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Finitude Quotes

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Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal
awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification,
knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
- Voltaire

Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances
of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite,
and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude.
- Alfred North Whitehead

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being,
and remain conscious - and you are meditating.
And then meditation is not separate from life.
- Osho

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

Sleep is the best meditation.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass.
- Owen Feltham

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

I write, or used to write, to explain to myself situations
I couldn't otherwise solve or understand.
Meditation comes very naturally to me.
- Anne Stevenson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meditation here may think down hours to moments.
Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head
and learning wiser grow without his books.
- William Cowper

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

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

There are different things one can do to establish
and hasten the peace process.
Meditation is one way.
- Mike Love

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows
immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
- Swami Sivananda

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

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

Meditation is such a more substantial reality than
what we normally take to be reality.
- Richard Gere

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

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

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

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

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

The Master teaches that the way of qigong cannot be hurried.
Wuji refers to the time before the creation -
when everything was formless.
Standing in the wuji position, my feet are parallel
to each other, shoulder-width apart.
My knees are slightly bent,
and the tip of my tongue touches the roof of my mouth.
My arms are held in front of me with my elbows bent
and my palms parallel to each other - about four inches apart.
At first I focus on my breathing, and only my breathing.
Later, I visualize the energy or "Qi" between my palms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The flowering of love is meditation.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My workout is my meditation.
- Kyle MacLachlan

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson


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