Mindfulness is one of the greatest blessings one can have. Being aware of the moment and truly live in the present is a gift. To some people it comes naturally while others have to learn it and practice it regularly before being mindful becomes second nature.  I personally love Zen sayings and mindfulness quotes as they always bring me back to the right mindset.  Here are my favourite ones. Hope you will like them, too! For the 50 best adventure and travel quotes, check out this one and for lot’s of quote posters, check out my etsy here and here.

 

20 Best Mindfulness Quotes

20 Best Mindfulness Quotes of all Times

1. “When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”  Lao Tzu

2.  “The time is now.” Zen Quote

3. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” Amit Ray

4. “It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”  Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

5. “Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” Seneca

6. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” Buddha

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7. “The trouble is, you think you have time.” Jack Kornfield

8. “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways.” Stephen Vincent Benet

9. “The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.” Matthieu Ricard

10. “We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night.” Jack Kornfield



11. “Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”  Ramana Maharshi

12. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  Albert Einstein

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

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14.  “Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.” Allan Lokos

15. Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” Amit Ray

16. “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

17.  “Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” Louis L’Amour

18. “As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy.” Walter Landor

19.  “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha (interpretation)

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And last but not least a not so typical yet mindfulness-related quote by Marilyn Monroe:

“Nothing lasts forever, so live it up, drink it down, laugh it off, avoid the bullshit, take chances & never have regrets, because at one point everything you did was exactly what you wanted.” – Marilyn Monroe

20 Mindfulness Quotes

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Crown Chakra (ake Sahasrara)

Element-Inner Light

Crown Chakra Affirmation: “I trust my inner knowing to guide me through life. All people in my life are here to teach me something about myself, so that I can grow. I trust that everything happens for a reason and that what I do makes a difference. I am balanced between Heaven and Earth and all areas of my life are in balance too.”

The crown chakra is the last chakra of seven and is based on the top of your head. Sahasrara represents the 1000 petals in the crown chakra symbol. In numerology, 1000 equates to 1, a number that represent strength in leadership and will power. The crown chakra is associated with our brain and nervous system. The crown chakra is our connection to our soul and all things spiritual.

A disconnection from the crown chakra has a strong influence on your feeling of belonging. You can feel like you are stuck in a shell, completely alone in the world. A balanced crown chakra creates deep empathy for those around you. You feel people around you in positive ways, feeling connected to every living being. A connection to our chakras allows us to let go of ego as we follow our inner guide instead. This gives us an overall sense of peace and harmony within ourselves.

Your heart is more gentle and you are filled with grace as you feel the energy source of the universe. You will naturally attract people into your life and experience miracles that make you believe further in the magic of life. Your mind becomes expanded to every possibility and doors open for you that were once closed. The power within the crown chakra is what gives us a life of divinity or not. Violet and white are the colours associated with the crown chakra so incorporate them into your life with clothes, candles and crystals. Clear quartz, Amethyst and violet Kanite are powerful crystals for this chakra and assist in meditation practises that open the crown. Best foods to nurture the chakra are those grown in nature and bathed in sunlight such as dried dates or sun dried tomatoes. Drink plenty of water for a gentle detox.

How to Exercise Your Crown Chakra

Try this exercise to open your crown chakra. Before attempting this exercise, you should open your root chakra to keep you grounded:

1) Sit cross-legged and lay your hand in front of your stomach. Allow your little fingers to point touch and point away from you. The rest of the fingers should be crossed with the left thumb under the right thumb.

2) Focus on the top of your head where the crown chakra is located.

3) In your mind, chant “NG” for 5 – 10 minutes while staying relaxed and focusing on the top of your head.

The crown chakra is your connection to beautiful truths and an inner spiritual wisdom. The knowledge that is within you can become activated when the seventh chakra is open. There is a deeper knowing in you that is aching to be present. Unlocking your inner potential means nurturing the crown chakra. You’ll find understanding and knowing, making life peaceful and serene for you.

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We know, some days we are just absolutely misoprostol online no prescription not motivated whatsoever… So, I thought why not pull together a little list to motivate and to get you thinking..
So, here we go, read below, get inspired, reflect on your lives, be grateful for where you are, see the beauty in every single moment!

A Dose of Happiness For Today

http://purpleribbonweddings.co.uk/tag/ribbon/ “Happiness is here and now.”

This is a typical Zen quote given its importance of the present moment. You live now! So stop dwelling in the past, regretting things you cannot change or worrying about the future. Lao Tzu has put this really wisely: “ http://frazerllp.com/?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--y7WV4dm07-daEvUiDosEV_qIhxaioA2JKP8L1I4e7ZkXM8oV-L3W1z9i2v_eJQ_hDpr3p If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” So let go and truly live in this moment and appreciate everything around you!

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Do things and do them passionately. Do you remember when you were a child and you would play with a toy or your friends and forget about everything around you? In this moment you encountered passion, joy, happiness and didn’t worry. Nothing could hold you back.. Go out and do what do the things you love! You can move the world you live in! Maybe another quote on the side to help you get into the right mood: “Life is merely lived but only survived if you are always standing outside the fire.”

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

We need food, water and shelter – these are our primary needs. Many of us lucky people have those needs more than satisfied. Secondary needs include social contact. On top of that we have a huge number of additional ‘needs’ (well, we think we have) that are essentially imposed by other people or society as a whole. We have the choice to live differently! We are masters of our minds! We have the power to change the way we think about things! That brings me to the next quote:

“If you have inner peace, nobody can force you to be a slave to the outer reality.” (Sri Chinmoy)

Full stop. You determine your reality. Move away from the parts of the material world that are not good for you. Listen to your inner voice. You are a spiritual being. Your body and soul should be in balance. To find inner peace, meditation can help. It especially helps those people that are restless, burnt-out and solely continue existing rather than living… If you recognise yourself here, take some guidance from the next quote:

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day – unless you’re too busy; – then you should sit for an hour.”

Quite self-explanatory! This is especially for those of you with a busy job that constantly determines your time, mood and health. Listen to your body. Listen to your soul.
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Let go.

There is nothing you need that you don’t already have.

You are exactly where you should be.

Everything is as it should be.

Everything is as it is.

It just is.

Let it be.

Let go of it.

Hold on to nothing and you will have everything.

Breath in. Breath out.

Be in this very moment.

Feel it.

Be free.

 

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Mindfulness meditation is an infusion of concentration and open awareness which is essential in overcoming suffering and seeing the wisdom within us. This practice doesn’t ask you to be different from who you are. Instead it allows you to become more aware of truth on a moment to moment basis. It trains our mind and being to be present with whatever is happening in us. Mindfulness meditation is connected to the Buddhist practice of Vipassana, also known as “insight meditation.”

Similar to concentrative meditation in that you focus on an object like the breath, your thoughts and feelings or sounds. It is a broader spectrum to mindfulness meditation however, as you can do this practice during eating, walking or house work. With this practice, you will learn to be mindful of everything happening within you. You can accept your emotions, thoughts and sensations without judgment and be in the moment. Even when you’re not meditating, you will find yourself paying more attention to moments in your life. In mindfulness meditation, you have the opportunity to check your pulse and figure out how you feel.

How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

There are infinite ways of practicing mindful meditation such as forgiveness, gratuity and heart based meditations. You can mindfully cleanse and open your chakras or just focus on your feelings. You will know what part of you needs work as you begin to listen to your true self. This practice will quiet your ego and allow you to see your true inner self. A good beginning to your spiritual journey. At first you may only be able to sit in silence for a few minutes but with time, you’ll gain more energy for the practice.

  1. Find a quiet and safe spot, making yourself as comfortable as possible. It can be inside or outside.
  2. Sit, lie or stand in a comfortable position.
  3. “Feel” or “follow your breath taking deep breaths in and long, slow breaths out. Feel yourself relaxing.
  4. Quiet your mind. Whatever thoughts come, look at them with compassion and allow them to float away. Come back to your centre and quiet the mind. If pain arises in the body due to stress for example, feel them. Quietly say, “This too.” This is acknowledging that something is happening in you. You are not denying your feelings but accepting them and offering compassion.

 

Being mindful is like showing up for our lives and truly living. We don’t allow the ego to rule our life anymore. This gives us a more loving kindness attitude towards the world and prevents us from running from the fear of suffering. The Buddha teaches us that life is suffering and when we acknowledge and accept that sometimes we are afraid or angry or sad, it stops having control over us. This is the power of mindfulness meditation.

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