Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist technique that allows an individual to be more present at the moment. It is widely practiced to calm and awaken the mind by doing mindfulness meditation or exercises. It is about feelings, bodily sensations, and being thoughtful of your surrounding environment by nurturing more positive thoughts.

In the 21st century, life has become hectic, whether personal or professional. It has become essential to add calmness and compassion to life today. Practicing mindfulness helps in bringing so with personal and work-life balance. It also encourages employees to be more engaged and organized at work for the long run.

Modern workplaces have adapted flexible work cultures that encourage mindfulness practices. Employers understand the fact that doing so has significantly reduced mental health issues and stress at work.

Here are some mindfulness quotes that will inspire and motivate your employees to keep moving forward on their mindfulness journey.

Quotes on Mindfulness Meditation

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“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

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“Altogether, the idea of meditation is not to create states of ecstasy or absorption, but to experience being.” ~Chögyam Trungpa

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"Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind." ~Swami Muktananda

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“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

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“Meditation will not carry you to another world, but it will reveal the most profound and awesome dimensions of the world in which you already live. Calmly contemplating these dimensions and bringing them into the service of compassion and kindness is the right way to make rapid gains in meditation as well as in life.” ~Zen Master Hsing Yun

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"The act of meditation is being spacious." ~Sogyal Rinpoche

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

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"When you truly know yourself, you don’t try to impress people anymore. One way to know yourself is to meditate." ~Maxime Lagacé

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"Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong." ~Lao Tzu

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"When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place." ~Bhagavad Gita

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"Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax." ~Bryant McGill

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“Learn to slow down. Get lost intentionally. Observe how you judge both yourself and those around you.” ~Tim Ferris

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Mindfulness Quotes for Work

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"Mindful leadership keeps you cool and energetic in any situation, so that you can make the best possible decisions." ~Amit Ray

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“Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer.” ~Hamilton Boudreaux

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"This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play." ~Alan Watts

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"It feels good. Kinda like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it’s okay again. That’s what meditation is to me." ~Ellen DeGeneres

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"Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people." ~Tena Desai

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“If you work without love, you are working like a slave. When you work with love, you work like an emperor. Your work is your joy.” ~Osho

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“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” ~Albert Einstein

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"I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me." ~Shayne McClendon

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“Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise.” ~Frank Ocean

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“To produce at peak level, you need to work for extended periods with full concentration on a single task free from distraction.” ~Cal Newport

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"She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures and doubts, but because she continued on despite them." ~Beau Taplin

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

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Motivational Quotes on Mindfulness

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"You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather." ~Pema Chödrön

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"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment" ~Buddha

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"Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside." ~Ramana Maharshi

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“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” ~Sonia Ricotti

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“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~Thích Nhất Hạnh

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“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” ~Eckhart Tolle

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"Be happy at the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more." ~Mother Teresa

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"The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another." ~Jack Kornfield

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

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"To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is." ~Thích Nhất Hạnh

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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

Mindfulness Quotes For Mental Health

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"Mindfulness has never met a cognition it didn’t like."
~Daniel J.Siegel

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"When you open your mind, you open new doors to new possibilities for yourself and new opportunities to help others." ~Roy T. Bennett

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"Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you’re doing." ~Sharon Salzberg

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"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

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"Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality." ~Robin S. Sharma

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"Becoming awake involves seeing our confusion more clearly." ~Rumi

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"When you focus on the good, the good gets better." ~Abraham Hicks

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

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"Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften." ~Jack Kornfield

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"You cannot breathe deeply and worry at the same time."
~Sonia Choquette

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"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~Confucius

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"In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power." ~Yuval Noah Harari

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Mindfulness Quotes To Empower Life

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"Living 24 hours with mindfulness is more worthwhile than living 100 years without it" ~Buddha

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"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ~Dalai Lama

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"Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift." ~Amit Ray

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"Each morning we’re born again of yesterday nothing remains what’s left began today." ~ Palladas

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"Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes." ~Buddha

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"All beings want to be happy, yet so very few know how. It is out of ignorance that any of us cause suffering, for ourselves or for others" ~Sharon Salzberg

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"When you climb a mountain, you do it step by step; what is important is the step you are taking now." ~ Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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"Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life." ~ Seneca

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"Wherever you are, be there totally"~ Eckhart Tolle

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"Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none."~ Albert Einstein

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"Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion."
Rumi

Mindfulness Quotes by Famous Men

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"Believe you can, and you’re halfway there." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened." ~ Winston Churchill

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"It always seems impossible until it’s done." ~ Nelson Mandela

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"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
~Norman Vincent Peale

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"I’m not sure how much meditation would have helped me concentrate in my early Microsoft days, because I was monomaniacally focused without it." ~Bill Gates

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"In the end, just three things matter: how well we have lived, how well we have loved, how well we have learned to let go." ~ Jack Kornfield

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"In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it" ~ Hugh Jackman

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"Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration." ~ Thomas Edison

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"Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors"
~Chris Dixon

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"When you cease to dream you cease to live." ~ Malcolm Forbes

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"When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge."
~Robert Kiyosaki

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"You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t forget that you play with your soul as well as your body."
~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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"If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quotes on Mindfulness Eating

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"The path to healthy body, and happy soul is based upon self-study, mindfulness, love and awareness.
Understanding our relationship to eating cultivates a lot of insights and help us start living our highest potential.
" ~ Natasa Pantovic Nuit

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"It is not logical that millions of modern adults and children around the world are suddenly becoming insulin resistant." ~ ** John M. Poothullil**

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"Every moment nature is serving fresh dishes with the items of happiness. It is our choice to recognize and taste it." ~ Amit Ray

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"Even if you can’t be totally mindful at every meal, if you can say a blessing, silently if necessary, or offer up a prayer for someone, something beyond yourself and your food, the prayer helps to transform eating into something that affects not only our hunger at that moment but the greater world." ~ Mary DeTurris Poust

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"When you bow, you should just bow; when you sit, you should just sit; when you eat, you should just eat." ~ Shunryu Suzuki

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"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." ~ Mark Twain

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"One should eat to live, not live to eat." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are." ~ Brillat-Savarin

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"Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food."
~ ** Hippocrates**

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"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future"
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

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"Instead of thinking of food as the enemy, allow yourself to enjoy the process of planning and preparing meals or going out to lunch with a friend. Stay in the present moment and understand that the purpose of food is nourishment." ~ Susan Albers

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Mindfulness Quotes to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

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"Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it." ~ ** Kahlil Gibran**

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"Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms." ~ Paulo Coelho

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"You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside." ~ Wayne Dyer

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"Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything." ~ ** Mary Hemingway**

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"Stop your whining. If you are frightened, be silent. Whining is for prey. It attracts predators. And you are not prey.” – Robin Hobb“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic." ~ Anais Nin

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"Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere." ~ Erma Bombeck

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"Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create." ~ Roy Bennett

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"If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever." ~ The Dalai Lama

Best picked Mindfulness Quotes

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"Today’s a perfect day for a whole new start. Let go of fear and free your mind. It’s time to open your heart." ~ Chris Butler

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"Once you choose hope, anything is possible." ~ Christopher Reeve

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"Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy." ~ Matt Lucas

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"The best fighter is never angry" ~ Lao Tzu

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"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open."
~ Frank Zappa

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"Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength." ~ Charles Spurgeon

The most Inspiring Quotes on Mindfulness

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"When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be." ~ Lao Tzu

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"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come." ~ Zig Ziglar

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"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact." ~ William James

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"More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate." ~ Roy T. Bennett

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"The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve." ~ Charles F. Glassman

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“No man is free who is not a master of himself.”
~ Epictetus

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“The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.”
~ Marcus Aurelius

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“Let go, or be dragged.” ~ Zen proverb

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“In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.” ~ Rumi

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This article is written by Parismita Goswami who is a content writer and marketer at Vantage Circle. A feverish poet and cinephile with an intense taste for music, specifically rock, she has the heart of an explorer, learner, and is a lover of the Himalayas. To get in touch, reach out to editor@vantagecircle.com