Anyone who has tried to meditate knows that, for a beginner, it isn’t easy.
We may question our progress and feel confused as we come face to face with our restless mind. Many of us may even begin to question whether we’re doing it properly.
For that reason, it’s important that we have a teacher to guide us.
Meditation is a subtle practice, and an effective teacher works as a coach in any field, helping you find your way and correct your mistakes. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find an experienced teacher in your area.
That’s why many people turn to books about meditation for inspiration. Dozens of great meditation book have been written over the years, from Buddhist perspectives such as Thich Nhat Hans’ The Miracle of Mindfulness to the medical doctor Jon Kabat-Zinn’s, Wherever You Go There You Are.
Some texts may be more instructional and focus on exactly what you should do to in your meditation practice; how to sit, how to breathe, what mantra to chant, and various other helpful hints.
On the other hand, some meditation texts take a more poetic approach.
When someone is both a good teacher and a competent writer, their words can transform our mind and put us in a state of peace. This is incredibly important when we’re going through tough periods in our life and when our meditation practice just doesn’t seem to be helping us calm our minds.
Here at keepinspiring.me, we know the value of mindfulness and meditation. That’s why we’ve put together a balanced group of meditation quotes to help guide and encourage your meditation practice, wherever you are on your journey.