Run towards your true self: Embracing authenticity while chasing your goals

25 Must Read Quotes on Mindfulness

“The real meditation is how you live your life.”

John Kabat-Zinn, B. 1944

American Professor and Founder of Mindful Based Stressed Reduction

” In meditation it is possible to dive deeper into the mind to a place where there is no disturbance and there is absolute solitude. It is at this point of profound stillness that the sound of the mind can be heard.”

A.E. I Falconar, B. 1926, Indian-born philosopher


 “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, 1926-2004, Swiss-American psychiatrist


 “A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.”

Dr. Seuss, 1901-1994, American writer, cartoonist, animator, and book publisher


“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

 Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet


“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants.”

Bob Dylan, B. 1941, American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer


 “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned”



“If we amplify everything, we hear nothing.”

Jon Stewart, B. 1968, American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host


“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

Paulo Coelho, B. 1947, Brazilian lyricist and novelist


“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future, that he does not enjoy the present moment. As a result, he does not live in the present or the future, he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never truly lived.”

Dalai Lama, B. 1950, monk of the Gelug of Tibetan Buddhism


 “You must live in the present. Launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American essayist, lecturer, and poet

 “I had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” 

Mark Twain,1835-1910, American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer


“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Ferris Bueller

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

Johnny Cash, 1932-2003, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author


“Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for. To be great is to be misunderstood”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American essayist, lecturer, and poet


“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.”

Sonia Ricotti, B. 1965 Author and professional speaker


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

Mother Theresa, 1910-1997, Roman Catholic nun and missionary

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

Peale, 1898-1993, American minister and author


“No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead.”

 Oprah Winfrey, B. 1954, American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist


“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American politician and lawyer, 16th President of the US


 “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.”

 Echart Tolle, B. 1948, Writer and Public Speaker, Author of The Power of Now


“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

Socrates, 400 BC, Classical Greek philosopher


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”



 “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

Helen Keller, 1888-1968, American author, political activist, and lecturer

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States


I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did compiling them! Please let know what some of your favorite mindfulness quotes are in the comments section below!

Until next time…Be the change.

~ Brooke

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