Finding Inspiration and Inner Peace: 49 Mindfulness Quotes to Live By

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In this post, I have curated a collection of 49 powerful mindfulness quotes that have the potential to inspire and transform your perspective. Each quote carries within it a timeless truth and invites you to explore the depths of your own consciousness. Whether you’re new to mindfulness or a seasoned practitioner, these quotes offer nuggets of wisdom to help you navigate the journey toward inner peace and a more fulfilling life.

In our fast-paced and often chaotic lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of thoughts, emotions, and external demands. We long for a sense of calm, clarity, and connection amidst the daily hustle and bustle. This is where mindfulness comes in—a practice that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years for its ability to help us feel present and aware and develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

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One of the beautiful aspects of mindfulness is its ability to distill profound wisdom into simple, thought-provoking quotes. These mindfulness quotes can serve as gentle reminders, guiding us back to the present moment and encouraging us to embrace life with greater compassion, gratitude, and acceptance.

So, take a deep breath, let go of distractions, and immerse yourself in these mindfulness quotes. Allow them to awaken your sense of wonder, ignite your curiosity, and gently guide you towards a state of mindfulness in each moment. Let these quotes be a source of inspiration, reminding you of the beauty and richness that lie within the present moment, waiting to be discovered.

  1. Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you. – Anne Lamott
  2. In a world full of doing, doing, doing, it’s important to take a moment to just breathe, to just be. – Unknown
  3. Mindfulness helps us to live in harmony with our thoughts, words, and actions. – Amit Ray
  4. Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom. – Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  5. Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.
  6. Everything is created twice. First in the mind and then in reality. – Robin Sharma
  7. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. – Tara Brach
  8. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy
  9. How we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the character of our experience, and therefore, the quality of our lives. – Sam Harris
  10. Be where you are, not where you think you should be. – Unknown
  11. Mindfulness is a pause – the space between stimulus and response: that’s where choice lies. – Tara Brach
  12. Mindfulness meditation should be more than just watching what you are doing. What you really need to watch is your motivation. – Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
  13. If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too. – Ivan Nuru
  14. The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness. – Sakyong Mipham
  15. Today I will live in the moment. Unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a cookie. – Unknown
  16. 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
  17. Wherever you are, be there totally. – Eckhart Tolle
  18. Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks, and plays in freedom. – Arnaud Desjardins
  19. What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now. – Buddha
  20. Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  21. Feelings come and go like cloudys in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  22. If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then is an empty desk a sign? – Albert Einstein
  23. Be happy in the moment. That is enough. – Mother Teresa
  24. Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is. – Sylvia Boorstein
  25. When you focus on the good, the good gets better. – Abraham Hicks
  26. Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance. – Amit Ray
  27. Sweetheart, you are in pain. Relax. Take a breath. Let’s pay attention to what is happening; then we’ll figure out what to do. – Sylvia Boorstein
  28. Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. – Aristotle
  29. Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour, but this hour. – Walt Whitman
  30. We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are. – Max Depree
  31. The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear. – Prasad Mahes
  32. The first and best victory is to conquer self. – Plato
  33. Training your mind to be the present moment is the number one key to making healthier choices. – Susan Albers
  34. Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. – Hermann Hesse
  35. Meditation goes in. Prayer goes out. But both aim for the same place of union between you and the Divine. – Lisa Jones
  36. Rule your mind or it will rule you.
  37. The mind is just like a muscle– the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets, and the more it can expand. – Idowu Koyenikan
  38. Cultivating a generous spirit starts with mindfulness. Mindfulness, simply stated, means paying attention to what is happening; it’s about what is really going on. – Nell Newman
  39. Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know this is the moment you most need to relax. – Matt Haig
  40. Mindfulness is a quality that’s always there. It’s an illusion that there’s a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you’re either mindful or you’re not. – Richard Gere
  41. Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.
  42. The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the self is reflected. – Vanda Scaravelli
  43. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. – Eckhart Tolle
  44. A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. – Frank Zappa
  45. Breathe in the good shit. Breathe out the bull shit. – Karen Salmansohn
  46. Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax. – Bryant McGill
  47. Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.
  48. The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size. – Albert Einstein
  49. Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it. – Sharon Salzberg



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