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44 Mindfulness Quotes

List Of 44 Mindfulness Quotes On Embracing The Present Moment:

#1 Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.”

#2 Henry David Thoreau

“Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present. He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life in remembering the past.”

#3 Doug Dillon

“Stay present for the “now” of your life. It’s your “point of power.”

#4 Victoria Moran

“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.”

#5 Ramana Maharshi

“Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”

#6 Nyanaponika Thera

“Two thoughts cannot coexist at the same time: if the clear light of mindfulness is present, there is no room for mental twilight.”

#7 Michelle May

“When I’m hungry, I eat what I love. When I’m bored, I do something I love. When I’m lonely, I connect with someone I love. When I feel sad, I remember that I am loved.”

#8 Kemi Sogunle

“What you feed your mind, will lead your life.”

#9 Rumi

“Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!”

#10 Chögyam Trungpa

“Altogether, the idea of meditation is not to create states of ecstasy or absorption, but to experience being.”

#11 Linji Yixuan

“We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night.”

#12 Chuang

“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”

#13 Adyashanti

“All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.”

#14 Catherynne M. Valente

“Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow.”

#15 Eckhart Tolle

“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.”

#16 Lawrence Binyon

“We too should make ourselves empty, that the great soul of the universe may fill us with its breath.”

#17 Mingyur Rinpoche

“Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions.”

#18 Jiddu Krishnamurti

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”

#19 Sri Chinmoy

“Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of consciousness.”

#20 Matthieu Ricard

“The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.”

#21 Anthony de Mello

“There’s only one reason why you’re not experiencing bliss at this present moment, and it’s because you’re thinking or focusing on what you don’t have…. But, right now you have everything you need to be in bliss.”

#22 Bert McCoy

“Don’t be so loyal to your mind; the mind is not loyal to You.”

#23 David Cain

“Essentially, meditation allows us to live in ways that are less automatic. This necessarily means less time spent worrying, ruminating, and trying to control things we can’t control. It means we become less vulnerable to the throes of the fear-driven, older parts of our brains, and freer to use our newer and more sophisticated mental abilities: patience, compassion, acceptance, and reason.”

#24 Charlotte Eriksson

“I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore, like I always thought I would.”

#25 Buddha

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

#26 Arnaud Desjardins

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

#27 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Always hold fast to the present. Every situation, indeed every moment, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity.”

#28 Allan Lokos

“Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.”

#29 Amit Ray

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

#30 Mother Teresa

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”

#31Kelly McGonigal

“The is a secret for greater self-control, the science points to one thing: the power of paying attention.” 

#32 Roy T. Bennett

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”

#33 William Blake

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”

#34 Tsoknyi Rinpoche

“Through recognizing and realizing the empty essence, instead of being selfish and self-centered, one feels very open and free”

#35 Thich Nhat Hanh

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

#36 Walter Landor

“As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy.”

#37 Stephen Batchelor

“[Mindfulness] is not concerned with anything transcendent or divine. It serves as an antidote to theism, a cure for sentimental piety, a scalpel for excising the tumor of metaphysical belief.”

#38 Edith Wharton

“Believe me, all of you, the best way to help the places we live in is to be glad we live there.”

#39 Stephen Richards

“When you reach a calm and quiet meditative state, that is when you can hear the sound of silence.”

#40 Sam Harris

“What we discover when you begin practicing meditation is that there is no such thing as a boring object of attention. Boredom is simply a lack of attention. We only become convinced that we are bored because we have not found something compelling enough to capture our attention.”

#41 Joel Annesley

“Meditation has enabled me to transform from the soulless entity living on automatic to the being that could walk into the office with a big smile on my face for no good reason.”

#42 Ayya Khema

“Throughout this life, you can never be certain of living long enough to take another breath.”

#43 Virginia Woolf

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”

#44 Sylvia Boorstein

“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.”

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