Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher. He is a best known as the author of “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth”: “Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”. In 2008, The New York Times called Tolle “the most popular spiritual author in the United States”.
TOP QUOTES OF ECKHART TOLLE:
“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.”
“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present.”
“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.”
“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.”
“The moment you realize you are not present, you are present. Whenever you are able to observe your mind, you are no longer trapped in it. Another factor has come in, something that is not of the mind: the witnessing presence.”
“There are two ways of being unhappy. Not getting what you want is one. Getting what you want is the other.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for your inner state at any given moment. That means now.”
“To know another human being in their essence, you don’t really need to know anything about them — their past, their history, their story.”
“When you let go of the belief that you should or need to know who you are, what happens to confusion? Suddenly it is gone. When you fully accept that you don’t know, you actually enter a state of peace and clarity that is closer to who you truly are than thought could ever be. Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.”
“There is nothing that strengthens the ego more than being right. Being right is identification with a mental position – a perspective, an opinion, a judgment, a story. For you to be right, of course, you need someone else to be wrong, as so the ego loves to make wrong in order to be right.”
“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.”
“Faith is the substance of whatever it is that we hope for. The important thing is that we teach that faith is connected to good works and responsibility.”
“Life will give you whatever experience is the most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.”
“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.”
“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. However, the intensity with which true love is felt can vary. There may be one person who reflects your love back to you more clearly and more intensely than others, and if that person feels the same toward you, it can be said that you are in a love relationship with him or her. The bond that connects you with that person is the same bond that connects you with the person sitting next to you on a bus, or with a bird, a tree, a flower. Only the degree of intensity with which it is felt differs.”
“All negativity is
caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present.
Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too
much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances,
sadness, bitterness, and all forms
of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”
“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.”
“If you identify with a mental position, then if you are wrong, your mind-based sense of self is seriously threatened with annihilation. So you as the ego cannot afford to be wrong. To be wrong is to die. Wars have been fought over this, and countless relationships have broken down.”
“But look closely and you will find that your thinking and behaviour are designed to keep the pain going, for yourself and others. If you were truly conscious of it, the pattern would dissolve, for to want more pain is insanity, and nobody is consciously insane.”
TOLLE’S TOP RULES FOR SUCCESSFUL LIFE:
1. Be in nature.
2. Aligned with the present moment.
3. Use suffering as a teacher.
4. Letting go of resistance.
5. Finding your essence.
6. Stepping out of self-talk.
7. Become the observer of your thoughts and anger.
8. Space from screens.
9. Opening up to intelligence.
10. Relationships are your spiritual practice.
11. Take small steps that lead to greatness.
12. Enjoy the journey.
13. Find satisfaction in your work.
14. Ask the right question.
15. Find your inner purpose.
16. Direct your attention.
17. Be compassionate with yourself.
18. Don’t get stuck in unhappiness.
19. Contribute to a better World.
20. Change your state of consciousness.
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