Mindful Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mindful quotes, mindful sayings, and mindful proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Be mindful even if your mind is full.     

James De La Vega

Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.     

Nhat Hanh

Find your eternity in each moment.     

Henry David Thoreau

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.     

Jon Kabat-Zinn

When you open your mind, you open new doors to new possibilities for yourself and new opportunities to help others.     

Roy T. Bennett

When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.     

Lao Tzu

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

Amit Ray

Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.     

Amit Ray

Mindfulness can be summed up in two words: pay attention. Once you notice what you're doing, you have the power to change it.     

Michelle Burford

Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer.     

Hamilton Boudreaux

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!     

Jalaluddin Rumi

Mindfulness of oneself cultivates wisdom. Mindfulness of others cultivates compassion.     


The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.     

Nhat Hanh

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

Allan Lokos

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.     

Carl Jung

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

Mother Teresa

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.     

Eckhart Tolle

Treat everyone you meet as if they were you.     

Doug Dillon

Live mindful of how brief your life is.     


Awareness is the greatest agent for change.     

Eckhart Tolle

Wherever you are, be there totally.     

Eckhart Tolle

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our mind.     

Bob Marley

Respond; don't react. Listen; don't talk. Think; don't assume.     

Raji Lukkoor

In mindfulness, acceptance always comes first, change comes after.     

Shamash Alidina

Smile, breathe, and go slowly.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Amit Ray

Mindfulness is life. Whenever we don't have mindfulness, when we are heedless, it's as if we are dead.     

Ajahn Chah

Living 24 hours with mindfulness is more worthwhile than living 100 years without it.     

The Buddha

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

Sharon Salzberg