One of the many reasons mindfulness has taken off in recent years is because it has helped many find peace. In fact, mindfulness has been shown to benefit both our mental and physical health. Check out mindfulness quotes about staying present and allowing yourself to feel without judgement. Here are a few mindfulness quotes about the powerful practice.
“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. Mindfulness Meditation Instructor
“Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” -Louis L’Amour. American Novelist
“Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” -Sharon Salzberg. Author of, “Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation”.
“Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that- thoughts..” -Alan Lokos. Author of, “Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living”.
In a true you-and-I relationship, we are present mindfully, non-intrusively, the way we are present with things in nature. We do not tell a birch tree it should be more like an elm. We face it with no agenda, only an appreciation that becomes participation: ‘I love looking at this birch’ becomes ‘I am this birch,’ and then ‘I and this birch are opening to a mystery that transcends and holds us both.” -David Richo. Author ofz “When the Past is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships”.
Mindfulness: Taking a balanced approach to negative emotions so that feelings are neither suppressed nor exaggerated. We cannot ignore our pain and feel compassion for it at the same time. Mindfulness requires that we not ‘over-identify’ with thoughts and feelings, so that we are caught up and swept away by negativity.” -Brene Brown. Author of, “The Gifts of Imperfection”.
“Allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling. Notice any labels you attach to crying or feeling vulnerable. Let go of the labels. Just feel what you are feeling, all the while cultivating moment-to-moment awareness, riding the waves of ‘up’ and ‘down,”good’ and ‘bad,”weak’ and ‘strong,’ until you see that they are all inadequate to fully describe your experience. Be with the experience itself. Trust in your deepest strength of all: to be present, to be wakeful.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn. Author of, “Wherever you go, There you are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life”.
Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is. It teaches the heart to be more accommodating, not by beating it into submission, but by making it clear that accommodation is a gratifying choice.” -Sylvia Boorstein. Author of, “Don’t Just do Something, Sit There: A Mindfulness Retreat with Sylvia Boorstein”.
Take these mindfulness quotes and think about the powers and benefits of the practice.
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