25 Inspiring Quotes That'll Help You Cultivate More Peace, Presence, and Joy in Your Life

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As we go about our days and work toward happiness, success, and freedom, we often forget to tune into life itself. We fall out of touch with our connection to others and to something larger than ourselves. We become stuck in thoughts about the future or past that we forget that life is happening now.

These 25 quotes on mindfulness and spirituality remind us how to increase greater wisdom, peace, presence, and joy in our lives.

The past has no power over the present moment
— Eckhart Tolle
Step out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.
— Rumi
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion.
— The Dalai Lama
One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs.
— Steve Maraboli
You and your purpose in life are the same thing. Your purpose is to be you.
— George Alexiou
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.
— Eckhart Tolle
Part of spiritual and emotional maturity is recognizing that it’s not like you’re going to try to fix yourself and become a different person. You remain the same person, but you become awakened.
— Jack Kornfield
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
— Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.
— Albert Einstein
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
— Kahlil Gibran
It is the inner life that is to spark the change in consciousness that will permit us to advance.
— Brother Wayne Teasdale
Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.
— Eckhart Tolle
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
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.
— Eckhart Tolle
Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you.
— Eckhart Tolle
Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you.
— Eckhart Tolle
Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.
— Eckhart Tolle
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
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
— Denis Waitley
At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
— Henry Miller
Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.
— Eckhart Tolle
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
— Henry David Thoreau
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.
— Marcus Aurelius
Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.
— Deepak Chopra

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