8 Mindful Thoughts That Help Us Make the Most of Any Situation

Many of us often find ourselves in situations that we deem as less than ideal at the time that we are involved in them. Sometimes all we need is a shift in our perception in order to make the most of our respective situations. Here are eight reminders to use when we want to motivate ourselves to live the present moment to the fullest.

1. Through full engagement we can gain joy in everyday life.

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“We need to be aware that every second of our life is inestimably precious and have the intelligence to decide to make the best use of it for our own good and the good of others.” – Matthieu Ricard

2. Imagine how much better off you’ll be after this activity if you give it your full attention now. 

You can do it!

“Look at the situation you are in and immediately, without delay, arouse fervent devotion.” – Tennyi Lingpa

3. Use everything in life as a learning experience. 

4. Drop any notion of how you think conditions should be and surrender to the current situation at hand. 

(go with the flow instead of fighting the waves)

“Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.” – Eckhart Tolle

5. Life is too short to always depend on the future to make it be better. Do your best to make the most out of the present moment and cultivate happiness sooner than later. 

“Transform our way of perceiving things, we transform the quality of our lives.” – Matthieu Ricard

6. Whatever we our doing right now is playing a part in shaping our future and the future of our environment. 

7. People may be depending on us, no matter how small what we are doing may seem. 

8. We should have nothing to regret in life, just lessons learned. 

Ted Hughes quote

 

 

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14 Quotes That Inspire Us To Live In The Present Moment

In the spirit of Mindfulness Day, the free online awareness event that begins on May 4th held by our friend the Mindfulness Coach, here is a list of quotes that we can refer to at anytime to inspire, motivate, and help us live in the present moment.

1. “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan

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2. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle

3. “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

4. “Be Yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just Be.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

5. “Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even into your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

6. “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.” – Alice Morse Earle

7. “The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment.” – Pema Chodron

8. “Be here now. Be someplace else later.” – David Bader

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9. “You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

10. “Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

11. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” – Mother Teresa todayiwillliveinthemoment.jpg

12. “We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” – Maya Angelou

13. “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” – Eckhart Tolle 

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14. “Keep your head clear. It doesn’t matter how bright the path is if your head is always cloudy.” – Unknown 

 

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