Eckhart Tolle , born Ulrich Leonard Tolle, February 16, 1948, is a German-born writer, public speaker, and spiritual teacher. The New York Times has called him "the most popular spiritual author in the nation". He is the author of the bestsellers "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth".Tolle had an unhappy childhood in Germany and Spain.
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Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.
I'm grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.
The past has no power over the present moment.
Many people identify their sense of self with the problems they have, or think they have.
Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry
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.
There is such a thing as old emotional pain living inside you.
It is an accumulation of painful life experience that was not fully faced and accepted in the moment it arose. It leaves behind an energy form of emotional pain.
I sometimes ask people, 'Can you be aware of your own presence? Not the thoughts that you're having, not the emotions that you're having, but the very presence of your very being?' You become aware of your own presence by sensing the entire energy field in your body that is alive. And that is the totality of your presence.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it.
For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.
Let's say you have to catch a plane, and you are packing your suitcase and moving fast. Most people would call that stress. Most people live stressed like that all the time.
And so I came to understand why some masters sometimes say, "You are already enlightened."
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.
When you get into your car, shut the door and be there for just half a minute.
Breathe, feel the energy inside your body, look around at the sky, the trees. The mind might tell you, 'I don't have time.' But that's the mind talking to you. Even the busiest person has time for 30 seconds of space.
In certain extreme cases, medication may be necessary.
But it is given far too often, too easily, and too readily. Millions of children already are on tranquilizers, for example, and that is absurd.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
Whatever the present moment contains, embrace it as if you has chosen it.
Movies really have replaced what traditionally were mythologies, that every culture had their mythological beliefs and their collective 'stories.' There is now the possibility for movies to embody that arising new state of consciousness.
Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas.
It is true that every dogma crumbles sooner or later, because reality will eventually disclose its falseness; however, unless the basic delusion of it is seen for what it is, it will be replaced by others.
The habit patterns of the human mind are very strong and make it seem that the hard way is easy and the easy way is hard.
If danger arises in the present moment, there may be an emotion.
There may even be pain. But that's a challenge, not a problem. For a problem to exist, you need time and repetitive mind activity.
The fullness of life is only accessible in the present moment.
You simply have to surrender to the present moment.
Be alert. Watch something in a state of alertness. Always, continuously, bring that into everyday life, not spirituality here and getting on with your life there.
Look around the room a few times a day as if you had just been born into that room.
Humans eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and bad.
Suddenly, they start cutting reality up into bits and pieces, which is what the thinking mind does.
I enjoy going to Starbucks, having a cup of coffee, sitting in my car, driving from here to there, sitting at home looking at the trees, going for a walk with a dog. It's all very enjoyable.
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.
...the relationship is here to make you conscious instead of happy.
You can always cope with the present moment, but you cannot cope with something that is only a mind projection - you cannot cope with the future.
In whatever way change comes, the important thing is to take responsibility for this moment. Then, life becomes cooperative.
To complain is always nonacceptance of what is.
It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.
Stress is extremely harmful to the body.
The power of movies lies in the fact that it enables the viewer to enter the reality, to some extent, of the characters.
You must have failed deeply on some level or experienced some deep loss or pain to be drawn to the spiritual dimension. Or perhaps your very success became empty and meaningless and so turned out to be a failure.
To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
What you refer to as your
Probably, if you are successful in this world you are stressed, and if you are a failure, you are bored!
The ego wants to want more than it wants to have.
And so the shallow satisfaction of having is always replaced by more wanting.
Thoughts are fine when you don't confuse them with who you are, and then thoughts are not a problem. Thinking is a wonderful tool to create things in this world. It only becomes problematic and a source of suffering when you confuse thinking with who you are.
If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up re-creating the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction.
What I know for sure is that I am a temporary expression in physical form of the one consciousness that expresses itself throughout the universe. I am not separate from that.
Life always is now. Life is inseparable from now.
Was Jesus the son of God? Yes. But so are you. You just haven't realized it yet.
You cannot give your full attention to something, and at the same time resist it.
When the movie comes to an end, you are not totally the same person you are when you started the movie.
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."
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly.
Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
The real truths of life are never entirely new to you or to anybody because there is a level deep down within you where you already know all the things, all those spiritual truths that you read or hear, and then recognize them. I say 'recognize' because you're not... it's not new.