"To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still."
"In any moment, no matter how lost we feel, we can take refuge in presence and love. We need only pause, breathe, and open to the experience of aliveness within us."
"Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated than that. It's opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it."
"Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render to the world."
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
"Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life."
"The mind in its natural state can be compared to the sky, covered by layers of cloud which hide its true nature."
"When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love."
Thich Nhat Hanh
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
"We are awakened to the profound realization that the true path to liberation is to let go of everything."
"When the mind is full of memories and preoccupied with the future, it misses the freshness of the present moment. In this way, we fail to recognize the luminous simplicity of mind that is always present behind each veil of thought."
"Mindfulness has never met a cognition it didn't like."
Daniel J. Siegel
"In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility."
"The quieter you become, the more you can hear."
"In practicing mindfulness, you are practicing taking responsibility for being yourself and learning to listen to and trust your own being. The more you cultivate this trust in your own being, the easier you will find it will be to trust other people more and see their basic goodness as well."
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."
"Restore your attention or bring it to a new level, by dramatically slowing down whatever you are doing."
"Stop, breathe, look around and embrace the miracle of each day, the miracle of life."
Jeffrey A. White
"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know."
"Don't let a day go by without asking who you are...each time you let a new ingredient to enter your awareness."
"There is no emotion that will not pass, because emotions are thoughts, and thoughts just like the wind moving through the empty sky. There is nothing to them."
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
"The great benefit of practicing mindfulness...is presence of mind within a storm of emotions."
"With mindfulness, a person always prospers."
"Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now, without wishing it were different."
"Mindfulness: paying attention to the present moment, with intention, while letting go of judgement, as if your life depends on it."
"Mindfulness was experienced as not holding on to the past, the future, or "nowness:" but relaxing into the immediacy of whatever was happening."
B. Allan Wallace