Nov 23 - Meditation - Fertile Soil for our Dreams to Grow in Gratitude

“As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.” – Adi Shankara

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are.” – Ani Pema Chodron

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

"Meditation is the fertile soil for which our dreams can grow." David Scott

When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place. – Bhagavad Gita

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded. – Buddha

“There are only two ways to live your live. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other as is though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein

“Meditation is not something that should be done in a particular position at a particular time. It is an awareness and an attitude that must persist through the day.” – Annamalai Swami

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” - William Arthur Ward

“In the first stage of meditation, we realize that we are not our bodies. In the second stage we realize we are not our minds and our ego. In the final stage, we connect with the soul and realize that we are interconnected with every particle in the universe.” David Scott

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” – Epictetus

“Silence is a fence around wisdom.” – German Proverb

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr

“The nature of illusion is that, when you see through it, it disappears.” – Mooji

“Let the mind come as it wants; just you don’t go with it. The greatest salesman in the world cannot sell you if you don’t buy.” – Mooji

“Meditation is to the mind what exercise is to the body – it warms and invigorates.” – John Thornton

“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.” – Swami Muktananda

“Any action done with awareness is meditation. Meditation means to be fully aware of our actions, thoughts, feelings and emotions. Another name of meditation is passive awareness.” – Unknown

"I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet." - Confucius

“Water, if you don’t stir it, will become clear. Oil and vinegar, if you don’t shake it, will fall naturally into order.” Likewise, the mind left unaltered will find its own natural peace.

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. William Faulkner

“It is of great importance, when we begin to practice meditation, not to let ourselves be frightened by our own thoughts.” – Unknown

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