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75 Top Quotes on Mindfulness


  1. “If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.” – Ivan Nuru

  2. “The way you speak to yourself matters.” – Unknown

  3. “Visualize your highest self and start showing up as him/her.” – Ali Owens

  4. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morely

  5. “The first and best victory is to conquer self.” – Plato

  6. “The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” – Sakyong Mipham

  7. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

  8. “When you focus on the good, the good gets better.” – Abraham Hicks

  9. “In a world full of doing, doing, doing, it’s important to take a moment to just breathe, to just be.” – Unknown

  10. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” – Bryant McGill

  11. “The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the self is reflected.” – Vanda Scaravelli

  12. “Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know this is the moment you most need to relax.” – Matt Haig

  13. “When you want to succeed, as much as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

  14. “The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” – Albert Einstein

  15. “She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures and doubts, but because she continued on despite them.” – Beau Taplin

  16. “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  17. “The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.” – Prasad Mahes

  18. “The mind is just like a muscle– the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets, and the more it can expand.” – Idowu Koyenikan

  19. “Today I will live in the moment. Unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a cookie.” – Unknown

  20. “Breathe in the good shit. Breathe out the bull shit.” – Karen Salmansohn

  21. “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then is an empty desk a sign?” – Albert Einstein

  22. “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” – Frank Zappa

  23. “For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  24. “Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” – Hermann Hesse

  25. “Worrying is stupid, it’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.” – Unknown

  26. “No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again today.” – Jack Kornfield

  27. “Feelings come and go like cloudys in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  28. “Be happy in the moment. That is enough.” – Mother Teresa

  29. “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.”

  30. “Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.”

  31. “If you can’t do anything about it, then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.”

  32. “Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”

  33. “Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?”

  34. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand melting like a snowflake.” – Francis Bacon Sr.

  35. “Sweetheart, you are in pain. Relax. Take a breath. Let’s pay attention to what is happening; then we’ll figure out what to do.” – Sylvia Boorstein

  36. “Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks, and plays in freedom.” – Arnaud Desjardins

  37. “What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” – Buddha

  38. “Mindfulness helps us to live in harmony with our thoughts, words, and actions.” – Amit Ray

  39. “You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things, but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them – for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.”

  40. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.”

  41. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

  42. “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”

  43. “When you move your focus from competition to contribution, life becomes a celebration. Never try to defeat people, just win their hearts.”

  44. “Mindfulness is a pause – the space between stimulus and response: that’s where choice lies.” – Tara Brach

  45. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

  46. “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  47. “Mindul eating emphasizes a spirit of exploration, experimenting and flexibility in finding ways to make use of nutritional information.” – Jean L. Kristeller

  48. “Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is.” – Sylvia Boorstein

  49. “Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman

  50. “Mindfulness is deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you– in your body, heart, and mind. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment.” – Jan Chozen Bays

  51. “Cultivating a generous spirit starts with mindfulness. Mindfulness, simply stated, means paying attention to what is happening; it’s about what is really going on.” – Nell Newman

  52. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have.” – Eckhart Tolle

  53. “Meditation goes in. Prayer goes out. But both aim for the same place of union between you and the Divine.” – Lisa Jones

  54. “Mindfulness is a quality that’s always there. It’s an illusion that there’s a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you’re either mindful or you’re not.” – Richard Gere

  55. “Be where you are, not where you think you should be.” – Unknown

  56. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” – Nicole Reed

  57. “These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” – Najwa Zebian

  58. “Mindfulness meditation should be more than just watching what you are doing. What you really need to watch is your motivation.” – Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

  59. “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” – Max Depree

  60. “Wherever you are, be there totally.” – Eckhart Tolle

  61. “Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.” – Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

  62. “Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  63. “You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” – Pema Chodron

  64. “Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it.” – Sharon Salzberg

  65. “Everything is created twice. First in the mind and then in reality.” – Robin Sharma

  66. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.” – Anne Lamott

  67. “The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.” – Tara Brach

  68. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

  69. “Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” – Amit Ray

  70. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

  71. “How we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the character of our experience, and therefore, the quality of our lives.” – Sam Harris

  72. “Training your mind to be the present moment is the number one key to making healthier choices.” – Susan Albers

  73. "The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments." - Thich Nhat Hanh

  74. "Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t)." - James Baraz

  75. "The little things? The little moments? They aren't little." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

  76. "In today's rush, we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just being." - Eckhart Tolle

  77. "The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

  78. "Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it." - Sylvia Boorstein

  79. "The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it." - Thich Nhat Hanh

  80. "Mindfulness is the key to unlock the fullness of life. It allows us to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of each moment." - Unknown

  81. "Mindfulness is the ultimate tool for self-improvement. It allows us to understand ourselves better and make positive changes." - Unknown

  82. "Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us." - Unknown

  83. "Mindfulness is the key to unlocking the full potential of our minds and bodies." - Unknown

  84. "Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and engaged in the moment, without judgment or attachment." - Unknown

  85. "Mindfulness is the art of paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally." - Jon Kabat-Zinn





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