70+ Mindfulness Quotes to Live Peacefully

Bring the practice of mindfulness into your life.

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With the surge of information around the world in the past few years, we all have learned about new ideas to support our mental health - one of the best of them is mindfulness.

What is mindfulness?

Mindful.org defines mindfulness as the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Although the term mindfulness has become popular now, it's not something unheard of. Who hasn't heard the advice of living in the present moment, right?

Here's a video to help you understand more:

Mindfulness, to me, is a blend of being present, being peaceful, and being patient.

I hope that with these inspiring mindfulness quotes, you'll learn more about this beautiful and supremely helpful state of being and welcome it into your own life.

Mindfulness Quotes

“Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just have to remember to do it.”
― Sharon Salzberg

“Forever is composed of nows.”
― Emily Dickinson

“Training your mind to be the present moment is the number one key to making healthier choices.”
― Susan Albers

“Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
― Mother Theresa

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

Practicing affirmations is also a wonderful way to be mindful and appreciate the moment. Here are daily affirmations for you that you can practice every day:

“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

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

“Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour, but this hour.”
― Walt Whitman

"Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated that 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

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”
― Sakyong Mipham

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
― Aristotle

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”
― Robert Morely

“You can’t stop the waves but you can learn how to surf.”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
― Buddha

“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 deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you– in your body, heart, and mind. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment.”
― Jan Chozen Bays

Daily Mindfulness Quotes

"A few simple tips for life: feet on the ground, head to the skies, heart open...quiet mind."
― Rasheed Ogunlaru

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.”
― Najwa Zebian

“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.”
― Amit Ray

“When you focus on the good, the good gets better.”
― Abraham Hicks

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have.”
― Eckhart Tolle

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
― Nicole Reed

“Wherever you are, be there totally.”
― Eckhart Tolle

“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.”
― Max Depree

“Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know this is the moment you most need to relax.”
― Matt Haig

“Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is.”
― Sylvia Boorstein

"You cannot control the results, only your actions."
― Allan Lokos

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

“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
― Pema Chodron

"When you're quiet, everything settles on the floor of your mind like sediment in undisturbed still water."
― Megan Monahan

“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”
― Hermann Hesse

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

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

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

"A mind set in its ways is wasted."
― Eric Schmidt

“Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks, and plays in freedom.”
― Arnaud Desjardins

"Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well."
― Jack Kornfield

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

“Mindfulness is a quality that’s always there. It’s an illusion that there’s a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you’re either mindful or you’re not.”
― Richard Gere

“Everything is created twice. First in the mind and then in reality.”
― Robin Sharma

"Training your mind to be in the present moment is the number one key to making healthier choices."
― Susan Albers

Positive Mindfulness Quotes

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
― Leo Tolstoy

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh

“If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.”
― Ivan Nuru

“The first and best victory is to conquer self.”
― Plato

"Slow down, you'll get there faster."
― Katherine King

"The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little."
― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Meditation means dissolving the invisible walls that unawareness has built.”
― Sadhguru

"When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another—and ourselves."
― Jack Kornfield

“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.”
― Bryant McGill

“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

“The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the self is reflected.”
― Vanda Scaravelli

“Looking at beauty in the world is the first step of purifying the mind.”
― Amit Ray

"In our times, it is radical to choose to sit still and be silent, to resist an identity of busyness, ceaseless motion, and noise, and to reclaim our sanity and humanity by coming home to ourselves."
― Sumi Loundon Kim

"Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be."
― Sonia Ricotti

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

"Mindfulness clears the windshield of the mind so that we can see things as they really are."
― Travis Eliot

“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

“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind—you are the one who hears it.”
― Michael A. Singer

"The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness."
― Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

“Worrying is stupid. It's like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.”
― Wiz Khalifa

"Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life."
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

“The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.”
― Prasad Mahes

"Life is an endurance sport, but endurance without compassion is torture. Living mindfully, we bring our whole heart to the event of being alive so that we can be present from beginning to end."
― Lauren Eckstrom

"When you're quiet, everything settles on the floor of your mind like sediment in undisturbed still water."
― Megan Monahan

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

“For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Life is an endurance sport, but endurance without compassion is torture. Living mindfully, we bring our whole heart to the event of being alive so that we can be present from beginning to end."
― Lauren Eckstrom

“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

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes ... including you."
― Anne Lamott

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

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
― Lao Tzu

"When we allow ourselves to embrace the moment, we allow ourselves to live.”
― Lisa Bien

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Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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