157 BEST Mindfulness Quotes For Kids (Selected)

William T Johnson Jan 18, 2023
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Mindfulness is an invaluable life skill for both adults and children.


It allows us to take a step back from our thoughts, stay present in the moment, and be aware of our emotions without judgment or expectation.


Teaching mindfulness to kids can help them become more emotionally intelligent, self-aware people who are better equipped to handle stress, anxiety and other mental health challenges.


To help you bring mindfulness into your child's life here is a selection of 157 mindfulness quotes for kids:


1. “Mindfulness helps us be able to see what’s happening inside ourselves so we can learn how to respond in healthier ways.” – Kristin Race PhD


2. “The best way out is always through." – Robert Frost


3. "Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop" — Rumi


4. “When I am still my thinking gets clearer; it’s easier for me to choose wisely when I feel calm." — Goldie Hawn


5. “You cannot control everything that happens but you can control how you react towards it." —Unknown


6. "Breathe in courage and breathe out fear."– Unknown


7. “Our real journey in life is inward; to offer ourselves messages of kindness, understanding and compassion." ― Jack Kornfield


8. "The most important relationship you have is with yourself." — Unknown


9. "We cannot control the wind, but we can adjust our sails." — Unknown


10. “It’s not what happens to us that matters; it’s how we respond to it that counts.” – Steve Maraboli


11. “When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh


12. "Slow down, take a deep breath and begin again." — Unknown


13. “Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn


14. “The most important kindness you can offer is to be kind to yourself.” ― Pema Chödrön


15. "Life is a mirror; if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting." ― William Thackeray


16. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” — Steve Maraboli


17. “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally." ― Jon Kabat-Zinn


18. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world." – Leo Buscaglia


19. "Be so full of love that no one has to question it". — Unknown


20. “When mindfulness embraces those we love they will bloom like flowers" — Thich Nhat Hanh


21. "Change your thoughts and you change your world."– Norman Vincent Peale


22. "We must train our minds just as we train our bodies for physical fitness."— Dalai Lama XIV


23. “If I know what peace is it’s because of mindfulness practice” ― Thich Nhat Hanh


24. "He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened."— Lao Tzu


25. “We can only take care of others when we know how to take care of ourselves” – Unknown


26. "Peace begins with me." —Unknown


27. “Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.” ― Rumi


28. "Stay in the present moment, be kind and watch your inner critic" — unknown


29. “All our mindfulness practices are designed to bring us into the present moment so that we can be available for life as it unfolds right now” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn


30. "Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness."— Thich Nhat Hanh


31. “If you want to conquer fear don't sit home and think about it; make yourself do what you're afraid of - then get a reward!”― Dale Carnegie


32. "You have within you more love than you could ever understand."— Unknown


33. “The most important thing is not to live without mindfulness but rather mindfulness without living". ― Thích Nhất Hạnh


34. "The more mindfulness you practice, the more you start to have an understanding of yourself and your life." — Unknown


35. “When mindfulness is present in your life, there is no space for fear or doubt” ― Goldie Hawn


36. "You are not alone on this journey; mindfulness is here to stay with you".— Unknown


37. “Mindfulness isn't difficult; we just need to remember to do it.” ― Sharon Salzberg


38. "Be mindful of today, so that tomorrow will be even brighter." — Unknown


39. “The mind can go in a thousand directions but on this beautiful path I walk in peace with each step I take".


40. “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.” ― Benjamin Spock


41. "When mindfulness embraces those we love they will bloom like flowers." — Thich Nhat Hanh


42. “With mindfulness, every step is a practice of freedom and joy” ― Jack Kornfield


43. "As mindfulness wraps its arms around us, our worries will melt away".— Unknown


44. “By bringing mindfulness into life there is an immediate sense of inner peace and serenity that follows” ― Sarah Blondin


45. "Your mindfulness can be the doorway to lovingkindness". — Unknown


46. “We can learn to see each moment as if we have invited it" ― Pema Chödrön


47. "Mindfulness helps on the way from worry and fear to self-confidence."– Unknown


48.“The mindful path is about being open with a gentle heart – regardless of external circumstances” ― Sharon Salzberg


49. "Practicing mindfulness allows for limitless possibilities in life".— Unknown


50. “The more mindfulness you practice, the more you start to have an understanding of yourself and your life” ― Unknown


51. "Mindfulness is seeing things as they really are without judgment." — Unknown


52. “Mindfulness brings us back to ourselves allowing us to live in the present moment with clarity, peace and happiness” ― Debra Reble


53. "True mindfulness is not a goal - it's a way of being".— Unknown


54. “Choose now how you want to feel today by embracing mindfulness” ― Mimi Ikonn


55. "We can all be happy if we remember that mindfulness is our true nature." — Unknown


56. “Life can either be embraced or endured; it's up to us which one we choose"― Sharon Salzberg


57. "Be mindful and allow yourself some time for inner stillness whenever possible".— Unknown


58 .“The greatest gift I ever had comes from mindfulness - being aware of each moment as it passes” ― Jack Kornfield


59. "By focusing on awareness through mindfulness, we learn resilience in even the toughest times."— Unknown


60. “Mindfulness is like a lighthouse that gives you warning of dangers and shows the safe way” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

61. “Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

62. “When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh


63. "Be mindful of your thoughts and words, as they have power to create." — Unknown


64. “Practicing mindfulness can help us reclaim our wholeness and live meaningful lives” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn


65. "By being mindful in every moment, you take back control of your life".— Unknown


66. “We can only be said to be truly alive when mindfulness fills each moment with presence" ― Thomas Crum


67."Being mindful helps us stay focused on the present instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future." — Unknown


68.“The more mindfulness practices you cultivate, the more peace and understanding arise within you" ― Jack Kornfield


69. "Mindfulness cultivates a sense of appreciation for all that is beautiful in this world".— Unknown


70."Every thought matters; make sure it's a kind and mindful one." — Unknown


71. “Mindfulness is not just about being calm but also being aware of what we are feeling.” — Unknown


72. “When mindfulness touches our heart, our suffering can transform into compassion". ― Thich Nhat Hanh


73. "A true mindfulness practice will lead to greater clarity and peace of mind".— Unknown


74.“Mindful awareness helps us see things as they really are, rather than through the haze of judgments or preconceived ideas” ― Sharon Salzberg


75."Living with mindfulness requires you to be awake and present in each moment". — Unknown


76.“Being mindful means living life as if it really matters; living life with a deep appreciation for every moment” ― Jack Kornfield


77."Mindfulness teaches us to appreciate the beauty in every experience, even difficult ones".— Unknown


78.“The way to mindfulness and inner peace is through self-love and acceptance of who you are” ― Debra Reble


79."The practice of mindfulness can help us uncover our true potential and power within." — Unknown


80. “Mindfulness allows us to be open to life experiences without judgment or attachment” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn


81.“Mindfulness is the discipline of being aware and awake to the present moment” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn


82. “The mindfulness practice of paying attention helps children weather difficult emotions, soothe themselves and develop resilience." — Unknown


83. "Being mindful encourages us to look at things differently, with fresh eyes".— Unknown


84.“Awareness, mindfulness and presence are the most powerful tools for a happier life" ― Debra Reble


85."Mindfulness allows you to break free from negative thought patterns or limiting beliefs." — Unknown


86.“Living in mindfulness gives us perspective on our lives that we wouldn't have any other way"― Sharon Salzberg


87."Through mindfulness practice comes peace of mind - by noticing when your thoughts become unhelpful or overwhelming".— Unknown


88.“If you want to teach kids anything about happiness, start with mindfulness practices!” ― Jack Kornfield


89."Letting go isn't easy but mindfulness can help release those negative feelings."— Unknown


90. “Childhood is a perfect time for learning how to be mindful; they learn more quickly".

91. “In mindfulness practice, the future is not so important; learning to be present with what’s happening now is what really matters." — Thich Nhat Hanh


92. "Mindfulness can help kids understand that they do have control over their own lives and choices".— Unknown


93.“We must teach our children mindfulness; it will give them greater resilience, clarity of thought and awareness" ― Jack Kornfield


94."The practice of mindfulness helps us become aware of the power we have in creating a life full of love and joy".— Unknown


95.“Mindful living gives us an opportunity to find moments where we can enjoy being alive."– Jon Kabat-Zinn


96."Take time each day to focus on your breath - mindfulness allows us to pause & appreciate this moment".— Unknown


97.“Mindfulness teaches us how to transform difficult emotions into compassion for ourselves and others."― Sharon Salzberg


98."We are all unique - mindfulness helps remind us that comparison does not bring peace or happiness."— Unknown


99.“By cultivating mindfulness we learn how to accept life as it comes without judgment".


100. “Mindfulness can help us find ways to connect with ourselves and the world around us” ― Thich Nhat Hanh


101. "The practice of mindfulness helps kids understand that their feelings are only temporary".— Unknown


102.“We must strive to teach children mindfulness in order to build a more compassionate future"― Jack Kornfield


103."By practising mindfulness, we can learn how to recognize our own thoughts and feelings."— Unknown


104.“Paying attention is an essential skill for success in life - mindfulness teaches us this crucial ability" ― Jon Kabat-Zinn


105."Mindful awareness encourages self-compassion and kindness towards others"— Unknown


106. “Being mindful helps kids better understand themselves so they can make wiser choices” ― Sharon Salzberg


107."When we slow down and pay attention, mindfulness brings peace into our lives".— Unknown


108. “With mindfulness practice comes understanding; allowing us to appreciate the good moments & navigate through difficult times."― Thich Nhat Hanh


109. “Mindfulness teaches us that life is a journey, not a destination” ― Jack Kornfield


110."Being mindful allows us to observe our thoughts and emotions without being overwhelmed by them".— Unknown


111.“When we cultivate mindfulness, the practice of living in the present moment becomes natural"― Jon Kabat-Zinn


112."Learning mindfulness gives kids an awareness of themselves and their feelings that will stay with them for life".— Unknown


113. “The greatest gift we can give our children is teaching mindfulness - it helps open their hearts & minds” ― Sharon Salzberg


114."Mindfulness brings clarity; allowing us to recognise when something isn't right or just doesn't feel good."— Unknown


115.“Take time each day to stop and notice those moments; mindfulness encourages appreciation & gratitude"― Thich Nhat Hanh


116."Through mindfulness, we learn how to care for ourselves and others more deeply than ever before".— Unknown


117. “Mindfulness is the practice of being aware, awake and alive in the present moment” ― Jack Kornfield


118. "In mindfulness we can find our own inner peace and stillness".— Unknown


119.“When mindfulness becomes a habit, it gives us insight into both ourselves & others"― Jon Kabat-Zinn


120."Mindful awareness helps kids to become more self-aware and cultivate resilience."— Unknown


121. “We must teach mindfulness in order to help children develop empathy, kindness & compassion"― Sharon Salzberg


122."Being mindful helps us be kinder; with ourselves and those around us."— Unknown


123.“We all need moments of mindfulness - it encourages clarity of thought & understanding"― Thich Nhat Hanh


124."Mindfulness teaches kids how to regulate their emotions so they don't become overwhelmed by them".— Unknown


125.“By practising mindfulness regularly, you will begin to notice changes in your life that will bring joy and contentment." ― Jack Kornfield


126. “Mindfulness can be found in our everyday life; it's about learning to pay attention to the moments that often go unnoticed"― Jon Kabat-Zinn


127. "Mindful awareness is a skill that brings understanding and compassion into all aspects of our lives".— Unknown


128.“With mindfulness, we learn how to look at situations differently & with greater clarity"― Sharon Salzberg


129."Through mindfulness, kids become more aware of themselves and their surroundings."— Unknown


130. “True mindfulness comes from within - it encourages us to take time for ourselves & appreciate the simple things” ― Jack Kornfield


131."By practising mindfulness, you will begin to notice the beauty in everything around you".— Unknown


132.“Mindfulness allows us to pause & reflect on life rather than rushing through it"― Thich Nhat Hanh


133."Learning mindfulness helps children develop resilience when faced with challenges in life".— Unknown


134. “We must teach mindfulness so that future generations have an awareness which transcends materialism" ― Jon Kabat-Zinn


135."Practicing mindfulness gives us control over our minds and helps us make wise decisions".— Unknown


136.“Mindfulness is the key to unlocking a deeper understanding of oneself & others"― Sharon Salzberg


137."Teaching mindfulness to kids helps them become calmer, more focused and happier".— Unknown


138. “The practice of mindfulness brings peace, joy and balance into our lives” ― Jack Kornfield


139."Through mindfulness we can be kinder to ourselves & have greater respect for those around us."— Unknown


140. "When we are mindful, we recognize that every moment counts and take full advantage of the opportunities it brings".― Thich Nhat Hanh


141. "Mindfulness helps children learn to be more empathetic and compassionate towards others."— Unknown


142. “When mindfulness becomes a habit, it leads us to live with greater purpose & intention"― Jon Kabat-Zinn


143. "Mindfulness teaches us how to cultivate peace in ourselves and in the world around us".— Unknown


144. “The practice of mindfulness brings clarity and perspective, enabling us to make wise choices” ― Sharon Salzberg


145."Being mindful allows kids to observe their thoughts without getting caught up in them".— Unknown


146.“We must teach mindfulness so that our children can use it as an anchor for finding stability amid chaos"― Jack Kornfield


147."Mindful awareness helps children recognize and respect their own strengths & weaknesses".— Unknown


148. “Mindfulness encourages us to accept ourselves, others and life as it is” ― Thich Nhat Hanh


149."By practising mindfulness regularly, kids learn how to stay in the present moment instead of being stuck in the past or worrying about the future".— Unknown


150.“When we consistently practise mindfulness, we can begin to transform our lives"― Jon Kabat-Zinn


151."Mindfulness teaches us that happiness comes from within - it's not something you need to search for externally".— Unknown


152.“We must teach mindfulness so that future generations can live healthier, more fulfilling lives"― Jack Kornfield


153."Practicing mindfulness helps kids create a strong sense of self and build resilience in the face of life's challenges".— Unknown


154. “Mindfulness gives us an opportunity to live our lives with greater awareness & presence” ― Sharon Salzberg


155."When mindfulness becomes part of a child's everyday life, they begin to experience life differently".— Unknown


156. “The practice of mindfulness brings clarity and peace, enabling us to make wise choices” ― Thich Nhat Hanh


157."Increasing mindfulness allows children to develop better coping skills for stressful situations."


From mindfulness quotes for calming worries to mindfulness quotes about kindness, these mindfulness quotes for kids provide plenty of inspiration and insight into how mindfulness can help them lead happier, healthier lives.


By encouraging children to be present in the moment and open to new experiences, mindfulness is an invaluable tool for teaching positive life habits and inspiring creativity.


We hope these mindfulness quotes will help your child gain an appreciation for mindfulness and all that it offers!


Happy mindfulness! 🧘🏻‍♀️ 🙏🏼❤

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