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Calm Mind Quotes


"Remember to keep the mind calm in difficult moments." - Horace

"The inquiry "who am I" turns the mind introvert and makes it calm." - Ramana Maharshi

"Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it." - Seneca the Younger

"Peace of mind is the basis of a healthy body and a healthy mind; so peace of mind, a calm mind, is very, very important." - Dalai Lama

"Remember that poise and power are inseparably associated. The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Let the mind calm down and the heart start to open. Then everything will be very obvious." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Meditation really helps create not only a sense of balance... but serenity and kind of a calm state of mind." - Eva Mendes

"To have a quiet mind is to possess one's mind wholly; to have a calm spirit is to possess one's self." - Hamilton Wright Mabie

"Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind." - Leigh Hunt

"Calm of mind, all passion spent." - John Milton

"Since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by a calm mind, and such peace of mind arises only from having a compassionate attitude, we need to make a concerted effort to develop compassion." - Dalai Lama

"I only think well when my mind is calm." - Mikhail Botvinnik

"A wild person with a calm mind can make anything." - Eric Maisel

"Invention requires an excited mind; execution, a calm one." - Johann Peter Eckermann

"Meditation means how to be not a mind. How to be not a mind! Meditation means how to create the state of no-mindedness. It doesn't mean unconsciousness. It means conscious and still, without any disturbance in the consciousness; conscious with no ripples, with no waves, with no vibrations; conscious as a deep, calm, silent pool with no ripples on it, with no disturbances on the surface; just a calm silent pool with no breeze to disturb, just mirrorlike." - Rajneesh

"Keep calm and carry on." - Winston Churchill

"When you meditate you have to try to quiet and calm the mind. There should be no thought within the mind. Right now you feel that if you can cherish twenty ideas at a time, then you are the wisest man on earth. The more thoughts that enter into our minds, the more clever we feel we are. But in the spiritual life it is not like that. If consciously we can make the mind calm and quiet, we feel that a new creation dawns inside us." - Sri Chinmoy

"See how God writes history. No technical knowledge is required; only a calm day and a calm mind." - John Muir

"Move quickly. Sound, calm mind. Be light in body. Have a clever mind. Master the basics." - Gogen Yamaguchi

"When you meditate, what you actually do is to enter into a calm or still, silent mind. We have to be fully aware of the arrival and attack of thoughts. That is to say, we shall not allow any thought, divine or undivine, good or bad, to enter into our mind. Our mind should be absolutely silent. Then we have to go deep within; there we have to observe our real existence." - Sri Chinmoy

"When the mind is un-agitated, when the mind is calm, that mind is most conducive to creative problem solving." - Chade-Meng Tan

"So let the mind flow like water. Face life with a calm and quiet mind and everything in life will be calm and quiet." - Thich Thien-An

"Watch your own body and mind, and the people and things surrounding you, from the deep, calm place inside of you. When you do that you'll have insights as to what you need to do in order to flow with the river of life around you." - Ken Keyes Jr.

"When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into a vacant, calm, still, silent mind. We go deep within and approach our true existence, which is our soul. When we live in the soul, we feel that we are actually meditating spontaneously" - Sri Chinmoy

"Meditation does not mean just sitting quietly for five or ten minutes. It requires conscious effort. The mind has to be made calm and quiet; at the same time, it has to be vigilant so as not to allow any distracting thoughts or desires to enter." - Sri Chinmoy

"Meditation is like a single log of wood. Insight and investigation are one end of the log; calm and concentration are the other end. If you lift up the whole log, both sides come up at once. Which is concentration and which is insight? Just this mind." - Ajahn Chah

"Eventually, meditation will make our mind calm, clear, and as concentrated as a laser which we can focus at will. This capacity of one-pointed attention is the essence of genius. When we have this mastery over attention in everything we do, we have a genius for life." - Eknath Easwaran

"Intuition is soul guidance, appearing naturally in man during those instants when his mind is calm." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Relax and calm your mind. Forget about yourself and follow your opponent's movement." - Yip Man

"It is the calm, forgiving, equable, well-balanced mind that does the greatest amount of work." - Swami Vivekananda

"Music alone with sudden charms can bind The wand'ring sense, and calm the troubled mind." - William Congreve

"Funny, how one good cookie could calm the mind and even elevate a troubled soul." - Dean Koontz

"In a garden you can find, quiet thoughts that calm the mind." - Patience Strong

"The only way to maximize potential for performance is to be calm in the mind." - Brian Sipe

"Through meditation, you can calm the mind and develop what is important to you." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"The best thing we can bring to any fight is a calm and compassionate mind." - George Saunders

"A calm mind helps our human intelligence to assess the situation realistically." - Dalai Lama

"Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health." - Dalai Lama

"It crosses my mind that Cinna's calm and normal demeanor masks a complete madman." - Suzanne Collins

"If the mind is calm, your spontaneity and honest thoughts appear. You become more spontaneous." - Chademeng Tan

"Less oft peace in Shelley's mind, Than calm in waters seen." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"One way to recollect the mind easily in the time of prayer, and preserve it more in tranquillity, is not to let it wander too far at other times. You should keep it strictly in the presence of God; and being accustomed to think of Him often, you will find it easy to keep your mind calm in the time of prayer, or at least to recall it from its wanderings." - Brother Lawrence

"Whenever your mind is totally absorbed in whatever activities you are performing, your mind will remain calm and content." - Chin-Ning Chu

"When our mind is calm, we're better able to find peace of mind and live a joyful life." - Dalai Lama

"When our mind is calm, we"re better able to find peace of mind and live a joyful life." - Dalai Lama

"If an individual has a calm state of mind, that person's attitudes and views will be calm and tranquil even in the presence of great agitation." - Dalai Lama

"When we speak of a calm state of mind or peace of mind, we shouldn't confuse that with an insensitive state of apathy. Having a calm or peaceful state of mind doesn't mean being spaced out or completely empty. Peace of mind or a calm state of mind is rooted in affection and compassion and is sensitive and responsive to others." - Dalai Lama

"The undisturbed mind is like the calm body water reflecting the brilliance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind." - Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi

"Learn to be calm and you will always be happy." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. On the other hand, if someone is suffering from depression, anxiety, or any form of emotional distress, then even if he or she happens to be enjoying physical comforts, he will not really be able to experience the happiness that these could bring." - Dalai Lama

"Hatred, jealousy and excessive attachment cause suffering and agitation. I feel compassion can help us overcome these disturbances and let us return to a calm state of mind. Compassion is not just being kind to your friend. That involves attachment because it is based on expectation. Compassion is when you do something good without any expectations - based on realizing that "the other person is also just like me"." - Dalai Lama

"When your mind is besieged by some inauspicious thoughts, you can bring the sunshine into your life by staying calm!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Disputation carries away the mind from that calm and sedate temper which is so necessary to contemplate truth." - Isaac Watts

"The mind which renounces, once and for ever, a futile hope, has its compensation in ever-growing calm." - George Gissing

"The practice of asanas purges the body of its impurities, bringing strength, firmness, calm, and clarity of mind." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"A calm mind is good for our physical health, but it also enables us to see things more realistically." - Dalai Lama

"It is commonly said that revenge is sweet, but to a calm and considerate mind, patience and forgiveness are sweeter." - Isaac Barrow

"Still the mind. Inhale peace. Let go of worries. Exhale stress. Notice the breath. Connect to all. Embrace calm." - Mary Davis

"A mind that is characterized by unrest will not be tranquil even in the presence of great calm." - Dalai Lama

"The mind is like a lake lashed into waves. Make the water of the lake clear and calm." - Swami Prabhavananda

"Trust Christ! and a great benediction of tranquil repose comes down upon the calm mind and the tranquil heart." - Alexander MacLaren

"Sometimes you can find peace of mind by transferring yourself to different situations. They're just reminders to stay... calm." - Yves Behar

"In meditation, when your mind becomes perfectly still and calm, you will experience the golden light of eternity." - Frederick Lenz

"How do you meditate? You meditate with an inner cry. There should be an inner cry here, in the heart. The outer cry is ego-centred; it wants name and fame. ... While you are feeling this inner cry, you try to make the mind absolutely calm and quiet. If a thought enters your mind, you try to reject it. Consider this thought as a fly. When a fly comes to land on your arm, you don't allow the fly to remain; you just wave your hand and it goes away." - Sri Chinmoy

"Nothing outside yourself can cause any trouble. You yourself make the waves in your mind. If you leave your mind as it is, it will become calm. This mind is called big mind." - Shunryu Suzuki

"Because of watching your breath and thoughts you have come to know now that you are neither thoughts nor your breath, you are the watcher, the witness. This is awareness. This is what I call meditation. Once you have known this awareness you are unidentified with your body, with your mind. Now you experience a vastness inside you, in one sense utterly empty and in another sense overflowingly full. Because of its emptiness you will remain calm and quiet. And because of its overflowing fullness you will be creative." - Rajneesh

"An affectionate disposition not only makes the mind more peaceful and calm, but it affects our body in a positive way too." - Dalai Lama

"Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one should be serene, slow-pulsed, and calm." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Woman's mind Oft' shifts her passions, like th'inconstant wind; Sudden she rages, like the troubled main, Now sinks the storm, and all is calm again." - John Gay

"Two things are easiest to do. One, to carry water in a sieve. Two, to still the mind. Freeze water. Breathe calm. Only two secrets to learn." - Swami Veda Bharati

"Compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and a sense of self-discipline are qualities that help us lead our daily lives with a calm mind" - Dalai Lama

"A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"What I believe, according to my own experience, is that a calm, peaceful mind is a very important element for sustaining the body in a balanced way." - Dalai Lama

"A calm mind releases the most precious capacity a human being can have: the capacity to turn anger into compassion, fear into fearlessness, and hatred into love." - Eknath Easwaran

"If you keep in mind that love and love alone is the reason for living, it will calm your heart and free you from your worries." - Harold Klemp

"Charles Sumner's mind had reached the calm of WATER which receives and reflects images without absorbing them; it contains nothing but itself." - Henry Adams

"Breathing is central to every aspect of meditation training. It's a wonderful place to focus in training the mind to be calm and concentrated." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience." - Dalai Lama

"Man's troubles are rooted in extreme attention to senses, thoughts, and imagination. Attention should be focused internally to experience a quiet body and a calm mind." - Gautama Buddha

"Once your mind is calm and full of love, there is no room for hatred or fear. Others will trust you because of your open heart." - Dalai Lama

"I've tried to meditate, but I feel like I always overthink the process. When I need to calm my mind, I will go for a family hike." - Jacob Vargas

"His servants he, with new acquist Of true experience from this great event, With peace and consolation hath dismissed, And calm of mind, all passion spent." - John Milton

"This is the central idea of the Gita- to be calm and steadfast in all circumstances, with one's body, mind, and soul centered at His hallowed feet!" - Swami Vivekananda

"Let the mind be cheerful but calm. Never let it run into excesses, because every excess will be followed by a reaction." - Swami Vivekananda

"Sumner's mind had reached the calm of water which receives and reflects images without absorbing them; it contained nothing but itself." - Henry Adams

"Breathing is central to every aspect of meditation training. It's a wonderful place to focus in training the mind to be calm and concentrated." - Jon Kabatzinn

"Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment." - Nhat Hanh

"Watch the functioning of your own mind in a calm and detached manner so you can gain insight into your own behavior." - Henepola Gunaratana

"Before a fight I empty my mind. Every fighter is able to lose. It is not a big thing. You have to accept what comes and remain calm." - Lyoto Machida

"Why dost thou not retire like a guest sated with the banquet of life, and with calm mind embrace, thou fool, a rest that knows no care?" - Lucretius

"If you know the point of balance, You can settle the details. If you can settle the details, You can stop running around. Your mind will become calm. If your mind becomes calm, You can think in front of a tiger. If you can think in front of a tiger, You will surely succeed." - Mencius

"Thou Moon! Sun of the Night, Sister mystic of the Day; Look down, pause in thy flight! Calm me with thy aural ray, Enchanting souls to silver sleep. Look down from out thy airy keep, My fevered senses hypnotize; Shut out the World, whereto Mind flies- Ambitious Mind, with travail sore; Its fibre rest, its calm restore." - William Batchelder Greene

"Pacifism simply is not a matter of calm looking on; it is work, hard work." - Kathe Kollwitz

"When one is in a good sound rage, it is astonishing how calm one can be." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Young girls envy the life yall leading, never satisfied with a nice calm evening" - Drake

"One can feel calm and at ease. Just leave kids alone, please." - Vladimir Putin

"A life of peace, purity and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"As long as I can concentrate and remain somewhat calm, I can normally do very well." - Al Oerter

"I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath." - Fred Shero

"The superior person is calm and composed; the lesser person is continuously worried and distressed." - Confucius

"Compassion instills a sense of calm, inner strength, and a deep confidence and satisfaction" - Dalai Lama

"Woah! Calm down, Curly!" - Louis Tomlinson

"Remain calm, be kind." - Colin Powell

"Stay calm and aggressive." - Gabrielle Reece

"When people say that meditation makes them calm, they are often referring to this stability of the mind. A stable mind creates the foundation for a happier and more contented person." - Sakyong Mipham

"A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate." - Swami Sivananda

"The calm man is not the man who is dull. You must not mistake Sattva for dullness or laziness. The calm man is the one who has control over the mind waves. Activity is the manifestation of inferior strength, calmness, of the superior." - Swami Vivekananda

"One of yoga's great gifts to making is the discovery of the link that exists between energy, breath, and mind. As you change one, you also change the other two. If you excite one, the other two become excited and, conversely, if you calm one, the other two respond by becoming calm also." - John Novak

"The truth of life lies in the impulsiveness of matter. The mind of man has been poisoned by concepts. Do not ask him to be content, ask him only to be calm, to believe that he has found his place. But only the madman is really calm." - Antonin Artaud

"The trained mind is a rich mind." - Robert Kiyosaki

"As you focus your attention on the heart center, you will begin to feel your thoughts slowing down. You'll begin to feel your mind becoming calm and quiet. They won't bother you." - Frederick Lenz

"Developing concern for others, thinking of them as part of us, brings self-confidence , reduces our sense of suspicion and mistrust, and enables us to develop a calm mind." - Dalai Lama

"My New Years Resolution is to find the calm in the chaos. Practicing yoga is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. It's where you connect mind, body and spirit." - Donna Karan

"The idea of seeing the sea - of being near it - watching its changes by sunrise, sunset, moonlight, and noonday - in calm, perhaps in storm - fills and satisfies my mind." - Charlotte Bronte

"'Mind and matter,' said the lady in the wig, 'glide swift into the vortex if immensity. Howls the sublime, and softly sleeps the calm Ideal, in the whispering chambers of Imagination.'" - Charles Dickens

"There is a simple path to follow, that appears only when you calm your mind. It leads you on a beautiful journey back to your original self; the perfect, beautiful you." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Regular meditation opens the avenues of intuitional knowledge, makes the mind calm and steady, awakens an ecstatic feeling, and brings the practitioner in contact with the source of his/her very being." - Sivananda

"Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind." - Tryon Edwards

"What, what is virtue, but repose of mind, A pure ethereal calm, that knows no storm; Above the reach of wild ambition's wind, Above those passions that this world deform And torture man." - James Thomson

"Just as the waves can subside to reveal the stillness of the ocean's depths, so too is it possible to calm the turbulence of our mind to reveal its natural pristine clarity." - Kathleen McDonald

"Look at your mind dispassionately; this is enough to calm it. When it is quiet, you can go beyond it. Do not keep it busy all the time. Stop it - and just BE." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"When I was going through my cancer treatment, I learned that you can never ask a stupid question. I asked every single question that came to my mind, and I believe that helped to calm my own anxiety." - Maura Tierney

"Arguments cannot be answered with insults. . . . Kindness is strength. . . . Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one should be serene, slow-pulsed, and calm." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Of course, you can't force your mind to be silent. That would be like trying to smooth ripples in water with a flatiron. Water becomes clear and calm only when left alone." - Alan Watts

"Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind." - Jonathan Edwards

"Pray silently with simplicity every day to stay cool and calm in mind, composed and collected in heart; courageous and connected to own soul, to lay the way for a peaceful life." - Anuj

"In meditation, healing can happen. When the mind is calm, alert and totally contented, then it is like a laser beam - it is very powerful and healing can happen." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Avoid excessive merriment. A mind in that state never becomes calm; it becomes fickle. Excessive merriment will always be followed by sorrow. Tears and laughter are near kin. People so often run from one extreme to the other." - Swami Vivekananda

"Of course, you ca' force your mind to be silent. That would be like trying to smooth ripples in water with a flatiron. Water becomes clear and calm only when left alone." - Alan Watts

"The maha-mantra was prescribed for modern times because of the fast-paced nature of things today. Even when people do get into a little quiet place, it's very difficult to calm the mind for very long." - Mukunda Goswami

"The research shows that if you meditate, the mind becomes still, and they can see the functionality and gray matter in the brain increase, the nervous system calm, the immune system improve and a reduction in stress." - Russell Simmons

"To please the fancy is no trifling good, Where health is studied; for whatever moves The mind with calm delight, promotes the just And natural movements of th'harmonious frame." - John Armstrong

"Life is always uncertain, and common prudence dictates to every man the necessity of settling his temporal concerns, while it is in his power, and while the mind is calm and undisturbed." - George Washington

"I don't work out as much as I should, but I do believe that it's a healthy mind as well as a healthy body that keeps me fit, sound and calm." - Naomi Campbell

"The calm mind allows one to connect with the inner self, the Soul, the very source of our being. That's where the music lives. That's where my music comes from." - Clarence Clemons

"Imagine that your mind is like a calm, clear lake or a vast empty sky: Ripples appear on the surface of the lake and clouds pass across the sky, but they soon disappear without altering the natural stillness." - Kathleen McDonald

"The mind must be made calm and still. Then it is aimed at the sky, at the brightness, at that infinitude of being that stretches out endlessly in every direction forever." - Frederick Lenz

"Mere communion with nature, mere contact with the free air, exercise a soothing yet comforting and strengthening influence on the wearied mind, calm the storm of passion, and soften the heart when shaken by sorrow to its inmost depths." - Alexander von Humboldt

"I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It's a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running overtime." - Kylie Minogue

"Meditation helps you stay in a calm, clear-headed state so that when challenges come at you, you can deal with them like a ninja - in a calm thoughtful way. When you're centered, your emotions are not hijacking you." - Ray Dalio

"But calm, white calm, was born into a swan." - Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

"I'm calm and focused and I can't wait for the biggest sport event in the World to begin." - Benjamin Boukpeti

"Positive thoughts: joy, happiness, fulfillment, achievement, worthiness, have positive results: enthusiasm, calm, well-being, ease, energy, love...." - Peter Mcwilliams

"Civilizations die from philosophical calm, irony, and a sense of fair play quite as surely as they die of debauchery." - Joseph Wood Krutch

"Moderation in people who are contented comes from that calm that good fortune lends to their spirit." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs." - Albert Einstein

"Happy, calm children learn best" - Daniel Goleman

"Love is serene and calm" - Erica Jong



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