Goleman

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

Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation affirming my connection to the earth body. -Carol P. Christ

My workout is my meditation. -Kyle MacLachlan

Yoga is a great thing and meditation is also great to get connected to yourself more. -Ziggy Marley

Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference. -Karl Jaspers

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose. -William Bartram

When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts. -David Brainerd

To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work… coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years. -Carl Friedrich Gauss

We tend to think of meditation in only one way. But life itself is a meditation. -Raul Julia

A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises. -Johannes Tauler

Your meditations may be as profound, as exalted, as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage, but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament. What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself! -Johannes Tauler

For me, first, it's finding quiet in my life – and I do that through yoga and meditation. It's also been a matter of changing the way I eat, because I think what we eat can inform who we are; food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent. -Mariel Hemingway

I wanted to share the experience of how yoga and meditation have transformed my life, how they have enabled me to observe who I am, first in my body, and then emotionally, and on to a kind of spiritual path. -Mariel Hemingway

The experience of getting my Kriya, which is the meditation process that I do, was very powerful for me – though, as I explain in the book, I was really suspect of that kind of thing. -Mariel Hemingway

The seated lotus postures are an amazing way to go into meditation, or simply just to take a moment to ground oneself. -Christy Turlington

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

Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs. -Sting

I mean the whole thing about meditation and yoga is about connecting to the higher part of yourself, and then seeing that every living thing is connected in some way. -Gillian Anderson

This is love: the flowering of love is meditation. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness. -Marianne Williamson

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

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it. -James Allen

Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

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. -Madame de Stael

The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation. -Milarepa

We don't think about pilgrimage in this country. We don't think about meditation. The idea of taking a six-week walk is totally foreign to most Americans. But it's probably exactly what we need. -Emilio Estevez

The best anti-aging advice I've ever received? Drink a lot of water and have a plant-based diet. I also do mindful meditation with my daughter every day. It takes ten minutes. I think reducing stress plays a big part in anti-aging. -Carolyn Murphy

Working out, for me, is sort of a meditation. -Nicole Eggert

I've been more or less vegetarian for about 40 years. Health diet really helps. I do meditation every day, and either yoga or sport several times a week. -John McLaughlin

PlayStation 3 is another form of meditation. Come on, when you're on set, all day? That's what I do in my trailer, I just play PlayStation 3. -Steve Zahn

I do transcendental meditation, which is, I suppose, derived from Vedic or Ayurvedic principles, which is sort of Hindu principles. -Russell Brand

I practice transcendental meditation and there is a phase where you're meant to lift off the ground. -Heather Graham

One of the things I like about performing on the stage is that it is a kind of meditative experience. Time does stand still. You have no concept or feeling of the passing of two or three hours' time. It's all kind of one present moment, which is a kind of a description of meditation. -Michael Emerson

I'm also good at meditation. It involves doing nothing and everything at the same time. -Mike Oldfield

At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn't exist except as a part of everything. -Alice Walker

There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt. -Dalai Lama

Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we're someone else, disrupting the delusion that we're permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we're saved!) other people are real again, and we're fond of them. -George Saunders

I'd like to be more patient! I just want everything now. I've tried to meditate, but it's really hard for me to stay still. I'd like to try to force myself to do it, because everybody says how wonderful meditation is for you, but I can't shut my mind up. So patience and learning is the key. -Ellen DeGeneres

At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I've made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills. -Ringo Starr

Well, when you're relaxed, your mind takes you to the whole reality. There's no such thing as time when you're really relaxed. That's why meditation works. -Shirley MacLaine

Remember what people used to say about meditation? Now everyone is doing it. -Shirley MacLaine

When you walk 10 hours, 11 hours a day by yourself, you are doing a walking meditation. -Shirley MacLaine

Now I meditate twice a day for half an hour. In meditation, I can let go of everything. I'm not Hugh Jackman. I'm not a dad. I'm not a husband. I'm just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it. -Hugh Jackman

Even now when I am answering a question I am at the height of my own meditation. -Sri Chinmoy

When you drive, you are doing several things at once. You are using your eyes, ears, hands, your mind. If you have meditated for many years and have reached a lofty height in your meditation, as I have, you can meditate while running and cycling and painting. -Sri Chinmoy

Every day I try to do breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga. These things sound awfully cliche, but they help me slow down and try to point to a truth. -David Duchovny

I can be stressed, or tired, and I can go into a meditation and it all just flows off of me. I'll come out of it refreshed and centered and that's how I'll feel and it'll carry through the day. -Ray Dalio

Walking is magic. Can't recommend it highly enough. I read that Plato and Aristotle did much of their brilliant thinking together while ambulating. The movement, the meditation, the health of the blood pumping, and the rhythm of footsteps… this is a primal way to connect with one's deeper self. -Paula Cole

When I'm home on a break, I lock myself in my room and play guitar. After two or three hours, I start getting into this total meditation. It's a feeling few people experience, and that's usually when I come up with weird stuff. It just flows. I can't force myself. I don't sit down and say I've got to practice. -Eddie Van Halen

When you meditate or pray… both are forms of meditation… you give up control and find the answer and you open yourself to receive God's gift, the universal force, or whatever that is. -Erin Gray

To me, meditation is simply silencing or focusing the mind. -Brendon Burchard

I'm a big online everything. But for me, shopping online started with music, obviously, then it went onto books, meditation CDs, and I just recently bought these electronic cigarettes. My husband is trying to quit smoking, so I went online and I bought those BluCigs cigarettes in every flavor for him. -Fergie

I've been doing transcendental meditation every day on the road, and it's one of the best things I've ever done. -Santigold

Playing 'Tetris' for 15 minutes is like meditation. -Ezra Koenig

Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind. -Natalie Goldberg

I do a little bit of yoga-style meditation. Relaxing and breathing even just one minute a day makes a big difference. -Dolph Lundgren

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

I find the practice of yoga very spiritual and taking the time to just be and to reflect through meditation and chanting helps me to connect to a higher energy. -Miranda Kerr

For many in the modern world, carving out time for both traditional seated meditation and exercise has become close to impossible. -Andrew Weil

Remember that breath walking – as with any meditation technique – should not be pursued with a grim determination to 'get it right.' The point is to cultivate openness, relaxation and awareness, which can include awareness of your undisciplined, wandering mind. -Andrew Weil

Routines may include taking a warm bath or a relaxing walk in the evening, or practicing meditation/relaxation exercises. Psychologically, the completion of such a practice tells your mind and body that the day's work is over and you are free to relax and sleep. -Andrew Weil

When I was in my late 30s, I lit a figure on fire on Baker Beach in San Francisco. It was me, a friend, and maybe eight people, tops. There wasn't any premeditation to it at all. It was really just a product of San Franciscan bohemian milieu. -Larry Harvey

One of the regular intervals of meditation in my life, believe it or not, is in my car. -Ed Begley, Jr.

We live in this thought web; we identify things and put them away and distance ourselves from them. But to be completely present? That is source, that is art, that is spirituality. And meditation is a way to defy fear and experience that source. -Ben Foster

Singing is a form of meditation… apparently the only one that I have command over. -Brandi Carlile

I have always heard that uber-successful people who write books about how to become uber-successful all have one thing in common: They all meditate every day. I consider yoga my meditation. -Kristian Bush

When we cultivate mystical awareness or transcendent identity – which is a natural outgrowth of meditation and other practices – what happens is that we begin to take a witness position on our own lives, and that includes our minds. -James Redfield

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

Breathing is central to every aspect of meditation training. It's a wonderful place to focus in training the mind to be calm and concentrated. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

My stories are sometimes closer to poems or meditations, but often there is at least a little narrative in them. -Lydia Davis

I call myself a meditation teacher rather than a spiritual teacher. -Sharon Salzberg

It is so powerful when we can leave behind our ordinary identities, no longer think of ourselves primarily as a conductor, or writer, or salesclerk, and go to a supportive environment to deeply immerse in meditation practice. -Sharon Salzberg

The meditation traditions I started and have continued practicing have all emphasized inclusivity: anyone can do this who is interested. -Sharon Salzberg

My earliest experiences in meditation were in a context of intensive retreats. -Sharon Salzberg

I've spent quite a bit of my life as a meditation teacher and writer commending the strengths of love and compassion. -Sharon Salzberg

I've always said that lovingkindness and compassion are inevitably woven throughout meditation practice even if the words are never used or implied, no matter what technique or method we are using. -Sharon Salzberg

We come to meditation to learn how not to act out the habitual tendencies we generally live by – those actions that create suffering for ourselves and others, and get us into so much trouble. -Sharon Salzberg

Meditation is not the construction of something foreign, it is not an effort to attain and then hold on to a particular experience. We may have a secret desire that through meditation we will accumulate a stockpile of magical experiences, or at least a mystical trophy or two, and then we will be able to proudly display them for others to see. -Sharon Salzberg

Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patterns for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options. -Sharon Salzberg

There are many different ways to practice meditation; it's good to experiment until you find one that seems to suit you. -Sharon Salzberg

What you learn about pain in formal meditation can help you relate to it in your daily life. -Sharon Salzberg

Some people have a mistaken idea that all thoughts disappear through meditation and we enter a state of blankness. There certainly are times of great tranquility when concentration is strong and we have few, if any, thoughts. But other times, we can be flooded with memories, plans or random thinking. It's important not to blame yourself. -Sharon Salzberg

When we are busy at work and busy at home, an hour's walking every day becomes a real luxury. If done alone, the walk injects a period of meditation into the day, and if done in company, it allows space for some really good conversation. -Tom Hodgkinson

In my experience, psychotherapy at its best is like dual meditation – it's like a container in which you can be compassionate and mindful toward yourself. -Jack Kornfield

If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating in such a way, you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy. -Thich Nhat Hanh

When you look at the sun during your walking meditation, the mindfulness of the body helps you to see that the sun is in you; without the sun there is no life at all and suddenly you get in touch with the sun in a different way. -Thich Nhat Hanh

The purpose of meditation is personal transformation. -Henepola Gunaratana

I believe in meditation – it's a good tool to centre yourself, but unfortunately, I'm too lazy to do it. It's very hard work, and I prefer to watch 'Nothing To Declare' on TV! -Helen Mirren

Initially I was very drawn to the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist philosophy. It was helping me deal with the balance of these external and internal issues with my chess life. Tai chi is the martial embodiment of Taoist philosophy. Initially, I had no intention of competing in the martial arts; it was just the meditation. -Joshua Waitzkin

With so many forty- and fifty something mums and dads in Converse stalking the streets, I can see why there's a slew of books about the menopause and middle age, the most recent addition being David Bainbridge's plucky, glass-half-full meditation or, as he calls it, 'natural history.' -Rachel Johnson

Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation. -William Wilberforce

I do kabbalistic meditation. It's not unlike time travel; it can change the past and not just the future. You can look at what was lost and go beyond the grief of what was lost. -Roseanne Barr

I meditate and I also think about meditation. Which is funny. I think about Maharishi, about just the idea of meditating. It gives me something. -Brian Wilson

I have to tell you that J.S. Bach was easily the greatest musical innovator in the history of the world. He was so advanced for his time. There's a spiritual depth to his music. You can listen to it and it's like meditation. -Brian Wilson

I think to say that meditation is helpful to artists is true and it's great, but it's also essentially helpful to any kind of process of, just, life. -Amanda Palmer

Writing is a very focused form of meditation. Just as good as sitting in a lotus position. -Alan Moore

Great amount of scientific research is there to show that health is better because transcendental meditation deals with consciousness, and consciousness is the basic value of all the physical expressions. The entire creation is the expression of consciousness. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

I was a typical teen growing up in the 1960s, when everybody was into gurus and meditation. -David Suchet

I got really involved in science research and the science of meditation. -Matthieu Ricard

I've started doing yoga and meditation, but I'm not very good at that kind of thing and turning my brain off. -Cara Delevingne

Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can't stand the suffering anymore. -Eckhart Tolle

I don't go out to parties because I'd look terrible in pictures. My escape is television – it's like meditation to me. -Alber Elbaz

I am a trained hypnotherapist, yes, but it's more like a guided meditation. Most of the people I take under struggle with stress in their lives and have unbalanced sleeping patterns, so what I do enables my patients to regain energy and peacefulness on a subconscious level which affects their conscious mind. -Tanit Phoenix

Music is not a work for me – it's a form of meditation, and you don't need to work hard for it. -Kailash Kher

I'm really in touch, whether it's prayer or meditation… there are so many powers greater than me in the world. I've been blessed and lucky enough to have been given a gift to share with other people. -Lindsay Lohan

Speaking for myself, art differs from writing in that I never know what I'm going to paint until I paint it, so it's almost like automatic writing. A writer, on the other hand, can't help but know what he's going to write, because the activity demands a degree of premeditation. -William S. Burroughs

Mindfulness is a quality that's always there. It's an illusion that there's a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you're either mindful or you're not. -Richard Gere

I've been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I've learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal. -Goldie Hawn

I do a lot of yoga and meditation. It calms my nerves and helps me channelise my energy. -Vijender Singh

As a freshman in college, I was having a lot of trouble adjusting. I took a meditation class to handle anxiety. It really helped. Then as a grad student at Harvard, I was awarded a pre-doctoral traveling fellowship to India, where my focus was on the ancient systems of psychology and meditation practices of Asia. -Daniel Goleman

Transcendental meditation is like a car, a vehicle that allows you to go within. It's a mental technique. -David Lynch

Transcendental meditation is an ancient mental technique that allows any human being to dive within, transcend and experience the source of everything. It's such a blessing for the human being because that eternal field is a field of unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy and peace. -David Lynch

I was raised Presbyterian, but I'm not really going to church. I think the experience in meditation is pretty much where it's at for me. -David Lynch

I thought when I started meditation that I was going to get real calm and peaceful and it's going to be over. It's not that way; it's so energetic. That's where all the energy and creativity is. -David Lynch

Jesus himself talked about prayer and meditation. Anything that brings you closer to the Lord, what's wrong with that? -Dennis Quaid

The mind is more powerful than anything. So, during the birth I wasn't thinking about the pain. I was in a meditation state. I was concentrating the whole time, thinking, 'Oh my God, it's time. I am going to meet my baby. What is he going to look like?' -Gisele Bundchen

Total relaxation is the secret to enjoying sitting meditation. I sit with my spine upright, but not rigid; and I relax all the muscles in my body. -Thich Nhat Hanh

If every day you practice walking and sitting meditation and generate the energy of mindfulness and concentration and peace, you are a cell in the body of the new Buddha. This is not a dream but is possible today and tomorrow. -Thich Nhat Hanh

In Buddhism, we talk of meditation as an act of awakening, to be awake to the fact that the earth is in danger and living species are in danger. -Thich Nhat Hanh

I start my day with a mind, body, soul practice – yoga, Pilates or meditation. -Donna Karan

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

After doing a juice cleanse, I'm motivated to eat healthier and not emotionally. Cleansing is like my meditation. It makes me stop, focus and think about what I'm putting into my body. I'm making a commitment to my health and hitting the reset button. -Salma Hayek

I write until the first draft is finished, and then I feel that I can get out. But, during the time of the writing of the first draft, I don't go out. I'm just locked away, writing. It's a time of meditation, of going into the story. -Isabel Allende

People think meditation is a huge undertaking. Don't think of it like that. -Deepak Chopra

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

Self-awareness is not just relaxation and not just meditation. It must combine relaxation with activity and dynamism. Technology can aid that. -Deepak Chopra

We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that's conscious evolution. -Deepak Chopra

I hate having to do small talk. I'd rather talk about deep subjects. I'd rather talk about meditation, or the world, or the trees or animals, than small, inane, you know, banter. -Ellen DeGeneres

I have a whole regimen to my day: my vocal warm-ups, my prayers, my meditations… I pray three times a day. I try to have a real experience praying, not just do it. I really get deep into the idea and really try to get somewhere with it, to have an in-depth understanding of the idea. -Matisyahu

I find the world pretty overwhelming, so I'm getting into meditation and doing lots of yoga. And I love my garden, and I love nature, and I feel like that grounds me and keeps my mind clear. -Bat for Lashes

The best way to meditate is through meditation itself. -Ramana Maharshi

When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation. -Ramana Maharshi

Many things embarrass me, but reading isn't one of them. I'm not ashamed of my slightly weird collection of prison memoirs. Nor the flaky meditation books. After all, I can pretend I never read those. -Tom Rachman

You can fix your body, your heart, your diabetes. In Korea, China, and India, there are people who do yoga. They go to the mountains and do breath-in, breath-out meditation. They can live 500 years and not get sick. Keeping their bodies for a long time is possible; even flying in the sky is possible. -Seung Sahn

I always try meditation. Meditation means always keeping one mind, not-moving mind. -Seung Sahn

Correct meditation means correctly understanding your situation moment by moment – what are you doing now? Only do it! Then, each action is complete; each action is enough. Then no thinking, so each moment I can perceive everything just like this. -Seung Sahn

My understanding of first-degree murder is that premeditation needs to be proven. -Henry Rollins

In a packed programme tonight, I shall be having a word with a man who goes in for meditation, because he thinks it's better than sitting around doing nothing. -Ronnie Barker

If you're impatient while waiting for the bus, tell yourself you're doing 'Bus waiting meditation.' If you're standing in a slow line at the drugstore, you're doing 'Waiting in line meditation.' Just saying these words makes me feel very spiritual and high-minded and wise. -Gretchen Rubin

There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt. And, of course, there are Christian monks and nuns who already use Buddhist methods in order to develop their devotion, compassion, and ability to forgive. -Dalai Lama

I watch mostly every martial arts movie… I really like movies that aren't just martial arts. I like movies that have spiritual meaning behind them, like samurai movies, or movies that have meditation. -Tony Jaa

A studio is like a meditation room where music is created. And a live performance is the place where the creation of the studio is taken ahead. I love both. -Shreya Ghoshal

I visualise what I want through meditation. The process of meditating is a great way of making sure I have my priorities sorted. It's not about money – I focus on my career and the kind of film projects I want to do. Film-making is a passion for me, and my mantra is that you should do what you love, and the money will follow. -Shilpa Shetty

There's a DVD called 'The Secret.' It's like visualization and meditation, certain methods I use before games, visualizing the games before they happen. -Trey Burke

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

Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed. -Saint Francis de Sales

I'm not a New Age person, but I do believe in meditation, and for that reason I've always liked the Buddhist religion. When I've been to Japan, I've been to Buddhist temples and meditated, and I found that rewarding. -Clint Eastwood

Just as you wouldn't leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn't start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading. -Marianne Williamson

Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports. It's ironic because millions of people who swim as their regular exercise love the meditation aspect of it; you don't wind up with any orthopedic injuries. But when you swim at a world class level for hours and hours – the loneness of the long distance runner. -Diana Nyad

Mindfulness is often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation. It's not about Buddhism, but about paying attention. That's what all meditation is, no matter what tradition or particular technique is used. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

I started the Stress Reduction Clinic in 1979. The idea of bringing Buddhist meditation without the Buddhism into the mainstream of medicine was tantamount to the Visigoths being at the gates about to tear down the citadel of Western civilization. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

The real meditation practice is how we live our lives from moment to moment to moment. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

There are many different aspects to a formal meditation practice. But the real meditation practice is how you interface with life from moment-to-moment, no matter what's happening. Especially when you are awake, which is pretty much most of the time except for deep sleep. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

I'll take transformational change any way it comes. 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. To call what happens 'the placebo effect' is just to give a name to something we don't understand. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

Transcendental meditation is something that can be defined as a means to do what one wants to do in a better way, a right way, for maximum results. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Modern psychology has pointed to the need of educating people to use a much larger portion of the mind. Transcendental meditation fulfills this need. And it can be taught very easily. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

For me, training is my meditation, my yoga, hiking, biking all rolled into one. Wake up early in the morning, generally around 4 o'clock, and I'll do my cardio on an empty stomach. Stretch, have a big breakfast, and then I'll go train. -Dwayne Johnson

Abundant choice doesn't force us to look for the absolute best of everything. It allows us to find the extremes in those things we really care about, whether that means great coffee, jeans cut wide across the hips, or a spouse who shares your zeal for mountaineering, Zen meditation, and science fiction. -Virginia Postrel

The relationship between the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala fundamentally changes with meditation. -Jim Yong Kim

I feel like I'm calmer, I'm kinder, I'm more patient the more I do my own meditation. -Jim Yong Kim

Many people could benefit from meditation. -Jim Yong Kim

For me, writing is a way of thinking. I write in a journal a lot. I'm a very impatient person, so writing and meditation allow me to slow down and watch my mind; they are containers that keep me in place, hold me still. -Ruth Ozeki

'Beloved Renegade' is a meditation on Walt Whitman, on tenderness, on dying. -Robert Gottlieb

Every Halloween for six years, I was a Ninja Turtle, and Mikey was my favorite. The turtles really made me who I am today. They got me into martial arts, meditation, surfing, skateboarding; big time influence on who I am today. -Greg Cipes

I used homeopathy, acupuncture, yoga and meditation in conjunction with my chemotherapy to help me get stronger again after the cancer. I also chanted with Buddhist friends and prayed with Christian friends. I covered all my bases. -Olivia Newton-John

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

'The Sound of Things Falling' may be a page turner, but it's also a deep meditation on fate and death. Even in translation, the superb quality of Vasquez's prose is evident, captured in Anne McLean's idiomatic English version. All the novel's characters are well imagined, original and rounded. -Edmund White

Change is one of the only constants in Buddhism; as meditation became the way I breathed in the days, this became apparent. -Nick Flynn

People meditate themselves because they are just trying to feel better, and transcendental meditation is a natural mental technique that you can perform and that provides that relaxation and also a little bit of broader perspective. -Mike Love

I know there's millions of problems in the world, but if you dwell on those, then you're going to be miserable. I think my meditation helps me to transcend and get beyond the grip of all the negativity and regenerate from within a more positive attitude, which comes in very handy when you're going to do 150 concerts a year. -Mike Love

When those of Jewish blood exhibit moral or intellectual superiority, genius or special talent, we feel pride in them, even if they have abjured the faith like Spinoza, Marx, Disraeli or Heine. Despite the meditations of pundits or the decrees of council, our own instincts and acts, and those of others, have defined for us the term 'Jew.' -Louis D. Brandeis

I've been busy and need to slow my little tail down and sit and meditate somewhere. I do my walking meditations every day, but just to sit still. Just to be in one place and just to be quiet. -Valerie June

Pre-meditation can form in split seconds. -Mark Fuhrman

I steer clear of any novel that gets billed as a 'meditation.' -Maria Semple

Exercise mitigates the effects of stress – and stress, we know, shortens telomeres. In fact, early studies indicate that stress reduction techniques like meditation help people maintain the length of their telomeres. -Elizabeth Blackburn

We are journeying externally from country to country. We are traveling in historical time, from the present to the distant past. We are traveling inwardly as well, through the music of meditation. -Paul Horn

I meditate two hours a day, and every year I do one big long meditation course. I love it, and I'm really into it. -Rivers Cuomo

I do get up in the morning and I try to spend at least half an hour meditating and reading something spiritual. I start my day with meditation and prayer, and I truly believe that all the stuff you do on the outside isn't as important as what you do on the inside. -Alana Stewart

I decided to try celibacy because I heard it would help the meditation, and I tried meditation because I heard it would help with the music. So, it all really comes back to the music. -Rivers Cuomo

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. -Kelsang Gyatso

I had a friend who introduced me to a meditation practice which involves a couple of half-hours a day of meditation, where essentially you try to achieve a stillness that allows you to just be there in the moment. -Kenneth Branagh

In the beginning of my twenties, I started transcendental meditation. For years, I did nothing else. Every holiday, I went to courses. Meditation is a real simple instrument. You don't need a long beard or a sari. It's meant to bring you to yourself. It's as easy as that. -Peter Lindbergh

There's no substitute for the practice of meditation. -Wayne Dyer

I am particularly drawn to the form of meditation called Japa. I know it works. -Wayne Dyer

Meditation is difficult for many people because their thoughts are always on some distant object or place. One form of meditation is to label the thought as it appears and then choose to let it go. -Wayne Dyer

Become slower in your journey through life. Practice yoga and meditation if you suffer from 'hurry sickness.' Become more introspective by visiting quiet places such as churches, museums, mountains and lakes. Give yourself permission to read at least one novel a month for pleasure. -Wayne Dyer

Careless indifference and bodily restlessness in meditation cause negative vibrations. -Paramahansa Yogananda

When I was in meditation, God began to speak to me, and God said, 'Roland, I have enough preachers. I need people where you are in your positions. When you are on radio, when you are on television, you speak into more people in the five minutes than some preachers speak to in an entire year.' -Roland Martin

My live show is almost like a meditation. An emotional apex – that's what I want it to feel like. -Gallant

I do a lot of visualisations and meditation and a lot of hippie stuff. -Rachel Platten

I have a mystical bent, and I pursue daily meditations that follow the liturgical calendar – what are called the 'daily offices' of the church. -Jay Parini

I meditate in the morning, and my daughter will do it with me, looking like the most perfect little Buddha. I'll do ten minutes of yoga, then two to ten minutes of meditation. She'll sit there quietly half the time. -Alysia Reiner

I have one room dedicated to just meditation. -Michelle Phan

I listen to a lot of Tibetan music before I sleep. I'll just type in 'Tibetan meditation music' on YouTube, and within 15 minutes, it knocks me out. I sleep like a baby. -Michelle Phan

Tarantino's movies are smartly intoxicating cocktails of rampage and meditation; they're in-your-face, with a mac-10 machine pistol and a quote from the Old Testament. They blend U.S. and European styles of filmmaking; they bring novelistic devices to the movie mall. -Richard Corliss

I've done a lot of meditation studying on my own, but I've also taken a couple of transcendence classes. -Keke Palmer

Once a week, I spend a day luxuriating in bed. I like staying in my house, pottering around, and maybe cooking or just laying around reading. I love doing yoga and transcendental meditation. -Heather Graham

I'm a huge fan of meditation. I know lots of people assume meditation to be some Buddhist mumbo-jumbo, but it's been scientifically documented to create therapeutic changes in the brain. -Karen Salmansohn

Being in ballet class, being on the stage, being surrounded by my peers at American Ballet Theater every day, keeps me so humble and grounded. Being in ballet class, I feel, is like this meditation for me every morning. -Misty Copeland

In his late quartets, Beethoven introduces an element that shouldn't be there, that should be left for meditation, though I love them. I can see that through them came Wagner and Mahler and Schoenberg and Berg. And then came Tracey Emin. And I can see it all as one downward path. -John Tavener

The means that make one qualified for enquiry are meditation, yoga, etc. One should gain proficiency in these through graded practice and thus secure a stream of mental modes that is natural and helpful. -Ramana Maharshi

Like the practice of breath control, meditation on the forms of God, repetition of mantras, food restrictions, etc., are but aids for rendering the mind quiescent. -Ramana Maharshi

One of the things that I miss the most about cricket and batting in particular is that meditation of cricket, that involvement of myself – mind, body and spirit – to delivering that one specific process, which is to execute a cricket shot. It is a beautiful feeling; it is very hard to replicate. -Matthew Hayden

Everything has to do with meditation. It's a conversation; it's a joy – it's everything. -Savion Glover

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

Over time, Benedictine monasteries appeared around the world, always with the same anomaly: brothers living in obedience, meditation, and faith just beneath the rush of the world. -Michael Paterniti

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

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

Not only was I the only black kid and the only poor kid, but my parents were transcendental meditation devotees, and I live in an ashram for a good portion of my childhood. -Aisha Tyler

A whole series of events pushed me towards meditation, and now it's become such an integral part of the way I manage myself. It's a tool for me; when you're an entrepreneur, and you're pulled in every direction, it is wonderful to have this discipline. -Imran Amed

Not long ago, in response to a spell of insomnia, I learned some of the principles of meditation, to empty my mind piece by piece. It was like the old game of jacks – cautiously lifting each jack clear of its neighbor until only the empty background remained. -Thomas McGuane

I don't have tapes of meditation, but I put on the meditation station. I did as a player, too. I used to always play the game before the game happened. As a coach, I do the same thing. -Jason Kidd

Apple has the radio stations, so I go R&B in the morning, and then I'll go with some hip-hop before the game. But after the game, it's more meditation music. It's not artists; it's more whatever is being played. -Jason Kidd

Music is a job, but I figured out ways to get my mind into a place where I could be creative. I actually discovered meditation. It enabled me to clear my mind of all the drama and focus on the music. -Flume

My grandfather used to write one sentence every day in his journal: 'I love Anne more than ever today.' I think that was his meditation – keeping him in his marriage, and also his appreciation for it. It was very touching. -Justin Theroux

My grandparents and my mom prayed the rosary a lot, and later in life, I had a priest friend of mine teach me centering prayer, based on Father Thomas Keating's work. That led to practicing different kinds of meditation off and on as I got older. -Tim Ryan

One of the tenets in Quaker meditation is that you 'go inside to greet the light.' I am interested in this light that's inside greeting the light that's outside. -James Turrell

In the Buddhist learning process, we say three stages. The first is hearing, the second is contemplation, and the third is meditation. -Lobsang Tenzin

Prayer is a form of meditation, isn't it? It's laws of attraction: whatever you put out into the universe is what it receives. It's just kind of putting your thoughts out into the universe. -Anthony Joshua

Sleeping is like meditation: it's good to rest the body but also to shut the mind down for a bit. -Anthony Joshua

I will never have anything that is remotely technical near my bath time. I completely zone out and stare up at the ceiling. For me, it's like a form of meditation. It's a time where I can just actually turn off. -Poppy Delevingne

My workout involves cardio, jogging, and yoga as well. I am a firm believer of yoga and meditation. -Hansika Motwani

I studied meditation, knowing it would be a huge new calming skill. -John Cameron Mitchell

I'm not religious, but I do pray. It's 60 seconds of meditation, visualizing myself, looking at myself, and being conscious of my own consciousness. That will align me for the rest of the day. -RuPaul

It is not altogether shyness that now makes me unsuccessful in company. Sometimes it is a state of mind that is three parts meditation, that will not free the thoughts until their attendant trains are prepared to follow them. -W. H. Davies

When we exercise, it feels like we're really out there doing something, whereas spending a few minutes with your eyes closed in meditation may feel a little, well, wimpy. -Dean Ornish

For me, yoga is like a moving meditation, and I do believe in a mind-body connection. -Joanna Going

I've never been good at meditation, but surfing is the closest I've ever come to that inner something. -Yvonne Strahovski

I continued to suffer from anxiety and obsessive thoughts, although the thoughts stopped centering on hell. I moved into an ashram called the Himalayan Institute after college and studied meditation, which made an enormous difference. -Maggie Rowe

The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral – whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful. Were you capable of deep love? I want to foster eulogy virtues when I'm in a yoga class or meditation session or any spiritual gathering. Especially if I'm lying in corpse pose. It just makes sense. -Maggie Rowe

I was not trying to write some sort of serious meditation on war and peace. 'The Grace of Kings' is meant to be a fun book. It's meant to be an epic fantasy. -Ken Liu

One of the greatest attacks of the enemy is to make you busy, to make you hurried, to make you noisy, to make you distracted, to fill the people of God and the Church of God with so much noise and activity that there is no room for prayer. There is no room for being alone with God. There is no room for silence. There is no room for meditation. -Paul Washer

I don't do any special preparations before recording any number, nothing like deep breathing or meditation. -Mohit Chauhan

I really try to take a step back from the soccer world and going a thousand miles an hour every day. I like to do some sort of either meditation or mental visualization or breathing exercises – something to calm my mind down because a lot of times, it's just going faster than it should. -Alex Morgan

Meditation isn't snake oil. For some people, meditation might be the most efficient way to reduce stress and cultivate mindfulness. But it isn't a panacea. If you don't meditate, there's no need to stress out about it. -Adam Grant

I make sure to meditate at least twice a day. I have migraines, and transcendental meditation is hugely helpful in combating them. -Jessica St. Clair

Whether we can call 'Hell or High Water' this rogue buddy bank-heist movie, it's also a meditation on assimilation and failure and what happens when someone loses their purpose. -Taylor Sheridan

A picture excites the love of parenting that comes through meditation on a child. -John Dickerson

Everyone needs a reset button so you can start your day without anxiety. For some people, it's running; for some, it's going to the gym. For me, it's meditation. -Matt Bomer

On stage, you have nothing to hide behind. It allows the work to live in a more organic place. It's almost like a meditation. You have to go on that stage and be as present as possible. -Ari Graynor

Racing thoughts was the biggest hurdle to consistent meditation for me. I could sit down, but then I was left with this interior world of thoughts. -Jeff Kober

When you fit meditation into your day, you bring much more of yourself to all the other hours of your day – you bring your whole self rather than your stressed-out self. -Jeff Kober

You need to constantly remind yourself what is the most important thing that is happening in the world – what is the most important thing that is happening in history. The discipline to have this focus is something I gained from meditation. -Yuval Noah Harari

If you're sitting in a monastery, where your schedule is set and you have very few uncontrolled variables, that's fantastic that you can do loving/kindness meditation, but that's not the world I live in. -Tim Ferriss

For me, meditation's hard because I feel like I have developed 'cultural attention-deficit disorder,' where, because we have so much stimulation, I feel like I have trouble focusing on things for very long. So when I try to meditate, my brain gets so scattered. -Shawn Achor

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

May 2 is traditionally the National Day of Prayer, a government-designated religious event intended to encourage people to 'turn to God in prayer and meditation.' -Elizabeth Flock

A jigsaw puzzle is my form of meditation. In New York, I glued all of the ones I did together and hung them up on the wall. -Carly Chaikin

I actually rid myself of superstitions, but I do a quick 20-minute meditation before games. -Christen Press

If I had a dozen lives, one of them would involve really getting off the rails in India, heavy into meditation. -Bennett Miller

'Intimate Apparel' is a lyrical meditation on one woman's loneliness and desire. 'Fabulation' is a very fast-paced play of the MTV generation. -Lynn Nottage

I love playing music with people, but I also just love the art and meditation of being alone and working on stuff. -Jim James

I just think meditation is so important because it gives you a chance to see what's going on in your brain. -Jim James

Not that I'm any good at it, but the beauty of meditation is that it liberates us from our own thoughts. -Faith Salie

'The Invitation' is a meditation on grief and loss carried within a suspense drama. At its core, it's about a dinner party gone horribly wrong and about the consequences of denying our pain. -Karyn Kusama

Morning meditation is important to start every day on a positive note. -Susan Burton

I begin each day with prayer and meditation. Throughout the day, I use affirmations and positive intentions to move through blocks, and each evening, I close the day with self-reflection and an inventory of my growth throughout the day. -Gabrielle Bernstein

I found meditation. It was more out of pure desperation: I just started to wake up at 5 and sit for one hour, and suddenly, day after day, piece by piece, I could really feel I was coming back into me. -Vicky Krieps

My father first brought yoga into my life when I was 7. He began yoga, meditation, and diet to help with his back injuries incurred from being really athletic. Once he healed, he began to use yoga to take his body to a new level. -Mandy Ingber

It was Helen Hunt who taught me to incorporate a consistent meditation practice. Her consistency – even when she was at her busiest and most public – was inspiration to me. -Mandy Ingber

Taking a 10-minute meditation break is something you can do anywhere in your office, and it's so easy – you're not at the altar. -Mandy Ingber

Just to keep myself balanced, I do things like yoga and meditation. -India Arie

I learned a few years ago that balance is the key to a happy and successful life, and a huge part of achieving that balance is to instill rituals into your everyday life – a nutritious balanced diet, daily exercise, time for yourself through meditation, reading, journaling, yoga, daily reflection, and setting goals. -Gretchen Bleiler

I think prayerful meditation, being still in a space, being still with God, I don't do that enough. It's crazy, because when I do do it, I always walk away from it going, 'Why the hell am I not doing that more?' -Tony Hale

To wear a beautiful new garment is like wearing a new idea, and I see them as the same thing. Opening my closet is a form of meditation. I pick whatever I feel is right for the day. -Neri Oxman

Your morning sets up the success of your day. So many people wake up and immediately check text messages, emails, and social media. I use my first hour awake for my morning routine of breakfast and meditation to prepare myself. -Caroline Ghosn

Every morning, I do 10 minutes of mindfulness, where I do meditation, and I use that in competition and everyday life. -Tom Daley

I had always thought that meditation was for ladies who lunch and have nothing better to do but indulge in whatever the latest fad may be. -Ingrid Seward

Like many things, the hardest part about meditation is the decision to put aside the time for it. -Ingrid Seward

I practice a personal meditation and have a gala apple before each show. -Brandon Victor Dixon

I was not really scared on my spacewalks. We practice so much and need to stay so focused that it has a calming effect on me. I do a kind of visualization and meditation in the airlock prior to going outside, to guide my first activities once I get out in space. -John M. Grunsfeld

My favorite form of meditation is breathwork – if you're crazy like me and find it hard to sit still, you should try it. -Kerli

I got the idea of meditation from The Beatles. It was a fad, but I've found it beneficial in my crazy life. -Paul Rodgers

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

Celebrities can suffer a horrible loneliness even though they have millions of fans. I started doing meditations because I realized that a spiritual path was necessary. -Donovan

For me, meditation is a practice to get rid of useless junk cluttering my mind and useless ticks inhabiting my body. -Tara Stiles

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

We experience happiness as a series of pleasing moments. They come and go like clouds, unpredictable, fleeting, and without responsibility to our desires. Through honest self-work, reflection, and meditation, we begin to string more of these moments together, creating a web-like design of happiness that drapes around our lives. -Tara Stiles

A hot bath, time with a book, or five minutes of meditation helps tremendously with recharging and grounding us so we are more equipped to deal with everything life throws our way. -Tara Stiles

Truth be told, I would love to tell you that I work out every single day and I'm really into yoga and meditation, but it's just unrealistic. I truly could not keep up if I tried. -Brooklyn Decker

I go to the Himalayas after every film. I go alone. I go to the interiors, to the villages. Being there itself is like meditation. -Rajinikanth

I'm up at 6 A.M. and start my day with 20 minutes of meditation. -Stella Maxwell

The insomnia just perpetuates. I have one bad night, then I get it in my head that I can't sleep. I've been trying these meditation tapes – there are a couple on Spotify – and they're meant to calm you. But they don't seem to work. -Rag'n'Bone Man

I meditate a lot and pray for guidance. If, in a moment of self-contemplation or meditation, I were to feel very strongly that I shouldn't be an entertainer anymore, that I should be doing something else, I would stop immediately. -Michael Feinstein

I have a ritual every morning where I do my meditation and visualisation, then I give thanks and send love to my family and friends. -Ashley Roberts

My life coach is very spiritual, and I do a lot of meditation and mantras. -Ashley Roberts

Its not just about competition: it's my life, my lifestyle. So I train every day, and I feel very good, because sometimes training is like meditations for me; it's a good escape to me to the problems for everything. -Lyoto Machida

Once the director calls for action, we act; we stop when he says 'Cut.' It is sort of like meditation – unknowingly, you are moving out of yourself, becoming someone else. That is why I consider acting a form of meditation. -Mohanlal

Playing music and singing are my forms of meditation. -Shruti Haasan

'Me-tox' means doing what works for you; for me, that's 20 minutes of meditation, twice a day. -Beth Behrs

I wake up around nine and do morning chants in my bed. I learned transcendental meditation four years ago, and I do it twice a day, plus an extra ten minutes before the show because I struggle with stage fright just before I go on. -Beth Behrs

I've started meditation. I even train in Kung Fu. I'm into my juicing, my healthy eating – my whole lifestyle has taken a massive turn. -Tulisa

My whole process is based on meditation as well as listening really closely to what the director says and what the choreographer says. I try to stay in the immediate present reality with my partners on stage, give and take reality. -Betty Buckley

The practice of meditation can reveal to you more of your mental capacity. -Betty Buckley

Playing yidaki, for me, is a meditation. It's incredibly deep breathing, but also, it's a structured process where you're circulating air. -Xavier Rudd

I'm a big advocate of meditation. -Luke Goss

You cannot turn your brain off or stop your thoughts, but you can try while meditating not to become too invested in them. This is called transcendental meditation, which is the kind I practice. -Elizabeth Vargas

I now make meditation a daily part of my life. Ideally, I would find 20 minutes, twice a day, to sit and meditate with an app I have on my phone. In reality, on most days, I only get the chance to do it once. But it is still incredibly valuable. -Elizabeth Vargas

Yoga, meditation, and unplugging the phone at night to make sure I get enough hours of sleep. That's huge for athletes. -Andre Iguodala

We may not realise it, but dancing is a form of meditation. -Neve Campbell

Running is my meditation. -Jesse Itzler

I think people hear the words 'transcendental meditation' and 'paganism,' and that's almost worse because it's real. Those are real things. Those are absolute energies. Satanism is like Halloween. Transcendental meditation and having a realization of how we really are – whether we want to be or not – we live in a pagan culture. -Matt Skiba

Meditation is really good. I do that a lot with my bass player Bob, and we do TM: transcendental meditation. -Beth Hart

I was very neurotic as a kid, but I also used to pray to God as a young kid in school. It was a form of meditation to slow my head down and not make me feel nervous. -Beth Hart

My mom was a practicing Hindu, and my dad was a Catholic who practiced yoga meditation and karma yoga. My earliest memories are of the bright colors, beautiful sounds, and fragrant aromas of both Christian and Hindu celebrations. -Tulsi Gabbard

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