“You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your Being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and it is full of magic, mystery, and enchantment.” ~~~Deepak Chopra
“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. There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path. One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.” ~~~Buddha
“The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.” - Amanda Gorman
"Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
At the centre of your being, you have the answer. You know who you are, and you know what you want. You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop. There is a force within which gives you life. Seek that." ~~~~Rumi
“The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility. Man is not an omipotent master of the universe, allowed to do with impunity whatever he thinks, or whatever suits him at the moment. The world we live in is made of an immensely complex and mysterious tissue about which we know very little and which we must treat with utmost humility.”
― Vaclav Havel
"So, to meditate is to purge the mind of its self-centered activity. And if you have come this far in meditation, you will find there is silence, a total emptiness. The mind is uncontaminated by society; it is no longer subject to any influence, to the pressure of any desire. It is completely alone, and being alone, untouched, it is innocent. Therefore there is a possibility for that which is timeless, eternal, to come into being. This whole process is meditation."
“Every soul innately yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest, and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence. Not an emptiness but repletion, a filling up.”
― Anne LeClaire, author
“During times of stress, the “fight-or-flight” response is on and the self-repair mechanism is disabled. It is then when we say that the immunity of the body goes down and the body is exposed to the risk for disease. Meditation activates relaxation, when the sympathetic nervous system is turned off and the parasympathetic nervous system is turned on, and natural healing starts.”
― Annie Wilson, Effect of Meditation on Cardiovascular Health, Immunity & Brain Fitness
“An interval of meditation, serious and grateful, was the best corrective of everything dangerous.”
― Jane Austen, Persuasion
“A wise mother knows: It is her state of consciousness that matters. Her gentleness and clarity command respect. Her love creates security.” ― Vimala McClure, The Tao of Motherhood
“The busier we are, the more we need that centering time—that time to actually be able to connect to our inner wisdom.” Arianna Huffington