Meditation, or dhyana in Sanskrit, is a path many of us take throughout our yoga journeys. It's a chance to calm your mind, to concentrate and relax. But moreover, meditation teaches us about ourselves. To sit in meditation is to examine your inner state of awareness and to intensify your personal and spiritual growth.

Sally Kempton has been practicing and teaching meditation and yoga philosophy for the past 40 years. And through these years, meditation has been her cornerstone. She is the author of "Mediation for the Love of It," and she now teaches heart-to-heart transmission and life practice in her Awakened Heart Tantra workshops. Here are some of Kempton's most inspirational quotes about meditation. We hope that they will shine some light onto your own meditation experiences.