Too busy to be mindful? It's easy, with today's hectic schedules,demands, and instant expectations to not to slow down and be mindful of the present moment. You can find your mind thinking about the next thing we have to do - projecting into the future - without being fully present in our current situation.
One of the best definitions of mindfulness I've found is from Michael Smith's book, Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety. He says, "Mindfulness is simply paying attention, noticing without judgment, and being present in whatever you’re doing." How often do we all do this? I hope these Mindfulness Quotes remind you to practice mindfulness in your day and take a break from our own thoughts from time to time!
Last Edited 03/02/2021
Humanity has been applying mindfulness for thousands of years now. It has been held in high stead by Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists alike.
Amelia Sceats, Mindfulness
Many people find that mindfulness gives them so many benefits that they continue with it for the rest of their lives. They see it as a journey that continuously reveals their true potential.
Vidyamala Burch, Mindfulness For Health
When you are mindful, you are able to savor the pleasures of life, and you will become fully engaged in whatever you’re doing.
Neal Hoffman, How To Practise Mindfulness
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When an active mind and quiet mind are combined, this can provide the best formula for living a harmonious life with clarity towards your surroundings.
Dane Krauss, The Meditation Guidebook For Beginners
Mindfulness is not about eliminating stress, as stress is a given in life, but it can help us deal with stress and other challenges more effectively.
Corinne Sweet, The Mindfulness Journal
Mindfulness means to be present, in the moment, undistracted. It implies resting the mind in its natural state of awareness, which is free of any bias or judgment. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Andy Puddicombe, Meditation And Mindfulness
Mindfulness is that hole where you, the mindfulness, know about what's going on inside your brain. You become clear and alarm to what you think, say and do.
Joseph Sorensen, Brain Disorders
The very first step towards changing your mind is to first be mindful of yourself and the world around you.
Jill Hesson, Zen for Beginners Mindset
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Mindfulness is just one type of meditation that leads to a greater understanding of consciousness and oneself.
Relaxing Hypnosis, Guided Meditation For Anxiety
It takes a lot of practice and mindfulness to be judgment-free. It’s possible to reach that awareness, but it needs to start with your perception of “I."
Harper Daniels, 30 Days To Discover Who I Am
Whatever thoughts, feelings, or perceptions come up in the context of mindfulness are not regarded as good or bad, but as simply part of the colorful tapestry of mind.
Ian Tuhovsky, Mindfulness
When we practice mindfulness, we pay attention to what is happening in our mind and our body; to our thoughts — the stories we tell ourselves— as well as to emotions and physical sensations as they are arising.
Anna Black , Living in the moment
Mindfulness is the practice that quiets the noise inside us. Without mindfulness, we can be pulled away by many things.
Thich Nhat Hanh, Silence
Another way to put it is that mindfulness is all about being, as in “human being," and about life unfolding here and now, as it is, and embraced in awareness. Therefore, it takes virtually no effort because it is already happening.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Falling awake
Meditation is all about being mindful of everything happening inside.
John Marcus, Complete Meditation Guide
Mindfulness allows them to acknowledge rather than fight the chatter in their heads. It’s there but they tune it out. Thoughts that come and go are observed and accepted, rather than judged.
They are not bad thoughts or good thoughts; they are just thoughts.
Claudia Hammond, The Art of Rest
Mindfulness allows you to see the different elements of pain laid out in front of you. And when you see this vista, something remarkable begins to happen: your suffering gradually begins to subside and evaporate.
Vidyamala Burch; Danny Penman, Mindfulness For Health
Mindfulness is what arises when you pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and as if your life depended on it. And what arises is nothing other than awareness itself.
John Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness For Beginners
You can't focus on the present and fully see its beauty if you're too hung-up on the past or worried about the future.
Matt Morris, Mindfulness: How To Live In The Present Moment
Mindfulness suggests that to remove the need to reduce the spectrum of the spotlight, you simply acknowledge that brightly lit thoughts are not more important just because they are more noticeable.
Jon Hershfield, The Mindfulness Workbook For OCD
Mindfulness is a way of experiencing the world, not something you do to it.
Nicely LPC, Everyday Mindfulness for OCD
Be mindful that the moon's dances elicit unique patterns of response in each of us!
Sioux Rose, Moon Dance
Mindfulness or living in the present moment can change your life on different levels.
Emily MacLeod, Mindfulness for Beginners Life
When you set out on the path of awakening, you begin wherever you are. Then—with time, effort, and skillful means—virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom gradually strengthen and you feel happier and more loving.
Rick Hanson and more. Buddahs Brain
Mindfulness can bring back control and free up the reservoirs of our minds, helping us to be more curious and learn more.
Tessa Wardley, The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming
To truly “know" or notice the sunset, you must allow your experience of the sunset to become a mindful moment.
Jeffrey Brantley, Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind:
Mindfulness simply means to pay attention, to be present, to be engaged, to be aware, to be conscious. When you apply these behaviors to your relationship, it can only grow stronger and more joyful.
S. J Scott and Barry Davenport, Mindful relationship habits
Mindfulness helps to deepen your level of awareness, and helps you to begin to tap into your intuitive, subconscious side.
Shamash Alidina, Mindfulness For Dummies
Mindfulness can also be understood by contrasting the word with its opposite, mindlessness.
Yesenia Chavan, Mindfulness
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Mindfulness is about directing our attention inwards, in the present moment, and making discoveries about what sensations we’re feeling, and what thoughts and emotions we’re having.
DK, Practical Mindfulness
Mindfulness is our direct link to deep space. It is the solution that we as humans have been looking for outside ourselves since the beginning of modern times.
Sarah Marcus, Mindfulness For Stress Management
Watching a young child when they are playing or absorbed in painting is a true lesson in mindfulness - a reminder of the uncomplicated pleasures of living in the moment.
Tiddy Rowan - Mindfulness
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Despite my personal needs, as I go about my day, I try to mindfully practice the art of kindness wherever and whenever I can.
Michelle Tupy, An Unexpected Kindness
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Mindfulness can help train your body and brain to function optimally on a run.
Mackenzie L. Harvey, Mindful Running
It’s a solution that begins with how you feed the body. Extends to how you fuel the mind. And concludes with how you nourish the soul.
Rich Roll, Finding Ultra
Start being mindful of the fact that the more decisions you make, the more in control you are of your life.
The trick is to discover when you are not aware; to see clearly you are not clear.
Joel Kramer, Passionate Mind
I must realise reality is of hard work, hard work creates imagined wealth and if utilised practicality and method will help achieve prosperity. Mindfulness and knowing the difference between wrong and right is the craft of effort and decent pith.
Leon Lowe, Christian Book of Virtues, Wisdom and Heavenly Foundations
There can scarcely be a more noble capability of the mind than mindfulness, and its cultivation must surely be one of the more beneficial things we can do as human beings.
Andrew Olendzki, Unlimiting Mind
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