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10 Motivating Quotes of Wisdom from Sadhguru to Bring You Peace

Miranda Aponte
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Sometimes we all need a boost of inspiration and wise words to live by. Sadhguru is an Indian yogi and guru, mystic, and bestselling author. He has touched the lives of many with his book Inner Engineering by unveiling what it means to feel liberated by inner peace and freedom.
Even in these chaotic modern times we are living in, Sadhguru has the rare ability to connect mind, body, and soul. He has honed in on the true essence of being and shares how liberating it is to walk through life with higher wisdom and understanding.

Here are 10 motivating quotes from Sadhguru that will inspire within you a sense of peace:


“When your happiness is dependant upon what is happening outside of you, constantly you live as a slave to the external situation.”

If we depend on things outside of our control to make us happy, we will never be happy – instead, we are bound in shackles to ideas and things that are outside of us. Once we give up dependance on these exterior circumstances, we are free to relish in the goodness and love that already exists within.


“The fear is simply because you are not living with life, you are living in your mind.”

When we are present and show up mindfully to the task or experience at hand, we stop the train of thoughts and stories we constantly tell ourselves. We live what is right in front of us and are no longer distracted by fear or other scenarios our mind has the power to make up.



“If you really pay attention to life, life will blossom within you. If you do not pay attention, you are somewhere else, and then life could go wrong.”

We must show up and stay present to truly experience all that life has to offer. When we are distracted, we miss out on all the beauty that always surrounds us. So when we can stay grounded and mindful, we lead a more whole and fulfilling existence.


“You can be deeply involved with everything, but still not be identified with it any more.”

One can be proactive and involved in daily tasks, pursuits, and responsibilities, but it does not have to mean these things create your identity. There can be a healthy separation by practicing non-attachment.


“Every human being is capable of living absolutely blissfully within himself. They have denied themselves this because they never looked at themselves.”

We are constantly looking outward for satisfaction and fulfillment, but if we truly looked in the mirror and saw all that we are, we would realize that we have everything inside of us to live happily and in blissful contentment.


“The contradiction within a human being is simply because he is trying to mentally figure out things that he has not experienced.”

We are constantly creating thoughts to help us prepare for the future. If we have not experienced something, our minds try to create an image of what it will be like or what to expect, rather than simply accepting it as a new experience and learning as we go. When we’re able to remain present, we’re also able to remain open.


“Everybody is making choices; even their compulsions are their choices. Choices made in unawareness are compulsions . . . say you get angry right now. It is your choice to be angry . . . you believe that’s the way to handle the situation, but the choice is made in such unawareness that it is a compulsion.”

Many of our reactions originate in our unconscious mind, thus it is up to us to consciously be aware of our choices and the way we handle situations. If we consciously approach our reactions from a place of choice, we have the power to make decisions that serve our best interests instead of reacting unconsciously or impulsively.


“Man needs entertainment simply to hide his madness. If he was perfectly sane, he would not need entertainment. He could just sit and watch this bamboo grow. He does not really need entertainment.”

We are constantly seeking distractions like entertainment to quiet the madness inside our heads. Yet when we are truly at peace, there is no need for the mind to be constantly entertained. We will be able to find joy in nature, stillness, and within ourselves.


“Everyday, if you are reminded that you will die, then naturally you will move towards knowing higher dimensions of perception.”

Realizing our ultimate destiny will allow us to open ourselves up to higher realms of being. When we are reminded that this physical body’s experience is finite, we open our eyes and receive all of the wisdom that the cosmos has to offer.


“You’re just an imitation of what is around you, it’s just that you don’t imitate one person; you take bits and pieces of hundred people and make yourself.”

We are reflections of the people in our lives – whether they are no longer there or only in our life for a moment – we take on their energy and it becomes a part of us. We are a product of our environment, so we must be aware of what we’re choosing to surround ourselves with.


Sadhguru teaches us that we all come from different backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences, yet we all contain the same basic goodness and motivations in life. Take the time to consider how his quotes apply to your own life. We can all better ourselves by practicing alternative ways to perceive our lives and circumstances.
If you want to learn more, Sadhguru’s Inner Engineering book is a great place to start!

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Miranda Aponte

Miranda studied strategic design management at Parsons in New York. She fell in love with travel after studying abroad. Miranda's personal mission is to creatively exercise her passion for connecting with others and our immediate surroundings through design and travel. She has been practicing yoga since high school and loves it for the peace and deeper connection with self that it brings her.

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