Top Ten Mindful Quotes

The Mindful Quote Top Ten!

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Paul opens the show with our first set of quotes…

1. “Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax” Osho

2. “Keep knocking and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who’s there” Rumi

3. “Happiness is here and now” Thich Nhat Hahn

4. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment” Buddha

5. “All problems are illusions of the mind” Eckhart Tolle

6. “The truth is that you already are what you are seeking” Adyashanti

7. “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders” Lao Tzu

8. “The cure for pain is in the pain” Rumi

9. “Realise deeply that the present moment is all you have” Eckhart Tolle

10. “The quieter you become the more you can hear” Ram Dass

1. Up 3 places to number 1 a delighted Buddha with his rendition of…

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment” Buddha


2. Straight in at number 2 from nowhere…

“Nothing has happened in the past, it happened in the now, nothing will ever happen in the future, it will happen in the now” Eckhart Tolle


3. A non mover at number 3…

 “Happiness is here and now” By steady Eddie… Thich Nhat Hahn


4. Out of nowhere and smashing in at number 4 is the Indian jesuit priest Antony De Mello with…

“Nothing has changed but my attitude, therefore, everything has changed”


5. Up from number 10 to 5… Richard Alpert was once a famous psychologist in the ’60’s until he took a lot of Acid with Timothy Leary, went to India and changed his name to, you guessed it, Ram Dass with …

“The quieter you become the more you can hear”


6. In at number 6 is our favourite Californian teacher, Adyashanti with

“All is well even when it seems unbelievably unwell”


7. At 7 it’s Eckhart Tolle with his new single and hoping for better luck with

“Being must be felt, it can’t be thought”


8. New entry at 8, a beautiful little ditty, Rumi with

“Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there”


9. At number 9, down 4 from 5 his second top 10 hit, it’s Eckhart Tolle 

“All problems are illusions of the mind”


10. A new entry at number 10, an Indian guru who never stopped laughing, it’s Papaji with

“Whatever comes, let it come, whatever stays, let it stay, whatever goes, let it go”

1. New at number 1, up from number 8, a beautiful little ditty…

“Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there” Rumi


2. Straight in at number 2, out of nowhere comes one of our favourite Indian gurus. Nisargadata Maharaji

“Love says I am everything, wisdom says I am nothing, between the two my life flows”


3. Up 1 place from 4 to 3 it’s our jesuit priest Antony De Mello with…

“Nothing has changed but my attitude, therefore, everything has changed”


4. Slipping 3 places from 1 to 4 its a not very amused Buddha with

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”


5. A new mover at number 5, one of my favourite teachers, Vernon Howard,

“Freedom begins as we become conscious of it”


6. Making a bid for the top 5, it’s a laughing man in glasses, the Dalai Lama

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”


7. In at 7, our favourite rasta, yes it’s Mooji with

“Your urge to control life controls you”


8. Smashing into the charts at 8, a newcomer to the spiritual scene, Happy Brewer with

“Nothing is wrong now, everything is right now”


9. At 9 a gentle American zen teacher, it’s Joko Beck

“Life is a second by second miracle”


10. A non mover at number 10 but he’s still laughing, it’s Papaji with

“Whatever comes, let it come, whatever stays, let it stay, whatever goes, let it go”

1. Topping the charts with this simple message it’s Maharji with

“Love is the strongest medicine”


2. A new entry at number 2, another Indian with a beard, it’s Osho

“Meditation is perhaps the master key for all our problems”


3. Jumping 5 places, battling for the top spot, he has taken the Mindfulness world by the short and curls, it’s the hungry newcomer Happy Brewer

“Nothing is wrong now, everything is right now”


4. At number 4, another bearded trouble maker, who hates crosses, yes you guessed it, Jesus Christ with

“Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the days own trouble be sufficient for the day”


5. Straight in at number 5, he had a spiritual awakening in 1922, its the little Indian, Krishnamurti

“There us great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere”


6. At 6, all the way from Brixton, London it;s our favourite Rasta, Mooji

“You are eternally yourself, the rest is only a dream, this is why it is called awakening”


7. Making a bid for the Zen community it’s Alan Watts with

“The meaning of life is just to be alive, it is so plain and obvious and so simple; and yet everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves”


8. In at 8, if you like sandals he’s your man, it’s Gandhi

“The future depends on what we do in the present”


9. At 9, the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and all round nice guy, Jon Kabbat Zinn with

“Mindfulness is so powerful that the fact that it comes out of Buddhism is irrelevant”


10. Straight in at number 10 making an assault on the top 5 it’s our only woman, Byron Katie with

“Understanding that there’s no past, gives me perfect flawless memory”

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