Mindfulness Quotes

Whether mindfulness is a new concept to you or is as familiar as an old friend, it can be handy to re-affirm your views on mindfulness every now and again and to seek inspiration. The mindfulness quotes below have been chosen by the Meaningful Paths team for their motivating messages. Scroll down to take a look at our collection of favourite mindfulness quotes from a great range of people from all walks of life.

New to mindfulness? Take a look at our mindfulness exercises and mindfulness worksheets to get you started.

Mindfulness quotes

Here we may enjoy mindfulness quotes by mindful thinkers.

“Simply put, mindfulness is moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

“If you can dance and be free and not be embarrassed, you can rule the world.”

Amy Poehler

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved; it is reality to be experienced. Beware of the man who claims to have solved the problem of life, who would explain its complexities and, with deadly logic, build a system in which all the facts of our existence may be pigeon-holed and neatly stored away. He stands condemned by his own claim. The child which sees wonder in all the world around it, to whom the shells with which it plays on the beach are objects breathless excitement and thrilled amazement, is nearer to divine truth than the intellectualist who would strip a world of its mystery and takes pride in showing us its anatomy in ruthless dissection. For a while it may satisfy evolving man to know that the splendors of a sunset are but the breaking of light-rays in a moist atmosphere; he will come to realize that he may have explained the method, but has not touched the mystery at all. Recovering from the sureness of youth, never doubting itself, awakened man returns to the wonder of childhood and once again sees a world, which, as the years pass by, deepens in mystery and beauty, but is never exhausted or explained.”

Jacobus Johannes Leeuw

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things naturally flow forward in any way they like.”

Lao Tzu

Calm quotes

Here we can enjoy calm quotes for thought leaders.

“The ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image, it is your social mask, it is the role your are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power because it lives in fear.”

Ram Dass

“Knowing yourself is to be rooted in being, instead of lost in your mind.”

Eckhart Tolle

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

Confucius

Trust your gut quotes

Next we will discover trust your gut quotes by some inspiring people.

“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up always.”

Glennon Doyle Melton

“I raise my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”

Malala Yousafzai

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

Plato

“Suffering often relates to wanting things to be different than they are.”

Allan Lokos

Just breath quotes

Here we will enjoy just breath quotes by a collection of mindful individuals.

“Feel the emotion but don’t become it. Witness it. Allow it. Release it.”

Crystal Andrus

“There is more to life than increasing it’s speed.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

Albert Einstein

Breath quotes

Next we will enjoy breath quotes by Lao Tzu.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Lao Tzu

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

Lao Tzu

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

Lao Tzu

Wellness quotes

Take the time to be inspired by our wellness quotes by people wanting to share their love and kindness.

“I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”

Alex Elle

“Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”

Dalai Lama

“She does not know what the future holds, but she is grateful for slow and steady growth..”

Morgan Harper Nichols

“Life’s most urgent and important question is; ‘what are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King, Jr

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”

Arianna Huffington

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