We all need to wake up.
We all need to live more.
We all need to get out of our heads.
We all need to stop worrying.
We all need to push fear aside.
We all need to stop everything for a while.
We all need to breathe deeper.
Here are 20 mindful living quotes to inspire you to finally #BanBusy once and for all.
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
“Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.” ― Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living
“It’s good to have an end in mind but in the end what counts is how you travel.” ― Orna Ross
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ― Mother Teresa
“Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you’re doing.” ― Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation
“Seeking is endless. It never comes to a state of rest; it never ceases.” ― Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
“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, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
“The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.” Robert G. Ingersoll
“The future is always beginning now.” — Mark Strand
“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” — Eckhart Tolle
“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
“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” ― Bill Watterson
“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” ― Albert Einstein
“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” ― Betty Smith, Joy in the Morning
“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” -― Maya Angelou
“Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit?” ― Pat Conroy