When you conquer your mind, you conquer the world.

Meditation is not a belief system. It is not a distraction, an emotional state or a fantasy of astral travel. It is not reflection or dreaming. It does not belong to the spiritually gifted, to a region or a faith. It is “Open Source.”

Meditation is like doing your laundry. It is not more exciting and is just as valuable. It is not a way of clearing one’s mind. It is not a way to stop thinking. It does not empty your brain. And it is not a magic spell. It is a discipline of consciousness, a filtering process, a simple housekeeping and essential hygiene.

In a hundred years from now people will look back and wonder how we managed our lives without meditation. They will ponder our superstitions, our predilection to war, misery and selfishness, and more than anything, our need to talk so much out loud.

When you learn to meditate, you have more control over the way you relate, react and respond. This leads to a healthier, happier and a more refined existence.

When you conquer your own mind, you conquer the world.