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"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering." - Steven Wright

"Meditation stills the wandering mind and establishes us forever in a state of peace." - Swami Muktananda

"Don't let your mind go wandering, its too small to go out by itself." - Anonymous

"Meditation stills the wandering mind and establishes us forever in a state of peace." - Muktananda

"Ophelia's mind went wandering you'd wonder where she'd gone through secret doors down corridors she'd wander them alone" - Natalie Merchant

"A mind not set on God is given to wandering and lacks the quality of a temple of worship." - Mahatma Gandhi

"One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of wandering." - Alfred North Whitehead

"No wandering minds allowed." - Pseudonymous Bosch

"I'm a wandering gypsy." - Lady Gaga

"A vacant mind invites dangerous inmates, as a deserted mansion tempts wandering outcasts to enter and take up their abode in its desolate apartments." - Nicholas Hilliard

"Sorry... my mind was wandering... one time it went all the way to Venus and ordered a meal I could' pay for." - Steven Wright

"We must do our business faithfully, without trouble or disquiet, recalling our mind to God mildly, and with tranquility, as often as we find it wandering from him." - Brother Lawrence

"A vacant mind invites dangerous inmates, as a deserted mansion tempts wandering outcasts to enter and take up their abode in its desolate apartments." - George Stillman Hillard

"I have been Merlin wandering in the woods Of a far country, where the winds waken Unnatural voices, my mind broken By a sudden acquaintance with man's rage." - R. S. Thomas

"Poor wandering one! If such poor love as mine Can help thee find True peace of mind- Why, take it, it is thine!" - W. S. Gilbert

"The turning of the charkha in a lifeless way will be like the turning of the beads of the rosary with a wandering mind turned away from God." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Sorry... my mind was wandering... one time it went all the way to Venus and ordered a meal I couldn't pay for." - Steven Wright

"I have been Merlin wandering in the woods Of a far country, where the winds waken Unnatural voices , my mind broken By a sudden acquaintance with man's rage." - R. S. Thomas

"If the mind falls asleep, awaken it. Then if it starts wandering, make it quiet. If you reach the state where there is neither sleep nor movement of mind, stay still in that, the natural (real) state." - Ramana Maharshi

"My mind turned by anxiety, or other cause, from its scrutiny of blank paper, is like a lost child-wandering the house, sitting on the bottom step to cry." - Virginia Woolf

"What holy cities are to nomadic tribes - a symbol of race and a bond of union - great books are to the wandering souls of men: they are the Meccas of the mind." - George Edward Woodberry

"When you are simply observing your breath, you are perceiving an automatically unfolding process in your body. By contrast, when you are observing your wandering mind, you are also experiencing the spontaneous activity of a process in your body." - Thomas Metzinger

"Follow the wandering, the distraction, find out why the mind has wandered; pursue it, go into it fully. When the distraction is completely understood, then that particular distraction is gone. When another comes, pursue it also." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Adults forget the depths of languor into which the adolescent mind decends with ease. They are prone to undervalue the mental growth that occurs during daydreaming and aimless wandering" - E O Wilson

"My mind started wandering. I started playing carefully, instead of playing the way that had gotten me to that point. I had to force myself to keep driving the ball." - Tracy Austin

"We are not responsible for every thought that goes wandering through our mind. We are, however, responsible for the ones we hold there. We're especially responsible for the one's we put there." - Peter Mcwilliams

"Remember that breath walking - as with any meditation technique - should not be pursued with a grim determination to 'get it right.' The point is to cultivate openness, relaxation and awareness, which can include awareness of your undisciplined, wandering mind." - Andrew Weil

"The wind is the moon's imagination wandering." - Saul Williams

"My days are gone a-wandering." - Francois Villon

"It's fun wandering around other people's minds." - Jenny Holzer

"In an asana, the mind has to reach inside the body to find a quiet space until a point comes where perfect balance is felt. If the mind is wandering while practicing, then one is not fully present, and there can be no union. Involvement, interpenetratio n and insight are the required qualities for the practitioner." - Geeta Iyengar

"I spent on the Other Earth many "other years," wandering from mind to mind and country to country, but I did not gain any clear understanding of the psychology of the Other Men and the significance of their history till I encountered one of their philosophers, an aging but still vigorous man whose eccentric and unpalatable views had prevented him from attaining eminence." - Olaf Stapledon

"Small mind competes, big mind collaborates and great mind encompasses." - Amit Ray

"Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed." - Christian Nestell Bovee

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

"The only way to Heaven is prayer; a prayer of the heart, which every one is capable of, and not of reasonings which are the fruits of study, or exercise of the imagination, which, in filling the mind with wandering objects, rarely settle it; instead of warming the heart with love to God, they leave it cold and languishing." - Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon

"We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are a part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity. This idea helps the mind of the child to become fixed, to stop wandering in an aimless quest for knowledge. He is satisfied, having found the universal centre of himself with all things." - Maria Montessori

"There is a fine sense of freedom that comes from wandering about a familiar city with no particular destination in mind, with no one to meet, no duties, no obligations. I had nothing to do and a thousand nameless, sun-drenched streets to do it in." - Steven Saylor

"For the emergent process, as noted by the geneticist Theodore Dobzhansky, is neither random nor determined but creative. Just as in human order, creativity is neither a rational deductive process nor the irrational wandering of the undisciplined mind but the emergence of beauty as mysterious as the blossoming of a field of daisies out of the dark Earth." - Thomas Berry

"It is a thorny undertaking, and more so than it seems, to follow a movement so wandering as that of our mind, to penetrate the opaque depths of its innermost folds, to pick out and immobilize the innumerable flutterings that agitate it." - Michel De Montaigne

"Yoga practice can make us more and more sensitive to subtler and subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer and finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind." - Ravi Ravindra

"Wakening from the dreaming forest there, the hazel-sprig sang under my tongue, its drifting fragrance climbed up through my conscious mind as if suddenly the roots I had left behind cried out to me, the land I had lost with my childhood - and I stopped, wounded by the wandering scent." - Pablo Neruda

"The most clever and polite are content with only seeming attentive while we perceive in their mind and eyes that at the very time they are wandering from what is said and desire to return to what they want to say." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Speaking as a phenomenologist, it seems to me that a considerable portion of mind wandering actually is "mental avoidance behaviour", an attempt to cope with adverse internal stimuli or to protect oneself from a deeper processing of information that threatens self-esteem." - Thomas Metzinger

"The whole blear world of smoke and twisted steel around my head in a railroad car, and my mind wandering past the rust into futurity: I saw the sun go down in a carnal and primeval world, leaving darkness to cover my railroad train because the other side of the world was waiting for dawn." - Allen Ginsberg

"There can be many reasons to travel, but wandering into the world for no particular reason is a sublime madness, which in all its whimsy and pointlessness may depict the story of life - and indeed could be a useful model to keep in mind, seeing as so much of life's ambition comes unstuck or leads to nothing much at all." - Michael Leunig

"This inner peace of mind occurs on three levels of understanding. Physical quietness seems the easiest to achieve, although there are levels and levels of this too, as attested by the ability of Hindu mystics to live buried alive for many days. Mental quietness, in which one has no wandering thoughts at all, seems more difficult, but can be achieved. But value quietness, in which one has no wandering desires at all but simply performs the acts of his life without desire, that seems the hardest." - Robert M Pirsig

"We are the voices of the wandering wind, Which moan for rest and rest can never find; Lo! as the wind is so is mortal life, A moan, a sigh, a sob, a storm, a strife." - Edwin Arnold

"About myself - no. I'm unimportant, an observer, a wandering animal." - Christina Stead

"Wandering flushes a glory that fades with arrival." - J. A. Baker

"Do' become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific." - Zig Ziglar

"Don't become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific." - Zig Ziglar

"Don't let yourselves be poisoned by those wandering Jews." - Hugo Chavez

"Do' let yourselves be poisoned by those wandering Jews." - Hugo Chavez

"There is nothing worse for mortals than a wandering life." - Homer

"Don't let yourselves be poisoned by those wandering Jews." - Hugo Chavez

"Hate pollutes the mind." - William Shakespeare

"Mind my own business." - DJ Khaled

"Fear focuses the mind." - Meryl Streep

"Mind your own business." - Grant Bowler

"Engineering stimulates the mind." - Bruce Dickinson

"Hate pollutes the mind." - Anonymous

"Poor wandering one! Though thou hast surely strayed, Take heart of grace, Thy steps retrace, Poor wandering one!" - W. S. Gilbert

"Musing takes place in a kind of meadowlands of the imagination, a part of the imagination that has not yet been plowed, developed, or put to any immediately practical use...time spent there is not work time, yet without that time the mind becomes sterile, dull, domesticated. The fight for free space - for wilderness and public space - must be accompanied by a fight for free time to spend wandering in that space." - Rebecca Solnit

"Thinking can be lateral or "sweaty". For the latter you're better off in an office and following a routine but for the former you have to be "out of your mind", so to speak. So although I recognize the merits of hard work, I find that my work goes stale if I don't go off wandering around the world every few weeks. My friends think I'm a gipsy, but that's when I do "part 1" of my best work." - Joao Magueijo

"Meditation is not a matter of trying to stop thinking or make your mind go blank but rather to realize when your attention is wandering and to simply let go of the thoughts and begin again. It is a way of changing our relationship to our thoughts, so we're not so consumed by them, with no sense of space. Having a newly spacious relationship to our thoughts brings both peace and freedom." - Sharon Salzberg

"We all indulge in the strange, pleasant process called thinking, but when it comes to saying, even to someone opposite, what we think, then how little we are able to convey! The phantom is through the mind and out of the window before we can lay salt on its tail, or slowly sinking and returning to the profound darkness which it has lit up momentarily with a wandering light." - Virginia Woolf

"Yes, my mind was wandering. I wished I were there with someone who could bring peace to my heart someone with whom I could spend a little time without being afraid that i would lose him the next day. With that reassurance, the time would pass more slowly. We could be silent for a while because we'd know we had the rest of our lives together for conversation. I wouldn't have to worry about serious matters, about difficult decisions and hard words." - Paulo Coelho

"Travel doesn't merely broaden the mind. It makes the mind." - Bruce Chatwin

"The unwilling mind is not a teachable mind." - Ellen Swallow Richards

"Peace of mind! All we need is peace of mind!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind." - Deepak Chopra

"What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve" - Napoleon Hill

"My mind on my money, my money on my mind." - Snoop Dogg

"Beauty of mind creates freedom. Freedom of mind creates beauty." - Ann Demeulemeester

"A mind too active is no mind at all." - Theodore Roethke

"What is matter? Never mind." - Bertrand Russell

"Education forms the common mind." - Alexander Pope

"Mind is memory, not intelligence." - Rajneesh

"Religion stills a thinking mind." - Greg Erwin

"Chance favours a prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"Heart and mind overcome all." - Dan Henderson

"Renunciation is of the mind." - Swami Vivekananda

"Garden work clears the mind." - Joanne Harris

"Food makes my mind sluggish." - Miles Davis

"Fear is the mind-killer." - Frank Herbert

"I don't mind what happens." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Your mind grows through use." - Grenville Kleiser

"Mind is all that counts." - Robert Collier

"Music makes a quiet mind." - Patrick Mcgoohan

"Gun Control is mind control." - L Neil Smith

"Chance favours the trained mind." - Louis Pasteur

"I love the human mind." - Wilmer Valderrama

"Mind is not your intelligence." - Rajneesh

"Mind share before market share." - Beth Comstock

"Learning never exhausts the mind." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Travelling expands the mind rarely." - Hans Christian Andersen

"My mind is always going." - Estelle

"My mind is always racing." - Justin Bieber

"Chance favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"Nature's first great title-mind." - George Croly

"A peaceful mind generates power." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Religion is just mind control." - George Carlin

"I don't mind being naked." - Nicole Kidman

"The mind is a muscle." - Robert Wilson

"I don't mind demanding women." - Chris Noth

"A disciplined mind brings happiness." - Gautama Buddha

"The unconditioned mind intuits truth." - Bruce Lee

"The mind precedes all things, the mind dominates all things, the mind creates all things." - Gautama Buddha

"The beginner's mind is the mind of compassion. When our mind is compassionate, it is boundless." - Shunryu Suzuki

"No mind, no wisdom-tempora ry mind, temporary wisdom-eternal mind, eternal wisdom." - Adoniram Judson

"The red man divided mind into two parts, - the spiritual mind and the physical mind." - Charles Eastman

"I am wandering inside, wandering through my past, trying to see if there is a place there strong enough to hold me." - Carol Matas

"With Urban Secrets, I just really liked the idea of wandering around chatting to people." - Alan Cumming

"The world is vast and meant for wandering. There is always somewhere else to go." - Nick Burd

"Vice repeated is like the wandering wind, blows dust in others' eyes to spread itself." - William Shakespeare

"O Cuckoo! shall I call thee bird, Or but a wandering voice?" - William Wordsworth

"Remote, unfriended, melancholy, slow, Or by the lazy Scheld or wandering Po." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Why don't you try wandering with me to the Palace of Not-Even-Anything" - Zhuangzi

"Wandering and confused, lost to myself, ill-assorted, contradictory, Pausing, gazing, bending, and stopping" - Nicholas Sparks

"Ideas are like wandering sons. They show up when you least expect them." - Bernard Williams

"I know what it's like to miss someone. To feel like you're just...wandering around, lost." - Julie Kagawa

"O Lord, wandering with thee, even hell itself would be to me a heaven of bliss." - Ramayana

"I sing the joy of wandering and the pleasure of the wanderer's death" - Guillaume Apollinaire

"Wandering seemed no more than the happiness of an anxious man." - Albert Camus

"Our life seems cursed to be a wiggle merely, and a wandering without end." - Annie Dillard

"Misfortune wandering the same track lights now upon one and now upon another." - Aeschylus

"An objective is an ambition, and life without ambition is ... well, aimless wandering." - Alfred Wainwright

"Education without morals is like a ship without a compass, merely wandering nowhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"You must have your wits about you. No wandering minds allowed." - Pseudonymous Bosch

"I'm not a wandering slave, I am a woman of choice" - Lady Gaga

"The nodding horror of whose shady brows Threats the forlorn and wandering passenger." - John Milton

"...wandering, (is) considered as a state of detachment form every given point in space..." - Georg Simmel

"The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder." - Suzy Kassem

"I guess I haven't gotten over being lost, a wandering gypsy." - Neil Diamond

"Why do' you try wandering with me to the Palace of Not-Even-Anything" - Zhuangzi

"Man is a tireless traveller wandering in the dark valleys of his past!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific." - Zig Ziglar

"If men must beg to live, May the Creator also go wandering and perish." - Thiruvalluvar

"Ideas are like wandering sons. They show up when you least expect them." - Bern Williams

"On a journey, ill, And over fields all withered, dreams Go wandering still." - Matsuo Basho

"Misfortune wandering the same track lights now upon one and now upon another." - Aeschylus

"Foamfollower's question caught him wandering. Are you a storyteller, Thomas Covenant?" - Stephen R Donaldson

"Remote, unfriended, melancholy, slow, Or by the lazy Scheldt, or wandering Po." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Even brute beasts and wandering birds do not fall into the same traps or nets twice." - Jerome

"Human wandering through the zoo what do your cousins think of you." - Don Marquis

"Was' it extraordinary to be in the world right now, wandering around in a wonderful adventure!" - Jostein Gaarder

"Improper parental example in the home is a leading cause of the wandering of youth..." - Nathan Eldon Tanner

"Wandering between two worlds, one dead, The other powerless to be born." - Matthew Arnold

"Wasn't it extraordinary to be in the world right now, wandering around in a wonderful adventure!" - Jostein Gaarder



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