These mindfulness quotes speak about the act of focusing our attention on the present moment. This does not mean ignoring all other things; after all, we need to pay attention to the world around us.
Mindfulness can be practiced in many ways. For example, you could be mindful of your surroundings as you become aware of what is happening around you. You can also be mindful of the present moment by concentrating on your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations.
“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
J. Mark G. Williams is an author and a retired Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford, and a co-developer of MBCT.
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
Eckhart Tolle is a popular German-born author and spiritual teacher.
Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone. — Louis L’Amour
Louis L’Amour was a popular American novelist best remembered for his many Western novels.
I believe in not trying to control things that are out of my control or none of my business. – Tobe Hanson
This quote encourages us to practice acceptance, let go of the things we cannot control, focus on the things that we can control, respect the boundaries of others and avoid trying to control things that are not our business. By embracing these principles, we can cultivate a sense of inner peace, reduce stress and anxiety, and lead a more fulfilling life.
Practicing a mindful moment in the middle of the day, helps to bring you back to center, reset, and move into the rest of your day with greater clarity and focus. — Christine Agro
By making mindfulness practice a regular part of our daily routine, we can improve our mental and emotional well-being, reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance our overall quality of life.
Life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful. – Leo Babauta
By cultivating an attitude of gratitude and learning to enjoy the slice of life that we experience, we can find greater happiness and contentment, even in the midst of life’s challenges and uncertainties.
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
By opening ourselves to the present moment and accepting it just as it is, we can learn to approach life’s challenges with greater clarity, compassion, and resilience.
Sylvia Boorstein is an American author, psychotherapist,and Buddhist teacher.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking out new landscapes but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust
This quote tells us that true discovery and growth do not come from physically exploring new places, but from developing a fresh perspective on the world around us.
Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain. ― Wiz Khalifa
Worrying about things that may or may not happen is pointless and can even be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being. Worrying creates unnecessary stress and anxiety and leads to negative thinking that can hold us back from living our lives to the fullest.
Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts. — Allan Lokos
We can learn to observe our thoughts without getting emotionally entangled in them. Thoughts are simply mental events and often don’t represent your reality.
Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it. — Sharon Salzberg
This quote reminds us that mindfulness is not a difficult or complex task, but rather a matter of making a conscious effort to bring our attention to the present moment.
Mindfulness clears the windshield of the mind so that we can see things as they really are. — Travis Eliot
Our minds are constantly bombarded with thoughts, emotions, and sensory information, which can create a distorted view of our present reality. Mindfulness allows us to step back from this mental clutter and observe our experiences without judgment or attachment.
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
By engaging in the present moment with a playful mindset, we can discover new insights, overcome obstacles, and find joy even in the most mundane tasks.