World Meditation Day 2023. History, Status, Importance.

A universal exercise of the mind is meditation. People of any age can practice it daily. Millions of people have made their lives meaningful through meditation. Keeping these contexts in front, World Meditation Day is celebrated on May 21.

Around 500 million people around the world practice meditation regularly. When a person meditates or meditates on stress, their trace levels are reduced by 60 percent. According to research, hospitalization rates for heart attacks dropped by at least 87 percent when they practiced meditation. 91% of people who quit meditation have become dependent on sleeping pills. No drug or conventional treatment has ever seen such success.

This meditation is about diving into your mind through breath control, thinking about positive things, and thinking about happiness or success. Millions of people have found success, peace, and healing through meditation. practically effective worldwide, meditation has become an alternative method of healing, a surefire way to success, and a go-to technique for relaxation.


Since 2021, the day is officially celebrated in different countries of the world under the initiative of Quantum Foundation.  The observance of the day is symbolic.  When a society or population needs to be made aware of an issue, the context is to talk about the importance and significance;  Then the government organization of that country or the United Nations takes such an initiative by specifying a day.  That is how World Meditation Day was born.

 Five years ago, a British meditation instructor named Will Williams first took the initiative to celebrate this day. Will Williams was an insomniac. After healing through meditation, he became more enthusiastic about it. He came to India and approached two gurus there to gain deep knowledge. He also studied meditation in the Chinese, Egyptian, and Amazon regions.  At one point ‘Bija’ introduced a method of meditation called meditation. The main tone of which is derived from Eastern meditation.

 Meanwhile, Quantum Method is the most common and popular meditation method in the Bengali language for the last three decades.  Millions of people have benefited directly by completing the four-day meditation course and millions more indirectly through apps, books, open free programs, and counseling.  That is why in 2021, Quantum took the initiative to celebrate World Meditation Day. The day is gradually becoming festive.


Meditation is a technique or process, which is mixed with the tradition of this country for thousands of years.  If this practice is spread again at all levels, the good within people will become more active.  There is more good in the world. And every human being has more of the good part. But due to various environmental pressures, sometimes the evil entity becomes more powerful and suppresses the good entity. Meditation then revives that good being.

The benefits of meditation are now a proven fact.  Practicing meditation regularly keeps a person mentally healthy, vibrant, and calm.

An expert panel of physicians at the US National Institutes of Health recently announced that deep relaxation can provide relief from chronic pain as quickly as drugs and surgery. Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research Department of Washington University Medical School.  Meditation short-circuits pain as well as the emotions associated with pain, says Dennis Turk.

A nationwide survey conducted in the June 1997 issue of the US medical journal Prevention found that 30 percent of Americans use painkillers, 35 percent ignore pain, and 27 percent use meditation to reduce pain.  Seventy-five percent of Americans believe that pain relief is possible without medication.  23 percent of US citizens report that their doctors have prescribed pain relief through relaxation rather than medication.

How to celebrate World Meditation Day

The purpose of celebrating World Meditation Day is to make people aware of the benefits of meditation. We lead busy lives. Meditation is a way to calm your mind. Paddy will relieve you from all your mental fatigue and physical fatigue. In our busy lives, we don’t have time to take care of ourselves. Daily mental and physical fatigue leads to depression. So, here are some ways how you can celebrate the day on this world meditation day.

  • Always choose a time for yourself between work.  During that time sit in an open space and meditate.  Listen to music and blend yourself with nature.  Feel nature and calm your mind.
  • Encourage others to meditate too.  Tell everyone about the benefits of meditation.  By doing this, many people can benefit from you.  Share important information about this day on your social media accounts using some hashtags.  This can be a great way to raise people’s awareness on Meditation Day.


Meditation helps reduce physical and mental stress.  Various studies have shown that meditation calms the senses and therefore regulates the production of hormones that cause stress.  Meditation helps us focus, says the Quantum Method.  Helps increase concentration.  There are several quotes about its benefits and all those quotes are presented in front of you. Here are some World Meditation Day quotes –

  • “Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. We can lead our life to become more aware of who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive, and curious about us.” -Pema Chodron.
  • “To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, and still.” -Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • “Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.” – Swami Muktananda.
  • “Meditation will not carry you to another world, but it will reveal the most profound and awesome dimensions of the world in which you already live. Calmly contemplating these dimensions and bringing them into the service of compassion and kindness is the right way to make rapid gains in meditation as well as in life.” – Zen Master Hsing Yun.
  • “Which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.” -Ajahn Brahm
  • “Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions and your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, and your silence becomes music.” –Osho.


Meditation is very beneficial for the brain.  Our brain is always working.  It works even when we are asleep.  The brain acts as the controller of the entire body.  That is, non-stop important duties are performed.  The brain rests when we sleep, close our eyes, or meditate.  This rest improves brain performance.  Then the control over the whole body becomes stronger.

About the importance of meditation Mahajataka of Quantum Foundation always tells everyone to meditate regularly.  Meditation helps people to control their minds and thoughts and increases self-confidence.  Today World Meditation Day shares a beautiful status explaining the importance of meditation so that everyone can be aware. Below are Some World Meditation Day statuses–

  • If we want to change our lives, we need to expand our minds.  Happy World Meditation Day.
  • The more a man meditates on good thoughts, the better his world will be.  Happy World Meditation Day.
  • During meditation, your breathing rate drops to resting levels, twice that of deep sleep.  Happy World Meditation Day.
  • Meditation gives immortal bliss and ultimate bliss.  Happy World Meditation Day.
  • One hour of meditation is better than seventy years of sleep.  Happy World Meditation Day.
  • Meditation is the dissolution of thought into eternal awareness or pure consciousness, without objectification, without thought. Happy World Meditation day.

FAQ about World Meditation Day

Who started world meditation Day?

Will Williams. Source-Wikipedia.

Which country is known for meditation?


Who was the first person to meditate?

no one knows for absolute certain when meditation officially started.

Meditation is very important for all men and women of mature age.  We should meditate on ourselves to increase performance, and encourage relatives and neighbors to do the same.

 When the brain is at rest, its oxygen levels increase, and oxygen-rich blood circulates throughout the body.  The eye nerves are relaxed.  Eye muscles are also relaxed while meditating with eyes closed.  Regular meditation also reduces the risk of heart disease.

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