In this post, you will find 5 tips to live a Mindful Life and 30 quotes about Mindfulness from successful and famous people.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the art of living in the present moment.
Practicing Mindfulness daily can help us to slow down, live our life in full and, as I have explained in this post, Mindfulness can help us to live a happier life.
Here are some tips to live a mindful day:
1 # Learn to slow down and don’t rush around all day, every day. Rushing around increases our stress level.
2 # Be fully present in the moment. Be engaged all the time in whatever you are doing, so you are not dwelling in the past or fretting about the future.
When you are shaving or, if you are a woman, when you are painting your nails, you need to be focused on what you are doing otherwise you won’t get a good result and you can even cut yourself. This principle can be applied to everything you do during the day, if you pay attention all the time to what you are doing, it’s more likely you get better results.
3 # Get into the habit to observe few times a day your breathing and practice some mindful breathing.
Mindful breathing not only has some healthy benefits but can help us to feel grounded and become healthier and stronger.
It also helps to be aware of what is going on inside and around us. Our breathing is also the link between our body and our mind. I have dedicated a post about the Importance of proper Breathing.
4 # Practice some Mindful Walking. Mindful walking or Walking Meditation is the art to focus on walking itself, we are aware of each movement we do and we are not walking in order to arrive somewhere.
You might also like to read: What is Walking Meditation?
5 # Practice some Mindful Eating. Mindful eating is the art of dedicating the right attention to the act of eating.
Eat slower, appreciate the food you are eating, pay attention to his flavour, choose the food that is right for you, don’t get distracted by your phone, TV, etc.
Here I have chosen some Mindfulness quotes from well-known and successful people.
Here is what the say about Mindfulness:
# 1 “With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
# 2 “Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
# 3 “Mindfulness is a quality that’s always there. It’s an illusion that there’s a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you’re either mindful or you’re not.” ― Richard Gere
# 4 “Mindfulness has helped me succeed in almost every dimension of my life. By stopping regularly to look inward and become aware of my mental state, I stay connected to the source of my actions and thoughts and can guide them with considerably more intention.” ― Dustin Moskovitz
# 5 “Mindfulness is often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation. It’s not about Buddhism, but about paying attention. That’s what all meditation is, no matter what tradition or particular technique is used.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
# 6 “Buddhist mindfulness is about the present, but I also think it’s about being real. Being awake to everything. Feeling like nothing can hurt you if you can look it straight on.” ― Krista Tippett
# 7 “I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion.” ― Ron Reagan
# 8 “Mindfulness is so powerful that the fact that it comes out of Buddhism is irrelevant.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
# 9 “Mindfulness means being aware of how you’re deploying your attention and making decisions about it, and not letting the tweet or the buzzing of your BlackBerry call your attention.” ― Howard Rheingold
# 10 “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh
# 11 “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung
# 12 “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 Boorstei”
# 13 “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
# 14 “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
# 15 “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray
# 16 “Do every act of your life as though it were the last act of your life.” – Marcus Aurelius
# 17 “Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” – Sharon Salzberg
# 18 “Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body. Then look at, or think of, the person triggering this emotion: With mindfulness, you can see that she is unhappy, that she is suffering. You can see her wrong perceptions. You can see that she is not beautiful when she says things that are unkind.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
# 19 “We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet. We need to awaken ourselves. We need to practice mindfulness if we want to have a future, if we want to save ourselves and the planet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
#20 “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
#21 “When you look at the sun during your walking meditation, the mindfulness of the body helps you to see that the sun is in you; without the sun there is no life at all and suddenly you get in touch with the sun in a different way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
# 22 You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
# 23 “It takes a little bit of mindfulness and a little bit of attention to others to be a good listener, which helps cultivate emotional nurturing and engagement.” – Deepak Chopra
# 24 “Mindfulness practices enhance the connection between our body, our mind and everything else that is around us. Mindful living is the key to understanding our struggles with weight and to empowering us to control our weight.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
# 25 “If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.” – Daniel Goleman
# 26 “Science and mindfulness complement each other in helping people to eat well and maintain their health and well-being.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
# 27 “I’m a praying atheist. When I hear an ambulance siren, I ask for a blessing for those people in trouble, knowing that no one’s listening. I think it’s just a habit of mindfulness.” – Geraldine Brooks
# 28 If every day you practice walking and sitting meditation and generate the energy of mindfulness and concentration and peace, you are a cell in the body of the new Buddha. This is not a dream but is possible today and tomorrow. – Thich Nhat Hanh
# 29 “Writing can be an incredible mindfulness practice.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
# 30 “When you have children, you realize how easy it is to not see them fully, and perhaps miss all those early years. If you are not careful, you can be too absorbed in work, and they will be only too happy to tell you about it later. Being a parent is one of greatest mindfulness practices of all.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Here we are at the end of this post about Mindfull Living.
If you would like a mindful and happier Life, remember, you need to take action and create a new habit in your life.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle