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9 Quotes About Mindfulness to Help You Chill Out

Mindfulness is, very broadly, being present and aware of what's happening around you. Whether you’re already super attuned to yourself and your surroundings or you’re just starting out, read on for nine quotes about mindfulness, from philosophers and Buddhist monks to essayists and Catholic saints.

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“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

“The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” – Pema Chödrön

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

“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

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

“Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Don’t let a day go by without asking who you are…each time you let a new ingredient to enter your awareness.” – Deepak Chopra

“Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present. He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life in remembering the past.” – Henry David Thoreau