165 Mindfulness Quotes For Kids

Kitan Folami
Mar 10, 2023 By Kitan Folami
Originally Published on Feb 24, 2023
Edited by Oluwapelumi Iwayemi
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Putting the focus on the present moment is essential and beneficial for kids.

Mindfulness can help kids relax, manage their emotions, and improve their self-awareness. Ultimately, this can increase children's confidence and self-esteem and inspire them to help deal with life.

Sharing quotes on mindfulness with your kids can also help them with important social skills like empathy, so let these inspirational quotes motivate you and your child. Mindfulness has been shown to help kids improve their self-awareness.

Children are little people who must learn not to fit in but to interact with the world and be themselves. Positive education and benevolence are effective tools when assisting them to face the challenges of life.

One of the tools at our disposal is mindfulness. Simple mindful behaviors practiced on a daily basis can result in long-term mental and physical benefits.

Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes For Kids

Here are inspirational quotes by various influential people on the topic of mindfulness you can tell your kids:

"Mindfulness helps us to live in harmony with our thoughts, words, and actions." – Amit Ray

"In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility." - Victoria Moran.

"Believe you can, and you're halfway there." –Theodore Roosevelt

"Be where you are; otherwise, you will miss your life." - Buddha

"Remember, you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." -Snow White

"Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become." –Mufasa, 'The Lion King'

"If watching is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." -Laverne, 'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame'

"Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things." –Walt Disney

"Remember the blue sky. It may at times be obscured by clouds, but it is always there." – Andy Puddicombe

"Your actions are your only true belongings." -Allan Lokos

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit." - St. Francis.

"Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise." – Frank Ocean

"If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit." –Banksy

"Because you are alive, everything is possible." - Nhat Hanh

"The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion." - Thích Nhất Hạnh

"Hakuna Matata….It means no worries for the rest of your days." - 'The Lion King'

"Nothing is forever except change." - Buddha

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." – Will Rogers

"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." –Oscar Wilde

"Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment." –Deepak Chopra

"I don't love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful." - Natalie Portman

"Do every act of your life as though it were the last act of your life." - Marcus Aurelius

"Don't let life harden your heart." - Pema Chödrön

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open." – Frank Zappa

"All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary." – Sally Ride

"How many times have you noticed that it's the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?" – Fred Rogers

 "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." – Dr. Seuss

"First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare." –Walt Disney

"Don't let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice." – Steve Jobs

"Every time we become aware of a thought, as opposed to being lost in a thought, we experience that opening of the mind." - Joseph Goldstein

"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

"In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go." - Jack Kornfield

"Love cannot be shared; it multiplies." – Agnes Ledig

"Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one." -Grandmother Willow, 'Pocahontas'

"If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul." - Rabbi Harold Kushner

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." – Oprah Winfrey

"We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night." -Jack Kornfield

"To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world." – Dr. Seuss

"There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile."- Kenneth McFarland

"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday, and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live." - Unknown*

"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher." - The Dalai Lama

"When you talk, you are repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new." - Dalai Lama

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." – Aristotle

"Only the soul knows what love is." - Rumi

"If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher." - Pema Chodron

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up"- Booker T. Washington

"Somehow, I always seem to forget the most powerful tool I have in my parenting arsenal: myself. My presence." - Carla Naumburg

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle."- Plato

"Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud."-Maya Angelou

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." - The Emperor, 'Mulan'

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." – Winston Churchill

"The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle." - Tara Brach

"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers." -Thich Nhat Hanh

"Today is a good day to try." – Quasimodo

"Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life." - Thích Nhất Hạnh

"Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again." - Buddha

"Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction." - Rumi

"Mindfulness isn't difficult; we just need to remember to do it." - Sharon Salzberg

"Mindfulness clears the windshield of the mind so that we can see things as they really are." - Travis Eliot

"It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack." - Germany Kent

"The attempt to escape from pain is what creates more pain." -Gabor Maté

Simple Mindfulness Quotes For Kids

Here are simple mindfulness quotes just for you:

"We often have very little empathy for our own thoughts and feelings and frequently try to suppress them by dismissing them as weaknesses." - Mark Williams

"Never hurry and never worry!" – E.B. White, 'Charlotte's Web'

"Writing can be an incredible mindfulness practice." – Jon Kabat-Zinn

"I don't want to survive. I want to live." –The Captain, 'Wall-E'

"Awareness is the greatest agent for change." – Eckhart Tolle

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."- Jon Kabat-Zinn

"A mind set in its ways is wasted." - Eric Schmidt

"Wherever you are, be there totally." –Eckhart Tolle

"There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life." -Tara Brach

"The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness." - Thích Nhất Hạnh

"Think happy thoughts." –Peter Pan

 "Respond; don't react. Listen; don't talk. Think; don't assume." -Raji Lukkoor

"Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet." - Thich Nhat Hanh, 'Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness In Everyday Life'

"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath." - Amit Ray, 'Om Chanting And Meditation'

"Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs." – Henry Ford

"It always seems impossible until it is done." – Nelson Mandela

 "Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality." - Robin S. Sharma

"When you focus on the good, the good gets better." – Abraham Hicks

"Don't believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts." -Allan Lokos

"Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life." - Marcus Aurelius, 'Meditations'

 "Brilliant things happen in calm minds. Be calm. You're brilliant." – Headspace

"There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind." – Fred Rogers

"What you are is what you have been. What you'll be is what you do now." – Buddha

"How you look at it is pretty much how you'll see it." - Rasheed Ogunlaru

"The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred." - Dalai Lama

"Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day." -Pooh, 'Winnie The Pooh'

"The secret of change is to focus not on fighting the old, but on building the new." – Socrates

"Mindfulness can help people of any age. That's because we become what we think." - Goldie Hawn

"Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into mindfulness." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"It takes courage to say yes to rest and play, in a culture where exhaustion is seen as a symbol status."– Brene Brown

"Looking at beauty in the world is the first step of purifying the mind." -Amit Ray

"If you think you're too small to make a difference… try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." - Unknown*

"Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts."-Pema Chödrön

"Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace." - Dalai Lama

"In a world full of doing, doing, doing, it's important to take a moment to just breathe, to just be." - Dalai Lama

Mindfulness Quotes For Kids About Difficult Times

When things look gloomy and times are difficult, you need quotes to keep you moving forward. Here are quotes to help your kids during difficult times:

"Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax." –Bryant McGill.

"As you start to walk on the way, the way appears." - Rumi

"All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for." -Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Listen to silence. It has so much to say." - Rumi

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. - Robert Braathe

"Silenzio Bruno!" -Luca & Alberto, 'Luca'

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha

"What is love? Love is the absence of judgment." -Dalai Lama

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you." – Anne Lamott

"Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts." - Pema Chödrön

"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and—snap!—the job's a game!" – Mary Poppins

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." – Leo Tolstoy

"The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear." – Prasad Mahes

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." -Henri Matisse

"There are a thousand reasons to live this life, everyone of them sufficient." - Marilynne Robinson

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." – Lao Tzu

"Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know this is the moment you most need to relax." –Matt Haig

"I'm here to tell you that the path to peace is right there when you want to get away." - Pema Chödrön

"The more you are in a state of gratitude, the more you will attract things to be grateful for." – Walt Disney

"If I could shake the crushing weight of expectations, would that free some room up for joy or relaxation, or simple pleasure?" -Luisa, 'Encanto'

"You can't hurry the future." -Bruno, 'Encanto'

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." – Christopher Robin

"The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable." - Matthieu Ricard

"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor." -Thich Nhat Hanh

"One who is patient glows with an inner radiance." - Allan Lokos

"You cannot control the results, only your actions." - Allan Lokos

Powerful Mindfulness Quotes For Kids

Here are some powerful mindfulness quotes to keep you inspired and at the top of your game:

"Allow the fresh air, new lights, and new truths to enter." -Amit Ray

"Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak." -Buddha

We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are." – Max Depree

"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have." –Eckhart Tolle

"We can only ever be who we are, and at some point, that has to be good enough." – Panache Desai

"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then is an empty desk a sign?" - Albert Einstein

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. –Alice Morse Earle

"A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." –Eeyore, 'Winnie The Pooh'

"The mind is just like a muscle - the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand." - Idowu Koyenikan, 'Wealth For All: Living A Life Of Success At The Edge Of Your Ability'

"We are sitting under the tree of our thinking minds, wondering why we’re not getting any sunshine." - Ram Dass

"Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance." -Amit Ray

"Much of spiritual life is self-acceptance, maybe all of it." - Jack Kornfield

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." -Dalai Lama

"Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom." -Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

"Be nice to yourself. It's hard to be happy when someone's mean to you all the time." – Christine Arylo

"Be happy in the moment; that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more." -Mother Teresa

"What would it be like if I could accept life – accept this moment – exactly as it is?" - Tara Brach

"Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you." – Bethany Hamilton

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow." – Mary Anne Radmacher

"Visualize your highest self and start showing up as him/her." – Ali Owens

"Each morning, we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." – Buddha

"I never look back, darling! It distracts me from the now." –Edna Mode, 'The Incredibles'

"The ultimate source of my mental happiness is my peace of mind. Nothing can destroy this except my own anger." -Dalai Lama

"The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking out new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

"Each step along the Buddha's path to happiness requires practicing mindfulness until it becomes part of your life." – Henepola Gunaratana

True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self; but the point is not only to get out - you must stay out, and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand." - Henry James, 'Roderick Hudson'

"Whatever you are, be a good one." – Abraham Lincoln

"When you climb a mountain, you do it step by step; what is important is the step you are taking now." – Sayadaw U Tejaniya

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." – Aristotle

"Numbing the pain for a while will only make it worse when you finally feel it." – J.K. Rowling

"Mindfulness, the root of happiness."- Joseph Goldstein

"You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have." – Jim Rohn

"When you open your mind, you open new doors to new possibilities for yourself and new opportunities to help others." - Roy T. Bennett

"There are a thousand reasons to live this life, every one of them sufficient" ― Marilynne Robinson

"Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world." ― Amit Ray

"Mindless fear is greater than mindful fear." – Idowu Koyenikan

"It's good to have an end in mind, but in the end, what counts is how you travel." – Orna Ross

"Mindfulness has never met a cognition it didn't like." – Daniel J. Siegel

"Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves." — Nhat Hanh

"Mindfulness is a mental activity that in due course eliminates all suffering." — Ayya Khema

"Try not. Do or do not, there is no try." – Yoda

"The great benefit of practicing mindfulness… is presence of mind within a storm of emotions." — Phillip Moffitt

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Written by Kitan Folami

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Geography

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Kitan FolamiBachelor of Arts specializing in Geography

With three years of experience in creative writing across sectors including finance, education, and gaming, Kitan is a highly skilled and passionate writer. As she pursues a degree in Geography at the University of Lagos, Kitan remains committed to broadening her knowledge and skills in order to deliver high-quality content that captivates and educates readers.

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