50 Mindfulness Quotes to Get Through the Day

Last Updated on August 20, 2022 by Michele Tripple

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Looking for a way to add some extra tranquility to your days? Embrace the present moment with these 50 mindfulness quotes!

50 Mindfulness Quotes

I think I’ve discovered the secret to having productive, happy, focused days! It’s starting the mornings out with one of these mindfulness quotes!

Have you practiced mindfulness before? It’s all about focusing on what’s happening in the present moment and it can add a whole lot of peace to your busy day!

Why Mindfulness Quotes Are Great For Moms

Let’s face it. Being a mom can be distracting!

I’m always thinking about the next thing on my list, the next doctor’s appointment, football game, or whatever it may be. It’s hard to just take a breath and enjoy motherhood.

But with mindfulness, you can relax and be present with your family! How great would it be to let your mind take a break from all your stresses?

Mindfulness is a great way to add some focus and self-care to your day. And here’s some mindfulness quotes to help you get started!

50 Mindfulness Quotes

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

— Dalai Lama

Don’t let life harden your heart.

Pema Chödrön

Altogether, the idea of meditation is not to create states of ecstasy or absorption, but to experience being.

— Chögyam Trungpa

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.”

— Francis Bacon Sr.

“When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” 

— Lao Tzu

What would it be like if I could accept life – accept this moment – exactly as it is?” 

— Tara Brach

Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” 

— Sonia Ricotti

“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.”

— Robin S. Sharma

“All your power resides in the now. Mindfulness is the best tool to tap you into that power.”

— Anita M. Scott 

The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.

— Idowu Koyenikan

“Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.”

— Louis L’Amour

“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

“A mind set in its ways is wasted.”

— Eric Schmidt

“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

Mindful eating is about awareness. When you eat mindfully, you slow down, pay attention to the food you’re eating, and savor every bite.

— Susan Albers

“Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choice. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.”

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”

— Pema Chodron

“Be happy in the moment. That is enough.”

— Mother Teresa

When I’m hungry, I eat what I love. When I’m bored, I do something I love. When I’m lonely, I connect with someone I love. When I feel sad, I remember that I am loved.

— Michelle May

“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

“Think about the practice of meditation as zoning in, as opposed to spacing out.” 

— Susie Levan 

“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

“Remember the blue sky. It may at times be obscured by clouds, but it is always there.”

Andy Puddicombe

“In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go.”

— Jack Kornfield

“Mindfulness clears the windshield of the mind so that we can see things as they really are.”

Travis Eliot

“The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.”

— Matthieu Ricard

“Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of consciousness.”

— Sri Chinmoy

“Do every act of your life as though it were the last act of your life.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“When you’re quiet, everything settles on the floor of your mind like sediment in undisturbed still water.”

— Megan Monahan

”Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”

— Thich Nhat Hanh

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

— Frank Zappa

“Respond; don’t react. Listen; don’t talk. Think; don’t assume.”

— Raji Lukkoor

“Mindfulness is a simple practice, but not an easy one … but you are worth doing hard things.”

— Nicole Davis

“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.”

— Amit Ray

“Slow down, you’ll get there faster.”

— Katherine King

“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.”

— Victoria Moran

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes … including you.”

— Anne Lamott

“Step outside for a while – calm your mind. It is better to hug a tree than to bang your head against a wall continually.”

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Every time we ponder a thought, act on an impulse, or dwell on a desire, we are setting in motion a cause that will have a future effect. Mindfulness enables us to choose wisely.”

— Tamara Levitt

“I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy.”

— Walter Landor

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention to. This is how we cultivate mindfulness.”

— Jon Kabat-Zinn

“When the pure basics—what we once referred to as common etiquette—are no longer recognized, it’s time for society to realize how crucial the small things are.”

— Nita Patel

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

— Buddha

“Ask yourself: Where am I? Answer: Here. Ask yourself: What time is it? Answer: Now. Say it until you can hear it.”

— Ram Dass

“We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night.”

— Jack Kornfield

“When we allow ourselves to embrace the moment, we allow ourselves to live.”

— Lisa Bien

“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

“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

I hope these mindfulness quotes help you find joy in your little moments!

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