50 Most Inspiring & Powerful Mindfulness Quotes

50 Most Inspiring & Powerful Mindfulness Quotes

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Mindfulness refers to the state of being aware or conscious about something. From the mental perspective, mindfulness is a form of mental therapy that focuses on the present moment, acknowledging and accepting your feelings, body sensations, thoughts, etc. You can think of mindfulness as the state of focusing on what is happening in your current environment, your actions, and the vessel. In this case, the vessel refers to the space you’re moving through. To further understand mindfulness, think of a situation where your mind travels to a faraway land and detours from the current realities. Mindfulness is the exact opposite. 

So why exactly do you need to read mindfulness quotes? These quotes will help you achieve and maintain a certain level of focus necessary for success, acceptance, and the feeling of accomplishment. To achieve certain goals, you need a strong and healthy state of mind. These quotes about mindfulness will help you achieve exactly that and so much more!

Inspiring & Powerful Mindfulness Quotes

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

“It is never too late to turn on the light.”

Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation

“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”

Pema Chödrön

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

Mother Teresa

“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

“Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.”

Amit Ray, Mindfulness Living in the Moment – Living in the Breath

The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.

T-hích Nhất Hạnh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

“There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.”

Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”

Thích Nhất Hạnh, Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices

“The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.”

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

Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

“Looking at beauty in the world is the first step of purifying the mind.”

Amit Ray

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

“Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights and new truths to enter.”

Amit Ray

“The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another.”

Jack Kornfield

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.”

Marcus Aurelius

“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.”

“Much of spiritual life is self-acceptance, maybe all of it.”

Jack Kornfield

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”

Pema Chödrön

“That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time.”

Sharon Salzberg

“Don’t let life harden your heart.”

Pema Chödrön

“Today, you can decide to walk in freedom. You can choose to walk differently. You can walk as a free person, enjoying every step.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions.”

Mingyur Rinpoche

“There are a thousand thousand reasons to live this life, everyone of them sufficient.”

Marilynne Robinson

“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

“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

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

“Wherever you are, be there totally.”

Eckhart Tolle

“Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”

The Buddha

“What you are looking for is what is looking.”

Joseph Goldstein

“If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.”

Shunryu Suzuki

“Reality is only an agreement – today is always today.”

Zen Proverb

“What would it be like if I could accept life–accept this moment–exactly as it is?”

Tara Brach

“I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away.”

Pema Chödrön

“Each morning we’re born again from yesterday. Nothing remains what’s left began today.”


“As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy.”

“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

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“My experience is that many things are not as bad as I thought they would be.”

Mary Doria Russell

“We are awakened to the profound realization that the true path to liberation is to let go of everything.”

Jack Kornfield

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”


“When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

Lao Tzu

“Wherever you go, there you are.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

Jack Kornfield

“The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.”

Tara Brach

“Our lives are shaped by our minds. For we become what we think.”

Mindfulness quotes can change your perspective on life by helping you understand why some things happen in a certain way. Mindfulness also teaches you to accept things as they are, improve your focus, and achieve your personal goals.

If you enjoyed reading these quotes about mindfulness, you might also check out these 50 Osho quotes to give you a different perspective on various aspects of life.

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