mindfulness quotes“Try to be mindful, and let things take their natural course. Then your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a clear forest pool. All kinds of wonderful, rare animals will come to drink at the pool, and you will clearly see the nature of all things. You will see many strange and wonderful things come and go, but you will be still. This is the happiness of the Buddha.”
-Ajahn Chah

“Mindfulness is the energy that helps us to be truly present. When you are truly present, you are more in control of situations, you have more love, patience, understanding, and compassion. That strengthens and improves your quality of being. It can be very healing to touch your true nature of no-self. Psychotherapy can learn a lot from this teaching.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh

“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

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh

“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

“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

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
-Amit Ray

“Respond; don’t react. Listen; don’t talk. Think; don’t assume.”
-Raji Lukkoor

“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.”
-Victoria Moran

“Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.”
-Sharon Salzberg

“Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer.”
-Hamilton Boudreaux

“Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality.”
-Pema Chodron

“We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night.”
-Jack Kornfield