Here at Optimal Living Daily, we have the privilege of narrating some of the world's best blog posts (with author permission). These mindfulness quotes are sure to uplift and encourage you if you're thinking about committing yourself to living a more intentional life.
Our personal development podcast covers topics like minimalism and mindfulness, with the aim of helping you to create a simplified and more intentional life.
Here are several mindfulness quotes we've gathered from former and current episodes!
1. Joshua Becker on “Intentional Living”
“Intentionally living with less results in a life of less debt, less stress, and less anxiety.”
– Joshua Becker / Episode 1242
Joshua Becker is the founder of Becoming Minimalist. His quote shows us the power of mindful living.
How does having less debt and anxiety sound? A lighter load on your shoulders will do wonders to how you feel about yourself — and life — on a daily basis.
2. Jennifer on “Simple Living”
“A simple, intentional life is a way of life and not a destination.”
– Jennifer of Simply + Fiercely / Episode 1326
Jennifer is a former shopaholic who helps women create lives they enjoy through intentional living.
This quote reminds us that living a simplified life isn't something to be “struck off” on a to-do list. It's similar to trying out dieting fads that don't work after a while. The key is to approach living intentionally as a healthy habit which you ingrain into your life.
3. Allison Carmen on “New Beginnings”
“The sacred space created by your mindfulness will be a new beginning to show up for your life with more ease and peace.”
– Allison Carmen / Episode 1316
Allison Carmen is a speaker, author, and business/life coach. She reminds us of how mindfulness can help us find inner tranquility.
Some individuals may believe that mindfulness is woo-woo… but science is proving otherwise!
4. Neghar Fonooni on “Social Media”
“We need to fill our social media feeds, our minds, our hearts with messaging that propels us towards our Higher Self.”
– Neghar Fonooni / Episode 1280
Neghar is a writer and lightworker. She shares tons of feminine wisdom and empowerment through her blogging.
This quote is a great reminder if we feel FOMO from endlessly comparing ourselves to others because of social media. If your social media feeds are negative or inauthentic in a way that doesn't truly resonate with you, then curating your feeds is probably a good idea. Think about what you're offering your mind when you seek out more positive content to focus on.
5. Cait Flanders on “Conscious Living”
“The “mindful” part means being conscious and aware of what’s happening in the present moment, and that includes recognizing your role in influencing each moment as well.”
– Cait Flanders / Episode 1177
Cait is a former binge consumer who found freedom through learning mindful consumption habits.
Conscious living is not simply being in the present. When we realize we are able to make a choice as to how we live each moment, suddenly life feels a bit more manageable (a helpful fact to know if we're emotionally spiraling out of control due to numerous difficulties or situations).
6. Helene Massicotte on “Thoughts and Feelings”
“Being mindful of how we think and feel is the most powerful tool in moving ourselves toward choices and actions that are more in line with what we want over the long term.”
– Helene Massicotte / Episode 1169
Helene was in her mid-thirties when she “retired” from corporate life as it wasn't aligned with what she was seeking.
Our thoughts and feelings are a big part of who we are. The goal isn't to control all of our thoughts and emotions, but to be aware of them. A negative thought or emotion has the power to keep you in a permanently uninspired state as life passes you by. Emotions like fear hold us back from challenging ourselves to do more than we thought was possible. Which brings us to our next quote…
7. Mark Manson on “Choices and Behavior”
“Emotions are not a choice. Behavior is.”
– Mark Manson / Episode 1262
Mark Manson is an online entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestselling book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.
If you choose to let your emotions influence your behavior, you're essentially allowing your feelings to dictate your actions.
You might feel angry when someone disrespects or betrays you. If you're REALLY incensed, you might resort to physically violent means as a form of retaliation, no matter the consequences.
It's the stuff that make crimes of passion a thing. Being mindful of your behavior helps you create the life you envision for yourself.
8. Ira Israel on “Tending to Your Mind”
“If you tend to your mental garden every day, there’s no telling what beautiful little thing might sprout.”
– Ira Israel / Episode 1358
Ira is a psychotherapist and counselor. Tending to your mind is just like tending to a garden. If you treat it well and nurture it, it creates the right environment for inspiration and growth.
9. Rachel Shanken on “Grounding Yourself”
“Getting present to your body is the absolute best proven way to ground yourself, heal yourself and free yourself of physical and emotional pain.”
– Rachel Shanken / Episode 1336
Rachel is a counselor. Grounding refers to the connection of the human body to the ground.
People often describe physical sensations when they are experiencing heightened emotions. Our “gut” gets tense when we're uncertain about something, or we may feel “light as a feather” or on “cloud nine” when we experience an emotional high. When you listen to what your body is trying to tell you, you are more likely to be able to seek ways that support healing and freedom from deep-rooted pain.
10. Caroline McGraw on “Your Morning Routine”
“A morning routine is about setting the tone for the day ahead.”
– Caroline McGraw / Episode 1346
Caroline is a speaker and coach for recovering perfectionists.
You might feel that you're busy enough with all the things you have to do each day, and that there's no way to have a relaxed morning. You have to wash up, pick out your outfit for the day, find your wallet or car keys, so on and so forth. Starting the day in a haphazard way trickles down to the rest of your day.
Creating a morning routine that allows you to start the day refreshed and with intention will give a meaningful structure to the rest of the day's activities.
Where Do I Go from Here?
Learn mindfulness yourself with our upcoming Ultimate Guide to Mindfulness.