Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have.
What a liberation to realize that the voice in my head is not who I am. Who am I then? The one that sees that.
All problems are illusions of the mind.
Life isn't as serious as the mind makes it out to be.
Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy and jealousy, are products of the ego.
The most vital thing in spiritual life is to be able to watch your mind, to be the observer of the mind, so that the mind is not controlling you.
Your primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it.
Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind.
Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.
Mindfulness is about beeing fully awake in our life.
Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happens in accordance to that.
If we are honest with ourselves, most of us will have to admit that we live out our lives in an ocean of fear.
Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
Give yourself permission to allow this moment to be exactly as it is, and allow yourself to be exactly as you are.
You make problem, you have problem.
One practical way to do this is to look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them.
Simply put, mindfulness is moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness.
Thich Nhat Hanh:
Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.
To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.
Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
The best way to take care of the future, is to take care of the present moment.
Mindfulness helps you fall i love with the ordinary.
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.
The seeds that are watered frequently, are the seeds that will grow strong.
We are here to awaken from the dream of separateness.
You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.
Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.
Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.
When we resist change, it's called suffering.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
The Ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal.
The future is completely open, and we writing it moment to moment.
What we call obstacles, are really the way the world and our entire experience teach us where we are stuck.
Just where you are, that's the place to start.
When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.
Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows.
Love is based on our capacity to trust in a reality beyond fear, to trust a timeless truth bigger that all our difficulties.
Attention to the human body brings healing and regeneration. Through awareness of the body, we remember who we really are.
We must especially learn the art of directing Mindfulness into the closed areas of our life.
Great pain when it's honored from the heart, opens into great understanding.
The wholeness and freedom we seek, is our true nature, who we really are.
Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these you can handle anything.
What we seek, is what we are.
You only loose what you cling to.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.
If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
There are three solutions to every problem: Accept it, Change it or Leave it. If you can't accept it, change it. If you cant change it, leave it.
Doubt everything, find your own light.
The root of suffering, is attachment.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.