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62 Mindfulness Quotes for Work and Anxiety (ZEN)

Top 10 Motivational Quotes on Mindfulness Living (HAPPINESS)

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Seeking is endless. It never comes to a state of rest; it never ceases. - Sharon Salzberg
Seeking is endless. It never comes to a state of rest; it never ceases. – Sharon Salzberg
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. - Ramana Maharshi
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. – Ramana Maharshi
Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. - Sonia Ricotti
Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. – Sonia Ricotti
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. - Thích Nhất Hạnh
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. – Thích Nhất Hạnh
You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. - Eckhart Tolle
You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. – Eckhart Tolle
Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. - Mother Teresa
Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa
When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. - Lao Tzu
When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu
To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is. - Thích Nhất Hạnh
To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

21 Best Mindful Living Quotes to Help You Reduce Stress

When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves. - Jack Kornfield
When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves. – Jack Kornfield
Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth. - Pema Chödrön
Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth. – Pema Chödrön
The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. - Robert G. Ingersoll
The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. – Robert G. Ingersoll
As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy. - Walter Landor
As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy. – Walter Landor
Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen! - Jalaluddin Rumi
Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen! – Jalaluddin Rumi

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”

Henry David Thoreau
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death. - Osho
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death. – Osho
Living 24 hours with mindfulness is more worthwhile than living 100 years without it. - Buddha
Living 24 hours with mindfulness is more worthwhile than living 100 years without it. – Buddha
We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are. - Bill Watterson
We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are. – Bill Watterson
Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.
Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already. – Pema Chödrön
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“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
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. - Eckhart Tolle
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. – Eckhart Tolle
Altogether, the idea of meditation is not to create states of ecstasy or absorption, but to experience being. - Chögyam Trungpa
Altogether, the idea of meditation is not to create states of ecstasy or absorption, but to experience being. – Chögyam Trungpa
The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another. - Jack Kornfield
The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another. – Jack Kornfield
The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little. - Jon Kabat-Zinn
The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways. - Stephen Vincent Benet
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways. – Stephen Vincent Benet
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. - Betty Smith
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. – Betty Smith
Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows. - Jack Kornfield
Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows. – Jack Kornfield
Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none. - Albert Einstein
Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none. – Albert Einstein

31 Mindfulness Quotes to Empower You – Live in the Present

“Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. - Seneca
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. – Seneca
We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives. - Maya Angelou
We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives. – Maya Angelou
That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time. - Sharon Salzberg
That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time. – Sharon Salzberg
Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts. - Allan Lokos
Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts. – Allan Lokos
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein
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
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 art of peaceful living comes down to living compassionately & wisely. - Allan Lokos
The art of peaceful living comes down to living compassionately & wisely. – Allan Lokos
Paradise is not a place; it's a state of consciousness. - Sri Chinmoy
Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of consciousness. – Sri Chinmoy
Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them. - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life. - Tara Brach
There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life. – Tara Brach
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 Frankl
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 Frankl
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. - Amit Ray
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. – Amit Ray
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
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
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama
If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher. - Pema Chodron
If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher. – Pema Chodron
The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. - Tara Brach
The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. – Tara Brach
The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. - Eckhart Tolle
The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. – Eckhart Tolle
Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded. - 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
Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it. – Buddha
Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. - Robin Sharma
Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. – Robin Sharma
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
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
Respond; don’t react. Listen; don’t talk. Think; don’t assume. - Raji Lukkoor
Respond; don’t react. Listen; don’t talk. Think; don’t assume. – Raji Lukkoor
Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you’re doing. - Sharon Salzberg
Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you’re doing. – Sharon Salzberg
Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions. - Mingyur Rinpoche
Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions. – Mingyur Rinpoche
The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable. - Matthieu Ricard
The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable. – Matthieu Ricard
The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand. - Idowu Koyenikan
The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand. – Idowu Koyenikan
Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance. - Amit Ray
Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance. – Amit Ray
We are awakened to the profound realization that the true path to liberation is to let go of everything. - Jack Kornfield
We are awakened to the profound realization that the true path to liberation is to let go of everything. – Jack Kornfield

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”

Rabbi Harold Kushner

Conclusion: What Is Mindfulness? And the Importance of It

Originating from Buddhist philosophy and teaching, mindfulness is the practice of complete non-judgmental awareness.

Believed to be the technique used by Buddha himself to achieve nirvanamindfulness is the awareness of everything from feelings to bodily sensations and the environments surrounding us, this can be practiced with anybody, at any time, anywhere.

The practice of mindfulness has spread widely over the western hemisphere throughout the years for its health benefits. It is thought to be healthy spiritually and mentally as the practice of mindfulness can help release ‘happy’ chemicals to the brain.

The management of emotions, alleviation of depression and anxiety episodes, and the handling of stress are a few of the key reasons why mindfulness has become so popular in recent years.

Often used and taught by yogis, mindfulness is essential in the practice of yoga, where both mindfulness and meditation go hand in hand.

Mindfulness Training can even be found being practiced in companies such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Google, to yield a better working environment for their employees. Sports teams are also adopting the practice of employing mindfulness experts to help their athletes cope with stress.

Mindfulness is a useful habit to cultivate for a better quality of life. 

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