Mindfulness Quotes

If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset

mind settle, your course will also become clear.

From Buddha’s Little Instruction Book (Kornfield: Bantum Books, 1994)

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

“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

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” ― Albert Einstein

Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer. -Hamilton Boudreaux

Do you have patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?-Lao Tzu

Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.-Ramana Maharshi

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle. – Thich Nhat Hanh

The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable. – Matthieu Ricard

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life. – Thich Nhat Hanh

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. – The 14th Dalai Lama

Knowledge does not mean mastering a great quantity of different information, but understanding the nature of mind. This knowledge can penetrate each one of our thoughts and illuminate each one of our perceptions. – Matthieu Ricard

We are awakened to the profound realization that the true path to liberation is to let go of everything. – Jack Kornfield

Comments 1

  1. Nancy

    Hello! It is a pleasure to have found you (your website)! Being led to this site is part of the journey I am taking in my personal positive transformation. I love Thich Nhat Hanh and his teachings. Mindfulness is a path to WHO-WE-TRULY-ARE and I am ready for the next step. I feel drawn to you. EFT has improved my life already, however, a helpful boost is in order!
    Thank you! from Nancy

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