Mindfulness anchors us in the turbulent flows of life. These mindfulness quotes will help you find strength, peace, and resilience.
What is mindfulness? This is a question to which I had different answers throughout time. I named this website Our Mindful Life because I believed that mindfulness could make a difference in our lives. But back then, I equaled mindfulness to meditation. However, as I learn and practice more, I now know that mindfulness has a broader definition.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the state where you are aware of your feelings, emotions, reactions to your surroundings, and why you do what you do. When you are mindful, you are less likely to judge yourself or blame yourself. You are at peace with yourself.
Let’s say you are reluctant to finish the tasks at school. When you are not mindful, you may accuse yourself of being lazy. But when you are mindful, you dig deep to locate the root of your procrastination. Maybe it’s because you are not into the subject or lack a system to be productive in your studies. Or perhaps you are just too tired. So you come up with a plan tailored to your problem and get things done.
So how can you tell if you are mindful or not? Here are some signs that you may need more mindfulness in life. In this case, you may need to tune in with yourself and see how you can be more mindful in everyday life. The signs may include:
- Rushing through life blindly
- Not knowing what to do next
- Denying your feelings or emotions
- Living your life on auto-pilot
- Not noticing how your relationships change over time
It’s worth pointing out that mindfulness is a skill. It’s not something that you are either born with or not. Instead, it requires constant practice to master. So if you sense that you are not mindful enough, it’s not the end of the world. Through the following list of mindfulness quotes, you will discover how strong mindfulness can be. And they may help you find peace again and be more mindful about your life and relationship.
Mindfulness Quotes For Peace and Resilience
Quotes about the power of mind
Your mind matters. Everything that manifests in the real world starts with the mind. The following mindfulness quotes reveal the power of your mind. Scroll on, and you will be amazed at what you can do when you are more mindful.
What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.
Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. – Robin Sharma The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand. – Idowu Koyenikan
Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.
– Roy T. Bennett
Sometimes you are you biggest enemy. You tell yourself you can’t do it and that you are simply not qualified. You are holding yourself back and making things more difficult.
But what if you tell yourself a different story? What if you believe in yourself a bit more? Find out what limiting beliefs are holding you back with this free workbook and unleash your true potential.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
– Kurt Vonnegut
You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.
– Frank McCourt
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
– Carl Jung
This is bravery: using the challenge of daily life to sharpen our mind and open our heart.
– Sakyong Mipham
The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind
– Caroline Myss
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.
– Howard Thurman
With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness means being aware of how you’re deploying your attention and making decisions about it, and not letting the tweet or the buzzing of your BlackBerry call your attention.
– Howard Rheingold
Mindfulness helps you to be where you are when you’re there.
– Tim Ryan
Being in the present is the best way of living. With mindfulness, you struggle less about the past and worry less about the future. Instead, you focus on your wellbeing in the now. Just like dancing, you have to unlock the chains on your ankle so that you can leap forward.
Mindfulness quotes about the peace of mind
Mindfulness is like an anchor. It gives us something to hold onto when overwhelmed by the outside world. These mindfulness quotes will show you how to find calm and protect your peace of mind.
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
– Amit Ray
Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others-it only changes yours.
– Shannon Alder
Mindfulness allows us to watch our thoughts, see how one thought leads to the next, decide if we’re heading down an unhealthy path, and, if so, let go and change directions.
– Sharon Salzberg
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
Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which, at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else but simply to realize where you already are.
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
Meditation doesn’t equal mindfulness. But it’s a powerful tool for practicing mindfulness. So if you are a beginner, check out this guide to meditation and start today.
Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.
– Prasad Mahes
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
– Viktor E. Frankl
Don’t believe everything you think.
The foundation of greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness.
– Eckhart Tolle
Mindfulness is a pause – the space between stimulus and response: that’s where choice lies.
– Tara Brach
Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
– Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
When you are more mindful, you stop worrying about things beyond your control. Instead, you focus more on what you can change. And if you can’t change others, change yourself.
Mindfulness quotes to free your mind
When you know why you do what you do and feel how you feel, you stop blaming, worrying, or stressing. These mindfulness quotes will shed light on how to achieve freedom of mind.
One is a great deal less anxious if one feels perfectly free to be anxious, and the same may be said of guilt.
– Alan Wilson Watts
How to be more mindful
Listen but don’t interrupt
Notice but don’t react
Feel but don’t be bothered
Breathe but don’t rush
Think but don’t worry
Do but don’t hurry
The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain.
– Gabor Maté
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
You don’t always have to react to everything that is said to you or happens to you. There’s something powerful in silence and calm.
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.
– Frank Zappa
The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.
– Roy T. Bennett
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
Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day
– Deepak Chopra
The great benefit of practicing mindfulness is presence of mind within a storm of emotions.
– Phillip Moffitt
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.
– Ramana Maharshi
All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
Quotes about the subconscious mind
Our subconscious mind is a vault. When it believes in your power, you release the immense power you never thought you had. These quotes about the subconscious mind will show you how to maximize your potential.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
– Earl Nightingale
The subconscious mind is like a tape player. Until you change the tape, it will not change.
– Bruce Lipton
Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes, and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
– Robert Collier
Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can’t even describe, aren’t even aware of.
– Ellen Goodman
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then masters of the situation.
– Jane Fonda
Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind: repetitive application – practice. What you practice is what you manifest.
– Fay Weldon
Your self-image is the result of all you have given your subconscious mind as a database, so regardless of your background, what you are willing to become is the only reality that counts.
– Paul J. Meyer
You will be a failure until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which “clicks.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn
The subconscious doesn’t distinguish sarcasm and jokes. It just accepts what it hears. That’s the power of words.
– India Arie
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