I love mindfulness! It’s a way of choosing to live that has changed my life for the better. Instead of constantly thinking about what was or what may be, I have finally learned how to live in the present moment (most of the time). These are some of my favorite mindfulness quotes that have helped me along this present living path.

Mindfulness living

Mindfulness is being in a mental state in which you are conscious and aware of the present moment. One dictionary adds this to the definition and I absolutely love it!

Living in the present moment “while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations”

Being aware of not just what is going on in that moment you are currently in, but also aware of what you are thinking and feeling emotionally and physically.

Through searching pages and pages of quotes on mindfulness, I have found these are on the top of my list that speak to this type of living for me. I hope a couple of them resonate with you.

Here are 19 mindfulness quotes to inspire your present moment awareness

1- 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. ~John Kabat-Zinn

2- If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. ~Amit Ray

3- Mindless fear is greater than mindful fear. ~Idowu Koyenikan

4- Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. ~Sonia Recotti

5- Forever is composed of nows. ~Emily Dickinson

6- Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life. ~Eckhart Tolle

7- All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused. ~Martha Graham

8- Start living right here, in each present moment. When we stop dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, we’re open to rich sources of information we’ve been missing out on—information that can keep us out of the downward spiral and poised for a richer life. ~Mark Williams

9- When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves. ~Jack Kornfield

10- Wherever you are, be there totally. ~Eckhart Tolle

11- Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. ~Zhuangzi

12- Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful. ~Leo Babauta

13- The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

14- Give your attention to the experience of seeing rather than to the object seen and you will find yourself everywhere. ~Rupert Spira

15- Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. ~Eckhart Tolle

16- Pay attention to the present moment, on purpose, without judgment. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

17- You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

18- Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it. ~Sylvia Boorstein

19- Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways. ~Stephen Vincent Benét


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