77 Mindfulness Quotes To Help You Open your Heart

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Sharon Salzberg on Real Happiness and Mindfulness

Mindfulness Quote Let The Breath Lead The Way


Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.”


“Mindfulness, also called wise attention, helps us see what we’re adding to our experiences, not only during meditation sessions but also elsewhere.”


“If you’re reading these words, perhaps it’s because something has kicked open the door for you, and you’re ready to embrace change. It isn’t enough to appreciate the change from afar, or only in the abstract, or as something that can happen to other people but not to you. We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives.”


“Let the breath lead the way.”


“You may have heard the old story, usually attributed to a Native American elder, meant to illuminate the power of attention. A grandfather (occasionally it’s a grandmother) imparting a life lesson to his grandson tells him, “I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is vengeful, fearful, envious, resentful, deceitful. The other wolf is loving, compassionate, generous, truthful, and serene.” The grandson asks which wolf will win the fight. The grandfather answers, “The one I feed.”

Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Programme for Real Happiness


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

Jamez Baraz Mindful Quote


Eckhart Tolle on Mindfulness and How To Live Now


“Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.”


“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.”


“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”


“As soon as you honour the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.”


“Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.”

Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment

Eckhart Tolle Quote

Thich Nhat Hanh Mindful Quotes


“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.”

Drink Your Tea Slowly and Mindfully


“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”



“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”


“In mindfulness, one is not only restful and happy but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.”

“Don’t do any task in order to get it over with. Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention. Enjoy and be one with your work.”

Do everything with your full attention


“The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. The most important person is always the person you are with, who is right before you, for who knows if you will have dealings with any other person in the future? The most important pursuit is making the person standing at your side happy, for that alone is the pursuit of life.”


“Mindfulness is like that—it is the miracle which can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation


Mindful Way by Mark Williams


“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.”


“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.”



“Mindfulness could also be described as “heartfulness” because it is really about a compassionate awareness.”


“But what if there is nothing “wrong” with you at all?”

There's Nothing Wrong With You

Mark Williams, The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

Amit Ray Quotes


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


“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”


“Enjoy the limitless bliss consciousness here and now. The reality of you lies much beyond your sensory perceptions and boundaries.”

Amit Ray, Mindfulness: Living in The Moment, Living in The Breath

Life is a Dance Mindfulness Quote

Spiritual Quotes by Victoria Moran


“In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you’re just a kid, but a kid with enough years on her to know that every day is priceless.”


“At this moment, there is plenty of time. At this moment, you are precise as you should be. At this moment, there is an infinite possibility.” 


“It stands to reason that anyone who learns to live well will die well. The skills are the same: being present at the moment, and humble, and brave, and keeping a sense of humour.”

Victoria Moran, Younger by The Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

There's Plenty of Time

Mindfulness Is… Letting Go


“Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!”

Rumi, Love’s Ripening: Rumi on the Heart’s Journey


Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present. He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life in remembering the past.”

Henry David Thoreau, Walking


What if you Had a Year Only…?


“You have to remember one life, one death–this one! To enter fully the day, the hour, the moment whether it appears as life or death, whether we catch it on the inbreath or outbreath, requires only a moment, this moment. And along with it all the mindfulness we can muster, and each stage of our ongoing birth, and the confident joy of our inherent luminosity.”


“How soon will we accept this opportunity to be fully alive before we die?”

Enjoy Life While You Have It


“Practice daily forgiveness and gratitude meditations in relationship to both pleasant and unpleasant memories. Listen to your life song among the insights that hum through the mind.”


To know your life is to know intimately what you are feeling. Or to put it another way: to be aware of what state of mind predominates in consciousness. The noting of mental states encourages a deeper recognition of what is happening while it is happening. It allows us to be more fully alive in the present rather than living our life as an afterthought. It enables us to watch with mercy, if not humour, the uninvited swirl of “mixed emotions” not as something in need of judgment but as a work in progress.”

Stephen Levine, A Year To Live: How To Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

Mindfulness Discovery


“Yoga practise can make us more and more sensitive to subtler and subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer and finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind. “

Ravi Ravindra, The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra


“Like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight, there’s no need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we already are – as soon as we stop pretending we’re small or unholy.”

Bo Lozoff

Like a Child in a Park


Wherever You Go, There You Are


It helps to have a focus for your attention, an anchor line to tether you to the present moment and to guide you back when the mind wanders. The breath serves this purpose exceedingly well. It can be a true ally. Bringing awareness to our breathing, we remind ourselves that we are here now, so we might as well be fully awake for whatever is already happening”


“By being with yourself…by watching yourself in your daily life with alert interest, with the intention to understand rather than to judge, in full acceptance of whatever may emerge, because it is there, you encourage the deep to come to the surface and enrich your life and consciousness with its captive energies. This is the great work of awareness; it removes obstacles and releases energies by understanding the nature of life and mind.”


“YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO BE WEAK. Allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling. Notice any labels you attach to crying or feeling vulnerable. Let go of the labels. Just feel what you are feeling, all the while cultivating moment-to-moment awareness, riding the waves of “up” and “down,” “good” and “bad,” “weak” and “strong,” until you see that they are all inadequate to fully describe your experience. Be with the experience itself. Trust in your deepest strength of all: to be present, to be wakeful.”


“Be a light unto yourself.”


“Non-doing simply means letting things be and allowing them to unfold in their own way.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation on Everyday Life

Non Doing Meaning of Mindfulness

Stop, Breathe…


“Mindfulness is not concerned with anything transcendent or divine. It serves as an antidote to theism, a cure for sentimental piety, a scalpel for excising the tumour of metaphysical belief. “

Stephen Batchelor, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist


“Stop, breathe, look around and embrace the miracle of each day, the miracle of life.”

Jeffrey A. White

Stop Breathe, Look Around


“Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights and new truths to enter.”

Amit Ray, Walking The Path of Compassion


“Don’t be so loyal to your mind; the mind is not loyal to You.”

Bert McCoy


“But remember, there’s no greater gift than the present.”

Dan Santat, Are We There Yet?

No Greater Gift Than Present


“Many of us live like dead people because we live without awareness. We carry our dead bodies with us and circulate throughout the world. We are pulled into the past or we are pulled forward into the future or we are caught by our projects or our despair and anger. We are not truly alive; we are not inhabited by awareness of the miracle of being alive.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, No Death, No Fear

Jack Kornfield Quotes on Mindful Living 


“Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.”


“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.”


“This life is a test-it is only a test. If it had been an actual life, you would have received further instructions on where to go and what to do. Remember, this life is only a test.”


“As we encounter new experiences with 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, A Path With Heart: AGuide Through The Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

Life is a Test Only

Pema Chodron When Life is Hard


“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”


“…we cannot be in the present moment and run our storylines at the same time!”


“When we think that something is going to bring us pleasure, we don’t know what’s really going to happen.  When we think something is going to give us misery, we don’t know.  Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all.”


“In practising meditation, we’re not trying to live up to some kind of ideal—quite the opposite.  We’re just being with our experience, whatever it is.”


“It is said that we can’t attain enlightenment, let alone feel contentment and joy, without seeing who we are and what we do, without seeing our patterns and habits.  This is called maitri—developing loving-kindness and unconditional friendship with ourselves.”


“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts.”

Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart, Heart Advice for Difficult

Life Lessons Are Always Around Until We Learn Them

On Meditation Practice…


We must be willing to be completely ordinary people, which means accepting ourselves as we are without trying to become greater, purer, more spiritual, more insightful. If we can accept our imperfections as they are, quite ordinarily, then we can use them as part of the path. But if we try to get rid of our imperfections, then they will be enemies, obstacles on the road to our ‘self-improvement’.”


“Meditation practice is a way of making friends with ourselves. Whether we are worthy or unworthy, that’s not the point. It’s developing a friendly attitude to ourselves, accepting the hidden neurosis coming through.”

Chogyam Trungpa

The Practice of Meditation is to Become a Friend With Yourself


Allan Lokos and Patience


“You cannot control the results, only your actions.


“One who is patient glows with an inner radiance.”


“That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.”


“Inner Peace can be seen as the ultimate benefit of practising patience.”


“Understanding the true nature of things, or seeing things as they really are, is the ground of wisdom.”


“Observe & accept whatever arises & know that everything is as it needs to be.”


“To be mindful entails examining the path we are travelling & making choices that alleviate suffering & bring happiness to ourselves & those around us.”

Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

Inner Peace Quote

His Holiness Dalai Lama on Mindfulness 


“The nature of human thoughts and emotions is such that the more you engage in them, the more you consciously develop them, the more powerful they become.”


“Having a calm or peaceful state of mind doesn’t mean being spaced out or completely empty. Peace of mind or a calm state of mind is rooted in affection and compassion and is sensitive and responsive to others.”


Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.”


A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”


“There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Quote for Mindfulness

Sadhguru Quotes on Mindful Life


“The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it.”


“If you really pay attention to life, life will blossom within you. If you do not pay attention, you are somewhere else, and then life could go wrong.”


“Every human being is capable of living absolutely blissfully within himself. They have denied themselves this because they never looked at themselves.”


“Frustration, discouragement, and depression mean you are working against yourself.”


“Seeing everything just the way it gives you the power and capability to walk through life effortlessly.”


“On one level, life is effervescent and active. On another level, it is absolutely still. The inner stillness nourishes the outer activity.”


“Life is not outside of you. You are life.”


You are Life Quote By Sadhguru

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