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Mindfulness Quotes | Daily Mindfulness Quotes

Friday 25 March, 2016.

Mindfulness quotes, daily mindfulness quotes, mindful quotes, quotes on mindfulness for inspiration and encouragement. Sayings from mindfulness teachers for you to use and enjoy.

Mindfulness is about being fully conscious of a simple sensation like the breeze on your skin…

Daily Mindfulness Sayings prompt you to be fully aware of your thoughts and feelings without attachment – just let it all come and go!


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We have chosen some of our favourite Quotes about Mindfulness to share with you. We hope they inspire and remind you to live in the richness of the moment instead of going through your life with half of your attention on the past or future.


Mindfulness Quotes


Mindfulness quotes from the East…

“Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

“The stages of the Noble Path are: Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.”
~ Buddha ~


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

“Once you stop clinging and let things be, you’ll be free, even of birth and death. You’ll transform everything… And you’ll be at peace wherever you are.”
~ Bodhidharma ~


“Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it.”
~ Osho ~

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

“Do you have patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?”
~ Lao Tzu ~

Mindfulness quotes from the West…

“The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.”
~ Eckhart Tolle ~

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”
~ Mary Oliver ~

“The practice of mindfulness begins in the small, remote cave of your unconscious mind and blossoms with the sunlight of your conscious life, reaching far beyond the people and places you can see.”
~ Earon Davis ~

Mindfulness quotes from writers…


“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.”
~ Robert M. Pirsig ~

“Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.”
~ Louis L’Amour ~

“In a true you-and-I relationship, we are present mindfully, nonintrusively, the way we are present with things in nature.We do not tell a birch tree it should be more like an elm. We face it with no agenda, only an appreciation that becomes participation: ‘I love looking at this birch’ becomes ‘I am this birch’ and then ‘I and this birch are opening to a mystery that transcends and holds us both.”
~ David Richo ~
When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships


“When we are in the midst of chaos, let go of the need to control it. Be awash in it, experience it in that moment, try not to control the outcome but deal with the flow as it comes.”
~ Leo Babauta ~

One of my best mindfulness quotes…

“Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving. A good place to start is with yourself. See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self-acceptance, or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation-to simply receive from yourself, and from the universe.”
~ John Kabat-Zinn ~

“When I heard the sound of the bell ringing, there was no bell, and there was no I- there was only the ringing.”
~ Author Unknown ~

“The foundation of greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment, instead of pursuing the idea of greatness.”
~ Eckhart Tolle ~


More mindfulness quotes for you…

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing there own soul.”
~ Carl Gustav Jung ~

“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 ~

Make this one of your daily mindfulness quotes…

“As soon as mindfulness, samma sati, occurs, we find that the mind acts no more; it stops like a witness to watch the inner state. When this watching becomes a constant habit, second nature, the cycle of reacting mindlessly to the environment is broken. In this moment of breakthrough, “seeing” or “awareness” occurs: crystal-clear perception of things as they are, of people, situations and things properly in perspective, free of discriminations, likes and dislikes. From new insight there follows right thinking, right speech and right action, relative and appropriate to each specific circumstance and instance. Then the question of what is absolutely right or absolutely wrong no longer arises.”
~ Thynn Thynn ~

“Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave.”
~ Remez Sasson ~

“I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.”
~ Einstein ~

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

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.”
~ R.D. Laing ~


Mindfulness quotes to make you think…

“There is no promise of love and light or visions of any kind — no angels, no devils. Nothing happens: it is absolutely boring. Sometimes you feel silly. One often asks the question, “Who is kidding whom? Am I on to something or not?” You are not on to something. Traveling the path means you get off everything, there is no place to perch. Sit and feel your breath, be with it.”
~ Chogyam Trungpa ~

“Every moment there is a possibility to be total. Whatsoever you are doing, be absorbed in it so utterly that the mind thinks nothing, is just there, is just a presence. And more and more totality will be coming. And the taste of totality will make you more and more capable of being total. And try to see when you are not total. Those are the moments which have to be dropped slowly, slowly. When you are not total, whenever you are in the head–thinking, brooding, calculating, cunning, clever–you are not total. Slowly, slowly slip out of those moments. It is just an old habit. Habits die hard. But they die certainly–if one persists, they die.”
~ Osho ~

“The habit of ignoring our present moments in favor of others yet to come leads directly to a pervasive lack of awareness of the web of life in which we are embedded. This includes a lack of awareness and understanding of our own mind and how it influences our perceptions and our actions. It severely limits our perspective on what it means to be a person and how we are connected to each other and the world around us. Religion has traditionally been the domain of such fundamental inquiries within a spiritual framework, but mindfulness has little to do with religion, except in the most fundamental meaning of the word, as an attempt to appreciate the deep mystery of being alive and to acknowledge being vitally connected to all that exists.”
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn ~

“Sometimes we behave as though there was something more important than life. But what?”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ~

“Let the beauty we love be what we do; there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
~ Rumi ~

“Each place is the right place – the place where I now am can be a sacred space.”
~ Ravi Ravindra ~
The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

“As we encounter new experiences with a mindful and wise attention, we discover that one of three things will happen to our new experience: it will go away, it will stay the same, or it will get more intense. whever happens does not really matter.”
~ Jack Kornfield ~

And a final quote about mindfulness to inspire you to live simply and carefully…

“You have to remember one life, one death–this one! To enter fully the day, the hour, the moment whether it appears as life or death, whether we catch it on the inbreath or outbreath, requires only a moment, this moment. And along with it all the mindfulness we can muster, and each stage of our ongoing birth, and the confident joy of our inherent luminosity.”
~ Stephen Levine ~
A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

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