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Mindful Quotes

Inspirational Quotes

Mindfulness quotes have been given to us by some of the most influential spiritual leaders of our time.  Spiritual Leaders such as:

Eckhart Tolle                              Deepak Chopra                       
The Dalai Lama                          Paulo Coelho 
Thich Nhat Hanh                       Pema Chodron

Watkins’ (a Mind/Body/Spirit publication based in London) has published their list of  the:

100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2018.  

These spiritual teachers continue to inspire those on their journey of self awareness and seeking Mindfulness support.  

Other spiritual leaders are no longer living, and yet their words continue to inspire and guide today, such as the thirteenth century Sufi mystic  Rumi and Buddha. 

Quotes About Being Present

This is a list of 25 of my favorite Mindfulness quotes.  I adore reading quotes and find these speak to me just as I was needing their message.  Many of these inspirational quotes appear simple in their message, but they hold a far deeper meaning when incorporated into your Mindfulness practice and given more reflection.   

I have included a book cover of the most recommended book by each author next to one of their quotes so you can learn more about their author and read more from them if you desire.  

I wish you well on your Mindfulness journey.


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"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

"To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth.

The problem is to see reality as it is."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

 "Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened.

Don't open the door to the study and begin reading.

Take down a musical instrument."


(Thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic )

"As we encounter new experiences with a mindful and wise attention,

we discover that one of three things will happen to our new experience:

it will go away,

it will stay the same,

or it will get more intense.

whatever happens does not really matter."

-Jack Kornfield

"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky.

Conscious breathing is my anchor."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

(Zen master)

"Mindfulness means being awake.

It means knowing what you are doing."

- Jon Kabat-Zinn

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"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

"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

"In the midst of movement and chaos,

keep stillness inside of you."


-Deepak Chopra

Physical comfort alone does not bring inner peace.

We create inner peace within the mind.

The Dalai Lama.

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”

-Paulo Coelho

“Start living right here, in each present moment.

When we stop dwelling on the past or worrying about the future,

we're open to rich sources of information we've been missing out on

—information that can keep us out of the downward spiral

and poised for a richer life.” 

-Mark Williams

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"Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most."


"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

- Victor Frankl

"You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather."


- Pema Chödrön
Buddhist nun

"Mindfulness isn't difficult,

we just need to remember to do it."


- Sharon Salzberg

"Instead of thinking of food as the enemy,

allow yourself to enjoy the process of planning and preparing meals or going out to lunch with a friend.

Stay in the present moment and understand that

the purpose of food is nourishment."


- Susan Albers

The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey

is the step that you are taking at this moment.

That's all there ever is.

- Eckhart Tolle

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"Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet."

Thich Nhat Hanh

"To think in terms of  either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth.  

The problem is to see reality as it is.

Tich Nhat Hanh

“We are awakened to the profound realization that the true path to liberation is to let go of everything.”

~Jack Kornfield

“When a problem is disturbing you, don’t ask, “What should I do about it?” Ask, “What part of me is being disturbed by this?”
― Michael Singer

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.” 
-Robin S. Sharma

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"The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not 'the thinker'.  

The moment you start watching the thinker,

a higher level of consciousness becomes activated.

You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence.  You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.  

You begin to awaken."

-Eckhart Tolle

"The goal is to be the observer of your thoughts and not let your thoughts control you."

Deepak Chopra

The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey

is the step that you are taking at this moment.

That's all there ever is.
- Eckhart Tolle

Do you have a favourite mindfulness quote you’d like to share? Share them in the comments section below!

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