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Important Quotes

"Mindfulness is so powerful that the fact that it comes out of Buddhism is irrelevant." ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

"It's not really about doing drugs, it’s about what it means to be human and how we can live our lives more skillfully" ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

"I don't want people following Jon Kabat-Zinn. I want them following themselves." ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

"I am a lover of what is, not because I'm a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality." ~ Byron Katie

“Start living right here, in each present moment. When we stop dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, we're open to rich sources of information we've been missing out on—information that can keep us out of the downward spiral and poised for a richer life.” ~Mark Williams, The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

“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

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

“Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different than they are.” ~Allan Lokos

“Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.” ~Allan Lokos

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." ~Buddha

“The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not 'the thinker.' The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

"In every bend of time there is some surprise, joy and beauty. Mindfulness is the light to discover it." ~ Amit Ray

"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous." ~ William Blake

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." ~ Carl Jung

"You cannot control the results, only your actions." ~ Allan Lokos

"Dwelling mindlessly on the past or the future disconnects us from our present moment experience." ~Paul Sugar

"The truth doesn't need defending only ego's do!" ~ Eckhart Tolle

"Life is like a dance. Mindfulness is about fully experiencing that dance" ~Paul Sugar

"Always say 'yes' to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”  ~ Eckhart Tolle

"30 million people that needed to, "Self-Heal" can't be wrong! The point of power is always in the present moment." ~ Louise L. Hay

"Leave your front door and your back door open. Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don’t invite them for tea.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki

"When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?" ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are." ~ Allan Lokos

"One must be fearless and persistent on the path inward when self-healing from a drug or alcohol addiction. Most well 'known' paths see a lot of traffic with only a few reaching the end intact: 'Whoever cannot seek from the heart sees nothing, for most known ways are but an impasse.'" ~ Heraclitus

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self." ~ Aristotle

"Always say, 'yes' to what is: "Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.'" ~ Rabindranath Tagore

"Two thoughts cannot coexist at the same time: if the clear light of mindfulness is present, there is no room for mental twilight." ~ Nyanaponika Thera

"Compassion is not complete if it does not include oneself." ~ Allan Lokos

"Mindfulness is to know that there is a no moment left to be unhappy." ~ Amit Ray

"What a liberation it is to realize that the thoughts in my head is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who see that! ~Eckhart Tolle

"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have! ~Eckhart Tolle

"We can learn many great lessons from teachers. However the most important life lessons are taught from within ourselves by simply sitting alone, being still and quietly present." ~Donon Regan