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35 Quotes By Eckhart Tolle That Will Help You To Better Understand Yourself

Eckhart Tolle is a world-renown spiritual teacher and writer on spirituality. His work, which has been influenced by a wide range of spiritual teachings, is centered on the recognition that the now is all that there is.

Eckhart’s teachings have reached millions who are looking to live in the present, transform their lives and evolve to higher consciousness.

Here are 35 profound quotes by Eckhart Tolle that will help you to better understand yourself:

#1 “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”

#2 “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.”

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

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

#5 “Don’t Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness.”

#6 “Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.”

#7 “All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.”

#8 “All problems are illusions of the mind.”

#9 “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.”

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

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

#12 “You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”

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

#14 “In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just Being.”

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#15 “Can you look without the voice in your head commenting, drawing conclusions, comparing, or trying to figure something out?”

#16 “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. The ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.”

#17 “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

#18 “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.”

#19 “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.”

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

#21 “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 quotes

#22 “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

#23 “To love is to recognize yourself in another.”

#24 “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.”

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

#26 “Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.”

#27 “Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.”

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

#29 “All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.”

#30 “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”

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

#32 “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.”

#33 “Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” – and find that there is no death.”

#34 ”When you wash your hands, when you make a cup of coffee, when you’re waiting for the elevator – instead of indulging in thinking, these are all opportunities for being there as a still, alert presence.”

#35 ”Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.”

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Manoj Saraf

Friday 30th of October 2020

Very inspiring quotation it helpes me to understand the life and to be in present. The power of now is essential then all.