Illuminate your Path
Let these Meditation Quotes open and soothe your heart. Let them lead you into relaxation and then into meditation.
When you meditate on your heart it brings your attention into your body. Sometimes we don't feel our body unless it's in pain or moving. Just feeling your own body is healthy.
Hazrat Inayat Khan, is best known for bringing Sufism to the West. He was also a world-famous musician, philosopher and Sufi mystic. The following quotes are attributed to him.
~Towards the One. The perfection of love, harmony, and beauty. The only being. United with all the illuminated souls, who form the embodiment of the Master, the spirit of guidance.
~The nature of love is as the nature of water in the depth of the earth. If we do not dig deep enough, we find mud, not water; but when we dig deep, we find pure water.
~The object of the Sufi movement is to bring about a better understanding among individuals, nations, and races; and to give help to those who are seeking after truth. Its central theme is to produce the consciousness of the divinity of the human soul.
~The weakness of man has always been that he only considers as truth that to which he is accustomed, and anything he has not been accustomed to hear or the think frightens him.
~If anybody asks what Sufism is, what kind of religion is it, the answer is that Sufism is the religion of the heart, the religion in which the thing of primary importance is to seek God in the heart of mankind.
~The heart is the gate of God; as soon as you knock upon it, the answer comes.
~It is not selfish to think about one's health. To care about one's health is the most religious thing there is, because it is the healthy of body and mind that enable one to do service to God and to one's fellow men, by which one accomplishes one's purpose in life.
~Peace comes when self is in harmony with the rhythm of the heart. This is accomplished in silent meditation by entering into the life-stream in the heart.
~If there is any form of concentration to be used in meditation, it consists in first getting into the rhythm of the heart, by watching the heartbeats, feeling them and harmonizing with them.
Then one centers all feeling in the physical heart and out of feeling selects love, and out of love, Divine Love.
Puran Bair is an American mystic, one of our foremost meditation teachers, and a pioneer in bringing heart-based meditation to the public.
Meditation Quotes from Puran:
~Give more than you receive; this is the only protection your heart needs.
~Honor all your emotions as crucial messages from your heart. Avoid no feeling; harness them all to your productive use.
~Go beyond honesty to saying the only things worth saying, from an open heart.
~Look for the dimensions of the heart in everyone, and own everything your see.
~The purpose of meditation, after all, is to experience reality and incorporate it into ourselves.
~Blame no one for anything.
~Recognize pessimism as an illness of the heart, and optimism as coming from love.
~Find the purpose of your life, and give your life to it.
~One of the powerful emotions of the heart is gratitude. As soon as your heart is touched by your breath, it is softened, and a softened heart is grateful.
Experience how the heart approaches life; it is profoundly grateful for all that is offered. The heart never complains; complaints come from the mind when its expectations are not met. The heart that is open accepts all that is given and gives all it contains.
Feeling the Heartbeat
Here we have Bair speaking about feeling the heartbeat, which is one of the very unique aspects of Heart Rhythm Meditation, and which really separates it from any other type of meditation.
~The experience of feeling the heartbeat is a major accomplishment in inner awareness. You will have gained a lifelong asset, a tool you can apply to your personal development and accomplishments in life.
You'll be able to rely upon an experience that few people believe is possible but that is not a fantasy, nor supernatural.
Learning Heart Rhythm Meditation can benefit everyone. It's for businesspeople, educators, artists, designers, scientists, homemakers, and managers. It is a technique that you can make your own and apply to the fulfillment of your life as you desire.
It doesn't take you out of the world; it helps you be effective as yourself, in concert with the world.
Meditation quotes by MaAnna Stephenson, author of The Sage Age
~We are moving from the age of information to the age of vibration.
~Science and intuitive wisdom are merging. All ways of knowing are viable and valuable.
~The body is an energetic system.
~The heart's magnetic field is much larger than the mind's magnetic field.
Good meditation quotes help you go deep within yourself.
by Mary Oliver, from Why I wake Early
Lingering in Happiness
~After rain, after many days without rain,it stays cool, private and cleansed, under the trees,and the dampness there, married now to gravity,falls branch to branch, leaf to leaf, down to the ground
where it will disappear-- but not, of course, vanishexcept to our eyes. The roots of the oaks will have their share, and the white threads of the grasses and the cushions of moss;a few drops, round as pearls, will enter the mole's tunnel:
and soon so many small stones, buried for a thousand years,will feel themselves being touched.
Rumi, Meditation Quotes:
Rumi was a 13th century Sufi mystic poet from Persia. He has been called the greatest mystical poet ever.
~Something Big is Coming
It’s still a secret, but arriving everywhere.
The atmosphere is charged with longing and searching.
The pilgrims and the mystery-lovers know.
They are gathering now.
The sound of prayer drifts across the dawn.
It’s Muslim, Jew, Christian,
All this singing
The differences are just illusion and vanity.
The sunlight looks a little different on this wall
Than it does on that.
And a lot different on this other one.
But it’s still one light.
We have borrowed these clothes
These time and place personalities
From a Light.
And when we praise,
We’re pouring them back in.
~O blaze of the world you are dear, you are dear
O beholding the beloved, keep near, keep near
I am the creation, I am the house
I am the trap and the mouse
I am wise and mad, stay here, stay here
I am the secrets you can’t see
Cloak and turban are both me
I am the cloister and the monk, do appear, do appear
I am mortal, I am old
Chains and shackles my feet hold
I make plans, don’t disappear, don’t disappear
I am the noon, I am the eve
Fire of love with my heart receive
I am the candle giving light, stay clear, stay clear
I am the prayer and the angel in flight
I am the fire, I am the light
I am the Promised Land, so dear, so dear
I am here, I am to be
Alpha and Omega are in me
I am aware of the others, keep near, keep near
I am the acquaintance and the friend
The lover and beloved in the end
I am the flower and the thorn, don’t fear, don’t fear
I am the season and temporal train
I am the minor, I am the main
I am the mind and the story, be here, be here.
~The Heart is a Candle Waiting to be Lit.
The following meditation quote (or poem) describes the need to create a center which collects the attention. In this center is our real identity.
~The gold of your intelligence
is scattered over many clippings and bits
of wanting. Bring them all together
in one place. How else can I stamp it?
Think how a great city concentrates
around a point. Damascus or Samarkand.
Grain by grain, collect the pieces.
The Beloved then becomes food and water,
lamp and helper, dessert and wine.
Many-ness is confusion and intellectual talk.
Meditation Quotes from E.E. Cummings
~Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to be. Why?
Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you are a lot of other people: but the moment you are being, you're nobody-but-yourself.
To be nobody-but-yourself-- in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting...
Does this sound dismal? It isn't. It's the most wonderful life on earth.
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