How regularly do you really pay attention to what you are doing and what is going on around you? How often do you let all of the sights, the sounds and smells sink in that make up this wonderful mosaic called life?
How often do you focus on where you are, who you are with, and exactly what you are doing in a particular moment?
Or do you find that your head is constantly flooded by a stream of thoughts, worries and fears?
Do you ever feel that life is passing you by, and you are not experiencing life as you know how you really should be? The essence of mindfulness is to be fully present in ‘the moment’. For example, while you are reading this article, try to pay full attention to all of the wonderful quotes and powerful messages.
For the next few minutes, try to stop thinking about what clothes you are going to wear tomorrow, stop checking your phone every few minutes and stop watching the TV.
Mindfulness can really help to touch and improve every aspect of your life. I am a complete novice when it comes to mindfulness, but I can see how its practice can be immensely valuable.
I know that by making a conscious effort to practice being more mindful of every moment can help us experience life in a totally different way.
20 quotes that can help you be more mindful every day.
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
Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa
Mindfulness isn’t difficult; we just need to remember to do it. – Sharon Salzberg
The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. – Thich Nhat Hanh
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
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. – Ramana Maharshi
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.– Alan Watts
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. – Amit Ray
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. – Eckhart Tolle
Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment. – Deepak Chopra
The only true thing is what’s in front of you right now. – Ramona Ausubel
For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them. – Thích Nhất Hạnh
Mindfulness is not just a word or a discourse by the Buddha, but a meaningful state of mind. It means we have to be here now, in this very moment, and we have to know what is happening internally and externally. It means being alert to our motives and learning to change unwholesome thoughts and emotions into wholesome ones. – Ayya Khema
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
You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. – Eckhart Tolle
It’s good to have an end in mind, but in the end what counts is how you travel. ― Orna Ross
Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you’re doing. ― Sharon Salzberg
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 surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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
I hope that you have enjoyed these quotes and that they have given you some interesting insights about mindfulness.