Meditation quotes can be a powerful tool in your practice. Finding one that resonates can make a huge difference to your focus and ease with which you find that ‘quiet place’. Although some people see them as twee and overused on social media, there’s a reason for their popularity – they work.

In this article – we’ve collated the best meditation quotes for stress, mindfulness, and yoga for you to use in your practice, classes, or on social media (plus downloadable images).

As a specialist fitness marketing agency, we’re often asked to create quote posts for our social media clients. Over the last 15+ years, we’ve learned that inspirational, funny, and wise quotes are great for generating engagement and encouraging followers to take action. So, here’s a collection of our favs that are universally popular on Instagram and Facebook.

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Buddha Meditation Quotes

When it comes to inspirational and spiritual meditation quotes, those from the Buddha are consistently wise and uplifting (whatever your religious beliefs).

  • The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.
  • We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
  • Rule your mind or it will rule you.
  • What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.
  • There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
  • Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.
  • Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
  • If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.
  • Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
  • In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
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Meditation Quotes for Stress

Positive meditation quotes can also help to reduce stress by providing perspective and calm…

  • Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.
  • The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James
  • Chasing after the world brings chaos. Allowing it all to come to me, brings peace. – Zen Gatha
  • Nothing is permanent in this world. Not even stress.
  • Meditation is not a way of making the mind go quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts, the average person thinks every day. – Deepak Chopra
  • Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished. – Buddha
  • You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for one hour. – Old Zen saying
  • A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. – Zen Shin
  • Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat any time and be yourself. – Hermann Hesse
  • When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix
  • The wise yogi knows that the process itself is a destination. That life itself – perhaps this very moment – is the ultimate reward.
  • Today I refuse to stress myself out over things I cannot control or change.
  • If you have time to breathe, you have time to meditate. – Ajahn Chah
  • Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes. – Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Stress doesn’t go with my outfit.
  • You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Stressed spelled backwards is desserts 🙂
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Mindfulness Meditation Quotes

We’re big fans of Headspace quotes produced by the calming mindfulness app. Here are a few meditation sayings that can help to quiet the mind…

  • If every eight-year-old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation. – Dalai Lama
  • Quiet the mind and the soul with speak.
  • Just know what is happening in your mind: not happy or sad about it, not attached. If you suffer, see it, know it and be empty.
  • Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.
  • As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts. – Buddha
  • Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • One becomes firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with an attitude of devotion.
  • Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.
  • Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of consciousness. – Sri Chinmoy
  • The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
  • Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa
  • The real meditation is how you live your life. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
  • Wherever you are, be there totally. – Eckhart Tolle
  • The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates
  • Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment. – Rumi
  • If you can’t be happy on the journey, how will you be happy at the destination?
  • Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it. – Sharon Salzberg

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Funny Meditation Quotes

Here’s a selection of funny quotes about meditation that you can use to entertain your students or social media followers

  • Meditation is my happy hour.
  • I’ve got 99 problems and I’m gonna meditate and solve about 83 of them.
  • If you fall, I’ll be there. Love, Your Yoga Mat
  • I’m not napping. This is savasana!
  • It’s funny when people think ‘yoga people’ are supposed to be calm. No. We’re all here because we’re nuts!
  • Sorry for what I said before I meditated.
  • Yoga class helps me calm down from the agonizing stress of trying to get to yoga class on time.
  • Don’t just do something. Sit there!
  • Come on inner peace, I don’t have all day!
  • Don’t let anyone rent a space in your head unless they’re a good tenant.
  • Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.
  • Meditation, because some questions can’t be answered by Google.
  • You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour. – Zen Proverb
  • Check on yourself as much as you check on your Instagram. 
  • “What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh. – Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
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Marcus Aurelius Meditations Quotes

These Marcus Aurelius sayings are taken from his book ‘Meditations’…

  • You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength.
  • Let not future things disturb you, for you will come to them, if it shall be necessary, having with you the same reason which you now use for present things.
  • Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.
  • Discard your misperceptions. Stop being jerked like a puppet. Limit yourself to the present.
  • The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
  • If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
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Yoga Meditation Quotes

Yoga and meditation quotes go hand in hand. Here are a few of our favourites that you can use during classes or as meditation captions for Instagram…

  • Your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind. – Cyndi Lee
  • Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility, and joy. – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Find happiness within nature and yourself. For a healthy and peaceful life, make yoga a habit!
  • Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person.
  • The body benefits from movement and the mind benefits from stillness. – Sakyong Mipham
  • Yoga is the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.
  • Yoga begins right where I am  – not where I was yesterday or long to be. – Linda Sparrowe.
  • The body achieves what the mind believes.
  • You owe it to yourself to be yourself – Yogi Bhajan
  • The more you do it, the better you’ll get.

For more sayings and ideas, check out our article on inspirational yoga quotes.

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How To Use Quotes In Your Business

Here are a few ways that you can use these quotes about meditation in your wellness business…

  • Inspiration – use these quotes during classes to inspire your students, clients, or studio members.
  • Mantras – include them as mantras for your students to meditate on during yoga or mindfulness sessions.
  • Social media – feature these quotes as images, captions, or as regular content such as #MondayMeditation and #Quoteoftheday. 
  • Interior decor – display these quotes across walls, mirrors, and changing areas as part of your interior design.

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Caroline @ Wellness Creative Co

Qualified personal trainer (BSc Sports Science) & nutritionist (MSc Human Nutrition) with 15+ years of fitness & wellness marketing experience working with global brands.