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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.


a piece of paper on a window sill that says mindfulness as a reminder of how to live a more mindful life


Here are 10 of my favorite quotes about how to live a more mindful life 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

thich naht hanh holds a pink flower and speaks about how to live a more mindful life


2. The importance of meditation:


“Meditation can reintroduce you to the part that’s been missing.” ~Russell Simmons

a woman with long dark hair in a ponytail sits cross legged in meditation while the sun sets around her


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

a metal statue of atlas carrying the world on his shoulders as a reminder that being mindful means letting go of that weight


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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