"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be." Patanjali (First to Third Century B.C.) The author of Yoga Sutras. Patanjali resided in India and is thought to be the person who established the tradition of meditation.
Inspiration by Lord Patanjali - Legendary Notes
Yoga Journal - Yoga Meditation - Words of Inspiration