15 Quotes on Mindfulness – #Blogtober17 Day 17

Mindfulness quotes

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

– Amit Ray


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

– Pema Chödrön


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

– Allan Lokos


“Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow”

– Catherynne M. Valente


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

– Thich Nhat Hanh



“I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore, like I always thought I would.”

– Charlotte Eriksson


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

– Jon Kabat-Zinn


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

– Sharon Salzberg


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

– Tara Brach


And finally, one to end with…

“We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed and beneath every sadness is the fear that there will not be enough time.

When we hesitate in being direct, we unknowingly slip something on, some added layer of protection that keeps us from feeling the world, and often that thin covering is the beginning of a loneliness which, if not put down, diminishes our chances of joy.

It’s like wearing gloves every time we touch something, and then, forgetting we chose to put them on, we complain that nothing feels quite real. Our challenge each day is not to get dressed to face the world but to unglove ourselves so that the doorknob feels cold and the car handle feels wet and the kiss goodbye feels like the lips of another being, soft and unrepeatable.” 

   – Mark Nepo


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I am taking part in #Blogtober17, posted by Hex Mum. You can read more of my #Blogtober17 posts here, and have a read of other bloggers’ Day 17 posts here.




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