35 Mindfulness Quotes for Acceptance

Mindfulness involves acceptance.

This means we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them or believing that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment.

  • Don’t waste your time looking back on what you’ve lost. Move on, for life is not meant to be traveled backwards. ~ Unknown

  • Forget your past, forgive yourself, and begin again right now. ~ Unknown

  • Clear your mind. Your heart is trying to tell you something. ~ Unknown

  • There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly, live. ~ Dalai Lama

  • Relax. You are enough. You do enough. Breathe extra deep, let go, and just live right now in this moment. ~ Unknown

  • Everybody’s got a past. The past doesn’t equal the future unless you live there. ~ Tony Robbins

  • Sometimes music is the only thing that takes your mind off everything else. ~ Unknown

  • You can’t change yesterday, but you can ruin today by worrying about tomorrow. ~ Unknown

  • Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present. ~ Unknown

  • I guess the real fact of the matter is, we don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring and the only thing we really have is right now. So, don’t stay angry for too long and learn to forgive. Love your friends and family with all your heart. Have fun and live your life the way you want to live it. Most of all, don’t worry about people that don’t like you and enjoy the ones who do. ~ Unknown

  • Don’t let yourself be controlled by three things: people, money, or past experiences. ~ Unknown

  • A manifesto for a simple life: Eat less, move more. Buy less, make more. Stress less, laugh more. Feel blessed, love more. Find a quiet spot and breathe. ~ Unknown

  • Breathe. Relax. Let go. ~ Unknown

  • Breathe in. Breathe out. Let it be. ~ Unknown

  • You only have control over three things in your life—the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take. ~ Jack CanfieldMuch suffering, much unhappiness arises when you take each thought that comes into your head for the truth. ~ Eckhart Tolle

  • Breathe. Step back. Think. Then react. ~ Unknown

  • Never forget yesterday, but always live for today, because you never know what tomorrow can bring, or what it can take away. ~ Unknown

  • Every moment is a choice to begin again. ~ Unknown

  • Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. ~ Eckhart Tolle

  • Look around you. Appreciate what you have. Nothing will be the same in a year. ~ Unknown

  • You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back. ~ Unknown

  • Do not dwell on the past. Your history cannot be erased, but your future has yet to be written, so make the most of what is going to happen instead of worrying about what you cannot change. ~ Unknown

  • It’s scary to think that one day we’re going to have to live without our mother or father or brother or husband or wife. Or that one day we’re going to have to walk this earth without our best friend by our side, or them without us. Appreciate your loved ones while you can, because none of us are going to be here forever. ~ Unknown

  • Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. ~ Wayne Dyer

  • I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. ~ Gandhi

  • Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. ~ Buddha

  • When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well. ~ Dalai Lama

  • It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. ~ Dale Carnegie

  • In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. ~ Deepak Chopra

  • If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in? ~ Unknown

  • Every day is an opportunity to have a fresh start. It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday; all that counts is today. When you wake up in the morning know that today is full of opportunities waiting to be grabbed. It is a new day, a new start. The beginning of a new life awaits you. ~ Unknown

  • 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

  • Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. ~ Oprah Winfrey

  • Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. ~ Eckhart Tolle

  • Stay present. Stay conscious. Be the ever-alert guardian of your inner space. ~ Eckhart Tolle

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