Regular meditators say that mindfulness is life changing. Don’t take their word for it, there’s now research from the world of neuroscience to back up those claims. If you’re looking for mindfulness based inspiration to transform you, we’ve collated 20 mindfulness quotes that will change your life.
Mindfulness meditation can touch every aspect of your life. Practiced regularly it can;
- transform your relationships
- increase your self acceptance
- show up as kindness towards others
- improve your focus
- help you to be more compassionate
- increase self regulation
- make it easier to manage those moments of inner grrrh!
I know from my own experience that practicing mindfulness regularly will change your life in ways that you can’t even begin to imagine before you begin.
Mindfulness is a deceptively simple practice, it’s making it part of your everyday routine that can be challenging. These quotes are designed to help you do that. Place them somewhere you can see them as mindful touch points, a reminder to pause, be mindful and reflect. Regular practice is transformational. That’s why we’ve put together 20 mindfulness quotes to inspire and motivate you.
20 mindfulness quotes that will change your life
What is Mindfulness?
“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
“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
“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
“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” Pema Chödrön
How to Practice Mindfulness
“Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” Sharon Salzberg
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“Altogether, the idea of meditation is not to create states of ecstasy or absorption, but to experience being.” Chögyam Trungpa
“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
“Wherever you are, be there totally.” Eckhart Tolle
“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
Why we need Mindfulness
“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” Buddha
“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” Jack Kornfield
“That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time.” Sharon Salzberg
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” Pema Chödrön
“The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another.” Jack Kornfield
“Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.” Allan Lokos
“There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.” Tara Brach
“Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights and new truths to enter.” Amit Ray
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” Buddha
“Now is the future that you promised yourself last year, last month, last week. Now is the only moment you’ll ever really have. Mindfulness is about waking up to this.” Mark Williams
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