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35 Mindfulness Quotes By Famous People

Mindfulness is a 2500 year skill, a skill of life. As a way of working with our minds, we are seeing it being reclaimed by modern medicine as a way of dealing with stress, pain, and depression without resorting to drug treatment. However, mindfulness can make our lives richer, more creative, more focused, and therefore happier irrespective of whom we are, what religion we are, whether or not we are religious at all, what our situation is, what our starting point is. Mindfulness can be a very lofty subject but it’s also quite simple, it is just simply recollection. These mindfulness quotes are inspirational, it will help you understand the meaning of mindfulness better.

Just simply re-collecting the mind which has wandered off into a world of thought, a mind that has gone mind-less, re-collecting it back together in the now so that we can take the next step with creativity and integrity and fulfill our higher purpose in this life, our sole purpose. We sometimes do things mindfully where we have our awareness right there and we’re doing something in the now, present to ourselves, we’re there witnessing it. Then a lot of the time, we’re off, we’re doing things mindlessly, we’ve lost ourselves in something we are doing or in some line of thought, actually usually some story we’ve created. So the art of mindfulness is to come back to the present.

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35 Mindfulness Quotes

  1. “As the witnessing presence of Awareness, we stand in the background of experience; as the light of pure Knowing, we stand at its heart.” Rupert Spira
  2. “The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another.” Jack Kornfield
  3. “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.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
  4. “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

  5. “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” Thich Nhat Hanh

  6. “Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights, and new truths to enter.” Amit Ray
  7. “If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!” Thich Nhat Hanh
  8. “Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.” Rumi
  9. “With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment.” Thich Nhat Hanh
  10. “What would it be like if I could accept life – accept this moment – exactly as it is?” Tara Brach

  11. “Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it.” Sharon Salzberg
  12. “Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
  13. “Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.” Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  14. “Wherever you are, be there totally.” Eckhart Tolle
  15. Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” Pema Chödrön

  16. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” Mother Teresa
  17. “We might begin by scanning our body . . . and then asking, “What is happening?” We might also ask, “What wants my attention right now?” or, “What is asking for acceptance?” Tara Brach
  18. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha
  19. “Altogether, the idea of meditation is not to create states of ecstasy or absorption, but to experience being.” Chögyam Trungpa
  20. “Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.” Robin S. Sharma

  21. “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
  22. “The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.” Tara Brach
  23. “What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh. A A Milne
  24. “Meditation is essentially training our attention so that we can be more aware — not only of our own inner workings but also of what’s happening around us in the here & now.” Sharon Salzberg
  25. “The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.” Thích Nhất Hạnh

  26. “Being mindful means that we suspend judgment for a time, set aside our immediate goals for the future, and take in the present moment as it is rather than as we would like it to be.” Mark Williams
  27. “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” Pema Chödrön
  28. “Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” Amit Ray
  29. “Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
  30. “Wherever you go, there you are.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

  31. “We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night.” Jack Kornfield
  32. “Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
  33. “Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” Sonia Ricotti
  34. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
  35. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama

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