30 Eckhart Tolle Best Quotes on Letting go, Presence, Suffering

Eckhart Tolle is one of the most popular spiritual teachers of our time and have written a number of books, the most poular being ‘The Power of Now’. Here some 30 of his most inspiring quotes-

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

Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.”

“Forgiveness of the present is even more important than forgiveness of the past. If you forgive every moment– allow it to be as it is- then there will be no accumulation of resentment that needs to be forgiven at some later time.”

“I have lived with several Zen masters- all of them cats.”

“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just being

“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.”

“It’s so wonderful to watch an animal, because an animal has no opinion about itself. It is.”

“Know yourself as an inseparable part of the timeless and formless One Life from which all that exists derives its being.”

“Let stillness direct your words and actions”

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be”

Power over others is weakness disguised as strength”

“Realize that who you are is not the voice- the thinker – but the one who is aware of it.”

“Seen from a higher perspective conditions are always positive

“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.”

Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary

“The single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind.

“The end of illusion– that’s all that death is.”

“The intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.”

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

“The most decisive event in your life is when you discover you are not your thoughts or emotions. Instead, you can be present as the awareness behind the thoughts and emotions.”

“The past has no power over the present.”

“To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer the universe”

“What difference does their approval or disapproval truly make to who you are?”

“What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself.”

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just took and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.”

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

“The moment your attention turns to the Now, you feel a presence, a stillness, a peace.”

“You are not your mind.”

“You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes.”

You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while”

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