Famous Quotes on Mindfulness and Well-Being

By Whitney Hopler, Communications Coordinator

Mindfulness empowers you to focus on the present moment and experience peace within it, no matter what circumstances you’re going through. There are many benefits of mindfulness – from less stress to more concentration – and there are also many ways to practice it. Here are some famous quotes on mindfulness and well-being:

“Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Mindfulness can help people of any age. That’s because we become what we think.” – Goldie Hawn

“Mindfulness has helped me succeed in almost every dimension of my life. By stopping regularly to look inward and become aware of my mental state, I stay connected to the source of my actions and thoughts and can guide them with considerably more intention.” – Dustin Moskovitz

“All work done mindfully rounds us out, helps complete us as persons.” – Marsha Sinetar

“It takes a little bit of mindfulness and a little bit of attention to others to be a good listener, which helps cultivate emotional nurturing and engagement.” – Deepak Chopra

“Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us.” – Christy Turlington

“The key to creating the mental space before responding is mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way of being present: paying attention to and accepting what is happening in our lives. It helps us to be aware of and step away from our automatic and habitual reactions to our everyday experiences.” – Elizabeth Thornton

“I find mindfulness helps me participate in my religion more wholeheartedly. … Whatever your religion is, it can enhance the experience of participating in that religion.” – Tim Ryan

“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

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” – Frank Zappa

“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

“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” – Amit Ray

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

“Always hold fast to the present. Every situation, indeed every moment, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“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

“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

“Training your mind to be in the present moment is the #1 key to making healthier choices.” – Susan Albers

“Mindfulness means paying attention to how things are in any given moment, however they are, rather than as we want them to be.” – Mark Williams

“Mindful eating is a way to become reacquainted with the guidance of our internal nutritionist.” – Jan Chozen Bays

“Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom. You don’t have to be swept away by your feeling. You can respond with wisdom and kindness rather than habit and reactivity.” – Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

“The great benefit of practicing mindfulness … is presence of mind within a storm of emotions.” – Phillip Moffitt

“The goal of mindfulness is to become fully aware of the thoughts one is having, and of the emotions one is experiencing.” – Larry Shapiro

“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Mindfulness meditation should be more than just watching what you are doing. What you really need to watch is your motivation.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

“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

“Be mindful of your self-talk. It’s a conversation with the universe.” – David James Lees

“Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung

“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.” – John Muir

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

“On life’s journey, faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.” – Buddha

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

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