Eckhart Tolle Quotes

Eckhart Tolle Quotes

 

True communication is the communion-the realization of oneness, which is love.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there’.

 

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.

 

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.

 

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

 

When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. You do not need it anymore. Presence is the key. Now is the key.

 

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

 

Bring awareness to the many subtle sounds of nature – the rustling of leaves in the wind, raindrops falling, the humming of an insect, the first birdsong at dawn. Give yourself completely to the act of

 

The past has no power over the present moment.

 

Without our fully realizing it, flowers would become for us an expression in form of that which is most high, most sacred, and ultimately formless within ourselves. Flowers, more fleeting, more ethereal, and more delicate than the plants out of which they emerged, would become like messengers from another realm, like a bridge between the world of physical forms and the formless.

 

Evil is an extreme manifestation of human unconsciousness.

 

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.

 

Through forgiveness, which essentially means recognizing the insubstantiality of the past and allowing the present moment to be as it is, the miracle of transformation happens not only within but also without.

 

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

 

If your mind carries a heavy burden of the past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through a lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.

 

All things in nature are not only one with themselves but also one with the totality. They haven’t removed themselves from the fabric of the whole by claiming a separate existence: “me” and the rest of the universe.

 

Life is the dancer and you are the dance.

 

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.

 

If you are in the habit of creating suffering for yourself, then you are probably creating suffering for others too

 

When you recognize the sacredness, the beauty, the incredible stillness and dignity in which a flower or a tree exists, you add something to the flower or the tree. Through your recognition, your awareness, nature too comes to know itself. It comes to know its own beauty and sacredness through you.

 

Non-resistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Just watching an animal closely can take you out of your mind and bring you into the present moment, which is where the animal lives all the time – surrendered to life.

 

listening. Beyond the sounds, there is something greater: a sacredness that cannot be understood through thought.

 

When you are in the present moment, you break the continuity of your story, of past and future. Then true intelligence arises, and also love.

 

Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.

 

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.

 

You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.

 

Enlightenment means rising above thought, not falling back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant. In the enlightened state, you still use your thinking mind when needed, but in a much more focused and effective way than before.

 

Be aware of your breathing. Notice how this takes attention away from your thinking and creates space.

 

 

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