10 ways to live a more mindful life, in quotes

Do you ever feel that living a truly mindful life, each and every day, is a struggle? I hate to admit it, but I do! Sometimes the stresses of daily life weigh me down … and I forget just how important it is to live each day for today. (Animals are masters of living mindfully!) But then, just when it seems I’ve lost that all-important connection my inner state of peace, I read a beautiful, inspiring quote and it helps to pick me up again. Here are 10 of my favorites that I’d like to share with you:

1. On finding beauty in the present moment:
“Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

2. The importance of meditation:
“Meditation can reintroduce you to the part that’s been missing.” ~Russell Simmons

3. On seeing things as they really are:
“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” ~William Blake

4. Remembering that every day is a gift:
“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.” ~Eckhart Tolle

5. Don’t carry the world on your shoulders:
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

6. We should be living peaceful, not chaotic, lives:
“No price is too great to pay for inner peace.” ~Sri Chinmoy

7. The secret to finding happiness:
“Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.” ~Deepak Chopra

8. Remembering that every journey starts with one (sometimes tiny!) step forward:
“The future is always beginning now.” ~Mark Strand

9. On remembering what’s most important in life:
“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

10. The importance of letting go:
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~Joseph Campbell

What are your favorite quotes? Please share them in the “comments” section below!

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    michelle

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    What a great post to start my day! Thanks!

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    Frans Stiene

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    Love those quotes, thank you for sharing Kathleen

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    Maggie Kissling

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    Love the quotes ! very inspiring.and so true , 3 wisely said. 4, be thankful for each day you have. 6 peaceful is the key to happiness. Thank you so much for sharing this 10 quotes
    Lots of love , peace and blessing to you all thorough your life..
    Maggie

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      Kathleen Prasad

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      Hi Maggie, Thanks for your comments! So glad the quotes are helpful to you and blessings to you too! 🙂

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    Claudia Fung

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    Thanks for sharing these great quotes, Kathleen!! My all time favorite is by Thich Nhat Hanh, too. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” 🙂

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      Kathleen Prasad

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      Hi Claudia, glad you enjoyed them 🙂 Yes, Thich Nhat Hanh is an amazing teacher!

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