Eckhart Tolle Quotes

Who is Eckhart Tolle?

Ulrich Leonard Eckhart Tölle is a German spiritual teacher who lives in Canada. Tolle is known for his books The Power of Now and A New Earth.

Born February 16, 1948

Books by Eckhart Tolle


Best 12 Quotes by Eckhart Tolle

“Do not be concerned with the fruit of your action – just give attention to the action itself. The fruit will come of its own accord. This is a powerful spiritual practice.”

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“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.”

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“I've never heard of anybody who awakens in their comfort zone.”

Eckhart Tolle

“If you resist what happens, you are at the mercy of what happens, and the world will determine your happiness and unhappiness.”

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“One of the main tasks of the mind is to fight or remove the emotional pain, which is one of the reasons for its incessant activity, but all it can ever achieve is to cover it up temporarily. In fact, the harder the mind struggles to get rid of the pain, the greater the pain.”

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“Stress is caused by being 'here' but wanting to be 'there'.”

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“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.”

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

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

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“Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.”

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

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

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