100 Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes

100 Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes

Jack Utermoehl

I remember when I first started my gratitude practice, I was a bit paralyzed when asked to write 3 things I was grateful for. I thought of really big things at first. I wrote, my house, my friends, and my car after much thought.

Then I realized, I had time to even think about this, I was sitting on a meditation cushion I was grateful for, I just ate delicious food, I have a table to write on, I know how to write… and on and on it began to flow, every single thought my mind went to, I found gratitude in.

Now I’m not here to talk about what to write in a yoga journal so let’s get into what mindfulness gratitude quotes are.

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Mindfulness Gratitude

Take a moment to consider the delicate balance between mindfulness and gratitude. To me, the two are inseparable. Being mindful allows you to see the beauty in the present moment, and being grateful helps you recognize and appreciate this beauty. As my mindfulness grew, the more things that I realized I was grateful for came to mind.

Understanding Mindfulness

For me, mindfulness is an integral part of yoga. Being completely tuned into your body, breath, and being. Mindfulness allows you to witness your physical strengths and limitations, to honor your emotions, and to acknowledge your thoughts, all without attachment, resistance, or judgment.

But mindfulness isn't confined to the yoga mat—it can seep into every crevice of your life. Mindfulness in your daily life is about living each moment with a heightened sense of awareness, engaging wholly in every task, and appreciating every encounter.

Understanding Gratitude

Gratitude, on the other hand, is a powerful force often hidden in plain sight. In yoga, we often express gratitude at the end of our practice, hands at the heart in Anjali Mudra. Just like mindfulness, gratitude too can infuse your daily life with joy and serenity. When you start looking at life through the lens of gratitude, even the most mundane aspects start sparkling with significance.

Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes Format

I have 100 mindfulness gratitude quotes for you below. I’ve sorted them into 10 different categories (some quotes will overlap). A quote I want to start you off with is:

“Take what resonates, leave the rest”

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Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes on Living in the Present

"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
  
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"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life."
- Eckhart Tolle
 
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"Mindfulness isn't difficult, we just need to remember to do it."
- Sharon Salzberg
 
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"The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness."
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
 
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"Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance."
- Amit Ray
 
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"The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is."
- Byron Katie
 
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"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
 
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"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
 
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"Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience."
- Sylvia Boorstein
 
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"The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another."
- Jack Kornfield

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    Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes on Appreciating Simple Things

    "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
    - Robert Brault
     
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    "Gratitude turns what we have into enough."
    - Melody Beattie
     
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    "The little things? The little moments? They aren't little."
    - Jon Kabat-Zinn
     
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    It's not happiness that brings us gratitude. It's gratitude that brings us happiness."
    - David Steindl-Rast
     
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    "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
    - Melody Beattie
     
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    "Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."
    - Henry Ward Beecher
     
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    "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others."
    - Cicero
     
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    "When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
    - Lao Tzu
     
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    "Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul."
    - Amy Collette
     
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    "Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for."
    - Zig Ziglar

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      Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes on Positive Mindset

      "The mind is everything. What you think you become."
      - Buddha
       
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      "With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment."
      - Thich Nhat Hanh
       
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      "The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."
      - William James
       
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      "The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be."
      - Katherine Mansfield
       
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      "The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude."
      - William James
       
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      "The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle."
      - Tara Brach
       
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      "The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
      - Anna Quindlen
       
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      "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
      - Mark Twain
       
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      "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
      - Franklin D. Roosevelt
       
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      "The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are."
      - Goldie Hawn

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        Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes on Abundance

        "Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."
        - Wayne Dyer
         
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        "Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance."
        - Epicurus
         
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        "The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts."
        - Marianne Williamson
         
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        "When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."
        - Tony Robbins
         
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        "Abundance is not the absence of scarcity; it is the presence of abundant mentality."
        - Debasish Mridha
         
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        "Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life."
        - Wayne Dyer
         
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        "The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little."
        - Ben Sweetland
         
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        "Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive."
        - Bryant H. McGill
         
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        "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
        - Franklin D. Roosevelt
         
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        "Abundance is about being rich, with or without money."
        - Suze Orman

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        Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes on Gratitude Practices

        "Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
        - William Arthur Ward
         
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        "Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy."
        - Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
         
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        "Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse."
        - Henry Van Dyke
         
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        "Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all."
        - William Faulkner
         
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        "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
        - Melody Beattie
         
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        "Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life - in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes."
        - Sri Chinmoy
         
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        "Gratitude is the sign of noble souls."
        - Aesop
         
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        "Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind."
        - Lionel Hampton
         
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        "Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy."
        - Jacques Maritain
         
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        "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others."
        - Marcus Tullius Cicero

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          Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes on Overcoming Difficulties

          "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
          - Nelson Mandela
           
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          "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
          - Albert Einstein
           
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          "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."
          - Vince Lombardi
           
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          "The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
          - Steve Jobs
           
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          "The best way out is always through."
          - Robert Frost
           
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          "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
          - Franklin D. Roosevelt
           
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          "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
          - Robert Frost
           
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          "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
          - Franklin D. Roosevelt
           
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          "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
          - Helen Keller
           
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          "The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible."
          - Charles Kingsleigh

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          Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes on Self-Love and Self-Care

          "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
          - Buddha
           
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          "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."
          - Oscar Wilde
           
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          "Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others."
          - Parker Palmer
           
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          "The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself."
          - Steve Maraboli
           
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          "Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."
          - Oprah Winfrey
           
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          "Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel."
          - Eleanor Brownn
           
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          "Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others."
          - Christopher Germer
           
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          "Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love."
          - Brené Brown
           
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          "Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience."
          - Jon Kabat-Zinn
           
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          "Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion."
          - Margo Anand
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          Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes on Interconnectedness

          "We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically."
          - Neil deGrasse Tyson
           
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          "In our interconnected world, we must learn to feel enlarged, not threatened, by difference – that is what I have argued."
          - Amin Maalouf
           
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          "We are all connected in the great Circle of Life."
          - Mufasa, The Lion King
           
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          "We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men."
          - Herman Melville
           
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          "The Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all."
          - Chief Seattle
           
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          "Just as a wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me."
          - Albert Schweitzer
           
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          "In the tapestry of life, we're all connected. Each one of us is a gift to those around us helping each other be who we are, weaving a perfect picture together."
          - Anita Moorjani
           
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          "We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep."
          - William James
           
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          "We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe. Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole. All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings, and deeds are listened to by all that is."
          - Serge Kahili King
           
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          "We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.
          - Albert Schweitzer

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          Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes on Nature

          "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
          - Albert Einstein
           
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          "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
          - John Muir
           
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          "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
          - Lao Tzu
           
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          "The earth has music for those who listen."
          - George Santayana
           
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          "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
          - Frank Lloyd Wright
           
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          "The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."
          - John Muir
           
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          "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
          - John Keats
           
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          "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."
          - Ralph Waldo Emerson
           
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          "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
          - William Shakespeare
           
          - — ॐ — -
           
          "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
          - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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          Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes on Mindfulness and Presence

          "The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness."
          - Jon Kabat-Zinn
           
          - — ॐ — -
           
          "Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience."
          - Sylvia Boorstein
           
          - — ॐ — -
           
          "Mindfulness isn't difficult, we just need to remember to do it.
          - Sharon Salzberg
           
          - — ॐ — -
           
          "The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers."
          - Thich Nhat Hanh
           
          - — ॐ — -
           
          "The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it."
          - Thich Nhat Hanh
           
          - — ॐ — -
           
          "Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life."
          - Eckhart Tolle
           
          - — ॐ — -
           
          "Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance."
          - Amit Ray
           
          - — ॐ — -
           
          "The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is."
          - Byron Katie
           
          - — ॐ — -
           
          "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
           
          - — ॐ — -
           
          "The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another."
          - Jack Kornfield

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            Application of Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes

            Daily Reminders

            I use mindfulness gratitude quotes as anchors in my everyday life. Put a quote on your bathroom mirror, in your car, in your laptop bag, write them in your yoga journal, these quotes will remind you, reset your mindset, onto what matters most to you.

            Share on Social Media

            Social media platforms can be a wonderful avenue for spreading the seeds of mindfulness gratitude quotes. Whether you're a yoga teacher seeking to inspire your students, a yoga student wanting to share your journey, or interested in growing a following, sharing mindfulness gratitude quotes on your social media channels can positively influence your network.

            Gift to a Friend

            Let's face it, we all have moments when we could use a little extra support or encouragement. Gifting a mindfulness gratitude quote to a friend can be a simple yet meaningful gesture to show your care. I've often found that these quotes can serve as both comfort and a gentle nudge, encouraging us to continue along our path, even when times get tough.

            Meditation

            Integrating mindfulness gratitude quotes into your meditation practice can deepen your experience. I often begin or end my meditation sessions by silently repeating a chosen quote. This acts as a mantra meditation, centering my focus and imbuing my practice with a heightened sense of purpose. Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, I invite you to experiment with incorporating these quotes into your sessions.

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            The Journey of Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes

            I invite you to reflect on the power of words, the impact they can have on our perspective, our emotions, and our actions. The mindfulness gratitude quotes I've shared aren't just inspirational phrases. They're little beacons of wisdom, guiding us towards a more present and thankful state of being.

            In my experience, cultivating mindfulness and gratitude has a ripple effect that extends far beyond our individual selves. As we become more present and more grateful, we bring a sense of peace, kindness, and appreciation into our interactions with others, contributing to a more compassionate and connected world.

            Continuous Exploration 

            I encourage you to keep exploring, keep questioning, and keep reflecting. Whether you use these quotes as daily reminders, meditative aids, or teaching tools, let them inspire you, challenge you, and guide you on your journey.

            Before we part ways, I leave you with one of my all-time favorite quotes by the philosopher Albert Schweitzer: "At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."

            Let these quotes be your sparks, igniting your journey towards deeper mindfulness and heartfelt gratitude.

            Blessings,

            Jack

            About the Author Jack Utermoehl Founder of Asivana Yoga

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