6 Quotes Applicable to Practicing Mindfulness

Even if this was not the original intent, all of these speak of a focus on mindfulness.

Albert Einstein

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

Einstein is one of the greatest scientific minds in history. He was a unique genius, and he led a fascinating life.

Henry Ford

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t-you’re right.”

Consciousness creates reality. That’s pretty much what Ford is saying in this quote. If you think you are capable, you are correct. If you think you are incapable, you are correct.

Noel Coward

“Time is the reef upon which all our frail mystic ships are wrecked.”

In the play Blithe Spirit, these words are spoken by the medium, Madame Arcati. She gets other great lines and is a pretty out-there figure. But this has stuck with me for almost three decades now.

Lao Tzu

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

This quote speaks to me on several levels. I think it is one of the finest examples of how mindfulness in practice works.


“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”

Trying is a product of thought and feeling. You have an idea. You feel it out and put emotional energy into it. Then you try to do something to manifest it, hoping the attempt will be successful.

Paulo Coelho

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”

The Alchemist is one of my favorite books. This quote may seem long and abstract in relation to mindfulness, but it is still very much a part of this practice.

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I am a practitioner of mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to inspire, open minds, & entertain. http://www.mjblehart.com

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