110+ Eckhart Tolle Quotes Nurturing Consciousness and Finding Inner Balance

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  1. The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
  2. Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.
  3. In today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.
  4. It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.
  5. Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.
  6. When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.
  7. Do not pollute your beautiful, radiant Being nor the Earth with negativity. Do not give unhappiness in any form whatsoever a dwelling place inside you.
  8. Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love - you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.
  9. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it, all else is madness.
  10. You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life.

Eckhart Tolle Short Quotes

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  • Watch the clouds. They will teach you about the world of form.
  • Anybody who is one with what he or she does is building the new earth.
  • The ultimate truth of who you are is not I am this or I am that, but I Am.
  • True Power is within, and it is available now.
  • Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes.
  • You get there by realizing you are already there.
  • The human condition: lost in thought.
  • Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen. No more is needed.
  • Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.
  • To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness.
 quote If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you", that will be enough.
If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you", that will be enough.

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

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The key is to be in a state of permanent connectedness with your inner body - to feel it at all times. This will rapidly deepen and transform your life. The more consciousness you direct into the inner body, the higher its vibrational frequency becomes. — Eckhart Tolle

We have forgotten what rocks and plants still know - we have forgotten how to be - to be still - to be ourselves - to be where life is here and now — Eckhart Tolle

As you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change. — Eckhart Tolle

 quote The past has no power over the present moment.
The past has no power over the present moment.

You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes. — Eckhart Tolle

Always work with the present moment, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life. — Eckhart Tolle

You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present. — Eckhart Tolle

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People don't realize that now is all there ever is; There is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. — Eckhart Tolle

Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to "die before you die" --- and find that there is no death. — Eckhart Tolle

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. — Eckhart Tolle

Gratefulness for what is there is one of the most powerful tools for creating what is not yet there. What does gratefulness mean? It means you appreciate what is. You value, you give attention to, you honor whatever is here at this moment. — Eckhart Tolle

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Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Love

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As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter. — Eckhart Tolle

Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain. — Eckhart Tolle

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. — Eckhart Tolle

 quote Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.

Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form. — Eckhart Tolle

As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action. — Eckhart Tolle

Nothing that you plan is going to work out. Everything is going to be totally different than the way you expected. And things will constantly challenge you. Wherever you look the world is not as solid it seems to be. — Eckhart Tolle

 quote Whatever the present moment contains, embrace it as if you has chosen it.
Whatever the present moment contains, embrace it as if you has chosen it.

There is nothing that strengthens the ego more than being right. Being right is identification with a mental position - a perspective, an opinion, a judgement, a story. For you to be right, of course, you need someone else to be wrong, as so the ego loves to make wrong in order to be right. — Eckhart Tolle

What is God? The eternal one life underneath all the forms of life. What is love? To feel the presence of the one life deep within yourself and all creatures; to be it! Therefore, all love is the love of God. — Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on. — Eckhart Tolle

When you are in the present moment, you break the continuity of your story, of past and future. Then true intelligence arises, and also love. — Eckhart Tolle

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Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Presence

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Even if you achieve your outer purpose, it will never satisfy you if you haven't found your inner purpose, which is awakening, being present, being in alignment with life. True power comes out of the presence; it is the presence. — Eckhart Tolle

Presence is when you're no longer waiting for the next moment, believing that the next moment will be more fulfilling than this one. — Eckhart Tolle

When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. You do not need it anymore. Presence is the key. Now is the key. — Eckhart Tolle

 quote If the only prayer you ever say is "Thank you", that will be enough.
If the only prayer you ever say is "Thank you", that will be enough.

When there's somebody there who is transparent enough so that the stillness comes through unhindered, there's a reciprocal movement in you because the presence of stillness suddenly recognizes itself. — Eckhart Tolle

There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges--the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light. — Eckhart Tolle

When you listen to the voice in your head, listen to it impartially. That is to say, do not judge. You'll soon realize: there is the voice, and here I am listening to it, watching it. This I am realization, this sense of your own presence, is not a thought. It arises from beyond the mind. — Eckhart Tolle

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I have lived with several masters - all of them cats.

The past cannot survive in your presence. It can only survive in your absence. — Eckhart Tolle

Actually, the ability to choose presence depends on the degree of presence that's emerging in you. Ultimately, you are not choosing, there's nobody there to choose. When you think you are choosing, presence is simply emerging in that moment. — Eckhart Tolle

Words that arise spontaneously out of the state of presence are charged with spiritual power: the power to awaken. — Eckhart Tolle

Practice presence -- embrace the place where life happens. — Eckhart Tolle

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Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Gratitude

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True salvation is freedom from negativity. — Eckhart Tolle

It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up. — Eckhart Tolle

When you go deeply into the present, gratitude arises spontaneously, even if it's just gratitude for breathing, gratitude for the aliveness that you feel in your body. Gratitude is there when you acknowledge the aliveness of the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Relationships

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If your relationship to the present moment is not right - nothing can ever be right in the future - because when the future comes - it's the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle

A genuine relationship is one that is not dominated by the ego with its image-making and self-seeking. In a genuine relationship, there is an outward flow of open, alert attention toward the other person in which there is no wanting whatsoever. — Eckhart Tolle

If you don't have a good relationship with the now, you don't have a good relationship with life. — Eckhart Tolle

How wonderful to go beyond wanting and fearing in your relationships. Love does not want or fear anything. — Eckhart Tolle

If you cannot be at ease with yourself when alone, you will seek a relationship to cover up your unease. You can be sure that the unease will then reappear in some other form within the relationship, and you will probably hold your partner responsible for it. — Eckhart Tolle

The reason why the romantic love relationship is such an intense and universally sought-after experience is that it seems to offer liberation from a deep-seated state of fear, need, lack, and incompleteness that is part of the human condition in its unredeemed and unenlightened state. — Eckhart Tolle

[Relationships] do not cause pain and unhappiness. They bring out the pain and unhappiness that is already in you — Eckhart Tolle

If you identify with a mental position, then if you are wrong, your mind-based sense of self is seriously threatened with annihilation. So you as the ego cannot afford to be wrong. To be wrong is to die. Wars have been fought over this, and countless relationships have broken down. — Eckhart Tolle

If I accept the fact that my relationships are here to make me conscious, instead of happy, then my relationships become a wonderful self mastery tool that keeps realigning me with my higher purpose for living. — Eckhart Tolle

True listening is another way of bringing stillness into the relationship. When you truly listen to someone, the dimension of stillness arises and becomes an essential part of the relationship. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Thoughts

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Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing. — Eckhart Tolle

Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought. — Eckhart Tolle

Be aware that what you think, to a large extent, creates the emotions that you feel. See the link between your thinking and your emotions. Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. — Eckhart Tolle

Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don't take your thoughts too seriously. — Eckhart Tolle

The most decisive event in your life is when you discover you are not your thoughts or emotions. Instead, you can be present as the awareness behind the thoughts and emotions. — Eckhart Tolle

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

The mental suffering you create is always some form of non-acceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgement. The intensity of the suffering depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle

I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am. — Eckhart Tolle

When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. — Eckhart Tolle

When you awaken spiritually, in fact, you can use thought much more effectively than before, but you realize there is a depth to your Being, a vibrantly alive stillness that is much vaster than thought. It is consciousness itself, of which the thinking mind is only a tiny aspect. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Letting Go

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There have been many people for whom limitations, failure, loss, or pain in whatever form turned out to be their greatest teacher. It taught them to let go of false self-images and superficial ego-dictated goals and desires. It gave them depth, humility and compassion. It made them more real. — Eckhart Tolle

How do you let go of attachment to things? Don’t even try. It’s impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them. — Eckhart Tolle

The remnants of pain left behind by every strong negative emotion that is not fully faced, accepted, and then let go of join together to form an energy field that lives in the very cells of your body. — Eckhart Tolle

Let go of thought, become still and alert, and don't try to understand or explain. — Eckhart Tolle

If there are people you haven't forgiven, you're not going to really awaken. You have to let go. — Eckhart Tolle

Some people thought I was crazy to have let go of all the worldly things I had "achieved." They didn't understand that I didn't want or need any of that anymore. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Change

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You are here to enable the divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are! — Eckhart Tolle

Awareness is the greatest agent for change. — Eckhart Tolle

You are not 'in the now;' you are the now. That is your essential identity-the only thing that never changes. Life is always now. Now is consciousness. And consciousness is who you are. That's the equation. — Eckhart Tolle

Resistance keeps you stuck. Surrender immediately opens you to the greater intelligence that is vaster than the human mind, and it can then express itself through you. So through surrender often you find circumstances changing. — Eckhart Tolle

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness. — Eckhart Tolle

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. — Eckhart Tolle

To me, inner and outer are so strongly linked that any collective change that happens within human beings, within the human psyche, inevitably will be reflected externally in what happens on the whole planet. — Eckhart Tolle

Ego is an immature stage of development for humans, and that's what it will be recognized as when the consciousness changes on the planet. Children will develop an ego and quickly outgrow it. That's very different from developing an ego and being stuck with it for the rest of your life. — Eckhart Tolle

The most rigid structures, the most impervious to change, will collapse first. — Eckhart Tolle

If you completely accept something, it changes. If you completely accept it, it shifts. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Fear

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Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not 'yours,' not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you. — Eckhart Tolle

What will be left of all the fearing and wanting associated with your problematic life situation that every day takes up most of your attention? A dash, one or two inches long, between the date of birth and date of death on your gravestone. — Eckhart Tolle

Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego. — Eckhart Tolle

If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity. — Eckhart Tolle

The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears. — Eckhart Tolle

A great deal of what people say, think, or do is actually motivate by fear, which of course is always linked with having your focus on the future and being out of touch with the Now. As there are no problems in the Now, there is no fear either. — Eckhart Tolle

Let the end of the world be inside you, then you don't need to fear the end of the world out there. — Eckhart Tolle

Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world. — Eckhart Tolle

If you keep your attention in the body as much as possible, you will be anchored in the Now. You won't lose yourself in the external world, and you won't lose yourself in your mind. Thoughts and emotions, fears and desires may still be there to some extent, but they won't take you over. — Eckhart Tolle

Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego's fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Happiness

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Important thing to realize is the world is not here to make me happy. When you don't demand that the situation, or place, or person should make you happy, then actually the situation, place, or person is quite satisfying. — Eckhart Tolle

The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches: you are the goal. You are the answer. It's never outside. — Eckhart Tolle

Don't Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness — Eckhart Tolle

Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. — Eckhart Tolle

On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a joyous energy behind what you do. — Eckhart Tolle

Don't seek happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it. — Eckhart Tolle

There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness. One With Life. — Eckhart Tolle

The whole movement of happiness, unhappiness, happiness, unhappiness, could be called unhappiness. You're suffering because your state of mind is in flux, moving back and forth. The ego's happiness is really a form of suffering, because it cannot live without unhappiness. — Eckhart Tolle

Stress is caused by being 'here' but wanting to be 'there'. — Eckhart Tolle

If you accept that a relationship is here to make you conscious instead of happy, then the relationship will offer you salvation, and you will be aligning yourself with the higher consciousness that wants to be born into this world. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Spiritual

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You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are. — Eckhart Tolle

True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found. — Eckhart Tolle

The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being. — Eckhart Tolle

As long as you are unable to access the power of the Now, every emotional pain that you experience leaves behind a residue of pain that lives on in you. — Eckhart Tolle

The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist. — Eckhart Tolle

The pas has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. — Eckhart Tolle

Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don't realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being. — Eckhart Tolle

Not until you surrender does the spiritual dimension become a living reality in your life. When you do, the energy you emanate and that then runs your life is of a much higher vibrational frequency than the mind energy that still runs the world. — Eckhart Tolle

When you say “yes” to the “isness” of life, when you accept this moment as it is, you can feel a sense of spaciousness within you that is deeply peaceful. — Eckhart Tolle

Instead of asking, “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me? — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Transformative

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Being aware of your breath forces you into the present moment - the key to all inner transformation. Whenever you are conscious of the breath, you are absolutely present. You may also notice that you cannot think and be aware of your breathing. Conscious breathing stops your mind. — Eckhart Tolle

It is the stillness that will save and transform the world. — Eckhart Tolle

All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter. — Eckhart Tolle

Since ancient times the term awakening has been used as a kind of metaphor that points to the transformation of human consciousness. There are parables in the New Testament that speak of the importance of being awake, of not falling back to sleep. — Eckhart Tolle

Attention is the key to transformation- and full attention also implies acceptance. — Eckhart Tolle

Through forgiveness, which essentially means recognizing the insubstantiality of the past and allowing the present moment to be as it is, the miracle of transformation happens not only within but also without. — Eckhart Tolle

Be aware of your breathing as often as you are able, whenever you remember. Do that for one year, and it will be powerfully transformative. And it's free. — Eckhart Tolle

"I am the awareness that is aware that there is attachment." That's the beginning of the transformation of consciousness. — Eckhart Tolle

Transformational entertainment is a story that both entertains and uplifts you, not simply because you are inspired, but because it reveals the mechanics that allow people to have more effective, loving lives, lives of more connection, community, and communion. — Eckhart Tolle

You pick up the phone and you talk to somebody. There's a voice on the other end and you say what you have to say. This is how I perceive my life. I don't see myself as "Oh, I'm doing this great thing because I'm going to give this talk, now everybody's going to be transformed." — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Present

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The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle

Accept the present moment and find the perfection that is deeper than any form and untouched by time. — Eckhart Tolle

The past has no power over the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle

To be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside. A high degree of alertness is required. Be still. Look. Listen. Be present. — Eckhart Tolle

Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment, it is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. It also strengthens the immune system and the body’s ability to heal itself. — Eckhart Tolle

To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. Even if there is noise, there is always some silence underneath and in between the sounds. Listening to the silence immediately creates stillness inside you. — Eckhart Tolle

The present moment holds the key to liberation. But you cannot find the present moment as long as you are your mind. — Eckhart Tolle

The present moment is all you ever have. — Eckhart Tolle

Time is the horizontal dimension of life, the surface layer of reality. Then there is the vertical dimension of depth, accessible only through the portal of the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle

Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Mind

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The mind is essentially a survival machine. Attack and defense against other minds, gathering, storing, and analyzing information - this is what it is good at, but it is not at all creative. All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. — Eckhart Tolle

Pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds. Paying attention to outer silence creates inner silence: the mind becomes still. A portal is opening up. — Eckhart Tolle

People don't realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind. — Eckhart Tolle

Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind. — Eckhart Tolle

Prejudice of any kind implies that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don't see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence. — Eckhart Tolle

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. — Eckhart Tolle

All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being. — Eckhart Tolle

True creativity flows only from stillness. When stillness becomes conscious, the spiritual dimension enters your life and you begin to be guided by an intelligence far greater than the human mind. — Eckhart Tolle

Underneath the world of sense perceptions and the world of mind activity, there is the vastness of being. There's a vast spaciousness. There's a vast stillness and there's a little ripple activity on the surface, which isn't separate, just like the ripples are not separate from the ocean. — Eckhart Tolle

The foundation of greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment, instead of pursuing the idea of greatness. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On People

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Some people get attached to their practice. They get good at it, but even becoming a good meditator can become a hindrance. — Eckhart Tolle

Transcending the world does not mean to withdraw from the world, to no longer take action, or to stop interacting with people. Transcendence of the world is to act and to interact without any self-seeking. — Eckhart Tolle

People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on. — Eckhart Tolle

The vital function that pets fulfill in this world hasn't been fully recognized. They keep millions of people sane. — Eckhart Tolle

It seems that most people need to experience a great deal of suffering before they will relinquish resistance and accept - before they will forgive. — Eckhart Tolle

Whatever you think people are withholding from you-praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on-give it to them. — Eckhart Tolle

The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things, people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality — Eckhart Tolle

Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can't stand the suffering anymore. — Eckhart Tolle

Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living. — Eckhart Tolle

It's a wonderful thing to perceive the world and to interact with it and with other people and nature from that deep place of utter stillness, where the compulsion to immediately label and interpret whatever arises around you is no longer there. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Thinking

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Whenever you step out of the noise of thinking, that is meditation, and a different state of consciousness arises. — Eckhart Tolle

Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world. — Eckhart Tolle

If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small. — Eckhart Tolle

Thinking fragments reality - it cuts it up into conceptual bits and pieces. — Eckhart Tolle

Stressful energy arises when you think some future moment is more important than the present moment, and the doing becomes only a means to an end. — Eckhart Tolle

Awareness takes over from thinking. Instead of being in charge of your life, thinking becomes the servant of awareness. — Eckhart Tolle

It is when we are trapped in incessant streams of compulsive thinking that the universe really disintegrates for us, and we lose the ability to sense the interconnectedness of all that exists. — Eckhart Tolle

Create a gap of no-mind in which you are highly alert and aware but not thinking. This is the essence of meditation. — Eckhart Tolle

The stream of thinking has enormous momentum that can easily drag you along with it. Every thought pretends that it matters so much. — Eckhart Tolle

Whenever you are immersed in compulsive thinking, you are avoiding what is. You don't want to be where you are. Here, Now. — Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Famous Quotes And Sayings

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The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you. — Eckhart Tolle

Remember that your perception of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness. You are not separate from it, and there is no objective world out there. Every moment, your consciousness creates the world that you inhabit. — Eckhart Tolle

Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose. Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary. — Eckhart Tolle

If you are content with being nobody in particular, content not to stand out, you align yourself with the power of the universe. What looks like weakness to the ego is in fact the only true strength. This spiritual truth is diametrically opposed to the values of our contemporary culture and the way it conditions people to behave. — Eckhart Tolle

Once you have identified with some form of negativity, you do not want to let it go, and on a deeply unconscious level, you do not want positive change. It would threaten your identity as a depressed, angry or hard-done by person. You will then ignore, deny or sabotage the positive in your life. This is a common phenomenon. It is also insane. — Eckhart Tolle

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. — Eckhart Tolle

What a liberation to realize that the 'voice in my head' is not who I am. 'Who am I, then?' The one who sees that. — Eckhart Tolle

The Truth is inseparable from who you are. Yes, you are the Truth. If you look for it elsewhere, you will be deceived every time. — Eckhart Tolle

The more you are focused on time-past and future-the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is. — Eckhart Tolle

The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space. — Eckhart Tolle

The mind, conditioned as it is by the past, always seeks to re-create what it knows and is familiar with. Even if it is painful, at least it is familiar. The mind always adheres to the known. The unknown is dangerous because it has no control over it. That's why the mind dislikes and ignores the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle

Being an outsider to some extent, someone who does not "fit in" with others or is rejected by them for whatever reason, makes life difficult, but it also places you at an advantage as far as enlightenment is concerned. It takes you out of unconsciousness almost by force. — Eckhart Tolle

Non-reaction to the ego in others is one of the most effective ways not only of going beyond ego in yourself but also of dissolving the collective human ego. — Eckhart Tolle

The sun never sets. It is only an appearance due to the observer's limited perspective. And yet, what a sublime illusion it is. — Eckhart Tolle

The word Buddha comes from the Sanskrit word Budh, meaning, to be awake. So Buddha is not a name and ultimately not a person, but a state of consciousness. — Eckhart Tolle

The whole essence of Zen consists in walking along the razor's edge of Now - to be so utterly, so completely present that no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you. In the Now, in the absence of time, all your problems dissolve. Suffering needs time; it cannot survive in the Now. — Eckhart Tolle

You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle. — Eckhart Tolle

When you are present, when your attention is fully in the Now, Presence will flow into and transform what you do. There will be a quality and power in it. You are present when what you are doing is not primarily a means to an end (money, prestige, winning) but fulfilling in itself, when there is joy and aliveness in what you do. — Eckhart Tolle

Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. — Eckhart Tolle

Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you. — Eckhart Tolle

All you realy need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself. — Eckhart Tolle

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment. — Eckhart Tolle

Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to - alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person - you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain. — Eckhart Tolle

Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living. — Eckhart Tolle

I call animals "guardians of Being," especially animals that live with humans. Because, for many humans, it's through their contact with animals they get in touch with that level of being. — Eckhart Tolle

All you need to know and observe in yourself is this: Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that's the ego in you. — Eckhart Tolle

Since ancient times, spiritual masters of all traditions have pointed to the Now as the key to the spiritual dimension. Despite this, it seems to have remained a secret. — Eckhart Tolle

It is important to realize that a large percentage of what we hear or see on the news focuses on those places where there is violent conflict...It gives us a slightly or very distorted view of what is going on because there are many other parts of the planet where there is no violent conflict, but that is not on the news. — Eckhart Tolle

Life Lessons by Eckhart Tolle

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  1. Eckhart Tolle encourages us to stay present in the moment and to be mindful of our thoughts and feelings. He encourages us to observe our inner world and to practice acceptance of the present moment.
  2. Eckhart Tolle teaches us to be aware of our ego and to recognize the power of stillness and silence in order to be more conscious of our true selves.
  3. Eckhart Tolle encourages us to live with intention and to focus on the present moment, rather than worrying about the future or dwelling on the past. He encourages us to be mindful of our thoughts and actions and to find peace and joy in the present moment.

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