Best 130 Mindfulness Quotes

Mindfulness Quotes

Here is the ultimate collection of mindfulness quotes about breathing, mind, faith, zen, meditation, suffering, thinking, love and living in the present moment.

Mindfulness Quotes

1. What am I? – Anonymous

2. Be here now. – Ram Dass

3. Just breathe. – Anonymous

4. If not now, when? – Anonymous

5. There is only Now. – Anonymous

6. Breathe and let be. – Anonymous

7. Do one thing at a time. – Anonymous

8. Do dishes, rake leaves. – Anonymous

9. Chop wood, carry water. – Anonymous

10. Be right here, right now. – Anonymous

11. Be a witness, not a judge. – Rumi

12. Great doubt is don’t-know. – Anonymous

13. Clean the floor with love. – Osho

14. What you think, you become. – Anonymous

15. Only go straight — don’t know. – Anonymous

16. Wherever you go, there you are. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

17. You must become completely crazy. – Anonymous

18. Your body is present; is your mind? – Anonymous

19. Every person you look at is a soul. – Anonymous

20. I though you were a keen-eyed lion. – Anonymous

21. Wherever you are, be there totally. – Eckhart Tolle

22. Mindfulness, the Root of Happiness. – Joseph Goldstein

23. In meditation, be like a cat purring. – Tai Sheridan

24. Drink your tea slowly and reverently. – Thich Nhat Hanh

25. We’re all just walking each other home. – Anonymous

26. All problems are illusions of the mind. – Anonymous

27. The present moment is all you ever have. – Anonymous

28. Where are you going carrying your bowls? – Anonymous

29. Establish yourself in the present moment. – Anonymous

30. Nothing is permanent, everything changes. – Anonymous

31. Let go of thought. Become still and alert. – Anonymous

32. Awareness is the greatest agent for change. – Eckhart Tolle

33. What you are looking for is what is looking. – Joseph Goldstein

34. Find the life underneath your life situation. – Anonymous

35. Life is available only in the present moment. – Anonymous

36. Great faith. Great courage. Great questioning. – Anonymous

37. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – Anonymous

38. Zen is keeping the mind which is before thinking. – Anonymous

39. Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it. – Buddha

40. When you know how to listen, everybody is the guru. – Anonymous

41. Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag. – Anonymous

42. When you are not thinking, all things are the same. – Anonymous

43. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. – Thich Nhat Hanh

44. You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

45. Breathe in deeply. Bring your mind home to your body. – Anonymous

46. Reality is only an agreement – today is always today. – Zen Proverb

47. Get the inside right. The outside will fall into place. – Anonymous

48. The next message you need is always right where you are. – Anonymous

49. You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now. – Anonymous

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50. Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life. – Thich Nhat Hanh

51. Who is the master of this body, and where does he reside? – Anonymous

52. Each time for the first time, each moment the only moment. – Anonymous

53. The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

54. Go through your day as if you are the Dalai Lama undercover. – Anonymous

55. Give your fullest attention to whatever the moment presents. – Anonymous

56. Causing suffering to others is causing suffering to yourself. – Anonymous

57. We cannot be present and run our story-line at the same time. – Pema Chödrön

58. Breathing in, I calm my body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. – Thich Nhat Hanh

59. When you are fully in the moment, this moment is all there is. – Anonymous

60. Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it. – Sharon Salzberg

61. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. – Thich Nhat Hanh

62. As you breathe in, imagine you are in a fragrant garden of roses. – Anonymous

63. Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

64. Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive. – Thich Nhat Hanh

65. You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.Pema Chödrön – Anonymous

66. Pay attention to the present moment, on purpose, without judgment. – Jon Kabat Zinn

67. If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family. – Anonymous

68. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing. – Anonymous

69. Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. – Robin S. Sharma

70. Do every act of your life as though it is the last act of your life. – Anonymous

71. Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen! – Jalaluddin Rumi

72. Do every act of your life as though it were the last act of your life. – Marcus Aurelius

73. Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes. – The Buddha

74. The significance is hiding in the insignificant. Appreciate everything. – Eckhart Tolle

75. I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within. – Rumi

76. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you have chosen it. – Eckhart Tolle

77. Zen mind is before thinking. If already you are thinking, it is too late. – Anonymous

78. The greatest communication is usually how we are rather than what we say. – Joseph Goldstein

79. Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else. – Anonymous

80. When reading, only read. When eating, only eat. When thinking, only think. – Anonymous

81. Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different than they are. – Allan Lokos

82. The whole essence of Zen consists in walking along the razor’s edge of Now. – Anonymous

83. Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa

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

85. My experience is that many things are not as bad as I thought they would be. – Mary Doria Russell

86. Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa

87. Have you eaten your porridge? / Yes, I have. / Then you better wash your bowl. – Anonymous

88. The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

89. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. – Thich Nhat Hanh

90. The energy of mindfulness has the element of friendship and loving kindness in it. – Thich Nhat Hanh

91. Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions. – Mingyur Rinpoche

92. Each morning we’re born again of yesterday nothing remains what’s left began today. – Palladas

93. What would it be like if I could accept life–accept this moment–exactly as it is? – Tara Brach

94. If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. – Amit Ray

95. Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine. – Anonymous

96. Living 24 hours with mindfulness is more worthwhile than living 100 years without it. – The Buddha

97. Emotion arises at the place where mind & body meet. It is the body’s reaction to mind. – Eckhart Tolle

98. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. – Pema Chödrön

99. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future. Concentrate on the present moment. – Anonymous

100. No one has ever been angry at another human being we’re only angry at our story of them. – Byron Katie

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

102. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious! – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

104. Throughout this life, you can never be certain of living long enough to take another breath. – Huang Po

105. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. – Eckhart Tolle

106. What sensations do you feel right now? Are you hot, or cold? What do you hear in this moment? – Anonymous

107. Do not be concerned with the fruits of your action, just give attention to the action itself. – Bhagavad Gita

108. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking out new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust

109. If you live the sacred and despise the ordinary, you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion. – Linji Yixuan

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110. You must first understand that form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Then, no form, no emptiness. – Anonymous

111. We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night. – Jack Kornfield

112. Practice is this life, and realization is this life, and this life is revealed right here and now. – Maezumi Roshi

113. Leave your front door and back door open. Let your thoughts come and go; just don’t serve them tea. – Anonymous

114. We use mindfulness to observe the way we cling to pleasant experiences & push away unpleasant ones. – Sharon Salzberg

115. Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

116. When you do something, burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself. – Anonymous

117. Your eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind all deceive you. The true you is without the six senses. – Anonymous

118. If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. – Jim Carrey

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

120. Meditation is to be aware of what is going on: in your body, in your feelings, in your mind, and in the world. – Thich Nhat Hanh

121. Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. – Ramana Maharshi

122. Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways. – Stephen Vincent Benet

123. Every problem perceived to be ‘out there’ is really nothing more than a misperception within your own thinking. – Byron Katie

124. 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

125. When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself. – Shunryu Suzuki

126. I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it, but that isn’t who I am. – Anonymous

127. Guilt, regret, resentment, sadness & all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past & not enough presence. – Eckhart Tolle

128. Every time we become aware of a thought, as opposed to being lost in a thought, we experience that opening of the mind. – Joseph Goldstein

129. Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. – Carl Jung

130. Each step along the Buddha’s path to happiness requires practising mindfulness until it becomes part of your daily life. – Henepola Gunaratana

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