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Eckhart Tolle Quotes

41 of the best book quotes from Eckhart Tolle
  1. #1
    “Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”
  2. #2
    “Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”
  3. #3
    “It seems that most people need to experience a great deal of suffering before they will relinquish resistance and accept - before they will forgive.”
  4. #4
    “You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, and inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.”
  5. #5
    “... the psychological condition of fear is divorced from any concrete and true immediate danger. It comes in many forms: unease, worry, anxiety, nervousness, tension, dread, phobia, and so on. This kind of psychological fear is always of something that might happen, not of something that is happening now.”
  6. #6
    “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly - you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you.”
  7. #7
    “... after the initial euphoria has passed, there is so much unhappiness, so much pain in intimate relationships. They do not cause pain and unhappiness. They bring out the pain and unhappiness that is already in you.”
  8. #8
    “Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.”
  9. #9
    “Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.”
  10. #10
    “Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within, and it is available to you now.”
  1. #11
    “As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.”
  2. #12
    “Nothing out there will ever satisfy you except temporarily and superficially, but you may need to experience many disillusionments before you realize that truth.”
  3. #13
    “There are two levels to your pain: the pain that you create now, and the pain from the past that still lives on in your mind and body. Ceasing to create pain in the present and dissolving past pain - this is what I want to talk about now.”
  4. #14
    “The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”
  5. #15
    “Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.”
  6. #16
    “You find God the moment you realize that you don’t need to seek God.”
  7. #17
    “Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body’s reaction to your mind — or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body.”
  8. #18
    “Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are cause 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.”
  9. #19
    “Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.”
  10. #20
    “‘Everything is shown up by being exposed to the light, and whatever is exposed to the light itself becomes light.’”

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  1. #21
    “If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace. If peace mattered to you more than anything else and if you truly knew yourself to be spirit rather than a little me, you would remain nonreactive and absolutely alert when confronted with challenging people or situations. You would immediately accept the situation and thus become one with it rather than separate yourself from it.”
  2. #22
    “Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego.” ”
  3. #23
    “There is the dream, and there is the dreamer of the dream. The dream is a short-lived play of forms. It is the world – relatively real but not absolutely real. Then there is the dreamer, the absolute reality in which the forms come and go. The dreamer is not the person. The person is part of the dream. The dreamer is the substratum in which the dream appears, that which makes the dream possible. It is the absolute behind the relative, the timeless behind time, the consciousness in and behind form. The dreamer is consciousness itself – who you are.”
  4. #24
    “If the thought of lack – whether it be money, recognition, or love – has become part of who you think you are, you will always experience lack. Rather than acknowledge the good that is already in your life, all you see is lack.”
  5. #25
    “Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can’t argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer.”
  6. #26
    “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”
  7. #27
    “How do you let go of attachment to things? Don’t even try. It’s impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them.”
  8. #28
    “No matter what you have or get, you won’t be happy. You will always be looking for something else that promises greater fulfillment, that promises to make your incomplete sense of self complete and fill that sense of lack you feel within.”
  9. #29
    “The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things, people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality.”
  10. #30
    “No ego can last for long without the need for more. Therefore, wanting keeps the ego alive much more than having. The ego wants to want more than it wants to have. And so the shallow satisfaction of having is always replaced by more wanting.”
  1. #31
    “I am not saying here that helping others, caring for your children, or striving for excellence in whatever field are not worthwhile things to do…but outer purpose alone is always relative, unstable, and impermanent.”
  2. #32
    “When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life”
  3. #33
    “How you react to people and situations, especially when challenges arise, is the best indicator of how deeply you know yourself.”
  4. #34
    “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.”
  5. #35
    “This book’s main purpose is not to add new information or beliefs to your mind or to try to convince you of anything, but to bring about a shift in consciousness that is to say, to awaken. ”
  6. #36
    “The ego isn’t wrong, it is just unconscious. When you observe the ego in yourself, you are beginning to go beyond it. Don’t take the ego too seriously...Above all, know that the ego isn’t personal. It isn’t who you are. ”
  7. #37
    “What matters to you is not necessarily what you say or believe, but what your actions and reactions reveal as important and serious to you…If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small. That will be your unconscious belief.”
  8. #38
    “You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
  9. #39
    “Trying to become a good or better human being sounds like a commendable and high-minded thing to do, yet it is an endeavor you cannot ultimately succeed in unless there is a shift in consciousness.”
  10. #40
    “Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that’s the ego in you.”
  11. #41
    “Your inner purpose is to awaken.”

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