Meditation and Mindfulness Quotes
There are many reasons that people resist being mindful. When you practice mindfulness, it calls you to stop allowing the past or the future to be your constant focus. A lot of people are stuck in rut thinking.
They always dwell on thoughts of the past or the future. The reason that they do that is that they’re not completely happy with the present. It’s not where they want to be, and they’re not who they want to be.
They don’t realize that mindfulness can help them find that acceptance and peace in the present that they’re trying to find. People resist being mindful about the present because of fear about what they don’t know.
They’re afraid of losing control.
When you’re faced with changes, not knowing what those changes are and how they’ll affect your life can foster resistance. The problem is that change has somehow become associated with negative rather than being something that can open up new possibilities.
When someone doesn’t fully understand what mindfulness is, that can cause them not to want to have anything to do with being mindful about the present. They resist the change because they don’t know what it’s all about.
They don’t trust that being mindful about the present is going to help them in any way. There’s comfort in the familiar even if the familiar doesn’t make them happy. So, they stay where they are, rather than step out and reach for what could change their lives for the good.
Whenever you have a fear of the unknown and comfort in the familiar, you have a recipe for resistance to any kind of change, not just mindfulness. The period in someone’s life can also cause them to resist being mindful about the present.
If they’re going through a time where things are wonderful in their present, they can be reluctant to be mindful because they don’t want to rock the boat. It’s the same way if things are wrong in their present.
They won’t want to rock the boat and make changes because they’re afraid that things will only get worse. Sometimes, people resist being mindful about the present because they absolutely hate anything that pulls them out of their ordinary.
Because they don’t have a good grasp of mindfulness, they can’t understand the positives associated with it.
When a person has a mindset that’s always looking backward at how good things “used to be” they can resist mindful living in the present.
If they have a mindset of how good things are going to be “in the future,” then they can resist the present. These people have created fences in their lives mentally and emotionally, and they don’t want to stray beyond those fences.
Some people base their self-esteem and love themselves based on where they used to be or where they’re going. They wrongly believe that to have to be mindful about the present; they’ll have to lose themselves. They don’t realize all that they stand to gain.
Here are some quotes about mindfulness and meditation that will help you be mindful about the present.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there. – Deepak Chopra
The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you. – The Age of Enlightenment
The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s different to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear. – Prasad Mahes
If it costs your inner peace, it is too expensive.
If you don’t have time to meditate for an hour everyday, you should meditate for two hours. – Anon
Rule your mind or it will rule you. – Buddha
Feel the feeling but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it. – Crystal Andrus
Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
Quiet the mind and the soul will speak. – Buddha
Every time you take a shower visualize washing away your stress and anxiety. Concentrate on the feel of the water upon your skin. Envision the power of the shower washing away your negative thoughts! Woosh! Envision fear, regret and anger soaping off you and swirling down the drain. – Karen Salmansohn
Inner peace begins the moment you take a deep breath and choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. – Marc Chernoff
Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from a limited identity to unlimited space. – Sri Ravi Shankar
You have the Answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it. – Pat Obuchowski
Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not. – Deepak Chopra
Meditation is hanging out with your soul.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. – Dalai Lama
Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive and curious about ourselves. – Pema Chodron
When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life. – Christy Ann Martine
Meditation takes you beyond the mind’s noisy chatter into the pure awareness that is the source of all your happiness, inspiration, and love. – Deepak Chopra
You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our mind… Claim and consciously use your power. – Louise Hay
Meditation is a surrender; it is not a demand. It is not forcing existence your way; it is relaxing into the way existence wants you to be. It is a let-go. – Osho
You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too. – Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Silence is essential. We need silence, just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.
The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen. – Rumi
Meditation creates more time than it takes. – Peter Mcwilliams
Prayer is when you talk to God; Meditation is when you listen to God. – Diana Robinson
Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness. – Caroline Myss
If it doesn’t feel good, it’s not going to feel any better by thinking about it longer. – Abraham Hicks
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have. – Eckhart Tolle
When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.
Being calm about everything allows your mind to find solutions. Calmness is also a state of trust. Instead of overthinking and overreacting, you just surrender for that moment and allow yourself to receive guidance for what doesn’t make sense.
Like a tree you have to find your roots and then you can bend in the wind. – Angela Farmer
Everytime you take a shower, visualize washing away your stress and anxiety. Concentrate on the feel of the water upon your skin. Envision the power of the water washing away your negative thoughts. Feel sadness, regret, anger, and depression washing right off you. Let it all go down the drain. Feel lightness in your body. Enjoy the clarity of your mind. Your soul is free of all that does not serve your highest good. You are ready for a new beginning.
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
If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. – Buddha
Most people assume that meditation is about stopping thoughts, getting rid of emotions, somehow controlling the mind. But actually, it’s about stepping back, seeing the thought clearly, witnessing it coming and going. – Andy Puddicombe
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius
Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. – Jon Kabat-Zin
Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. – Robert J. Sawyer
Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.
The deeper you go, the more you grow.