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Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live in The Present Moment

Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live in The Present Moment

Are you looking for Mindfulness Quotes that you can incorporate in your daily practice of mindfulness? 

Then keep on reading my dear Diva, because today I’m going to share with you this amazing list of Mindfulness quotes I’ve compiled.

If you are already practicing mindfulness in your daily life, then first let me congratulate you for making a great choice in your life, because you are now on the road to becoming the best version of yourself by loving yourself and living your best life at the present moment.

If you are not yet practicing mindfulness, then don’t fret.

It’s never too late to start a new life, a new journey, and a new beginning to make your life the best possible. 

If you want to become the best version of yourself, one of the strategies is to practice mindfulness. Most of us thought mindfulness requires a special activity like yoga and meditation.

Although yoga and meditation are good to practice, mindfulness is as simple and easy to practice.  It’s something we can do in our daily life that doesn’t require a lot of time. 

Mindfulness is living in the present moment, and not worrying about the past and the future. It’s about becoming aware of our physical surroundings at the present moment and being thankful and mindful at the present moment.

The practice of mindfulness allows us to become more aware of life as a whole and unleash countless insights that have a real important impact on the quality of our daily life. 

When we embrace mindfulness, it touches every aspect of our life. From what goes deep inside our heart, to the thoughts and imaginations and to the myriad feelings we experience such as anger, sadness, fear to the sensations we feel in our body and how our mind and body really connects as a whole. 

Mastering the art of mindfulness can go further and can bring a huge impact, not only to our life but as well as to the people we surround ourselves with, especially our relationships with our loved ones by improving our patience, compassion, greater understanding, and loving kindness. 


If you are sincerely committing yourself to practicing mindfulness in your daily life and need some Inspiration and motivation to your mindfulness practice, then here is an amazing list of mindfulness quotes that will help you on your journey. 

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Mindfulness Quotes to Help You Connect With The Present Moment

These quotes will help you focus on what really matters on the present moment. If you feel frustrated, take a look at these quotes to help you realized on what really matters in your life and appreciate the little things in your life.

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child – our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” – Alan Watts

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

“To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

“The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.” – Alan Watts

“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

“The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live in The Present Moment

Mindfulness Quotes to Help You Practice Mindfulness in Your Daily Life

If you’re already practicing mindfulness in your daily life, it’s best to incorporate it with some of these quotes below to keep you inspired and motivated to connect with yourself and with what’s happening in the present moment.

“Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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.” – Sylvia Boorstein

Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live in The Present Moment

Mindfulness Quotes To Help You Find On Who You Really Are

Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live in The Present Moment

Do you want to truly connect with yourself? And have you been asking yourself “Who Am I really?” Finding of who we are is one of the essential ingredient to become the best version of ourselves.

These mindfulness quotes below will help you get started on your journey of becoming the best version of yourself and explore of who you really are through the power of mindfulness.

“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

“Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.”– John Wooden

“Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.”– John Wooden

“Each of us has a different nature. We’re not supposed to think and live in the same way. Our uniqueness is sacred and must be respected.” – Rudá Iandê

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

“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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

“Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“As I noticed feelings and thoughts appear and disappear, it became increasingly clear that they were just coming and going on their own. . . . There was no sense of a self owning them.” – Tara Brach

“Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.” – Ramana Maharshi

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

Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live in The Present Moment

Mindfulness Quotes to Help You Face Life’s Challenges and Daily Stress

We all experience life’s challenges and daily stress. We all have different level of stress. Stressful for me may not be stressful for you. However, by practicing daily mindfulness will help us live a less stressful life by focusing on what really matters in the present moment.

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

“Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” – Tara Brach

“We do so much, we run so quickly, the situation is difficult, and many people say, “Don’t just sit there, do something.” But doing more things may make the situation worse. So you should say, “Don’t just do something, sit there.” Sit there, stop, be yourself first, and begin from there.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“The standard way of reducing stress in our culture is to put as much energy as possible into trying to arrive at a moment that matches our preferences. This ensures that we feel some level of stress until we get there (assuming we ever will) and worse, it makes the present moment into an unacceptable place to be.” – David Cain

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

Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live in The Present Moment

Mindfulness Quotes to Help You Love Yourself More and Make Friends With Yourself

Making friends with yourself will help you love yourself more and unconditionally. Sometimes we are our own worse enemy, and making friends with ourselves can be quite challenging.

The power of daily mindfulness practice will help you connect and make relationship with yourself. The mindfulness quotes below will help you get started on making friends with yourself and love yourself more.

“We often have very little empathy for our own thoughts and feelings and frequently try to suppress them by dismissing them as weaknesses.” – Mark Williams

“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

“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.” – David Cain

“All beings want to be happy, yet so very few know how. It is out of ignorance that any of us cause suffering, for ourselves or for others” – Sharon Salzberg

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” – Pema Chodron

Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live in The Present Moment

Mindfulness Quotes to Help You Soothe Your Anxiety

If you are suffering from anxiety, don’t fret. You are not alone. We may experience occasional anxiety and that’s an expected part of life. Sometimes we may feel anxious when we are facing major problems at work, or making an important decision or before taking a test.

If you feel anxious, below are some mindfulness quotes that might help you feel relax and sooth your anxiety.

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” – Fred Rogers

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill

“Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” – Ziggy Marley

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.” – John Newton

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” – Bruce Lee

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.” – Viggo Mortensen

“People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” – Tao Te Ching

“You can only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha

“As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does: It improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function, cardiac output, and helps wiring the musculature. So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically. So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion, oh love yourself honey. This is hardcore science.” – Dr. Christiane Northrop

“If you gathered up all the fearful thoughts that exist in the mind of the average person, looked at them objectively, and tried to decide just how much good they provided that person, you would see that not some but all fearful thoughts are useless. They do no good. Zero. They interfere with dreams, hopes, desire and progress.” – Richard Carlson

“Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.” – Buddha

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.” – Deepak Chopra

Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live in The Present Moment

Mindfulness Quotes to Help You Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

I know at some point of our life, we compare ourselves to others. And when we compare ourselves too much to others, we are slowly killing our own happiness. It brings negativity in our life that can be a damaging effect on our self-esteem.

If you feel like you are comparing yourself a lot with other people, these mindfulness quotes will help you focus on growing yourself instead of comparing yourself to others.

These quotes by Osho are from his book, Mindfulness in the Modern World: How Do I Make Meditation Part of Everyday Life?

“What is gain to the ego is loss to the soul. What is a blessing to the ego is a curse to the soul. What seems to be of tremendous importance to the ego is just sheer stupidity to the innermost core of your being.” – Osho

“Don’t do anything—no repetition of mantra, no repetition of the name of God—just watch whatever the mind is doing. Don’t disturb it, don’t prevent it, don’t repress it; don’t do anything at all on your part. You just be a watcher, and the miracle of watching is meditation. As you watch, slowly, slowly mind becomes empty of thoughts; but you are not falling asleep, you are becoming more alert, more aware. As the mind becomes completely empty, your whole energy becomes a flame of awakening. This flame is the result of meditation. So you can say meditation is another name of watching, witnessing, observing—without any judgment, without any evaluation. Just by watching, you immediately get out of the mind.” – Osho

“Whatever has been said about you by others, simply drop it. It is absolutely crap. They don’t know about themselves; what can they say about you which can be truthful? And the opinions that you have collected from others … just try to watch from whom you are collecting your opinions. They are not from a Gautam Buddha, or from a Jesus, or from a Socrates; they are from people who are as ignorant as you are. They are simply passing on others’ opinions that have been given to them.” – Osho

“Never compare. Comparison is one of the causes of keeping you tethered to the mundane, because comparison creates competition, comparison creates ambition. It does not come alone, it brings all its companions with it. And once you become competitive there is no end to it; you will end before it does. Once you become ambitious you have chosen the most stupid path for your life.” – Osho

Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live in The Present Moment

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