Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Love, Universe & Life

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Eckhart Tolle born (February 16, 1948 Germany) is a resident of Canada. He is a writer and a public speaker. His famous books are ‘The Power of Now’ and ‘A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose’. New York Times called him ‘the most popular spiritual author in the United States’ in 2008. Till the age of 29, he was depressed until he spent several years wandering “in a state of deep bliss” before becoming a spiritual teacher. These Eckhart Tolle Quotes will enlighten you about the power of now and love.

Eckhart Tolle quotes

  1. “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.”
  2. “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.”, Eckhart Tolle quotes change
  3. “Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.”
  4. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”
  5. “Accept-then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it, this will miraculously transform your whole life.”
  6. “To complain is always non acceptance 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.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “If not now, when?”
  9.  “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.”
  10. Eckhart Tolle quotes primary cause of unhappiness
  11. “If the only prayer you ever say is ‘Thank You’ that will be enough.”
  12. “The past has no power over the present moment.” , Eckhart Tolle quotes present
  13. “For what you do to others, you do to yourself.”
  14. “You can only lose something that you have, you cannot lose something that you are.”
  15. “When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
  16. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending on hanging on.”
  17. “Most humans are never fully present in the now because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. And that’s a revelation for some people: to realize that your life is only ever now.” , Eckhart Tolle quotes power of now
  18. “I have little use for the past and rarely think about it.”
  19. “Doing is never enough if you neglect being.”
  20. “Stillness is the only thing in this world that has no form. But then, it is not really a thing, and it is not of this world.”
  21. “To love is to recognize yourself in another.”  , Eckhart Tolle quotes about love
  22. “Humanity is now faced with a stark choice: Evolve or die. … 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.”
  23. “To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for you inner state at any given moment. That means now.”
  24. “Instead of asking “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?”
  25. “When you lose touch with your inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.”
  26. “All problems are illusions of the mind.”
  27. “It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.”
  28. “Life will give you whatever experience is the most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.”
  29. “To complain is always non-acceptance of what is.”
  30. “Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.”
  31. Eckhart Tolle quotes presence is the key
  32. “Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.”
  33. “Rather than being your thoughts and emotions be the awareness behind them.”  , Eckhart Tolle quotes awareness
  34. “Let go of thought, become still and alert and don’t try to understand or explain.”
  35.  “Faith is the substance of whatever it is that we hope for. The important thing is that we teach that faith is connected to goof works and responsibility.”
  36. “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.”
  37. “Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.”
  38. “Stay focused.”
  39. “You are not the voice in your mind, but the one who is aware of it.”
  40. “When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.”
  41. “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.”
  42. “Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.”
  43. “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly — you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.”
  44. “Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.”
  45. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”  , Eckhart Tolle quotes abundance
  46. “Give up defining yourself.”
  47. “You create a good future by creating a good present.”
  48. “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.”
  49. “Love is not selective, just as the light of the sun is not selective. It does not make one person special. It is not exclusive. Exclusivity is not the love of God but the “love” of ego.”
  50. “If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me.”
  51. “Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable.”
  52. “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.”
  53. “How” is always more important that “what.” See if you can give much more attention to the doing than to the result that you want to achieve through it.”
  54. “The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.”
  55. “Nothing that comes and goes is you.”
  56. “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.”
  57. “Be true to life by being true to your inner purpose. As you become present and thereby total in what you do, your actions become charged with spiritual power.”
  58. “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.”  , Eckhart Tolle quotes best
  59. “There’s something in everybody that longs for that awakening to be more true to yourself.”
  60. Eckhart Tolle quotes life isnt as
  61. “Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.”
  62. “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.”

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  63. “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.”
  64. “Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.”
  65. “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
  66. “Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power if within, and it is available to you now.”
  67. “Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.”
  68. “Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.”  , Eckhart Tolle quotes consciousness
  69. “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are.”
  70. “Anything you accept fully will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.”
  71. “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.”
  72. “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.”
  73. “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.”
  74. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”, Eckhart Tolle quotes letting go
  75. “Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought.”
  76. “Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real.”
  77. “Not all thinking and all emotion are of the ego. They turn into ego only when you identify with them and they take you over completely, that is to say, when they become “I.””
  78. “Space has no “existence.” “To exist” literally means “to stand out.” You cannot understand space because it doesn’t stand out. Although in itself it has no existence, it enables everything else to exist. Silence has no existence either, nor does the Unmanifested.”
  79. “On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a joyous energy behind what you do.”
  80. Eckhart Tolle quotes stress is caused
  81. “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.”
  82. “Don’t Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness.”
  83. “Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.”
  84. “If there were nothing but thought in you, you wouldn’t even know you are thinking. You would be like a dreamer who doesn’t know he is dreaming. When you know you are dreaming, you are awake within the dream.”
  85. “Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?”
  86. “To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation.” , Eckhart Tolle quotes about time
  87. “Authentic human interactions become impossible when you lose yourself in a role.”
  88. “Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.”
  89. “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.”
  90. “Whenever an answer, a solution, or a creative idea is needed, stop thinking for a moment by focusing attention on your inner energy field. … When you resume thinking, it will be fresh and creative.”
  91. “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”
  92. “So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind.”
  93. “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.”
  94. “All the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind.”

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