Best 82 Quotes & Tweets on Meditation

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The modern mind is overstimulated and the modern body is understimulated and overfed. Meditation, exercise, and fasting restore an ancient balance.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Highs that don’t lead to subsequent lows: • Meditation, gratitude, prayer, journaling, unconditional love. • Yoga, exercise, play, nature walks. • Creating art, reading for fun, singing, poetry. • Practicing a craft, pursuing curiosity, work done for its own sake, flow.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Meditation is intermittent fasting for the mind. Too much sugar leads to a heavy body, and too many distractions lead to a heavy mind. Time spent undistracted and alone, in self-examination, journaling, meditation, resolves the unresolved and takes us from mentally fat to fit.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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5 good minutes of: -pushups is a solid workout -sprints will leave you winded -writing can deliver 1 good page -reading can finish an insightful article -meditation can reset your mood You don’t need more time—just a little focused action.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Meditation - The Art of Doing Nothing

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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If your opinions line up neatly with those of your friends and colleagues, they’re not your opinions.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Meditation is turning off society and listening to yourself. It only “works” when done for its own sake. Hiking is walking meditation. Journaling is writing meditation. Praying is gratitude meditation. Showering is accidental meditation. Sitting quietly is direct meditation.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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When making plans, think big. When making progress, think small.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Things you control: Your effort. Your beliefs. Your identity. Your actions. Your attitude. Your integrity. Your thoughts. The food you eat. How kind you are. The media you read. How reflective you are. How thoughtful you are. The people you listen to. The type of friend you are.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The closer you are to the truth, the more silent you become inside.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Greatness is consistency. Meditating once is common. Meditating daily is rare. Exercising today is simple. Training every week is simply remarkable. Writing one essay doesn’t mean much. Writing every day practically makes you a hero. Unheroic days can make for heroic decades.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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They want to punish you for your speech because they can’t punish you for your thoughts.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Persistent, non-specific anxiety is the result of wanting so much, talking so much, and doing so much that you lose touch with the quiet joys of solitude.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Life hack: When in bed, meditate. Either you will have a deep meditation, or fall asleep. Victory either way.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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If meditation was easy, you’d do nothing else.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Reading is like fresh food for the mind. The consumption fills you with wisdom. Writing is like exercise for the mind. The effort leads to stronger ideas. Meditation is like fasting for the mind. The practice clears your mental digestive tract.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Ultimately, the only way to truly be in control of your life is to be in control of your thoughts.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Habits will form whether you want them or not. Whatever you repeat, you reinforce.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Hard work is not always something you can see. It is not always physical effort. In fact, the most powerful form of hard work is thinking clearly. Designing a winning strategy may not look very active, but make no mistake: it is very hard work. Strategy often beats sweat.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Anxiety is thought without control. Flow is control without thought.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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You know yourself mostly by your thoughts. Everyone else in the world knows you only by your actions. Remember this when you feel misunderstood. You have to do or say something for others to know how you feel.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Authenticity is the gap between your thoughts and your actions. The smaller the gap, the more genuine the lifestyle.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Great ideas come from two places: solitude and conversation.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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You know that song that you can't get out of your head? All thoughts work that way. Careful what you read.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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It’s very hard to succeed if you think the whole world is out to get you.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Alone time is the best time. But it never seems that way when it's happening, just after the fact.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Caught in a funk? Use meditation, music, and exercise to reset your mood. Then choose a new path to commit emotional energy for rest of day.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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The first step to accepting yourself is to simply become comfortable being with yourself. There is a benefit to sitting in silence for a few moments each day. It's difficult to work through internal baggage when you are constantly receiving external stimuli.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Focus on *how* you respond You don’t control ... What people say about you; The situation you're put in; Where you start in life; If people treat you fairly; What other people do; You control *how* you respond.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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If you think every stance except yours is evil, you may be in a cult.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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What we reason for ourselves may help others. What we reason for others will not help us.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Calm your mind. Train your body. Master your craft. Be present in the moment.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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While we’re capable of logic, our default is pattern recognition.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The internet is as useful as your self-control.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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I’ve yet to meet an original thinker who doesn’t spend a lot of time alone

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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I like the concept of “fitness math.” An hour at the gym nets you more than an hour of productivity throughout the rest of your day. The same applies to meditation, getting 8 hours of sleep instead of 7 hours, reading every night, and more.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Become what you want to see in the world and it will be so. If you want an amazing relationship with your partner, be an amazing partner. If you want people to be thoughtful and kind, be thoughtful and kind. Small changes in your actions change your entire world.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The best way to improve your ability to think is to make time and space to think.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Your thoughts shape the world you see. The world you see shapes the experiences you have. Your experiences shape your thoughts.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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People think stopping when it starts to hurt is their best effort. It isn’t. Your best effort begins when it starts to hurt.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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You don't control your initial trajectory in life (country of birth, parents, diet, initial education, etc.) but—for the vast majority of people—at some point, you take control of your own trajectory (you can educate yourself, etc).

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Habits account for 40-50% of your daily actions, but their true impact is even greater because your habits shape the conscious choices that follow. Ex: opening YouTube out of habit can lead to an hour of procrastination. Control that small habit and you regain the entire hour.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Ultimately you have to think for yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Mastery requires practice. But the more you practice something, the more boring and routine it becomes. Thus, an essential component of mastery is the ability to search for new details in old practices. Don’t abandon the fundamentals. Find something new to be in awe about.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your environment is the key to your subconscious. People who appear to have better than average self-control, typically operate in environments that don't require them to exercise much self-control.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Simple question to find work you love: What do you enjoy refining? Many people get excited to do something once, but ultimately get bored. It’s the areas you can’t help yourself from rethinking, revising, reorganizing, and optimizing where you have a long-term advantage.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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I’d buy 10 percent of the future earnings of any of my friends and colleagues that have adapted since March and short all the people that haven’t. How you respond is more important than your IQ. And you control how you respond.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The voice inside your head shapes what you see, think, and feel. It protects your ego, even if that means distorting reality.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Your Results = (Habits) x (Time) +/- (Luck) Habits and luck both matter, but not in the same way. Luck is *out of your control* and the impact of one-off events fades over time. Habits are the opposite. Your habits are *in your control* and their impact compounds over time.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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