Experiencing profound gratitude is one of the most powerful parts of any mindfulness practice. Done well, taking time to appreciate the world around you will create a positive spiral in your life, in which your positivity begins to create more and more circumstances for you to feel grateful for.
The question is:
How do you kickstart that habit?
In this post, we’ll look at 75 of the best mindfulness quotes about gratitude. I recommend you choose one or two of these quotes at a time, and take some time to sit quietly and reflect.
How To Use These Mindfulness Quotes About Gratitude
Whenever I’m working with students who are new to the practice of gratitude, I always point out the #1 trap that most people fall into:
Just paying lip-service to the ideas.
The reality is, most of the time, we may think we’re practicing gratitude, but really we’re just reciting a handful of words or phrases that we think sound “right” or “good.”
But, there is a world of difference between thinking an idea, and actually internalizing that idea, and allowing it to shape the energy that you hold.
The key gratitude is to internalize the idea. That means:
Read the quote aloud.
Allow yourself to take a moment to reflect on it.
Repeat the phrase silently to yourself several times.
Try to feel the energy shifting within you.
Read the quote a final time, and think a final, silent thought of thanks for any insights it may hold for you.
If you use this simple process, I guarantee you it will transform the way you think about mindfulness, and shift how you practice gratitude quotes to a higher level.
Deepen Your Gratitude Practice
Once you have followed the process above a handful of times, you might be interested in learning how to deepen your gratitude practice, and really let these powerful quotes create a positive impact on your life.
Thich Nhat Hanh is Vietnamese Buddhist monk is a world-renowned author, having published over 100 books on mindfulness and Zen practice. He is best known for popularizing simple mindfulness practices in the Western world, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Rick Hanson is a psychologist and senior fellow with the University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. He is a New York Times best-selling author, with multiple books on the intersection of neuroscience, psychology, and mindfulness, including Hardwiring Happiness and Buddha’s Brain.
Jon Kabat-Zinn is one of the leading mindfulness clinicians in the United States, and the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training program, which has created a systematized framework for mindfulness teachers to help their students reduce stress. He is the author of Wherever You Go, There You Are, and Mindfulness for Beginners, among others.
11. You Can’t Stop the Waves
12. See With Eyes of Wholeness
13. Practice Sharing The Fullness Of Your Being
14. This Moment Is All We Really Have.
15. From the Perspective of Meditation
Pema Chodron is an American Tibetan Buddhist nun and the author of more than a dozen books on Buddhism and living spiritually in the modern world. Her work includes When Things Fall Apart, Living Beautifully, and The Places That Scare You, among others. Chodron is best known for helping to popularize Buddhist teachings in the Western world.
16. When We Open Our Hearts
17. You Are The Sky.
18. Be Willing To Die Over and Over Again
19. The Reservoir of Courage.
20. We Already Have Everything We Need
Wayne Dyer was a world-renowned personal development author and motivational speaker. He is the author of numerous best-selling books, including: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life,Your Erroneous Zones,The Power of Intention, and Wishes Fulfilled. His work focuses on spiritual self-empowerment, that we can improve our lives by becoming more conscious of our thoughts, raising our energy, and living from a place of inspiration.
21. Be In a State of Gratitude for Everything
22. Upon Awakening
23. The Universe Provides
24. Discarding Scarcity
25. Gratitude Is A Sacred Space
Deepak Chopra is a spiritual personal development author, speaker, and alternative medicine advocate, and a well-known figure in the New Age movement. His books consistently achieve best-seller status, and include: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Abundance: The Inner Path to Wealth, Metahuman, Quantum Healing, Synchrodestiny, and more than two dozen other works.
26. Every Negative Thought Weakens You
27. The Highest Levels of Performance
28. Gratitude Opens The Door
29. Running In Different Directions
30. Nothing Is Impossible
31. Acknowledging The Good.
32. The Most Powerful Tool.
33. Gratitude Arises Spontaneously.
34. The Spiritual Dimension
35. When You Are Open to the Present Moment.
36. For Every Action.
37. The Dynamics of Freedom.
38. When The Deepest Part of You Becomes Engaged.
39. The Alignment of Your Personality with Your Soul.
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