Eckhart Tolle Quotes

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Quotes by Eckhart Tolle on The Cite Site 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
Age 75 years old

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Best 84 Quotes by Eckhart Tolle – Page 1 of 3

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Being must be felt. It can't be thought.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.”

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“Everyday, if you are reminded that you will die, then naturally you will move towards knowing higher dimensions of perception.”

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“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.”

“Take a moment to enjoy the present moment.”

“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 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 nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”

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

“This, too, will pass.”

“To love is to recognize yourself in another.”

“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad.

It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greatly. Things, people, or conditions that you thought you needed for your happiness now come to you with no struggle or effort on your part, and you are free to enjoy and appreciate them – while they last.

All those things, of course, will still pass away, cycles will come and go, but with dependency gone there is no fear of loss anymore. Life flows with ease.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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“If your life is worth thinking about, it is worth writing about.”

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