3 (Plus 1!) Of The BEST Quotes Regarding Mindfulness Gratitude

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The “Attitude of Gratitude” is By Far the Best Way to Enjoy the Little Things and Stay In the Present Moment

We have all heard the phrase “Good things come to those who wait,” but in today’s world, fullness of life is being more and more noticed in the little moments where people become in tune with their very own light. It is with a grateful heart that we are able to truly comprehend and live with deep gratitude. There are MANY who have come before us who have stepped away from the anxiety of life simply by living in the spiritual dimension of life rooted in a mindfulness practice.

Some would call it the creativity of the Universe. Others would deem it where the roots of all goodness lie. Most would say it’s a state of mind. However you slice it, gratitude – without a doubt – is a key that unlocks great things.

Some famous people whom many look up to speak of a daily gratitude practice. They speak of being grateful for their physical health, their spiritual teachers, and their overall happiness because they know that in order to receive one must be able to give.

Without a doubt, gratitude is a powerful process. Below are 5 of the BEST quotes that can boost happiness and perhaps even illustrate the limitless potential of the Universe that lies within YOU.

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

Many within the collective have somehow gained the authority to thump around the opposite and then scream it from the rooftops.  Looking outside of ourselves at the world we see, we somehow gain the entitled attitude that says “It’s ok to not be ok.”  I am not arguing the truth of this statement, I’m just asking for a friend – for how long does one intend to give themselves permission to not be ok?  Also, how does it serve one’s wellness?  Where’s the focus here?

For it is this span of time where you exacerbate the “problem” at hand that dictates how long you choose to feel horrible and funnel in conditions that will support that exact feeling.  This is accomplished by bringing into laser focus what is going awry and what is “bad” in your world.  From there, there’s a belief that a war must be waged or we tell ourselves that “it’s going to take a really, really long time to get over this.” 

Here I will say, “It is what it is.” 

In other words, it is what you DECLARE it is – what you DECLARE life to be.  So how to we “turn it around” or move away from that which is causing pain, discomfort, and even grief? 

We do exactly what Mr. Tolle declares in this quote.  Instead of continuing to “be ok with not being ok” and hold the attitude that doom and gloom are the only possible options, we instead pivot and acknowledge what is GOOD and readily available to us in this now moment.  Moreover, it may even behoove the individual to change the subject if the one that you are laser focused on is simply too painful. 

Feeling into – with your whole heart, as much as possible – what is going well and is a source of abundance for you can literally work magic into your life.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”  –  Oprah Winfrey

This.  If there is anyone on the planet who would know that power of being thankful for what they have it’s Ms. Winfrey.  This is one of my most favorite mindfulness gratitude quotes because it clearly says – in much better terms – GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER. 

It is so very easy to allow ourselves to tread down the road of not enough.  Not enough time.  Not enough money.  Not enough motivation.  We hear a lot today about not enough resources.  If we ALLOW that to penetrate our thoughts and move into an actual belief then we are then part of the “problem” as we keep it alive and well within our society and world at large. 

As Oprah states, there is another way.  For example, you have the ability to read this blog right now.  This would mean that you have access to the technology that brings it to you, the education that helped you know what these words are saying, the eyesight and/or ears to funnel the words to your highly functioning brain, which, by the way, does so because your organs are working accordingly and provide oxygen to all parts… Do you get my point?

Every moment of every day we have so much to be thankful for.  The magic happens here when you can even begin to be thankful during your trials and tribulations because you know that they are opportunities to grow and evolve instead of ways of punishment that are bringing you down.

Making the CHOICE to think other thoughts and then allowing your heart to be impacted by the joy can and will make all the difference.

“This is a wonderful day.  I’ve never seen this one before.”  –  Maya Angelou

This cheeky expression is my most favorite quote of all time.  It takes the ordinary life and raises it to the next level simply by existing in the current moment. 

Every minute of every moment of every day is an opportunity to feel better even if we are feeling on top of the world!  The point here is not looking to competitively accomplish some surface-level feeling to outweigh the last, but rather to take daily life and create the most beautiful outcomes from the ordinary observances that are all around. 

Can you look out the window or gaze up into the sky and gauge a sense of beauty or belonging? 

Can you allow yourself to have a daydream of wonderful things to come?

Can you turn from your pain for just a moment and realize that there is a great deal of wellness available for you to focus on instead?

It’s these small acts hidden within the comings and going of each and every day where we produce our very own miracles. 

A great tip here would be to start a gratitude journal if you do not have one already.  Beginning and ending the day recording gratitude and counting blessings is truly a worthwhile way to spend some moments.

It just wouldn’t be right to write ANYTHING about “Gratitude” without including something from Mother Teresa.  She has such a way of taking ordinary things and turning them into mindfulness quotes that wake up a world.  When it feels like life just keeps riding the tide of disappointment, I would implore you to seek out the wisdom of this amazing leader, for she is literally the parent of all others when it comes to the subject of gratitude.

“Gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.”  – Mother Teresa

This is by far one of Mother Teresa’s most famous quotes.  Regardless of your religious beliefs, she hits upon the deepest craving of human nature – acceptance.  This is the first step of every wise man / woman in order to truly live a whole life. 

We often spend so very much time critically analyzing ourselves as well as everything around us.  This leaves us feeling fractured instead of whole, unable to reach a higher frequency and unable to employ any type of expression of gratitude. 

Without getting too technical, please just know this – whether inside of your world (current situation) or that which is outside of your ability to control (external distractions) there is always a choice to be either offended or grateful.  At the core is accepting the fact that resistance is required, problems sometimes need to arise to get your attention.  Choosing to see them as great information and opportunity to learn and be grateful for the lesson is the soil of appreciation that will sprout a field of gratitude.

Can you just imagine what THAT outcome would be once ready to harvest?

So we have to ask, do you have a daily gratitude practice?  If so, what is it?  If not, are you considering one?  Please let us know in the comments below!

The art of being grateful and ultimately expressing that gratitude takes practice.  It also often takes a little bit of imagination and shift in perspective. If you feel you would like assistance with this topic please don’t hesitate to reach out!  It happens to be one of our specialties. 

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