We all get drawn to distractions now and then.  I’m sure you know what it’s like? Sometimes it’s absolutely essential to watch just one more episode of ‘Prison Break‘. Or, there’s just one more email to send, or one more link to click.

I’ve been studying Mindfulness for a couple of years now. And I try my best to be mindful throughout the day. But, it’s so hard to stay on track with everything else that’s going on.  If you’re anything like me, you’ll want something to keep you focused.

Below you’ll see 8 Mindful quotes to keep you motivated. What’s important, is that it’s impossible to remain mindful all the time. But, you should take a few moments to be mindful every time you remember,

To help you with that, at the end of this post, you’ll find a link to download all the quotes in a zip file with a wallpaper of each quote for your computer.

So, let’s get to it…

8 Mindfulness Quotes

“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” – Sylvia Boorstein

Balanced Acceptance


“Mindfulness, also called wise attention, helps us see what we’re adding to our experiences, not only during meditation sessions but also elsewhere.” – Sharon Salzberg

Wise Attention


“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller

Beauty in Grass


“We do so much, we run so quickly, the situation is difficult, and many people say, “Don’t just sit there, do something.” But doing more things may make the situation worse. So you should say, “Don’t just do something, sit there.” Sit there, stop, be yourself first, and begin from there.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Slow Down


“Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” – Sharon Salzberg

Remember to do it


“Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions.” – Mingyur Rinpoche



“We spend a lot of time judging ourselves for feelings that we had no role in summoning. The only thing you can control is how you handle it.” – Dan Harris

Don't judge yourself


“When we stop dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, we’re open to rich sources of information that we’ve been missing out on – information that can keep us out of the downward spiral and poised for a richer life.” – Mark Williams

Live for now


Would you like one, or more of these quotes as a desktop wallpaper? You can get the full set for free. Just CLICK THIS LINK and download a .zip file with them all inside.

If computer wallpapers aren’t your thing, why not print them out and put them around your home, or office. Or, how about setting gentle reminders on your cell phone to go off every hour, etc.?

Whichever method you use, the more often you can practice mindfulness, the easier it’ll become.

I’d love to know what works for you. Let me know.

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