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Eckhart Tolle
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You are the love and joy beneath the pain. Eckhart Tolle

True change happens within not without Eckhart Tolle

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

The truth is: you don't have a life, you are life. Eckhart Tolle

If you don't have a good relationship with the now, you don't have a good relationship with life. Eckhart Tolle

True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found. Eckhart Tolle

The only thing you ever have is now. Eckhart Tolle

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. Eckhart Tolle

You are not a problem that needs solving. Eckhart Tolle

You will enjoy any activity in which you are fully present... Eckhart Tolle

The particular egoic patterns that you react to most strongly in others and misperceive as their identity tend to be the same patterns that are also in you, but that you are unable or unwilling to detect within yourself. Eckhart Tolle

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

Your mind is an instrument, a tool. It is there to be used for a specific task, and when the task is completed, you lay it down. As it is, I would say about 80 to 90 percent of most people's thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is also harmful. Observe your mind and you will find this to be true. It causes a serious leakage of vital energy. Eckhart Tolle

True change happens within, not without. Find the Now within. Everybody you come in contact with will be touched by your presence and affected by the peace that you emanate, whether they are conscious of it or not. Eckhart Tolle

A work of art comes out of a state of deep stillness. Eckhart Tolle

Allow nature to teach you stillness. Eckhart Tolle

You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now. Eckhart Tolle

The past has no power over the present moment. Eckhart Tolle

This, too, will pass. Eckhart Tolle

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

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. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. Eckhart Tolle

Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn't very much. Eckhart Tolle

Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you. Eckhart Tolle

The moment you realize you are not present, you are present. Eckhart Tolle

Strictly speaking, you don't think: Thinking happens to you. Eckhart Tolle

Ultimately, every great endeavor consists of many little steps. Eckhart Tolle

You must have failed deeply on some level or experienced some deep loss or pain to be drawn to the spiritual dimension. Or perhaps your very success became empty and meaningless and so turned out to be a failure. Eckhart Tolle

All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being. As long as I am my mind, I am those cravings, those needs, wants, attachments, and aversions, and apart from them there is no "I" except as a mere possibility, an unfulfilled potential, a seed that has not yet sprouted. Eckhart Tolle

When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. The mind itself is a wonderful tool. Dysfunction sets in when you seek your self in it and mistake it for who you are. Eckhart Tolle

All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being. Eckhart Tolle

Even the great scientists have reported that their creative break-throughs came at a time of mental quietude. The surprising result of a nationwide inquiry among America's most eminent mathematicians, including Einstein, to find out their working methods, was that thinking 'plays only a subordinate part in the brief, decisive phase of the creative act itself'. Eckhart Tolle

A huge number of people are going through the process of awakening, some in the early stages, some in later stages, and it's wonderful to see. Eckhart Tolle

Stress is a form of suffering. Look at your body and see what stress does to the body and its functions - what it does to the heart, the circulation, the immune system, the digestive function, the liver. Eckhart Tolle

That is the challenge of a spiritual teacher: not to take on board the projections of specialness people have. This is especially dangerous for spiritual teachers who only have contact with disciples or followers, who may live in an ashram. Eckhart Tolle

Learn from nature. See how everything gets accomplished and how the miracle of life unfolds without dissatisfaction or unhappiness. Eckhart Tolle

We get lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating - lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems. Nature can show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds. Eckhart Tolle

So it is essential to bring more consciousness into your life in ordinary situations when everything is going relatively smoothly. In this way, you grow in presence power. It generates an energy field in you and around you of a high vibrational frequency. No unconsciousness , no negativity, no discord or violence can enter that field and survive, just as darkness cannot survive in the presence of light. Eckhart Tolle

The present moment is all you ever have. There is never a time when your life is not 'this moment.' Is this not a fact? Eckhart Tolle

When the pain that the little me creates for itself becomes intense enough, the ego will self-destruct. It has a self-destruct mechanism built in, fortunately, so eventually every ego dies. Eckhart Tolle

For what you do to others, you do to yourself. Eckhart Tolle

Can you feel that there is something in you that is at war, something that feels threatened and wants to survive at all cost, that needs the drama in order to assert its identity as the victorious character within that theatrical production? Can you feel there is something in you that would rather be right than at peace? Eckhart Tolle

We can learn not to keep situations or events alive in our minds, but to return our attention continuously to the pristine, timeless present moment rather than be caught up in mental movie making. Eckhart Tolle

Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is, surrender to the Now. Let it teach you Being. Let it teach you integrity - which means to be one, to be yourself, to be real. Let it teach you how to live and how to die, and how not to make living and dying into a problem. Eckhart Tolle

The ego says, 'I shouldn't have to suffer,' and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it. Eckhart Tolle

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 nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence. Eckhart Tolle

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

A great deal of what people say, think, or do is actually motivate by fear, which of course is always linked with having your focus on the future and being out of touch with the Now. As there are no problems in the Now, there is no fear either. Eckhart Tolle

You are awareness, disguised as a person. Eckhart Tolle

If you keep your attention in the body as much as possible, you will be anchored in the Now. You won't lose yourself in the external world, and you won't lose yourself in your mind. Thoughts and emotions, fears and desires may still be there to some extent, but they won't take you over. Eckhart Tolle

A belief may be comforting. Only through your own experience, however, does it become liberating. Eckhart Tolle

The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment. Eckhart Tolle

Be alert as you watch a dog at play or at rest. Let the animal teach you to feel at home in the now, to celebrate life by being completely present. You just watch the tail ... with some dogs you just look at them - just a little look is enough - and their tail goes ...'Life is good! Life is good!' And they are not telling themselves a story of why life is good. It's a direct realization. Eckhart Tolle

Wake up. Get out of your mind. Be present. Eckhart Tolle

I don't want it to end, and so, as every therapist knows, the ego does not want an end to its "problems" because they are part of its identity. If no one will listen to my sad story, I can tell it to myself in my head, over and over, and feel sorry for myself, and so have an identity as someone who is being treated unfairly by life or other people, fate or God. It gives definition to my self-image, makes me into someone, and that is all that matters to the ego. Eckhart Tolle

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

When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. Eckhart Tolle

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

Are you stressed? Are you so busy getting to the future that the present is reduced to a means of getting there? Stress is caused by being "here" but wanting to be "there" or being in the present but wanting to be in the future. It's a split that tears you apart inside. To create and live with such an inner split is insane. The fact that everybody else is doing it doesn't make it any less insane. Eckhart Tolle

Enthusiasm is when the universe creates through you. You are involved in a creative act. You are bringing something new into this world. When that energy comes in, you feel an intense aliveness that flows into what you do. That is enthusiasm. Eckhart Tolle

By learning to accept the small things immediately as they happen, you can be free of having to react to things at all. You still can respond when action is needed, but you can be free, internally, of events. Eckhart Tolle

Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment...you can't argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer. Eckhart Tolle

All the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind. Eckhart Tolle

The nature of spiritual awakening is frequently misunderstood. The adoption of spiritual beliefs, seeing visions of God or celestial beings, the ability to channel, to heal, to foretell the future, or other paranormal powers - all such phenomena are of value and are not to be dismissed, but none of them is in itself indicative of spiritual awakening in a person who experiences them. Eckhart Tolle

You are not just a meaningless fragment in an alien universe, briefly suspended between life and death, allowed a few short-lived pleasures followed by pain and ultimate annihilation. Eckhart Tolle

A person dies, or something you had identified with completely is gone. Your home goes up in flames. There is extreme pain at first. But whenever a form dissolves, which is called "death," what remains is an opening into emptiness. Eckhart Tolle

Some people when I speak of awareness of the "inner body" call it a technique. I would not call it a technique because it is too simple for that. When the oak tree feels its roots in the earth, its connectedness with the earth, it is not practicing a technique. Eckhart Tolle

Surrendering only refers to this moment, whatever "is" at this moment - to accept unconditionally and fully whatever arises at this moment. Eckhart Tolle

Although an increasing number of humans are undergoing a process of awakening, identification with thinking is still the prevalent state of consciousness. Thinking is potentially a powerful tool, but it has taken us over, and a lot of it is dysfunctional and negative. Eckhart Tolle

Strictly speaking, "you" cannot become enlightened, because who you take yourself to be is like a ripple in the ocean of consciousness - or a little wave if you're a VIP - and the ripple doesn't become enlightened until it realizes that its ripple-identity is ultimately a misperception, that it is the ocean taking on a fleeting ripple-form. Eckhart Tolle

So one could say that the only real problem is dysfunctional thinking, the rest are challenges, not problems. Eckhart Tolle



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