Quotes from People Who Meditate

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." – Jesus

“Meditation is a way of slowing down so as to descend into the depths of yourself in the present moment, where God lies waiting to grant you a deep experience of your eternal oneness with God.” – James Finley

“God's first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation.” -- Thomas Keating

“Meditation begins with a call that awakes us out of the coma of self-preoccupation. We are called, we are chosen. Meditation is our response to that call from the deepest center of our awakened consciousness…by letting to in meditation we learn how to love.” -- John Main, O.S.B.

“We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can, namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds.” – St. John of the Cross

"Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds him." – Padre Pio

“The more we can give in our silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life.” – Mother Teresa

“Every time God forgives us, God is saying that God's own rules do not matter as much as the relationship that God wants to create with us.” ― Richard Rohr

“As you expand your meditation practice, in concert with your faith, you will find that these divine moments come more often, until you are finally awakened to your own deepest self, one with Christ.” -- James Finley

“Each of us has a soul, but we forget to value it. We don’t remember that we are creatures made in the image of God. We don’t understand the great secrets hidden inside of us.” – St. Teresa of Avila

We invite you to share your testimony on how your meditation practice has impacted your life. Please submit your testimony in 40 words or less to tyerkes@christianmeditationcenter.org.