Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.
We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
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We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
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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.
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Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.
Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.
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When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always. (151)
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Mindfulness, also called wise attention, helps us see what we’re adding to our experiences, not only during meditation sessions but also elsewhere.
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Intelligence comes from meditation, intelligence comes from rebellion, intelligence does not come from memory
Meditation needs no results. Meditation can have itself as an end, I meditate without words and on nothingness. What tangles my life is writing.
The practice of forgiveness is very much like the practice of meditation. You have to do it often and persist at it in order to be any good.
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