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Mindfulness Quotes: 10 Quotes That Will Ground And Inspire You

Do you sometimes have trouble living in the now? Then these ten mindfulness quotes from spiritual teachers can help you ground yourself. Remember them when you get lost in the past or the future. By Calvin Holbrook.

This article was originally published in the English happiness magazine.


In recent years the message about the power of mindfulness has seen a boom. Rightly so, as we think. Because by practicing mindfulness, you can be more aware and receptive to how you feel and what reality is around you. Staying mindful is a way to find joy and fulfillment in everyday things. This can go a long way towards improving your overall happiness.

In fact, by practicing mindfulness, we can become more patient and also positively change our relationships with loved ones. With mindfulness, friendliness, compassion, and understanding grow. In simple terms, mindfulness means being aware of what is happening to you and your surroundings without wishing it was different - even if it seems trivial or negative.

Mindfulness also means accepting your life and not being critical or judgmental. In essence, practicing mindfulness is simple and straightforward, but it can take time to succeed. Mindfulness quote inspiration can help you see the benefits of the practice and give you the strength to move on.

The following quotes are from many experts in the field of mindfulness and meditation. As you think deeper about the meanings of these quotes, you will be inspired to practice mindful behavior every day. Over time, you - and those around you - will feel the benefits.

Mindfulness Quotes

Remember these ten quotes about mindfulness to inspire and ground yourself as life takes you out of the present moment. Concentrate and bring your mind back to the now.

1. "Wherever you are, be there all the way." Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle, born in Germany, is a spiritual teacher and author. He's one of the most quoted people when it comes to mindfulness. This quote sums up the essence of mindfulness: being in the moment you are in. This works in a mental or emotional setting: whatever your mood or feeling, acknowledge and accept that it is so in the moment. Don't force changes (it will eventually pass).

This mindfulness quote also applies to your physical location or situation. For example, you may be dissatisfied with your life situation at the moment, but it can be helpful to simply accept your situation and not judge it. Everything will change. In a more positive sense, if you're enjoying a stroll by the seaside or taking a forest swim, really be there: absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of everything around you. Give life your undivided attention.

2. “You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

This mindfulness quote from Jon Kabat-Zinn should be one of our most popular - and we should repeat it often in our minds. Kabat tin is widely recognized in the western world as the father of mindfulness. He is also the creator of the original Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.

This well-known quote from him sums up how to deal with the ups and downs of life. The waves represent the many - and unstoppable - changes and challenges of life. When faced with choppy seas, instead of drowning in them, we can step onto our surfboard. We can learn to deal with them by riding the waves. We'll likely fall off our surfboard many times, but we can try again and again. With practice, we'll learn how to better navigate the ever-changing waters of life.

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3. “Be happy in this moment, that's enough. We don't need more than this moment. ”Mother Theresa

This mindfulness quote from the nun and missionary Mother Teresa teaches us to enjoy the moment and not want more than what we have. Sometimes it can be difficult to fully grasp the now and to stop worrying about the future, but this quote reminds us that we should try to live simply and in the present.

It also reminds us that we should practice gratitude for what we have, no matter how little that may seem. By becoming more grateful in life, we can become less self-centered, less materialistic, and generally happier with our lives.

4. “Feelings come and go like clouds in the sky. Mindful breathing is my anchor in the here and now. “Thích Nhất Hạnh

As one of the most influential figures in mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhism, the wisdom of Thích Nhất Hạnh has provided countless quotes about mindfulness, but this one is one of my favorites.

This quote is about staying centered and focusing on our a through meditation, despite any changes or upsets in our minds. By focusing your attention on your breath, you can calm and balance a busy or troubled mind.

5. “The question is not whether there is life after death. The question is whether you are alive before death. ”Osho

The Indian mystic Osho was a controversial character, but there is nothing to argue about with this mindfulness quote: We totally agree with him! So many of us are rushing through life, busy with things we have to do: work, pay bills, look after children, etc. We forget to stop and look at the world. Being mindful means being aware, stopping to cherish every moment in life, rather than surviving it at breakneck speed.

"When you take inspiration from mindfulness quotes, you can see benefits and get the strength to move on."

This mindfulness quote is a reminder to ask yourself if you are really leading your true, authentic life. Do you do the things that make you happy in life or are you a slave to your pay slip? Are you using all your skills and being the best person you can be? Mindfulness can be a great tool for pausing and assessing whether you are really alive before you die!

6. "Look beyond your thoughts and drink the pure nectar of this moment." Rumi

Rumi was a Persian poet born in 1207. Books of his poetry have sold millions of copies in recent years, making him one of the most popular poets in the United States. Pretty good for someone who lived 800 years ago! This mindfulness quote from Rumi shows why his sayings are so popular.

Incredible: Experts estimate that the average mind thinks between 60,000 and 80,000 thoughts a day. Some of these thoughts involve little things like what we want to eat for breakfast. Other, deeper thoughts can run through our heads throughout the day, such as negative thoughts about the past (rumination) and worries about the future. The problem is, if we focus on our thoughts, we are missing out on what's happening in our life. Here and now. At this moment.

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If you calm the babble of your thoughts through mindfulness, you can stop thinking and live in the present moment. So you can enjoy life and be happier.

7. "We only have this present moment, only this unique and eternal moment that opens and unfolds before our eyes, day and night." Jack Kornfield

This quote from Jack Kornfield - teacher, writer and one of the leading proponents of Buddhism in the western world - sums up one of the key elements of mindfulness: life in the present moment. Past is past; we can't change it, we can only learn from our mistakes and try to move forward.

We can also try to plan for the future to a certain extent. But life has a habit of disrupting these plans. Ultimately, we really only have this moment that we live in now, and that's why we should focus on that and make the most of it.

8. "The only way to live is to accept every minute as an unrepeatable miracle." Tara broke

This mindfulness quote from respected teacher and author Tara Brach essentially repeats what the above quotes say. We must learn to appreciate that our time on earth is limited and we should make the most of every minute.

This quote also points to the power of gratitude and suggests that we should be grateful for the gift of life and all the wonders it brings. When problems and thoughts cloud your mood and mind, remember this mindfulness quote. Again try to cherish every moment of your existence.

9. “Paradise is not a place; It is a state of consciousness. ”Sri Chinmoy

Too often we look for our own idea of ​​paradise: be it in the form of our dream home, an exotic vacation or the perfect relationship. Of course, it's great to have dreams to strive for. But we must not neglect the idea that we can be happy with what we already have.

It is our mental attitude that can be a source of peace and contentment. When we achieve a peaceful, conscious, and conflict-free consciousness, it can bring us great joy. Practicing mindfulness can help us achieve this state. This quote from Indian spiritual guide Sri Chinmoy reminds us that happiness is a journey, not a destination.

10. "Mindfulness is not difficult, we just have to remember to be mindful." Sharon Salzberg

Best selling author Sharon Salzberg has written many meditation and mindfulness books and has been teaching meditation since 1974. So she is pretty well placed to talk about the difficulty - or ease - of practicing mindfulness. Indeed, Salzberg's quote is spot on.



Practicing mindfulness in itself is not difficult, as it is just a way of being that doesn't really take up time. However, training our brains to remember to remain mindful at all times can be more of a challenge, especially if we are new to mindful behavior. However, we can gradually change our behavior and this mindfulness quote reminds us of that. ●

Which of these mindfulness quotes do you live your life according to? Are there any other people you would like to share with you? Let us know in the comments below. Do you want to talk about mindfulness with like-minded people? Then take a look at our forum!

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Written by Calvin Holbrook

from the English by Veronika Eicher

Calvin is the editor of happiness.com magazine, an artist and a lover of old things. He enjoys swimming, yoga and dancing to house and techno music. Find out more about Calvin here.