75 Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes to Inspire Your Practice

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.

Here’s how to do it.

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:

  1. Read the quote aloud.
  2. Allow yourself to take a moment to reflect on it.
  3. Repeat the phrase silently to yourself several times.
  4. Try to feel the energy shifting within you.
  5. 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.

You might:

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75 Deep Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes

Thich Nhat Hanh

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.

1. The Spirit of Gratitude

“When we live in the spirit of gratitude, there will be much happiness in our life. The one who is grateful is the one who has much happiness while the one who is ungrateful will not be able to have happiness.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

2. Embrace What You Have

“Learn to love, enjoy, and embrace what you have in the here and now. That’s all you really need to be happy.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

3. Kiss the Earth

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

Thich Nhat Hanhd

4. Gratitude for the Heart

“Breathing in, I am aware of my heart. Breathing out, I smile to my heart and know that my heart still functions normally. I feel grateful for my heart.

Thich Nhat Hanh

5. The Source of Your Joy

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Rick Hanson

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.

6. Stay with the Positive

“Stay with the positive experience for five to ten seconds or longer. Open to the feelings in it and try to sense it in your body; let it fill your mind. Enjoy it. Gently encourage the experience to be more intense. Find something fresh or novel about it. Recognize how it’s personally relevant, how it could nourish or help you, or make a difference in your life.”

Rick Hanson

7. Taking in The Good

“Taking in the good is not about putting a happy shiny face on everything, nor is it about turning awar from the hard things in life. It’s about nourishing well-being, contentment, and peace inside that are refuges you can always come from and return to.”

Rick Hanson

8. A Few Extra Seconds

“By taking just a few extra seconds to stay with a positive experience – even the comfort in a single breath – you’ll help turn a passing mental state into lasting neural structure.”

Rick Hanson

9. Just Before Bed

“Just before bed, your mind is very receptive, so no matter what went wrong that day, find something that went right, open to it, and let good feelings come and ease you into sleep.”

Rick Hanson

10. Dig in to the Banquet

“Whatever positive facts you find, bring a mindful awareness to them – open up to them and let them affect you. It’s like sitting down to a banquet: don’t just look at it – dig in!”

Rick Hanson

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

12. See With Eyes of Wholeness

“Perhaps the most ‘spiritual’ thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

13. Practice Sharing The Fullness Of Your Being

“Practice sharing the fullness of your being, your best self, your enthusiasm, your vitality, your spirit, your trust, your openness, above all, your presence.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

14. This Moment Is All We Really Have.

“Like it or not, this moment is all we really have to work with.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

15. From the Perspective of Meditation

“From the perspective of meditation, every state is a special state, every moment a special moment.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Pema Chodron

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

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”

Pema Chodron

17. You Are The Sky.

“You are the sky. Everything else—it’s just the weather.”

Pema Chodron

18. Be Willing To Die Over and Over Again

“To be fully alive, fully human and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again.”

Pema Chodron

19. The Reservoir of Courage.

“Deep down in the human spirit, there is a reservoir of courage. It is always available, always waiting to be discovered.”

Pema Chodron

20. We Already Have Everything We Need

“We already have everything we need.”

Pema Chodron

Wayne Dyer

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

“Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as the smooth sailing. What is the lesson of the gift in what you are experiencing right now? Find your joy not in what’s missing in your life but in how you can serve.”

Wayne Dyer

22. Upon Awakening

“Upon awakening, let the words Thank You flow from your lips, for this will remind you to begin your day with gratitude and compassion.”

Wayne Dyer

23. The Universe Provides

“The universe provides abundantly when you’re in a state of gratefulness.”

Wayne Dyer

24. Discarding Scarcity

“The first step towards discarding a scarcity mentality involves giving thanks for everything you have.”

Wayne Dyer

25. Gratitude Is A Sacred Space

“Gratitude is a sacred space where you allow and know that a force greater than your ego is always at work and always available.”

Wayne Dyer

Deepak Chopra

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

Every negative thought weakens the partnership between mind and body.

Deepak Chopra

27. The Highest Levels of Performance

The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.

Deepak Chopra

28. Gratitude Opens The Door

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.”

Deepak Chopra

29. Running In Different Directions

“No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions.”

Deepak Chopra

30. Nothing Is Impossible

“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”

Deepak Chopra

Eckhart Tolle

31. Acknowledging The Good.

“Acknowledging the good you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

Eckhart Tolle

32. The Most Powerful Tool.

“Gratefulness for what is there is one of the most powerful tools for creating what is not yet there. What does gratefulness mean? It means you appreciate what is. You value, you give attention to, you honor whatever is here at this moment.”

Eckhart Tolle

33. Gratitude Arises Spontaneously.

“When you go deeply into the present, gratitude arises spontaneously, even if it’s just gratitude for breathing, gratitude for the aliveness that you feel in your body. Gratitude is there when you acknowledge the aliveness you feel in the present moment.”

Eckhart Tolle

34. The Spiritual Dimension

“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.”

Eckhart Tolle

35. When You Are Open to the Present Moment.

“When you are open to the present moment, what comes in, is a gratitude for “what is.” When you are aligned with the present moment, there is a peace that comes, so it is like you are experiencing life for the first time, when you become present. When you are in a state of gratitude for what is, that is what being wealthy means.”

Eckhart tolle

Gary Zukav

36. For Every Action.

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. You receive from the world what you give to the world.”

Gary Zukav

37. The Dynamics of Freedom.

“Humbleness, forgiveness, clarity and love are the dynamics of freedom. They are the foundations of authentic power.”

Gary Zukav

38. When The Deepest Part of You Becomes Engaged.

“When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing, when your activities and actions become gratifying and purposeful, when what you do serves both yourself and others, when you do not tire within but seek the sweet satisfaction of your life and your work, you are doing what you were meant to be doing.”

Gary Zukav

39. The Alignment of Your Personality with Your Soul.

“Every experience that you have and will have upon the Earth encourages the alignment of your personality with your soul. Every circumstance and situation gives you the opportunity to choose this path, to allow your soul to shine through you, to bring into the physical world through you its unending and unfathomable reverence for and love of Life.”

Gary Zukav

40. Use Your Heart.

“You cannot find your soul with your mind, you must use your heart. You must know what you are feeling. If you don’t know what you are feeling, you will create unconsciously.”

Gary Zukav

Louise Hay

41. I Accept With Joy And Pleasure And Gratitude.

“I accept with joy and pleasure and gratitude.” I have learned that the Universe loves this expression, and I constantly get the most wonderful presents.”

Louise Hay

42. Gratitude Requires Responsibility.

“So, if you are not yet someone who on a daily basis practices gratitude, like an unending prayer or background music for your life, I invite you to consider the possibility of doing so, beginning now. Come up to the higher room. Gratitude requires responsibility. See and begin to own your valuable contributions and talents. Acknowledge the people in your life: those you love and those you may not love. In a true sense, they are all the same. They are your teachers. Be grateful for them. While doing so, realize how powerful you are, how moving your life is, and to what extent you are blessed in just being here. And then watch what happens.”

Louise Hay

43. Gratitude Brings More To Be Grateful About.

“Gratitude brings more to be grateful about. It increases your abundant life. Lack of gratitude, or complaining, brings little to rejoice about. Complainers always find that they have little good in their life, or they do not enjoy what they do have. The Universe always gives us what we believe we deserve.”

Louise Hay

44. When We Stop Interpreting Everything.

“Our lives become more peaceful when we stop interpreting everything that happens to us, and instead, experience everything that happens to us—no matter what its appearance—as a blessing in disguise. When we walk our pathway in life with a “Thank you” in our hearts, a “Thank you” in our minds, and a “Thank you” on our lips, whatever fear we may have been holding on to disappears, and the purity of love reappears.”

Louise Hay

45. The Stuff That Creates Miracles.

“In offering up our gratitude, we open ourselves to receiving and living in a state of grace. This is the gift of the Goddess, and she is longing to bestow it on us all. Being so grateful even before you receive—this is the stuff that creates miracles.”

Louise Hay

Michael Singer

46. You Are Not The Voice Of The Mind.

“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it.”

Michael Singer

47. You Have To Let Go.

“If you want to be happy, you have to let go of the part of you that wants to create melodrama. This is the part that thinks there’s a reason not to be happy. You have to transcend the personal, and as you do, you will naturally awaken to the higher aspects of your being. In the end, enjoying life’s experiences is the only rational thing to do. You’re sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Go ahead, take a look at reality. You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience. You’re going to die anyway. Things are going to happen anyway. Why shouldn’t you be happy? You gain nothing by being bothered by life’s events. It doesn’t change the world; you just suffer. There’s always going to be something that can bother you, if you let it.”

Michael Singer

48. Don’t Close Your Heart

“Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it.”

Michael Singer

49. The Only Way To Find Peace.

“Your inner growth is completely dependent upon the realization that the only way to find peace and contentment is to stop thinking about yourself.”

Michael Singer

50. If You Have To Be Here

“You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience.”

Michael Singer

Ram Dass

51. It Is Important To Expect Nothing

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”

Ram Dass

52. Holding On To You Unworthiness

“Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.”

Ram Dass

53. The Next Message You Need

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

Ram Dass

54. The Most Exquisite Paradox

“The most exquisite paradox…as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.”

Ram Dass

55. Becoming Nobody.

“The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody.”

Ram Dass

Shawn Achor

56. Focusing On The Good

“Focusing on the good isn’t just about overcoming our inner grump to see the glass half full. It’s about opening our minds to the ideas and opportunities that will help us be more productive, effective, and successful at work and in life.”

Shawn Achor

57. When We Are Happy.

“When we are happy—when our mindset and mood are positive—we are smarter, more motivated, and thus more successful. Happiness is the center, and success revolves around it.”

Shawn Achor

58. When We Focus On The Positive

“When our brains constantly scan for and focus on the positive, we profit from three of the most important tools available to us: happiness, gratitude, and optimism. The role happiness plays should be obvious—the more you pick up on the positive around you, the better you’ll feel—and we’ve already seen the advantages to performance that brings. The second mechanism at work here is gratitude, because the more opportunities for positivity we see, the more grateful we become. Psychologist Robert Emmons, who has spent nearly his entire career studying gratitude, has found that few things in life are as integral to our well-being. Countless other studies have shown that consistently grateful people are more energetic, emotionally intelligent, forgiving, and less likely to be depressed, anxious, or lonely. And it’s not that people are only grateful because they are happier, either; gratitude has proven to be a significant cause of positive outcomes. When researchers pick random volunteers and train them to be more grateful over a period of a few weeks, they become happier and more optimistic, feel more socially connected, enjoy better quality sleep, and even experience fewer headaches than control groups.”

Shawn Achor

59. The Most Accurate Term For Happiness.

“Perhaps the most accurate term for happiness, then, is the one Aristotle used: eudaimonia, which translates not directly to “happiness” but to “human flourishing.”

Shawn Achor

60. The Joy of Striving

“For me, happiness is the joy we feel striving after our potential.”

Shawn Achor

Mary Davis

61. Kindness Spreads Peace To The World.

“Every act of kindness spreads peace to the world, love to the heart, light to us all.”

Mary Davis

62. In A Silent Morning Moment

“In a silent morning moment, with a silent voice I pray, to lift a silent sunrise offering on silent wings of grace.”

Mary Davis

63. Sweet Miracles

“Gratitude makes sweet miracles of small moments.”

Mary Davis

64. The Smallest Offering

“It begins with the smallest offering of a smile or an encouraging word.”

Mary Davis

65. Anticipate Beauty

“Anticipate beauty. Believe in miracles. Count on grace. Decide on joy. Expect peace.”

Mary Davis

Abraham Hicks

66. Let Your First Thought be ‘Thank You’.

“Upon waking, let your first thought be ‘thank you.’ A belief is only a thought you continue to think; and when your beliefs match your desires, then your desires must become your reality.”

Abraham Hicks

67. Everything Is Unfolding Perfectly.

“Everything is unfolding perfectly, and as you relax and find ease in your attitude of trust knowing that well-being is your birth-right, amazing things will happen. Things the likes of which you have not seen before.”

Abraham Hicks

68. Find Something That Makes You Happy

“Find something that makes you happy and fixate on it. That is the answer to all things. It’s the answer to getting everything that you want.”

Abraham Hicks

69. If You’re Not Excited.

“If you’re not excited about it, it’s not the right path.”

Abraham Hicks

70. Look For Things To Appreciate

“If all you did was just looked for things to appreciate, you would live a joyously spectacular life.”

Abraham Hicks

Tony Robbins

71. Life Is A Gift.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

Tony Robbins

72. Beliefs Have The Power To Create

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

Tony Robbins

73. The Power of Selfless Contribution

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.

Tony Robbins

74. Fear Disappears.

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.

Tony Robbins

75. Live Life Fully.

Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.

Tony Robbins

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