15 Best Buddha Quotes About Mental Illness & Finding Your Inner Peace

Best Buddha Quotes for Mental Illness Mental Health

Finding inner peace is difficult. It's even harder if you have a mental illness (sometimes, it can even feel impossible). But, who better than the Buddha to give you some advice on maintaining mental stability and peace? 

With these 15 best Buddha quotes, you're likely to find something to soothe your soul (at least for a little bit) and give you a sense of peace and direction.

As someone who is clinically depressed and anxious, I have always had trouble finding peace within myself. Like many others, I have tried a lot of options to help me and my mental health. 

None of them worked quite as well as being able to take it day by day and constantly reminding myself that it is all okay… everything will be okay.

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Siddhartha Gautama, also known as "The Buddha", has a lot of wisdom that has been extremely beneficial to my everyday life. Yes, everyone knows that Buddha is an influential figure in our world, yet, not too many have delved within the insight he has to offer us. Buddha has lived infinite lives and understands that everything needs love and forgiveness. This includes yourself as well.

Religious or not, many people attempt to achieve nirvana - to any degree - by practicing Buddhism, meditation, and yoga. However, you only need the mindset to help you through the day. There are quotes that can benefit you through good times and bad. These quotes can help you center yourself.

Whether you're in need of some perspective to keep you centered today as you struggle with a mental illness or you're merely in need of some insightful advice; you're sure to find something to put things in perspective below.

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Here are some of my all time favorite Buddha quotes to remind you to live your best life today and everyday.

1. Think Happy Thoughts

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought.—Buddha

2. Learn to Forgive

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.” —Buddha

3. Have Passion

“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.” —Buddha

4. Negative People Are Not Worth Your Time

"The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become." —Buddha

5. It Is Never Too Late To Start Over

"No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” —Buddha

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6. Think First

"Do not learn how to react learn how to respond." —Buddha

7. You Are Your Worst Enemy

"Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” —Buddha

8. Be Patient

"Don’t rush anything. When the time is right, it’ll happen.” —Buddha

9. Think Positively 

"Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” —Buddha

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10. There Is ALWAYS Light

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”  —Buddha

11. Happiness Is Not The Destination

"There is no path to happiness: Happiness is the path.” —Buddha

12. Be Brave

"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.” —Buddha

13. Love Yourself

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” —Buddha

14. Be Kind

"Be kind to all creatures; this is the true religion.” —Buddha

15. Love, Live, Let Go

"In the end, only three things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” —Buddha

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