Meditation Quote 14: “If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent.” – Ani Pema Chodron

By on April 26, 2014

Our mind has approximately 1.1 trillion cells, 100 billion neurons, and keeps developing until we’re in our late 40s – yet it can not achieve the simple task of being silent when we ask it to. At least that’s how it feels like for me (more often than not) when I sit down to meditate.

But despite what this quote hints at, we can not simply get rid of our mind and live to see the result.

Instead, we need to keep in mind (pun intended) that the mind can be tamed into temporary silence.

The beauty of meditation helps us overcome the mental disturbance, and get in deeper touch with both ourselves, our mind and the world.

I love how this quote puts a funny twist on it, yet says so much more at the same time.

“If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent.”
– Ani Pema Chodron

“Meditation trains the mind the way physical exercise strengthens the body.” - Sharon Salzberg

How about you – do you want to get rid of your mind sometimes when meditating? Don’t forget to leave us a comment with your thoughts!

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