10 Quotes for a Mindful Days

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By Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
July 16, 2009

Sometimes quotes can be just the bite size piece of wisdom we need to pop us into a mindful state of mind. Here are 10 quotes from leading people in the filed of mindfulness that might just do that.

1. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~ Dalai Lama

2. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~ Dalai Lama

3. “There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

4. “If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.” ~ Ajahn Chah

5. “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” – Pema Chodron

6. “As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy.” ~ Walter Landor

7. “Hatred never ceases by hatred; it only ceases by love.This is a timeless truth” ~ Joseph Goldstein

8. “There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

9. “Realize that this very body, with its aches and it pleasures… is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.” ~Pema Chodron

10. “When we scratch the wound and give into our addictions we do not allow the wound to heal.” ~ Pema Chodron

What are some other quotes that you resonate with?

This information made possible by Psych Central


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