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Being Mindful Quotes

We have collected mindfulness and being mindful quotes, sayings, and advice for you here.

Do you think you are mindful in your everyday conduct? Do you focus your attention on your activities, or are you absent-minded?

No matter the state of your personal mindfulness practice, there is always room to improve it.

You can read inspirational quotes to learn about mindfulness practice, which can give you some extra motivation.

Here, you can find quotes and advice on becoming more mindful, including quotes and advice from various people, authors, and practitioners.

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Mindfulness Practice Is not Something New

  • Any time you are aware of yourself, your environment, and what is happening around you, you are mindful.
  • Every time you focus your attention and do not let it evade your control, you are being mindful.
  • When you sit down to meditate, you are working on becoming more mindful.
  • Paying attention to your work, body, and eating habits also means mindfulness.

Here is a selection of mindfulness quotes and advice on being mindful, which I hope you will find helpful.

Being Mindful Quotes and Advice

“Be mindful of your thoughts. Don’t repeat the same thoughts constantly, over and over. Repeating thoughts is the recipe for staying in the same place and not moving on.” – Remez Sasson

Focus on your actions. Don’t do one thing while at the same time thinking of something else.” – Remez Sasson

“Focus is the way to save time and avoid mistakes.” – Remez Sasson

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“As you become more mindful of your thoughts and your feelings, you gain a better understanding of yourself and of your habits, and this puts you in a better position to improve yourself and your life.” – Remez Sasson

“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Many people are alive, but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“You are missing an amazing, beautiful life if you are always thinking about what people said or did.” – Remez Sasson

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” – Jack Kornfield

Quotes About Mindfulness and Spirituality

A selection of mindful quotes related to spirituality.

“When I’m hungry, I eat what I love. When I’m bored, I do something I love.” – Michelle May

“Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two, our life flows.” – Jack Kornfield

“Much of spiritual life is self-acceptance, maybe all of it.” – Jack Kornfield

“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

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

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” – Pema Chodron

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

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

“Real life exists around you, not on the screen of your smartphone.” – Remez Sasson

“Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different than they are.” – Allan Lokos

“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

More Mindfulness Quotes to Think About and to Follow

“With meditation, you begin to relax in your seat and just watch the movie of life.” – Ken Wilber

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

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“Our lives are lived in intense and anxious struggle, in a swirl of speed and aggression, in competing, grasping, possessing and achieving, forever burdening ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”Dalai Lama

“In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The mind in its natural state can be compared to the sky, covered by layers of cloud which hide its true nature.” – Kalu Rinpoche

“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.” – Sylvia Boorstein

“Mindfulness meditation helps you tackle every little problem one by one with equanimity and presence rather than worry about 100 problems all at once and never do anything about anything.” – Scott Barry Kaufman

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

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

“Meditation is the gateway to focus, mindfulness and awakening.” – Remez Sasson

Mindfulness Quotes on Living in the Present

“Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you’re doing.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“No thought, no mind, no choice – just being silent, rooted in yourself.” – Osho

“Mindfulness requires that you live in the present moment, not in the past nor in the future.” – Remez Sasson

“The way to live in the present is to remember that ‘This too shall pass.’ When you experience joy, remembering that ‘This too shall pass’ helps you savor the here and now. When you experience pain and sorrow, remembering that ‘This too shall pass’ reminds you that grief, like joy, is only temporary.” – Joey Green

“our goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.” – Swami Muktananda

“When the mind is completely aware it becomes extraordinarily silent, quiet; it is not asleep, but highly awake in that silence.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“How we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the character of our experience, and therefore, the quality of our lives.” – Sam Harris

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“When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“The present moment is the only time that exists. To really live, you need to be and live in the present moment, not the past, nor the future.” – Remez Sasson

Mindfulness Quotes From Buddha

There are many inspiring quotes floating around that are attributed to Buddha. He Might have really said them or he did not. We have no way to check this. However, the following are useful and inspiring ones, no matter whether Buddha actually said them or someone else did.

“You only lose what you cling to.”Buddha

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” – Buddha

“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” – Buddha

“Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life.” – Buddha

“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

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” – Seneca

Quotes About Mindful Eating

“Always remember, it is the body that needs food, not your mind or you feelings.” – Remez Sasson

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

“Eat only when you feel hungry. Notice and feel your hunger. This is conscious eating.” – Deepak Chopra

“Mindful eating is eating with intention while paying attention.” – Kati Konersman Rd Cde

“Pay attention to every bite you put in your mouth. Watch the color of the food, the smell and the sight, and focus on the taste. This is mindful eating.” – Remez Sasson

“When you eat, ask yourself, does the body need this food, does the body need this quantity of food? That’s mindful eating.” – Remez Sasson

“Mindful eating means simply eating or drinking while being aware of each bite or sip.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“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.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

How to Be More Mindful?

What do you need to do to improve your ability to be more mindful?

what skill is most useful for mindfulness meditation?

The ability to focus your attention on one thought or activity, without being distracted.

Mindfulness requires focus, concentration, fixing your attention at will on one thing at a time. It is a skill you can improve and strengthen. You can find guidance and exercises about focus and concentration in our book Focus Your attention.

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