Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on meditation

Indian-American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of AngelList.

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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.


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.


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.


Meditation - The Art of Doing Nothing


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


A busy mind accelerates the passage of subjective time.


Insight meditation lets you run your brain in debug mode, until you realize that you're just a subroutine in a larger program.

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