20 Quotes about the Mind

The mind is an interesting tool and something I have contemplated on many a times. These quotes may inspire your own reflection, however remember to have some self-compassion and nurture your well-being!
    1. “All problems are illusions of the mind.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
    2. “The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.” ~ John Milton
    3. “You may die a hundred deaths without a break in the mental turmoil. Or, you may keep your body and die only in the mind. The death of the mind is the birth of wisdom.” ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj I Am That.
    4. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
    5. “Just as dogs love to chew bones, the mind loves to get its teeth into problems. That’s why it does crossword puzzles and builds atom bombs.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
    6. “The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows.” ~ Stephen King
    7. “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
    8. “Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
    9. “Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
    10. “All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
    11. “The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
    12. “To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
    13. “Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.” ~ Bodhidharma, The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
    14. “Not till your thoughts cease all their branching here and there, not till you abandon all thoughts of seeking for something, not till your mind is motionless as wood or stone, will you be on the right road to the Gate.” ~ Huang Po, The Zen Teaching of Huang-Po: On the Transmission of Mind
    15. “Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
    16. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” ~ Siddhārtha Gautama
    17. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
    18. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
    19. “None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley
    20. “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ~ Albert Einstein


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