Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart is a spiritual teacher and author who was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of 29, a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Since 1995 he has lived in Vancouver, Canada. Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time.

Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violence on our planet.

Eckhart is a sought-after public speaker and teaches and travels extensively throughout the world. Many of his talks, intensives and retreats are published on CD and DVD. Most of the teachings are given in English, but occasionally Eckhart also gives talks in German and Spanish. Eckhart is also a pioneer in using technology to disseminate his teachings. Through, he gives monthly talks, live meditations and answers questions from viewers. In addition to The Power of Now and A New Earth, Eckhart has written a book designed for meditative reading entitled Stillness Speaks. A book consisting of selections from The Power of Now is also available, entitled Practicing the Power of Now.

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Bad turns into good through the power of nonresistance. by @EckhartTolle (46)

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on. by @EckhartTolle (12)

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. by @EckhartTolle (-72)

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. by @EckhartTolle (-13)

Only through accessing the power of the Now, which is your own power, can there be true forgiveness. by @EckhartTolle (1)

If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me: the 'I' and the 'self' that 'I' cannot live with. by @EckhartTolle (18)

Let go of thought, become still and alert, and don't try to understand or explain. by @EckhartTolle (19)

All it takes is a simple choice, a simple decision: no matter what happens, I will create no more pain for myself. by @EckhartTolle (8)

When the compulsive striving away from the Now ceases, the joy of Being flows into everything you do. by @EckhartTolle (0)

Anybody who is one with what he or she does is building the new earth. by @EckhartTolle (31)

If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace. by @EckhartTolle (40)

The past has no power over the present moment. by @EckhartTolle (55)

Everybody pays attention to the things in space, but who pays attention to space itself? by @EckhartTolle (13)

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. by @EckhartTolle (-14)

Love is not selective, just as the light of the sun is not selective. It does not make one person special. It is not exclusive. by @EckhartTolle (-4)

But you cannot be more than you are because underneath your physical & psychological form, you are one with Life itself, one with Being. by @EckhartTolle (-13)

When you are fully conscious, drama does not come into your life anymore. by @EckhartTolle (28)

Neither failure nor success has the power to change your inner state of Being. You have found the life underneath your life situation. by @EckhartTolle (-11)

Going beyond ego is stepping out of content. Knowing yourself is being yourself, and being yourself is ceasing to identify with content. by @EckhartTolle (-13)

Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen. No more is needed. by @EckhartTolle (18)

You discover that a "bored person" is not who you are. Boredom is simply a conditioned energy movement within you. by @EckhartTolle (8)

The mind cannot forgive. Only you can. by @EckhartTolle (63)

The ego doesn't know that your only opportunity for being at peace is now. by @EckhartTolle (27)

The present moment is as it is. Always. Can you let it be? by @EckhartTolle (43)

Most humans alternate not between consciousness and unconsciousness but only between different levels of unconsciousness. by @EckhartTolle (1)

Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. by @EckhartTolle (44)

Egoic mind has become like a sinking ship. If you don't get off, you will go down with it. by @EckhartTolle (11)

When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. by @EckhartTolle (7)

You can value and care for things, but whenever you get attached to them, you will know it's the ego. by @EckhartTolle (0)

Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life. by @EckhartTolle (4)

Aligned with space instead of form: That brings true perspective and balance into your life. by @EckhartTolle (9)

If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion. by @EckhartTolle (9)

Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. by @EckhartTolle (19)

The end of illusion - that's all that death is. It is painful only as long as you cling to illusion. by @EckhartTolle (1)

Life isn't as serious as my mind makes it out to be. by @EckhartTolle (49)

To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for you inner state at any given moment. That means now. by @EckhartTolle (-70)

For what you do to others, you do to yourself. by @EckhartTolle (55)

Instead of asking "what do I want from life?," a more powerful question is, "what does life want from me?" by @EckhartTolle (16)

If there were nothing but thought in you, you wouldn't even know you are thinking. You would be like a dreamer who doesn't know he is dreaming. When you know you are dreaming, you are awake within the dream. by @EckhartTolle (-84)

Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have? by @EckhartTolle (-39)

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 this moment. by @EckhartTolle (-83)

You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now. by @EckhartTolle (45)

Whenever an answer, a solution, or a creative idea is needed, stop thinking for a moment by focusing attention on your inner energy field. When you resume thinking, it will be fresh and creative. by @EckhartTolle (-73)

All the things that truly matter beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace arise from beyond the mind. by @EckhartTolle (17)

If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me. by @EckhartTolle (47)

Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought. by @EckhartTolle (-58)

Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real. by @EckhartTolle (-49)

Not all thinking and all emotion are of the ego. They turn into ego only when you identify with them and they take you over completely, that is to say, when they become "I." by @EckhartTolle (-50)

Space has no "existence." "To exist" literally means "to stand out." You cannot understand space because it doesn't stand out. Although in itself it has no existence, it enables everything else to exist. Silence has no existence either, nor does the Unmanifested. by @EckhartTolle (-140)

Always say "yes" to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say "yes" to life and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you. by @EckhartTolle (-206)

Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable. by @EckhartTolle (-106)

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. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over. by @EckhartTolle (-214)

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. by @EckhartTolle (11)

"How" is always more important that "what." See if you can give much more attention to the doing than to the result that you want to achieve through it. by @EckhartTolle (-29)

The secret of life is to "die before you die" and find that there is no death. by @EckhartTolle (22)