100 Mindfulness Quotes to Live in the Present Moment

100 Mindfulness Quotes to Live in the Present Moment

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Living in the present without being judgmental isn’t always easy. That is why we present you with 100 mindfulness quotes to help you make it happen.

Mindfulness isn’t a set of instructions. It’s simply a framework of guiding principles to help provide perspective, focus, and calm progress in the big events in your life and the ordinary everyday moments and activities – the comings and goings of your daily life.

Having read various articles here on prokensho, you will, I hope, be clear that mindfulness is not something limited to Buddhists, mystics, academics, or psychologists. Mindfulness is a simple process that anyone can do.

It’s not always easy, though. Often, you have to remind yourself to be mindful. So, whatever you have or haven’t read so far, do make sure you start by: ‘Creating a Mindfulness Habit’.

And, at any one time, when you recognize that you are being (or have been) mindful – that you’ve been aware, acknowledged and accepted what’s happened, that you’ve been focused and engaged, or that you’ve let go of the past and adopted a beginner’s mind – be aware how you got there and recreate it as often as possible.

Be the most mindful version of yourself!

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100 Mindfulness Quotes to Live in the Present Moment

Living in the present moment comes with a wide array of positive benefits. Mindfulness has been backed up by various researches and it is often linked to everything from reduced depression, less anxiety, to a better quality of sleep, improved digestion, and even enhanced brain function. As beneficial as mindfulness is, tuning in to your surroundings, surrendering to the moment, and embracing whatever thoughts and emotions pop up isn’t always as easy as it sounds. It takes a lot of effort—but with continued dedicated mindfulness practice, mindfulness can make a big difference in your day-to-day life.

While there are tons of ways to bring a greater sense of mindfulness into your daily life, reading quotes about mindfulness can certainly help. Here are the 100 best quotes on mindfulness to inspire you to live in the present moment without being judgmental.

  1. ‘The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.’ – Michael Altshuler
  2. ‘Your future depends on your dreams. So go to sleep.’ – Mesut Barazany
  3. ‘A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.’ – Charlotte Brontë
  4. ‘Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.’ – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. ‘You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.’ – John Bunyan
  6. ‘The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.’ – Albert Einstein
  7. ‘The successful man is the average man, focused.’ – Unknown
  8. ‘Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.’ – Benjamin Spock
  9. ‘Your intuition knows what to do. The trick is to get your head to shut up so that you can hear.’ – Louise Smith
  10. ‘Assertiveness is not what you do; it’s who you are!’ – Cal Le Mon

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  1. ‘To know oneself, one should assert oneself.’ – Albert Camus
  2. ‘Of course, there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.’ – Arthur Rubinstein
  3. ‘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
  4. ‘Cravings and false hunger aren’t the same as giving your body the fuel it needs.’ – Deepak Chopra
  5. ‘There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.’ – Swami Sivananda
  6. ‘Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.’ – Carl Sagan
  7. ‘Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.’ – Gail Sheehy
  8. ‘Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.’ – Abraham Hicks
  9. ‘Don’t worry about the future, or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.’ – Mary Schmich
  10. ‘I’m not good at small talk. I’ll hide in a cupboard to avoid chitty chat.’ – Caitlin Moran

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  1. ‘From small beginnings come great things.’ – Proverb
  2. ‘Do not plant your dreams in the field of indecision, where nothing ever grows but the weeds of “what-if.”’ – Dodinsky
  3. ‘Amid the flurry – clarity. Amid the storm – calm. And, amid divided interests – certainty. In the roads – a certain choice.’ – Mary Anne Radmacher
  4. ‘It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.’ – Lawrence Durrell
  5. ‘Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind … the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.’ – Mary Schmich
  6. ‘Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.’ – Oprah Winfrey
  7. ‘Good people bring out the good in people.’ – Unknown
  8. ‘My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.’ – Orson Welles
  9. ‘Eating is a natural way to feel happy. Overeating isn’t.’ – Deepak Chopra
  10. ‘When you judge another, you don’t define them, you define yourself.’ – Wayne W. Dyer

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  1. ‘Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.’ – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  2. ‘Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ – Howard Thurman
  3. ‘Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.’ – Eckhart Tolle
  4. ‘Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.’ – John Wayne
  5. ‘I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.’ – Nelson Mandela
  6. ‘My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.’ – Winston Churchill
  7. ‘Patient persuasion can break down the strongest resistance and can even convince rulers.’ – Proverbs 25:15
  8. ‘Travelling. It leaves you speechless. Then turns you into a storyteller.’ – Ibn Battuta
  9. ‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart.’ – Confucius

Relaxing Rain Sound/Music #4:

  1. ‘Anger is an acid which can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.’ – Mark Twain
  2. ‘If you are patient in a moment of anger, you will escape one hundred days of sorrow.’ – Chinese proverb
  3. ‘To penetrate the hardest armor, use the softest touch.’ – Haven Trevino
  4. ‘Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Also, silence the liar with truth.’ – Buddha
  5. ‘Tell me what you eat, I’ll tell you who you are.’ – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  6. ‘That’s the most interesting thing about food –that it’s a process, not a product. Everything in the grocery store has had a fascinating life, but most people only see a moment in the cycle of each food.’ – Barbara Kingsolver
  7. ‘Sunrise doesn’t last all morning. A cloudburst doesn’t last all day.’ – George Harrison
  8. ‘The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them silently away.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. ‘I like my new phone, my computer works just fine, my calculator is perfect, but Lord, I miss my mind!’ – Unknown
  10. ‘We’re constantly bombarded with information, and the only solution is to switch off for a while.’ – Danny Penman
  11. ‘The first step to becoming it is to will it.’ – Mother Teresa

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  1. ‘Stop saying, “I wish”, start saying, “I will.”’ – Unknown
  2. ‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.’ – Maya Angelou
  3. ‘If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.’ – Dalai Lama
  4. ‘I like deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they go by.’ – Douglas Adams
  5. ‘Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.’ – Alan Lakein
  6. ‘To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted; Or, a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; Or, a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; Or, a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; And, a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; Also, a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; Or, a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.’ – Ecclesiastes 3: 1–8
  7. ‘Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  8. ‘You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one.’ – Tom Kite
  9. ‘Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.’ – Adam Hochschild
  10. ‘Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.’ – Unknown

Relaxing Rain Sound/Music #6:

  1. ‘Be thankful for what you have and you will end up with more.’ – Oprah Winfrey
  2. ‘Too often we underestimate the power of … an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.’ – Leo Buscaglia
  3. ‘Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.’ – Unknown
  4. ‘You can usually cook something very good. Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day; what you make to eat.’ – John Irving
  5. ‘I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.’ – W. C. Fields
  6. ‘Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?’ – Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. ‘I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.’ – David Bowie
  8. ‘Only the lonely know how I feel tonight.’ – Roy Orbison
  9. ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high o’er vales and hills’ – William Wordsworth
  10. ‘Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.’ – Annie Lennox

Relaxing Rain Sound/Music #7:

  1. ‘Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone may do the same for you.’ – Diana, Princess of Wales
  2. ‘If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.’ – Laurence J. Peter
  3. ‘Life is short. Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.’ – Unknown
  4. ‘Change is inevitable – except a vending machine.’ – Robert C. Gallagher
  5. ‘God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.’ – Reinhold Niebuhr
  6. ‘Everybody’s got a past. The past doesn’t equal the future unless you live there.’ – Tony Robbins
  7. ‘No matter how filled up your canvas of life seems to be, in reality, it’s always blank, every moment is a blank page. It seems convoluted with words, texts and storyline, but in reality, it’s a blank page.’ – Bentinho Massaro
  8. “Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just have to remember to do it.” – Sharon Salzberg
  9. “You can’t stop the waves but you can learn how to surf” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  10. “Think about the practice of meditation as zoning in, as opposed to spacing out.” — Susie Levan

Relaxing Rain Sound/Music #8:

  1. “When you’re feeling frazzled, put all of your attention on the breath. It’s a portal into the present moment, the best remedy for stress.” — Ellen Barrett
  2. “Remember the blue sky. It may at times be obscured by clouds, but it is always there.” — Andy Puddicombe
  3. “Mindfulness clears the windshield of the mind so that we can see things as they are.” — Travis Eliot
  4. “Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of consciousness.” – Sri Chinmoy
  5. “When I’m hungry, I eat what I love. When I’m bored, I do something I love. And, when I’m lonely, I connect with someone I love. When I feel sad, I remember that I am loved.”— Michelle May
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
  9. “When you’re quiet, everything settles on the floor of your mind like sediment in undisturbed still water.” —Megan Monahan
  10. “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

Relaxing Rain Sound/Music #9:

  1. “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” – Frank Zappa
  2. “Mindfulness is a simple practice, but not an easy one … but you are worth doing hard things.” — Nicole Davis
  3. “Slow down, you’ll get there faster.” — Katherine King
  4. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes … including you.” — Anne Lamott
  5. “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
  6. “Meditation means dissolving the invisible walls that unawareness has built” – Sadhguru
  7. “As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy.” – Walter Landor
  8. “When the pure basics—what we once referred to as common etiquette—are no longer recognized, it’s time for society to realize how crucial the small things are.” — Nita Patel
  9. “Looking at beauty in the world is the first step of purifying the mind.” – Amit Ray
  10. “Ask yourself: Where am I? Answer: Here. Ask yourself: What time is it? Answer: Now. Say it until you can hear it.” – Ram Dass

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Also Read: Foundational Attitudes That Support and Strengthen Mindfulness

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