The Top 10 Best Sharon Salzberg Quotes

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view. 

When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades. 

The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before. Its never too late to take a moment to look.” 
― Sharon Salzberg

“The mind thinks thoughts that we don’t plan. It’s not as if we say, ‘At 9:10 I’m going to be filled with self-hatred.” 
― Sharon Salzberg

“Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.” 
― Sharon Salzberg

“Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you’re doing.” 
― Sharon Salzberg

“We need the courage to learn from our past and not live in it.” 
― Sharon Salzberg

“Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.” 
― Sharon Salzberg

“The difference between misery and happiness depends on what we do with our attention.” 
― Sharon Salzberg

“If you’re reading these words, perhaps it’s because something has kicked open the door for you, and you’re ready to embrace change. It isn’t enough to appreciate change from afar, or only in the abstract, or as something that can happen to other people but not to you. We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives.” 
― Sharon Salzberg

“Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change, and all patterns alter.” 
― Sharon Salzberg

“All beings want to be happy, yet so very few know how. It is out of ignorance that any of us cause suffering, for ourselves or for others” 
― Sharon Salzberg

Bonus Quote:
“We often get caught up in our own reactions and forget the vulnerability of the person in front of us.” 
― Sharon Salzberg