Let Go, Be Present: Quotes About Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness is a concept that does not have one set definition. It often refers to the process of becoming more aware of sensations, thoughts, and emotions. Many therapeutic approaches harness mindfulness techniques. Meditation is one such technique that may be practiced in or with therapy.

Meditation often aids mindfulness and vice versa. Many people find these practices facilitate the process of letting go. This often allows for greater self-compassion and improved mental health.

These quotes emphasize the impact and benefits of increasing self-awareness and letting go. Choose a quote to meditate on in your pursuit of mindfulness. Or spread some contemplation to your loved ones by sharing a quote on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

"To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own." -Jack Kornfield

“To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.” -Jack Kornfield

"When you just sit in silence the wind blows through you, the sun shines in you, and you realize you are not your body; you are everything." -Anita Krizzan

“When you just sit in silence the wind blows through you, the sun shines in you, and you realize you are not your body; you are everything.” -Anita Krizzan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The core of your true self is never lost. Let go of all the pretending and the becoming you've done just to belong. Curl up with your rawness and come home. You don't have to find yourself; you just have to let yourself in." -D. Antoinette Foy

“The core of your true self is never lost. Let go of all the pretending and the becoming you’ve done just to belong. Curl up with your rawness and come home. You don’t have to find yourself; you just have to let yourself in.” -D. Antoinette Foy

"The truth is that most of us are secretly very hard on ourselves, but self-judgement distracts us and keeps present-moment awareness at bay, taking us out of the now." -Brandon Bays

“The truth is that most of us are secretly very hard on ourselves, but self-judgement distracts us and keeps present-moment awareness at bay, taking us out of the now.” -Brandon Bays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Place your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade into water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to feel your own immense power." -Victoria Erickson, Rebelle Society

“Place your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade into water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to feel your own immense power.” -Victoria Erickson, Rebelle Society

"You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery, and enchantment." -Deepak Chopra

“You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery, and enchantment.” -Deepak Chopra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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

“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

"Listen to the wind-it talks. Listen to the silence-it speaks. Listen to your heart-it knows." -Native American Proverb

“Listen to the wind-it talks. Listen to the silence-it speaks. Listen to your heart-it knows.” -Native American Proverb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." -Marcus Aurelius

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” -Marcus Aurelius

"Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and yet less attached to it." -Ram Dass

“Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and yet less attached to it.” -Ram Dass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Quiet the mind and the soul will speak." -Ma Jaya Sati

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.” -Ma Jaya Sati

"Give yourself the time and space to examine your own internal experience."

“Give yourself the time and space to examine your own internal experience.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"All I need is within me." -Unknown

“All I need is within me.” -Unknown

"Breathe in. Breathe out. Feel more grounded."

“Breathe in. Breathe out. Feel more grounded.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness is often used alongside meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to treat a variety of mental health issues. It may also be helpful in the practice of yoga or breathwork.

People may incorporate mindfulness into treatments for anxiety, depression, or even suicidal thoughts. They may also use it to help them heal from trauma or grief. Mindfulness has been shown to increase the ability to focus and tune out distraction. One study found mindfulness training even improved reading comprehension and memory in some people.

Some therapists are trained in mindfulness-based interventions. They may bring practices with elements of mindfulness into your treatment. If you would like to try a mindfulness-based approach to therapy, find a therapist who has training in this technique. A trained therapist will know how to correctly apply mindfulness or meditation to benefit you. This may help grow your potential for greater self-awareness and peace.

Reference:

Mrazek, M. D., Franklin, M. S., Phillips, D. T., Baird, B., & Schooler, J. W. (2013, March 28). Mindfulness training improves working memory capacity and GRE performance while reducing mind wandering. Association for Psychological Science, 5(24), 776-781. doi: 10.1177/0956797612459659

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