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Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About Living In The Present Moment

The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.
Tara Brach

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There's only one moment for you to live.

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Eckhart Tolle

The present moment is a powerful goddess.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The present moment is a gift. That's why they call it the present.

The art of life is to live in the present moment.
Emmet Fox

The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The present moment is a fresh start, a new beginning.

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About Self-Discovery

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Carl Jung

The only journey is the one within.
Rainer Maria Rilke

The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world.
Toni Collette

The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are.
Maxime Lagacé

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
William James

The journey into self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination... until you take the journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life.
Iyanla Vanzant

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About Letting Go Of Negative Thoughts

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

The only way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain.
Brene Brown

The mind is just like a muscle - the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.
Idowu Koyenikan

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts

The past has no power over the present moment.
Eckhart Tolle

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About Finding Balance In Life

The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values.
Kilroy J. Oldster

Balance is not something you find, it's something you create.
Jana Kingsford

The best way to find balance in life is to align yourself with your purpose.
Lailah Gifty Akita

The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you've lost it.

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About Self-Acceptance

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.
Roy T. Bennett

When you accept yourself, the whole world accepts you.
Lao Tzu

Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.
Nathaniel Branden

The greatest gift you can give yourself is self-acceptance.
Tina Lifford

Self-acceptance is embracing yourself without apology.

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
Nathaniel Branden

Self-acceptance is the foundation of a fulfilling life.

Self-acceptance is not about accepting status quo. It's about accepting the truth of who you are and committing to support your growth.

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About The Importance Of Self-Reflection

The only journey is the journey within.
Rainer Maria Rilke

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.
Baltasar Gracian

The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.
Diane Von Furstenberg

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About The Connection Between Mind And Body

The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.
B.K.S Iyengar

The mind and body are like parallel universes. Anything that happens in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one.
Deepak Chopra

The body is a multilingual being. It speaks through its color and its temperature, the flush of recognition, the glow of love, the ash of pain, the heat of arousal, the coldness of nonconviction.
Audre Lorde

The body never lies.
Martha Graham

The body is the vehicle, consciousness the driver. Yoga is the path, and the chakras are the map.
Anodea Judith

The body is a servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.
James Allen

The body is a reflection of the mind. If the mind is clean, clear, and positive, the body will be healthy and strong.
Amit Ray

The body is a living, breathing, thinking, feeling organism, and it is our job to listen to it, understand it, and care for it.
Vani Hari

The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor, and with joy and with fear as well.
Martha Graham

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
George Santayana

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About The Beauty Of Simplicity

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.
Steve Maraboli

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Hans Hofmann

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Coco Chanel

The simplest things are often the truest.
Richard Bach

Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
Cedric Bledsoe

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
Douglas Horton

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About Cultivating Inner Peace

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
James Allen

Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
Ram Dass

The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
William James

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About Embracing Imperfection

Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.
Brené Brown

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it's a shield.
Brené Brown

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Carl Rogers

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.
Albert Einstein

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
Carl Jung

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About The Power Of Breath

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won't).
James Baraz

The breath is the intersection of the body and mind.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
Sylvia Boorstein

The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life.
Giovanni Papini

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About The Benefits Of Meditation

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It's a way of entering into the quiet that's already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.
Deepak Chopra

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.

Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.
Sharon Salzberg

Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.
Amit Ray

Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Meditation is the secret of all growth in spiritual life and knowledge.
James Allen

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
Jeremy Taylor

Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Meditation is not a way of escaping reality. It is a way of getting in touch with it.
Maxime Lagacé

Meditation is a way of slowing down and ultimately experiencing the world with greater clarity.
Andy Puddicombe

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About The Role Of Gratitude In Life

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
Amy Collette

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
Zig Ziglar

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Jean Baptiste Massieu

Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life - in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.
Sri Chinmoy

Gratitude is a powerful force that can transform your life. When you are grateful for what you have, you will attract more good things into your life.

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About The Art Of Listening

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.
Rachel Naomi Remen

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
Karl A. Menniger

The art of conversation lies in listening.
Malcom Forbes

The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
Peter Drucker

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Bryant H. McGill

The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent'.
Alfred Brendel

The better you listen, the better you become.

The art of listening needs its highest development in listening to oneself; our most important task is to develop an ear that can really hear what we're saying.
Sydney J. Harris

Mindfulness And Self-Awareness Quotes About The Journey Of Self-Improvement

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.
Jordan Belfort

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Lao Tzu

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