Sharon Salzberg Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Sharon Salzberg quotes, Sharon Salzberg sayings, and Sharon Salzberg proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others Sharon Salzberg
Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patterns for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options. Sharon Salzberg
Detachment is not about refusing to feel or not caring or turning away from those you love. Detachment is profoundly honest, grounded firmly in the truth of what is. Sharon Salzberg
Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world. Sharon Salzberg
Voting is like alchemy - taking an abstract value and breathing life into it. Sharon Salzberg
If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you'll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness. Sharon Salzberg
Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively. Sharon Salzberg
Mindfulness, also called wise attention, helps us see what we're adding to our experiences, not only during meditation sessions but also elsewhere. Sharon Salzberg
We use mindfulness to observe the way we cling to pleasant experiences & push away unpleasant ones. Sharon Salzberg
Mindfulness needs to not be judgmental to really be mindfulness, which means it needs a basis of loving kindness. Sharon Salzberg
Mindfulness isn't difficult, we just need to remember to do it. Sharon Salzberg
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Sharon Salzberg
We can't control what thoughts and emotions arise within us, nor can we control the universal truth that everything changes. But we can learn to step back and rest in the awareness of what's happening. That awareness can be our refuge. Sharon Salzberg
Distraction wastes our energy, concentration restores it. Sharon Salzberg
Mindfulness isn't difficult, we just need to remember to do it. Sharon Salzberg
Keeping secrets is a consequential act for all involved. Sharon Salzberg
The costs of keeping secrets include our growing isolation due to fear of detection and the ways we shut down inside to avoid feeling the effects of our behavior. We can never afford to be truly seen and known even by ourselves. Sharon Salzberg
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention. Sharon Salzberg
Detachment is not about refusing to feel or not caring or turning away from those you love. Detachment is profoundly honest, grounded firmly in the truth of what is. Sharon Salzberg
Meeting people in a genuine way and feeling like there is a vital and meaningful connection going on makes me come alive. Sharon Salzberg
We like things to manifest right away, and they may not. Many times, we're just planting a seed and we don't know exactly how it is going to come to fruition. It's hard for us to realize that what we see in front of us might not be the end of the story. Sharon Salzberg
As we practice meditation, we get used to stillness and eventually are able to make friends with the quietness of our sensations. Sharon Salzberg
Someone who has experienced trauma also has gifts to offer all of us - in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion. Sharon Salzberg
You don't have to believe anything, adopt a dogma in order to learn how to meditate. Sharon Salzberg
Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter. Sharon Salzberg
Often in close relationships, the subject being discussed is not the subject at all. Sharon Salzberg
To celebrate someone else’s life, we need to find a way to look at it straight on, not from above with judgment or from below with envy. Sharon Salzberg
That is what compassion does. It challenges our assumptions, our sense of self-limitation, worthlessness, of not having a place in the world. As we develop compassion, our hearts open. Sharon Salzberg
If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness. Sharon Salzberg
In Buddhism, there is one word for mind & heart: Chitta. Chitta refers not just to thoughts and emotions in the narrow sense of arising from the brain, but also to the whole range of consciousness, vast & unimpeded. Sharon Salzberg