mindfulness Quotes

Buddhist mindfulness is about the present, but I also think its about being real. Being awake to everything. Feeling like nothing can hurt you if you can look it straight on.
 
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— Krista Tippett
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism. And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space. Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes he smiles upon the earth.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
Even the indie rock world - which is supposed to be about truth and independence from corporate mindfulness or something - is totally subject to the paraphernalia of celebrity.
 
— Justin Vernon
Mindfulness of the resources we have and respect for where we live, eat, and sleep is a good starting point. Being conscious of your consumption, what goes in and out, will help cut down on wastefulness.
 
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— Joy Bryant
Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing.
 
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness. It is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Writing can be an incredible mindfulness practice.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is a way to rebalance ourselves. Instead of being lost in thought, or caught up in emotional upheaval, we can tip the scale in the direction of greater equanimity, clarity, wisdom, and self-compassion by actually learning how to inhabit that other dimension of our being.
 
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
When you have children, you realize how easy it is to not see them fully, and perhaps miss all those early years. If you are not careful, you can be too absorbed in work, and they will be only too happy to tell you about it later. Being a parent is one of greatest mindfulness practices of all.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention, on purpose and non-judgmentally, to what goes on in the present moment in your body, mind and the world around you.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that. All ethics and morality, and a sense of interconnectedness, come out of the act of paying attention.
 
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
There are a lot of different ways to talk about mindfulness, but what it really means is awareness.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
It's the nature of the mind to drift away. The mind is like the Pacific Ocean, it waves. And mindfulness has been shown to drop underneath the waves. If you drop underneath the agitation in the mind, into your breath deep enough calmness, gentle undulations.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is not about getting anywhere else.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness meditation is the embrace of any and all mind states in awareness, without preferring one to another.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is so powerful that the fact that it comes out of Buddhism is irrelevant.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Simply put, mindfulness is moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
In any given moment we are either practicing mindfulness, or defacto, we are practicing mindlessness.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Resting in awareness" is one of those phrases used a lot by people who practice mindfulness. But when I tried to do it, it wasn't restful and I worried I wasn't doing it right. I kept thinking about work.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable. Without calmness, the mirror of mindfulness will have an agitated and choppy surface and will not be able to reflect things with any accuracy.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
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.
 
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— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Another way to look at meditation is to view thinking itself as a waterfall, a cascading of thought. In cultivating mindfulness, we are going beyond or behind our thinking, much the way you might find a vantage point in a cave or depression in the rock behind a waterfall. We still see and hear the water, but we are out of the torrent.
 
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
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.
 
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— Jan Chozen Bays
There are many good forms of meditation practice. A good meditation practice is any one that develops awareness or mindfulness of our body and our sense, of our mind and heart.
 
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— Jack Kornfield
With mindfulness, we are learning to observe in a new way, with balance and a powerful disidentification.
 
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— Jack Kornfield
We must especially learn the art of directing mindfulness into the closed areas of our life.
 
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— Jack Kornfield
Mindfulness develops attention, concentration and the ability to simply be present with little or no future orientation, past orientation or goal orientation-choosing to be a human being rather than a human doing.
 
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— Ian Gawler
Mindfulness means being aware of how you're deploying your attention and making decisions about it, and not letting the tweet or the buzzing of your BlackBerry call your attention.
 
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— Howard Rheingold
Mindfulness helps us freeze the frame so that we can become aware of our sensations and experiences as they are, without the distorting coloration of socially conditioned responses or habitual reactions.
 
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— Henepola Gunaratana
Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom. You don't have to be swept away by your feeling. You can respond with wisdom and kindness rather than habit and reactivity.
 
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— Henepola Gunaratana
Each step along the Buddha's path to happiness requires practising mindfulness until it becomes part of your daily life.
 
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— Henepola Gunaratana
I've learned so much from being a mom about the kind of person I want to be, the kind of woman I want to be. Motherhood has taught me mindfulness. If you just parent on instinct, you'll screw your kid up for life. You have to be so mindful.
 
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— Gwyneth Paltrow
People who do not see their choices do not believe they have choices. They tend to respond automatically, blindly influenced by their circumstances and conditioning. Mindfulness, by helping us notice our impulses before we act, gives us the opportunity to decide whether to act and how to act.
 
— Gil Fronsdal
Mindfulness, by helping us notice our impulses before we act, gives us the opportunity to decide whether to act and how to act
 
— Gil Fronsdal
Mindfulness can create a foundation for emotional bonding that allows you to be fully present and authentic during dialogues or a discussion. A mindful approach to entering difficult conversations keeps both parties out of the heat of emotions and able to explore the needs, wants and interests on both sides. Judgement is suspended and, with a strong bond, the mind is able to focus on and look for the mutual benefit of the common goal.
 
— George Kohlrieser
In mindfulness, breath can not play as not only reference point but point of view.
 
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— Gary Gach