101 Best Eckhart Tolle Quotes | Author: The Power of Now


In this article, we’ve listed down some of the best & well-known Eckhart Tolle Quotes that will help in awakening your life’s purpose.

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Eckhart Tolle Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

6. “Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose” – Eckhart Tolle

7. “Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it's no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.” – Eckhart Tolle

8. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” – Eckhart Tolle

9. “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

11. “You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

13. “Life isn't as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” – Eckhart Tolle

14. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle

15. “To love is to recognize yourself in another.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

17. “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.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

19. “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.” – Eckhart Tolle

20. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle, "The Power of Now Quotes"

21. “The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

22. “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.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

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

25. “This, too, will pass.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

27. “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.” – Eckhart Tolle

28. “...the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.” – Eckhart Tolle
29. “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.” – Eckhart Tolle

30. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

31. “Don't let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

32. “All problems are illusions of the mind.” – Eckhart Tolle

33. “Don't Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness” – Eckhart Tolle

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

35. “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” – Eckhart Tolle

36. “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.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

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

39. “Being must be felt. It can't be thought.” – Eckhart Tolle

40. “This is my secret," he said. "I don't mind what happens.” – Eckhart Tolle, "The Power of Now Quotes"

41. “If not now, when?” – Eckhart Tolle

42. “If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.” – Eckhart Tolle

43. “The moment that judgment stops through acceptance of what it is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

45. “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.” – Eckhart Tolle

46. “What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself.” – Eckhart Tolle

47. “In today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.” – Eckhart Tolle

48. “As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action.” – Eckhart Tolle

49. “To recognize one's own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.” – Eckhart Tolle

50. “Man made God in his own image...” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

51. “Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.” – Eckhart Tolle

52. “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.” – Eckhart Tolle

53. “You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.” – Eckhart Tolle

54. “Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now.” – Eckhart Tolle

55. “It is when we are trapped in incessant streams of compulsive thinking that the universe really disintegrates for us, and we lose the ability to sense the interconnectedness of all that exists.” – Eckhart Tolle

56. “Reading is my passion and my escape since I was 5 years old. Overall, children don't realize the magic that can live inside their own heads. Better even then any movie.” – Eckhart Tolle

57. “Every complaint is a little story the mind makes up that you completely believe in.” – Eckhart Tolle

58. “You become most powerful in whatever you do if the action is performed for its own sake rather than as a means to protect, enhance, or conform to your role identity.” – Eckhart Tolle

59. “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.” – Eckhart Tolle

60. “The ego wants to want more than it wants to have.” – Eckhart Tolle, "The Power of Now Quotes"

61. “The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.” – Eckhart Tolle

62. “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.” – Eckhart Tolle

63. “What will be left of all the fearing and wanting to be associated with your problematic life situation that every day takes up most of your attention? A dash, one or two inches long, between the date of birth and date of death on your gravestone.” – Eckhart Tolle

64. “Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past can’t prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” – Eckhart Tolle

65. “...whenever there is inspiration...and enthusiasm...there is a creative empowerment that goes far beyond what a mere person is capable of.” – Eckhart Tolle

66. “When another recognizes you, that recognition draws the dimension of Being more fully into this world through both of you. That is the love that redeems the world.” – Eckhart Tolle

67. “Life isn't as serious as my mind makes it out to be.” – Eckhart Tolle

68. “Die to the past every moment. You don't need it. Only refer to it when it is absolutely relevant to the present. Feel the power of this moment and the fullness of Being. Feel your presence.” – Eckhart Tolle

69. “On a deeper level, you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a joyous energy behind what you do.” – Eckhart Tolle

70. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

71. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life” – Eckhart Tolle

72. “Where there is anger there is always pain underneath.” – Eckhart Tolle

73. “Doing is never enough if you neglect Being.” – Eckhart Tolle

74. “Nonresistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe.” – Eckhart Tolle
75. “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are!” – Eckhart Tolle

76. “Even a stone and more easily a flower or a bird could show you the way back to God, to the Source, to yourself. When you look at it or hold it & let it be without imposing a word of the mental label on it, a sense of awe, of wonder, arises within you. Its essence silently communicates itself to you and reflects your own essence back to you.” – Eckhart Tolle

77. “In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same.” – Eckhart Tolle

78. “The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.” – Eckhart Tolle

79. “Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” – Eckhart Tolle

80. “Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” – Eckhart Tolle, "The Power of Now Quotes"

81. “Being an outsider to some extent, someone who does not "fit in" with others or is rejected by them for whatever reason, makes life difficult, but it also places you at an advantage as far as enlightenment is concerned. It takes you out of unconsciousness almost by force.” – Eckhart Tolle

82. “Prejudice of any kind implies that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don’t see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence.” – Eckhart Tolle

83. “The brain does not create consciousness, but consciousness created the brain, the most complex physical form on earth, for its expression.” – Eckhart Tolle

84. “Fulfill me, make me happy, make me feel safe, tell me who I am. The world cannot give you those things, and when you no longer have such expectations, all self-created suffering comes to an end.” – Eckhart Tolle

85. “Once you have had a glimpse of awareness or Presence, you know it firsthand. It is no longer just a concept in your mind.” – Eckhart Tolle

86. “All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.” – Eckhart Tolle

87. “Practice presence -- embrace the place where life happens.” – Eckhart Tolle

88. “Space and silence are two aspects of the same thing. The same no-thing. They are an externalization of inner space and inner silence, which is stillness: the infinitely creative womb of all existence.” – Eckhart Tolle

89. “That in you which recognizes madness as madness (even if it is your own) is sanity, is the arising awareness, is the end of insanity.” – Eckhart Tolle

90. “The foundation of greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment, instead of pursuing the idea of greatness.” – Eckhart Tolle

91. “Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought” – Eckhart Tolle

92. “Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth.” – Eckhart Tolle
93. “If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.” – Eckhart Tolle

94. “At the deepest level of Being, you are one with all that is” – Eckhart Tolle

95. “The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that.” – Eckhart Tolle

96. “True Power is within, and it is available now.” – Eckhart Tolle

97. “You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life.” – Eckhart Tolle

98. “Form is emptiness, emptiness is form" states the Heart Sutra, one of the best known ancient Buddhist texts. The essence of all things is emptiness.” – Eckhart Tolle

99. “Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” – Eckhart Tolle

100. “And then there is the universal role of adult. When you play that role, you take yourself and life very seriously. Spontaneity, lightheartedness, and joy are not part of that role.” – Eckhart Tolle

101. “Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.” – Eckhart Tolle


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