Powerful 52 Mindfulness Quotes to inspire and motivate you

You might be brand new to mindfulness or you may be really experienced with mindfulness and practice everyday. Either way these mindfulness quotes are an amazing way to get some daily inspiration and help to keep you grounded each day.    This collection of mindfulness quotes are a round up of all our favourite quotes from all kinds of different mindfulness experts and spiritual leaders.  

52 mindfulness quotes

Whether you use the quotes to lift you up and motivate you on a daily basis, send them to a friend to brighten their day or just add them to your Instagram captions we hope that you like them and that they offer you the inspiration you need to continue and expand your mindfulness practice.

What is mindfulness?

In case you are brand new to the concept of mindfulness it is according to mindful.org

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

The idea is that you take time each day to actively be fully present and the easiest way to get started with this is by doing mindfulness exercises.  Once you get more familiar with the concept you can start creating your own exercises and mindfulness practice.  If you need some additional motivation or inspiration to help you get started or as you move forward with your mindfulness journey then these mindfulness quotes are for you!

The Benefits of Mindfulness Practice:

Have you ever wondered why people bother with including mindfulness and meditation in their day?  Well there are some amazing benefits to your life (check out this report from the Psych Professionals for more detail) including:

  • Being mindful can help to reduce stress levels whilst improving performance
  • Can help relieve anxiety and lift overall mood
  • It can improve your ability to concentrate and focus
  • Mindfulness practice gives you time just for you and that can't be a bad thing

Being mindful doesn't have to take hours and there are some super quick mindful activities that you can try even during the working day at your desk.  We love these one minute mindfulness exercises

Powerful Mindfulness Quotes from Expert Practitioners

So here we go the most powerful mindfulness quotes that we have found and love from a wide range of mindfulness experts, practitioners and spiritual leaders.  These quotes will inspire, motivate and uplift.  We hope they help inform your mindfulness practice and maybe help you change your mindset and move forwards on this journey.  We hope you enjoy them!

The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

Jack Kornfield

The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness

Thích Nhất Hạnh

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

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

Jack Kornfield

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

Jack Kornfield

Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.

Pema Chödrön

Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts.

Pema Chödrön

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The stiller you are the calmer life is

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Altogether, the idea of meditation is not to create states of ecstasy or absorption, but to experience being.

 Chögyam Trungpa

Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it. 

Sharon Salzberg

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

Sharon Salzberg

Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.

Allan Lokos

The art of peaceful living comes down to living compassionately & wisely.

Allan Lokos

Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.

Amit Ray

We cannot force the development of mindfulness.

Allen Lokos

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

Tara Brach

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

Amit Ray

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

Amit Ray

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

Amit Ray

The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.

Idowu Koyenikan

Step outside for a while – calm your mind. It is better to hug a tree than to bang your head against a wall continually.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Wherever you are, be there totally.

Eckhart Tolle

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

Mother Theresa

“In a world full of doing, doing, doing, it’s important to take a moment to just breathe, to just be.” – Unknown

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax. 

Bryant McGill

In today’s rush, we all think too much, seek too much, want too much– and forget the joy of just being. 

Eckhart Tolle

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.

Sylvia Boorstein

Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour, but this hour.

Walt Whitman

Be where you are, not where you think you should be.


Mindfulness is deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you– in your body, heart, and mind. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment.

Jan Chozen Bays

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.

Robert Morely

Training your mind to be the present moment is the number one key to making healthier choices.

Susan Albers

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.

Anne Lamott

How we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the character of our experience, and therefore, the quality of our lives.

Sam Harri

Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skilfully made, lead to freedom.

 Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Training your mind to be in the present moment is the #1 key to making healthier choices.

Susan Albers

A mind set in its ways is wasted

Eric Schmidt

11 Mindfulness Quotes - The Buddha

The next selection of mindfulness quotes are from the Buddha and we find them really powerful.  The Buddha was Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism who lived during the 5th century BC. The Buddha has a wealth of amazing mindfulness quotes, but these are our favourites.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.

Nothing is forever except change.

Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.

Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.

With our thoughts we make the world.

Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life.

If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.

Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

We would love to hear which of these 52 mindfulness quotes you found the most useful and inspiring or if you have any other quotes that help you do let us know in the comments.

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