Eckhart Tolle Quotes

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Eckhart Tolle, a German born Canadian Author, best known as The Power of Now and A New Earth.

All the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind.
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All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being.
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Eckhart Tolle Quotes
Eckhart Tolle Quotes

Don't seek happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness.
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Dogmas--religious, political, scientific--arise out of erroneous belief that thought can encapsulate reality or truth. Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of "I know."
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For what you do to others, you do to yourself.
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Hope is what keeps you going, but hope keeps you focused on the future, and this continued focus perpetuates your denial of the Now and therefore your unhappiness.
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“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.
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Instead of asking “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?”
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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.
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Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.
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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 this moment.
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Love makes the world less worldly, less dense, more transparent to the divine dimension, the light of consciousness itself.
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Neither failure nor success has the power to change your inner state of Being.
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Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible.
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Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.
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The most rigid structures, the most impervious to change, will collapse first.
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Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion.
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The Truth is inseparable from who you are. Yes, you are the Truth. If you look for it elsewhere, you will be deceived every time.
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The eternal present is the space within which your whole life unfolds, the one factor that remains constant. Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.
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To stay present in everyday life, it helps to be deeply rooted within yourself; otherwise, the mind, which has incredible momentum, will drag you along like a wild river.
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The past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.
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The mind left to itself creates monstrosities, and not only in art galleries. Look at our urban landscapes and industrial wastelands. No civilization has ever produced so much ugliness.
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The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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War is a mind-set, and all action that comes out of such a mind-set will either strengthen the enemy, the perceived evil, or, if the war is won, will create a new enemy, a new evil equal to and often worse than the one that was defeated. There is a deep interrelatedness between your state of consciousness and external reality. When you are in the grip of a mind-set such as "war," your perceptions become extremely selective as well as distorted. In other words, you will see only what you want to see and then misinterpret it. You can imagine what kind of action comes out of such a delusional system. Or instead of imagining it, watch the news on TV tonight.
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When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning.
Eckhart Tolle

When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. You do not need it anymore. Presence is the key. Now is the key.
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Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.
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