inner peace quotes

Quotes On Inner Peace

These are some of my favourite quotes on inner peace and the nature of who we are that I have found very useful for meditative or inspirational reading.  I hope you also gain benefit from reading them.  

There are also some words I have written further down the page that you may find helpful.

These inner peace quotes can have a profound effect on your state of consciousness if their meaning can be recognised.

Tip: Instead of reading the whole page and then moving on, choose one inner peace quote you like and allow it to sink in for a while. Let the meaning deepen inside you.

Quotes On Inner Peace

Your duty is to be and not to be this or that. 'I am that I am' sums up the whole truth. The method is summed up in the words 'Be still'. What does stillness mean? It means destroy yourself. Because any form or shape is the cause for trouble. Give up the notion that 'I am so and so'. All that is required to realize the Self is to be still. What can be easier than that?” 

- Ramana Maharshi

"Maintain equanimity whether in happiness or suffering."

- Ramana Maharshi

"Take refuge in silence. You can be here or there or anywhere. Fixed in silence, established in the inner 'I', you can be as you are. The world will never perturb you if you are well founded upon the tranquility within. Gather your thoughts within. Find out the thought centre and discover your Self-equipoise. In storm and turmoil be calm and silent. Watch the events around as a witness. The world is a drama. Be a witness, inturned and introspective."

- Ramana Maharshi

"The one who follows the thought is also a thought! The one who follows the thought IS in thought. When you know that both are thoughts, you are home. You are not in Home, you ARE Home. Then allow thoughts to arise and allow them to be followed. You remain as That unmoved and unconcerned Being. This is the highest understanding."

- Papaji

Nothing external to you has any power over you.” 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won't die. You will come to life. And don't be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it's their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don't be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.” 

- Eckhart Tolle

"The person who would be content in the self, pleased in the self, happy in the self, for that one, a reason for action does not exist.  For that person, there is no goal in action, nor any goal in non-action; and that one does not cling to goal, in connection with any beings.  So, without clinging, always perform actions to be done.  When one performs actions without clinging, one attains the highest."

- The Bhagavad Gita

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.” 

- Thomas Jefferson

"Let it be. That is strength - to allow total weakness to happen without panic. Be in your Stillness"

- Mooji

"As you stay rooted in impersonal seeing, the inner and outer are revealed as One. Knowing this, you will not suffer existence.

- Mooji

"Existence is looking after the body...stay as the I AM...the intuitive sense that nobody gave you...that is, and has always been present...

- Mooji

"All this... the Universe, is happening in Silence! It is not about running to find some silence."

- Mooji

"What is meant to happen is going to happen.

- Mooji

"Live as though you don't exist; like you are two eyeballs floating in space with nothing behind them. 

No brain attached. Not even hair - Nothing.

There is a place inside your own heart, inside your own being that knows the kind of seemingly foolish things I speak and it is totally thrilled to be reminded of this infinite expanse and infinite joy that it is.

Find this place.

- Mooji

"A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering."


"Don't try to be anything or anyone.  Drop the idea of "I" or any self-image.  Do you still exist when you have no concept of yourself as a person or anything else?  With no self-concept, awareness remains.  You are that awareness.

- Adam Oakley

"Don't be fooled into thinking that worry, anxiety or any kind of negativity is justified. Give these kind of thoughts no authority when they arise, and they will soon exhaust themselves."

- Adam Oakley

"When you face a challenge, embrace it.  You will continue to be challenged so that you can evolve to transcend everything.  You transcend everything by accepting everything.  Then you do what you have to, with no internal trauma."

- Adam Oakley

"'I' or 'me' is just a thought.  Try giving your thoughts no importance by not believing in them as they arise.  See what happens."

- Adam Oakley

"If you believe you have money problems, be very present. How much money do you need for what you are doing at this very moment? Everything else is imagined."

- Adam Oakley

"Since your body was born into this world, many things have changed.  Your body has changed, your voice has changed, your abilities have changed, your thoughts have changed, your interests or opinions about certain things may have changed, your emotions have changed, your possessions have changed.

Amongst all of these things that have changed, the witness has not changed.  You are the eternal witness.

- Adam Oakley

"Just because people around you are trapped in dysfunction and form identification, that does not mean you have to be. Realise the peace in silence."


"Thoughts appear and disappear but they are not 'mine' so they don’t bother me. Let them come, let them go. What does it matter? They are nothing to do with me."

~ Papaji

"To be here, all you have to do is let go of who you think you are. That’s all! And then you realize, “I’m here.” Here is where thoughts aren’t believed. Every time you come here, you are nothing. Radiantly nothing. Absolutely and eternally zero. Emptiness that is awake. Emptiness that is full. Emptiness that is everything."

- Adyashanti

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These quotes on inner peace are directing you towards you true nature and natural state of being. Choose one and allow it to sink into your consciousness.