Eckhart Tolle quotes

Born
February 16, 1948 Lünen, Germany.

Occupation
Writer, public speaker.

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher. He is a German-born resident of Canada best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle “the most popular spiritual author in the United States”.

Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.
– Eckhart Tolle
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
– Eckhart Tolle
If you are not living this moment, you are not really living.
– Eckhart Tolle
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
Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.
– Eckhart Tolle
You are not a problem that needs solving.
– Eckhart Tolle
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. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.
– Eckhart Tolle
The only thing you ever have is now.
– Eckhart Tolle
To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually.
– Eckhart Tolle
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
– Eckhart Tolle
It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.
– Eckhart Tolle
I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.
– Eckhart Tolle
To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
– Eckhart Tolle
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
– Eckhart Tolle
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
– Eckhart Tolle
Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour.
– Eckhart Tolle
If there are people you haven’t forgiven, you’re not going to really awaken. You have to let go.
– Eckhart Tolle
Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.
– Eckhart Tolle
People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.
– Eckhart Tolle
There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.
– Eckhart Tolle
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
– Eckhart Tolle
The personal ego already has a strong element of dysfunction, but the collective ego is, frequently, even more dysfunctional, to the point of absolute insanity.
– Eckhart Tolle
Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
– Eckhart Tolle
We should purify our innate well of contentment – what a wonderful expression – and then external things will be in harmony with us.
– Eckhart Tolle
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
– Eckhart Tolle
Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
– Eckhart Tolle
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
– Eckhart Tolle
You are the universe, you aren’t in the universe.
– Eckhart Tolle