Eckhart Tolle Quotes
“Life is the dancer and you are the dance.”
“To love is to recognize yourself in another.”
“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”
“The past has no power over the present moment.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.”
“Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.”
“You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”
If you live only in one culture for the first 20 years of your life, you become conditioned without knowing it.
“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”
People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.
“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.”
“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.”
When you wash your hands, when you make a cup of coffee, when you’re waiting for the elevator – instead of indulging in thinking, these are all opportunities for being there as a still, alert presence.
“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.”
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.
“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
“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.”
“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.”
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 Life You Believe Moment Narrow your life down to this moment. Your life situation may be full of problems – most life situations are – but find out if you have a problem at this moment. Do you have a problem now?