Our team has put together a list of beautiful mindfulness quotes that will not only spark inspiration but also make your Pinterest board look pretty.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment, without judgement.
When practising mindfulness, we’re aware of our thoughts and feelings, without being caught up in them. It’s more than just meditation, it’s being able to step back and be fully present at any given time in any given situation, without letting our thoughts run wild.
Mindfulness originated in Buddhist traditions and has made a big impact in western culture over the past few decades. It became increasingly popular in the 1970s when clinical psychological and psychiatrical studies focused on the therapeutical applications of mindfulness practices on patients experiencing stress, anxiety and even those recovering from addiction. Since then, mindfulness programs have been implemented in a wide variety of fields ranging from health management, athletic performance, healthy ageing and people with special needs.
Mindfulness is a useful tool to help us become aware of unpleasant thoughts and emotions and give us the power to handle them in the moment. More important, it helps us to react with empathy to our stresses and challenges, by acknowledging them and not being overwhelmed by them.
Here are a few of our favourite mindfulness quotes that can be used as mantras, or just pretty pins on your wall.
8 Mindfulness Quotes to Brighten Your Day
A quick recap:
“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
“Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of consciousness.” – Sri Chinmoy
“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” – Jack Kornfield
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” – Pema Chödrön
“That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time.” – Sharon Salzberg
“You cannot control the results, only your actions.” – Allan Lokos
“Mindfulness is a way of befriending our experiences.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
We hope some of these beautiful quotes were able to spark some inspiration and brighten your day.
The ability to quiet the mind and be present in a given moment is a rare skill that brings many benefits to the practitioner. Try giving this useful tool a chance and reap the benefits in your daily lives.
Take care and all of the best.
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