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39 Magnificent Eckhart Tolle Quotes

Eckhart Tolle is an author best known for his books ‘The Power of Now’ and ‘A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.’Listed as one of the most spiritually influential people in the world by Watkins Review, Tolle became a spiritual teacher after undergoing an inner transformation at the age of 29. Here is a look at some of the most notable Eckhart Tolle quotes to remember.

“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.”

“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

“All problems are illusions of the mind.”

“All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.”

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

“Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.”

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”

“Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.”

“Can you look without the voice in your head commenting, drawing conclusions, comparing, or trying to figure something out?”

“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.”

“Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.”

“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”

“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.”

“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.”

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

“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.”

“Life is the dancer and you are the dance,”

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.”

“Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.”

“Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.”

“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.”

“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.”

“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”

“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.”

“The past has no power over the present moment.”

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”

“To love is to recognize yourself in another.”

“What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself.”

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.”

“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose,”

“You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”

“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.”

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

Eckhart Tolle discusses how to deal with unconsciousness, exploring the topic of reactivity, karmic law, and the awakening of humanity.

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