"Drink your tea slowly, and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly without rushing towards the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life."
Thich Nhat Hanh
"Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense."
"If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it."
"Don't believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that - thoughts."
"You are the sky. Everything else - it's just the weather."
"Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?"
"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."
"Always hold fast to the present. Every situation, indeed every moment, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Mindfulness, also called wise attention, helps us see what we are adding to our experiences, not only during meditation sessions but also elsewhere.