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Captivating Quotes on Mindfulness

Mindfulness Quote - Mother Teresa

Life can be overwhelming when we’re focused on what’s approaching or what’s behind us. We need to stay grounded in where we are now and fully embrace the present moments we are living in. Be present with the help of these quotes about living in a state of true mindfulness.

In Asian languages, the word for ‘mind’ and the word for ‘heart’ are same. So if you’re not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you’re not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.

– Jon Kabat-Zinn

In the end, just three things matter:

How well we have lived

How well we have loved

How well we have learned to let go”

– Jack Kornfield

 

The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.

– Eckhart Tolle

 

We can have skills training in mindfulness so that we are using our attention to perceive something in the present moment. This perception is not so latent by fears or projections into the future, or old habits, and then I can actually stir loving-kindness or compassion in skills training too, which can be sort of provocative, I found.

– Sharon Salzberg

 

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.

– Mother Teresa

 

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

 

The key to creating the mental space before responding is mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way of being present: paying attention to and accepting what is happening in our lives. It helps us to be aware of and step away from our automatic and habitual reactions to our everyday experiences.

– Elizabeth Thornton

 

Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing.

– Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Mindfulness helps you to be where you are when you’re there. When I’m interacting with constituents who are suffering, that matters.

– Tim Ryan

 

Meditation is essentially training our attention so that we can be more aware— not only of our own inner workings but also of what’s happening around us in the here & now.

– Sharon Salzberg

 

Buddhist mindfulness is about the present, but I also think it’s about being real. Being awake to everything. Feeling like nothing can hurt you if you can look it straight on.

– Krista Tippett

 

The idea has come to me that what I want now to do is to saturate every atom. I mean to eliminate all waste, deadness, superfluity: to give the moment whole; whatever it includes. Say that the moment is a combination of thought; sensation; the voice of the sea. Waste, deadness, come from the inclusion of things that don’t belong to the moment; this appalling narrative business of the realist: getting on from lunch to dinner: it is false, unreal, merely conventional.”

– Virginia Woolf

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