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Quote: Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body's reaction to your mind -- or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body's reaction to your mind -- or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body.


Quote: Life is now. There was never a time
when your life was not now, nor will there ever be. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Life is now. There was never a time
when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.


Quote: All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.


Quote: What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already is? by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already is?


Quote: You find God the moment you realize that you don't need to seek God. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

You find God the moment you realize that you don't need to seek God.


Quote: Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain.


Quote: To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important.


Quote: When you are trapped in a nightmare, your motivation to awaken will be so much greater than that of someone caught up in a relatively pleasant dream. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

When you are trapped in a nightmare, your motivation to awaken will be so much greater than that of someone caught up in a relatively pleasant dream.




Quote: Above all, know that ego isn't personal. It isn't who you are. If you consider the ego to be your personal problem, that's just more ego. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Above all, know that ego isn't personal. It isn't who you are. If you consider the ego to be your personal problem, that's just more ego.




Quote: In the world of form, everything changes and evolves. So, there was a certain evolution of the teaching. Different pointers came in, different stories, different approaches to the truth, which always is the same. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

In the world of form, everything changes and evolves. So, there was a certain evolution of the teaching. Different pointers came in, different stories, different approaches to the truth, which always is the same.


Quote: Work to recognize the primary importance of the present moment. A good little pointer toward that is to ask yourself, What is my relationship with the present moment? How am I relating to it? by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Work to recognize the primary importance of the present moment. A good little pointer toward that is to ask yourself, What is my relationship with the present moment? How am I relating to it?


Quote: To be free of time is to be free of the psychological need of past for your identity and future for your fulfillment. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

To be free of time is to be free of the psychological need of past for your identity and future for your fulfillment.


Quote: True salvation is freedom from negativity, and above all from past and future as a psychological need. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

True salvation is freedom from negativity, and above all from past and future as a psychological need.


Quote: The primary purpose of life is in being in the NOW. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The primary purpose of life is in being in the NOW.


Quote: The remnants of pain left behind by every strong negative emotion that is not fully faced, accepted, and then let go of join together to form an energy field that lives in the very cells of your body. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The remnants of pain left behind by every strong negative emotion that is not fully faced, accepted, and then let go of join together to form an energy field that lives in the very cells of your body.


Quote: Then, if action is possible or necessary, you take action or rather right action happens through you. Right action is action that is appropriate to the whole. When the action is accomplished, the alert, spacious stillness remains. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Then, if action is possible or necessary, you take action or rather right action happens through you. Right action is action that is appropriate to the whole. When the action is accomplished, the alert, spacious stillness remains.


Quote: Ask yourself what problem you have right now. Not next year, tomorrow or five minutes from now. You can always cope with the now, but you can never cope with the future. Nor do you have to. The answer, the strength and the right action will be there when you need it. Not before or after. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote: Ask yourself what problem you have right now. Not next year, tomorrow or five minutes from now. You can always cope with the now, but you can never cope with the future. Nor do you have to. The answer, the strength and the right action will be there when you need it. Not before or after.- black text on quotes background

Ask yourself what problem you have right now. Not next year, tomorrow or five minutes from now. You can always cope with the now, but you can never cope with the future. Nor do you have to. The answer, the strength and the right action will be there when you need it. Not before or after.


Quote: With awareness there comes choice. And so you are able to say: I allow this moment to be as it is. And then, suddenly, where before there was irritation, there is now a sense of aliveness and peace. And out of that comes right action. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

With awareness there comes choice. And so you are able to say: I allow this moment to be as it is. And then, suddenly, where before there was irritation, there is now a sense of aliveness and peace. And out of that comes right action.




Quote: You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

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




Quote: If I accept the fact that my relationships are here to make me conscious, instead of happy, then my relationships become a wonderful self mastery tool that keeps realigning me with my higher purpose for living. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

If I accept the fact that my relationships are here to make me conscious, instead of happy, then my relationships become a wonderful self mastery tool that keeps realigning me with my higher purpose for living.


Quote: Significant things often happen when you are present. Things come to you, and then you respond to what is required. The response very often comes without a premeditated idea of what you want. It is simply a response to the situation. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Significant things often happen when you are present. Things come to you, and then you respond to what is required. The response very often comes without a premeditated idea of what you want. It is simply a response to the situation.


Quote: Pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds. Paying attention to outer silence creates inner silence: the mind becomes still. A portal is opening up. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds. Paying attention to outer silence creates inner silence: the mind becomes still. A portal is opening up.


Quote: Sometimes it's easier to see the madness in others -- but we also have to see it in ourselves. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Sometimes it's easier to see the madness in others -- but we also have to see it in ourselves.


Quote: In any relationship, especially marriage, be as free of compulsive thinking as possible. In other words, the more space there is in the relationship -- inner space -- the more love there is because love arises out of the inner spaciousness. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

In any relationship, especially marriage, be as free of compulsive thinking as possible. In other words, the more space there is in the relationship -- inner space -- the more love there is because love arises out of the inner spaciousness.


Quote: If I thought it was my identity to be a spiritual teacher, that would be a delusion. It's not an identity. It's simply a function in this world. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

If I thought it was my identity to be a spiritual teacher, that would be a delusion. It's not an identity. It's simply a function in this world.


Quote: It is very hard to tell when I started to be a spiritual teacher. There was a time when occasionally somebody would come and ask me questions. One could say at that point I became a spiritual teacher, although the term did not occur to me then. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

It is very hard to tell when I started to be a spiritual teacher. There was a time when occasionally somebody would come and ask me questions. One could say at that point I became a spiritual teacher, although the term did not occur to me then.


Quote: If the only teacher you have is your suffering, you will need a substantial dose of it for the ego to dissolve. But if the power of spiritual teaching is already at work, then a minor event can dissolve the ego. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

If the only teacher you have is your suffering, you will need a substantial dose of it for the ego to dissolve. But if the power of spiritual teaching is already at work, then a minor event can dissolve the ego.


Quote: Although all spiritual teachings originate from the same Source, once they become verbalized and written down they are obviously no more than a collection of words-and a word is nothing more than a signpost. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Although all spiritual teachings originate from the same Source, once they become verbalized and written down they are obviously no more than a collection of words-and a word is nothing more than a signpost.


Quote: Every spiritual teaching points to the possibility of the end of suffering -- Now. It is true that most teachers have had to go through the Dark Night of the Soul, although for one or two it was very, very quick. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Every spiritual teaching points to the possibility of the end of suffering -- Now. It is true that most teachers have had to go through the Dark Night of the Soul, although for one or two it was very, very quick.


Quote: Thought alone cannot recognize spiritual truths no matter how highly developed thought is. It's impossible. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Thought alone cannot recognize spiritual truths no matter how highly developed thought is. It's impossible.


Quote: Ego is an immature stage of development for humans, and that's what it will be recognized as when the consciousness changes on the planet. Children will develop an ego and quickly outgrow it. That's very different from developing an ego and being stuck with it for the rest of your life. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote: Ego is an immature stage of development for humans, and that's what it will be recognized as when the consciousness changes on the planet. Children will develop an ego and quickly outgrow it. That's very different from developing an ego and being stuck with it for the rest of your life.- black text on quotes background

Ego is an immature stage of development for humans, and that's what it will be recognized as when the consciousness changes on the planet. Children will develop an ego and quickly outgrow it. That's very different from developing an ego and being stuck with it for the rest of your life.


Quote: To become aware of the subtlety of nature you need to be alert. The moment you become alert you become still... thinking subsides. That is actually a higher state of consciousness than thinking. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

To become aware of the subtlety of nature you need to be alert. The moment you become alert you become still... thinking subsides. That is actually a higher state of consciousness than thinking.


Quote: Movies really have replaced what traditionally were mythologies, that every culture had their mythological beliefs and their collective 'stories.' There is now the possibility for movies to embody that arising new state of consciousness. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Movies really have replaced what traditionally were mythologies, that every culture had their mythological beliefs and their collective 'stories.' There is now the possibility for movies to embody that arising new state of consciousness.


Quote: You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.


Quote: What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now.


Quote: The planet will not survive another hundred years of the same state of consciousness that produced the external effects of recent history. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The planet will not survive another hundred years of the same state of consciousness that produced the external effects of recent history.


Quote: What you encounter at your destination once you get there depends on the quality of this one step. Another way of putting it: What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

What you encounter at your destination once you get there depends on the quality of this one step. Another way of putting it: What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now.


Quote: Whenever you step out of the noise of thinking, that is meditation, and a different state of consciousness arises. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Whenever you step out of the noise of thinking, that is meditation, and a different state of consciousness arises.


Quote: Spiritual awakening -- is becoming awake to the aliveness of this moment. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Spiritual awakening -- is becoming awake to the aliveness of this moment.


Quote: 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. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

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.


Quote: To be conscious of Being, you need to reclaim consciousness from the mind. This is one of the most essential tasks on your spiritual journey. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

To be conscious of Being, you need to reclaim consciousness from the mind. This is one of the most essential tasks on your spiritual journey.


Quote: The mental suffering you create is always some form of non-acceptance,

 some form of unconscious resistance to what is. 

On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgement.

 The intensity of the suffering depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote: The mental suffering you create is always some form of non-acceptance,

 some form of unconscious resistance to what is. 

On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgement.

 The intensity of the suffering depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment.- black text on quotes background

The mental suffering you create is always some form of non-acceptance,

some form of unconscious resistance to what is.

On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgement.

The intensity of the suffering depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment.


Quote: Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that's the ego in you. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that's the ego in you.


Quote: Stillness is the only thing in this world that has no form. But then, it is not really a thing, and it is not of this world. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Stillness is the only thing in this world that has no form. But then, it is not really a thing, and it is not of this world.


Quote: Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought.


Quote: You are the knowing, not the condition that is known. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

You are the knowing, not the condition that is known.


Quote: Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world.


Quote: Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. Death is the opposite of birth. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. Death is the opposite of birth.


Quote: Whenever you deeply accept this moment as it is -- no matter what form it takes -- you are still, you are at peace. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Whenever you deeply accept this moment as it is -- no matter what form it takes -- you are still, you are at peace.


Quote: Whenever you are immersed in compulsive thinking, you are avoiding what is. You don't want to be where you are. Here, Now. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Whenever you are immersed in compulsive thinking, you are avoiding what is. You don't want to be where you are. Here, Now.


Quote: How wonderful to go beyond wanting and fearing in your relationships. Love does not want or fear anything. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

How wonderful to go beyond wanting and fearing in your relationships. Love does not want or fear anything.


Quote: You don't 'have' a life, you 'are' life. The One Life, the one consciousness that pervades the entire universe and takes temporary form to experience itself as a stone or blade of grass, as an animal, a person, a star or a galaxy. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

You don't 'have' a life, you 'are' life. The One Life, the one consciousness that pervades the entire universe and takes temporary form to experience itself as a stone or blade of grass, as an animal, a person, a star or a galaxy.


Quote: As long as you are unable to access the power of the Now, every emotional pain that you experience leaves behind a residue of pain that lives on in you. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

As long as you are unable to access the power of the Now, every emotional pain that you experience leaves behind a residue of pain that lives on in you.


Quote: If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion and peace. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion and peace.


Quote: The stream of thinking has enormous momentum that can easily drag you along with it. Every thought pretends that it matters so much. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The stream of thinking has enormous momentum that can easily drag you along with it. Every thought pretends that it matters so much.




Quote: Life wants to support you. But first you need to be open to life. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Life wants to support you. But first you need to be open to life.


Quote: Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry -- all forms of fear -- are caused by too much future, and not enough presence.


Quote: Going with the flow is for some people an excuse for not taking action and it refers usually to one's life situation. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Going with the flow is for some people an excuse for not taking action and it refers usually to one's life situation.


Quote: The thinking mind can be so noisy that it cannot relate to stillness. It doesn't even recognize it and certainly can't remember it. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The thinking mind can be so noisy that it cannot relate to stillness. It doesn't even recognize it and certainly can't remember it.


Quote: The thinking mind is a useful and powerful tool, but it is also very limiting when it takes over your life completely, when you don't realize that it is only a small aspect of the consciousness that you are. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The thinking mind is a useful and powerful tool, but it is also very limiting when it takes over your life completely, when you don't realize that it is only a small aspect of the consciousness that you are.


Quote: Go within. Use the inner body as a starting point for going deeper and taking your attention away from where it's usually lodged, in the thinking mind. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Go within. Use the inner body as a starting point for going deeper and taking your attention away from where it's usually lodged, in the thinking mind.


Quote: Humans eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and bad. Suddenly, they start cutting reality up into bits and pieces, which is what the thinking mind does. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Humans eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and bad. Suddenly, they start cutting reality up into bits and pieces, which is what the thinking mind does.


Quote: 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. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: If you are trying to get from here to there, and you already are late, you know that you are late, and yet you are aligned with the present moment while you are stuck in a traffic jam. You are totally accepting of the moment. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

If you are trying to get from here to there, and you already are late, you know that you are late, and yet you are aligned with the present moment while you are stuck in a traffic jam. You are totally accepting of the moment.


Quote: In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same.




Quote: Whatever is arising in this moment, whatever condition, is part of the isness of life and therefore accepting it fully makes you an expression of the enormous power of life itself-true intelligence, which only comes when you stop obstructing the power of the present moment. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote; white text on black background

Whatever is arising in this moment, whatever condition, is part of the isness of life and therefore accepting it fully makes you an expression of the enormous power of life itself-true intelligence, which only comes when you stop obstructing the power of the present moment.


Quote: If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me: the 'I' and the 'self' that 'I' cannot live with. Maybe, I thought, only one of them is real. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me: the 'I' and the 'self' that 'I' cannot live with. Maybe, I thought, only one of them is real.




Quote: Suffering needs time. It cannot survive in the now. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Suffering needs time. It cannot survive in the now.


Quote: What will be left of all the fearing and wanting associated with your problematic life situation that every day takes up most of your attention? A dash, one or two inches long, between the date of birth and date of death on your gravestone. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

What will be left of all the fearing and wanting associated with your problematic life situation that every day takes up most of your attention? A dash, one or two inches long, between the date of birth and date of death on your gravestone.


Quote: A life changing event comes when we are not looking.Inspired and blessed are we  by the presence of Eckart Tolle among us.Thank you is not enough but know that my heart is filled with Joy!Rev. Rina A González. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

A life changing event comes when we are not looking.Inspired and blessed are we  by the presence of Eckart Tolle among us.Thank you is not enough but know that my heart is filled with Joy!Rev. Rina A González.


Quote: The ultimate truth of who you are is not I am this or I am that, but I Am. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The ultimate truth of who you are is not I am this or I am that, but I Am.


Quote: Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.


Quote: Be present as the watcher of your mind -- of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations. Be at least as interested in your reactions as in the situation or person that causes you to react. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Be present as the watcher of your mind -- of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations. Be at least as interested in your reactions as in the situation or person that causes you to react.


Quote: Vipassana is fine until it becomes a technique that has many stages and that takes time to develop. That can be okay for people for a while, but then you have to leave the technique behind. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Vipassana is fine until it becomes a technique that has many stages and that takes time to develop. That can be okay for people for a while, but then you have to leave the technique behind.


Quote: All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.




Quote: Evil is an extreme manifestation of human unconsciousness. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Evil is an extreme manifestation of human unconsciousness.


Quote: Being an outsider to some extent, someone who does not fit in with others or is rejected by them for whatever reason, makes life difficult, but it also places you at an advantage as far as enlightenment is concerned. It takes you out of unconsciousness almost by force. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote; white text on black background

Being an outsider to some extent, someone who does not fit in with others or is rejected by them for whatever reason, makes life difficult, but it also places you at an advantage as far as enlightenment is concerned. It takes you out of unconsciousness almost by force.


Quote: The evolutionary impulse is towards disidentification from thinking and the arising of awareness or presence, but the gravitational pull of the old consciousness, or rather unconsciousness, is still quite heavy. It's been around for thousands of years. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The evolutionary impulse is towards disidentification from thinking and the arising of awareness or presence, but the gravitational pull of the old consciousness, or rather unconsciousness, is still quite heavy. It's been around for thousands of years.


Quote: Consciousness is a vast ocean and thinking is the waves and ripples on the surface of the ocean. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Consciousness is a vast ocean and thinking is the waves and ripples on the surface of the ocean.


Quote: Resistance is weakness and fear masquerading as strength. What the ego sees as weakness is your Being in its purity, innocence, and power. What it sees as strength is weakness. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Resistance is weakness and fear masquerading as strength. What the ego sees as weakness is your Being in its purity, innocence, and power. What it sees as strength is weakness.


Quote: I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don't know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don't know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.


Quote: What is God? The eternal one life underneath all the forms of life. What is love? To feel the presence of the one life deep within yourself and all creatures; to be it! Therefore, all love is the love of God. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

What is God? The eternal one life underneath all the forms of life. What is love? To feel the presence of the one life deep within yourself and all creatures; to be it! Therefore, all love is the love of God.


Quote: I usually congratulate people when they tell me, I don't know who I am anymore. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

I usually congratulate people when they tell me, I don't know who I am anymore.


Quote: There are two ways of being unhappy: One is not getting what you want, and the other is getting what you want. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

There are two ways of being unhappy: One is not getting what you want, and the other is getting what you want.


Quote: Above all, the only thing you have to heal is the present thought. Get that right and the whole picture will change into one of harmony and joy. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Above all, the only thing you have to heal is the present thought. Get that right and the whole picture will change into one of harmony and joy.


Quote: Peace comes from being aligned with the present moment. Wherever you are, you feel that you are home--because you are home. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Peace comes from being aligned with the present moment. Wherever you are, you feel that you are home--because you are home.


Quote: To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present.


Quote: 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. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

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.


Quote: Die to the past every moment. You don't need it. Only refer to it when it is absolutely relevant to the present. Feel the power of this moment and the fullness of Being. Feel your presence. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Die to the past every moment. You don't need it. Only refer to it when it is absolutely relevant to the present. Feel the power of this moment and the fullness of Being. Feel your presence.


Quote: The other person's presence ultimately is the same as your presence, because it is in presence that there is true meeting. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The other person's presence ultimately is the same as your presence, because it is in presence that there is true meeting.


Quote: Quality requires your Presence. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Quality requires your Presence.


Quote: Some people thought I was crazy to have let go of all the worldly things I had achieved. They didn't understand that I didn't want or need any of that anymore. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Some people thought I was crazy to have let go of all the worldly things I had achieved. They didn't understand that I didn't want or need any of that anymore.


Quote: You can't argue with what is.... Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

You can't argue with what is.... Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer.


Quote: Do not pollute your beautiful, radiant Being nor the Earth with negativity. Do not give unhappiness in any form whatsoever a dwelling place inside you. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Do not pollute your beautiful, radiant Being nor the Earth with negativity. Do not give unhappiness in any form whatsoever a dwelling place inside you.




Quote: No practice can take you to liberation. That is important to know. It can be a little step that is useful until you realize you don't need it anymore, because after a certain point it becomes a hindrance. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

No practice can take you to liberation. That is important to know. It can be a little step that is useful until you realize you don't need it anymore, because after a certain point it becomes a hindrance.


Quote: Every practice at some point will become a hindrance. No practice can ever take you there, to freedom, to liberation. That's important to realize. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Every practice at some point will become a hindrance. No practice can ever take you there, to freedom, to liberation. That's important to realize.


Quote: The pas has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The pas has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that.




Quote: Even running to catch a train or a taxi, you can enjoy the high energy of the moment. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Even running to catch a train or a taxi, you can enjoy the high energy of the moment.


Quote: If we don't change, if the egoic consciousness continues, I don't believe that humanity as a species can survive, or at least human civilization can survive, for another hundred years. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

If we don't change, if the egoic consciousness continues, I don't believe that humanity as a species can survive, or at least human civilization can survive, for another hundred years.




Quote: The next step in human evolution is to transcend thought. This is now our urgent task. It doesn't mean not to think anymore, but simply not to be completely identified with thought, possessed by thought. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The next step in human evolution is to transcend thought. This is now our urgent task. It doesn't mean not to think anymore, but simply not to be completely identified with thought, possessed by thought.


Quote: Thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human existence. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human existence.


Quote: 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. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote; white text on black background

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.




Quote: When great loss happens -- deaths close to you or your own approaching death -- this is an opportunity for stepping completely out of identification with form and realizing the essence of who you are, or that the essence of anyone who is suffering or dying is beyond death. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote; white text on black background

When great loss happens -- deaths close to you or your own approaching death -- this is an opportunity for stepping completely out of identification with form and realizing the essence of who you are, or that the essence of anyone who is suffering or dying is beyond death.


Quote: When you see around you the human form suffering or dissolving, you have empathy on the human level. You share the suffering because it has to do with the fleetingness of form. But if that is the only level that operates in you, you haven't gone beyond suffering. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

When you see around you the human form suffering or dissolving, you have empathy on the human level. You share the suffering because it has to do with the fleetingness of form. But if that is the only level that operates in you, you haven't gone beyond suffering.


Quote: Every human being in the human form has limitations. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Every human being in the human form has limitations.




Quote: The outer purpose belongs to the horizontal dimension of space and time; the inner purpose concerns a deepening of your Being in the vertical dimension of the timeless Now. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The outer purpose belongs to the horizontal dimension of space and time; the inner purpose concerns a deepening of your Being in the vertical dimension of the timeless Now.


Quote: Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible.




Quote: 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. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

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.


Quote: Be alert and present and see that your identity is not from your past story; who you truly are is the alert presence that is inseparable from the present moment. You are this, which has no name and no form. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Be alert and present and see that your identity is not from your past story; who you truly are is the alert presence that is inseparable from the present moment. You are this, which has no name and no form.




Quote: Future success is dependent upon and inseparable from the consciousness out of which the actions emanate. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Future success is dependent upon and inseparable from the consciousness out of which the actions emanate.


Quote: Life always is now. Life is inseparable from now. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Life always is now. Life is inseparable from now.


Quote: The Truth is inseparable from who you are. Yes, you are the Truth. If you look for it elsewhere, you will be deceived every time. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The Truth is inseparable from who you are. Yes, you are the Truth. If you look for it elsewhere, you will be deceived every time.


Quote: In a fully functional organism, an emotion has a very short life span. It is like a momentary ripple or wave on the surface of your Being. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

In a fully functional organism, an emotion has a very short life span. It is like a momentary ripple or wave on the surface of your Being.


Quote: The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things, people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things, people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality.




Quote: Everything is honoured, but nothing matters. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Everything is honoured, but nothing matters.


Quote: When you look at a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself. You connect with it at a very deep level. You feel a oneness with whatever you perceive in and through stillness. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

When you look at a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself. You connect with it at a very deep level. You feel a oneness with whatever you perceive in and through stillness.


Quote: Love is the recognition of oneness in the world of duality. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Love is the recognition of oneness in the world of duality.




Quote: When you say, 'I enjoy doing this or that', it is really a misperception. It makes it appear that the joy comes from what you do, but that is not the case. Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

When you say, 'I enjoy doing this or that', it is really a misperception. It makes it appear that the joy comes from what you do, but that is not the case. Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you.


Quote: Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you.


Quote: Many people live habitually as if the present moment were an obstacle that they need to overcome in order to get to the next moment, and imagine living your whole live like that. Always, this moment is not quite good enough because you need to get to the next one. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Many people live habitually as if the present moment were an obstacle that they need to overcome in order to get to the next moment, and imagine living your whole live like that. Always, this moment is not quite good enough because you need to get to the next one.




Quote: The most important healing -- realizing who you are. The healing on the outer level is fine, but it's not the essence of healing. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The most important healing -- realizing who you are. The healing on the outer level is fine, but it's not the essence of healing.


Quote: You get there by realizing you are already there. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

You get there by realizing you are already there.


Quote: 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. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

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.


Quote: When you observe yourself reacting to what are minor things in your life, you will find that the mechanism is the same as when major things seem to go wrong in your life and there is upset. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

When you observe yourself reacting to what are minor things in your life, you will find that the mechanism is the same as when major things seem to go wrong in your life and there is upset.


Quote: The false self lives mainly through memory and anticipation. Past and future are its main preoccupation. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The false self lives mainly through memory and anticipation. Past and future are its main preoccupation.




Quote: Time is the horizontal dimension of life, the surface layer of reality. Then there is the vertical dimension of depth, accessible only through the portal of the present moment. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Time is the horizontal dimension of life, the surface layer of reality. Then there is the vertical dimension of depth, accessible only through the portal of the present moment.


Quote: An amazing realization is in the present moment there is only what is, but there are no problems. And if your attention remains in the Now, you no longer inhabit a world of problems. Challenges you may still face, but they come to you in the space of Now. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

An amazing realization is in the present moment there is only what is, but there are no problems. And if your attention remains in the Now, you no longer inhabit a world of problems. Challenges you may still face, but they come to you in the space of Now.


Quote: Don't wait to be successful at some future point, have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Don't wait to be successful at some future point, have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.


Quote: When the basis for your actions is inner alignment with the present moment, your actions become empowered by the intelligence of life itself. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

When the basis for your actions is inner alignment with the present moment, your actions become empowered by the intelligence of life itself.


Quote: Give up waiting as a state of mind. When you catch yourself slipping into waiting...snap out of it. Come into the present moment. Just be and enjoy being. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Give up waiting as a state of mind. When you catch yourself slipping into waiting...snap out of it. Come into the present moment. Just be and enjoy being.




Quote: The present moment is all you ever have. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The present moment is all you ever have.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The present moment is all you ever have. There is never a time when your life is not "this moment."


Quote: 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. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

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.


Quote: In this state of inner connectedness, you are much more alert, more awake than in the mind-identified state. You are fully present. It also raises the vibrational frequency of the energy field that give life to the physical body. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

In this state of inner connectedness, you are much more alert, more awake than in the mind-identified state. You are fully present. It also raises the vibrational frequency of the energy field that give life to the physical body.


Quote: Most people are so distracted by their thoughts, so identified with the voices in their heads, they no longer feel the aliveness within them. To be unable to feel the life that animates the physical body, the very life that you are, is the greatest deprivation that can happen to you. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote: Most people are so distracted by their thoughts, so identified with the voices in their heads, they no longer feel the aliveness within them. To be unable to feel the life that animates the physical body, the very life that you are, is the greatest deprivation that can happen to you.- black text on quotes background

Most people are so distracted by their thoughts, so identified with the voices in their heads, they no longer feel the aliveness within them. To be unable to feel the life that animates the physical body, the very life that you are, is the greatest deprivation that can happen to you.


Quote: This is the essence for every human being to realize that who they are, essentially, is far more than the physical body and is far more than the mental body, the psychological makeup, the psychological me body. Who they are is far deeper than that. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

This is the essence for every human being to realize that who they are, essentially, is far more than the physical body and is far more than the mental body, the psychological makeup, the psychological me body. Who they are is far deeper than that.


Quote: We would destroy ourselves and the planet if no change happens, because of the amplification of the egoic state through science and technology. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

We would destroy ourselves and the planet if no change happens, because of the amplification of the egoic state through science and technology.


Quote: You create a good future by creating a good present. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

You create a good future by creating a good present.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

You create a good future by creating a good present. How do you do that? By recognizing the goodness that is already inherent in the present moment, even in the midst of challenges. Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.


Quote: Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love -- you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love -- you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.


Quote: Presence is needed to become aware of the Beauty, the Majesty, the Sacredness of Nature. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Presence is needed to become aware of the Beauty, the Majesty, the Sacredness of Nature.


Quote: Give yourself completely to the act of listening. Beyond the sounds there is something greater, a sacredness that cannot be understood through thought. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Give yourself completely to the act of listening. Beyond the sounds there is something greater, a sacredness that cannot be understood through thought.


Quote: When there is spiritual awakening, you awaken into the fullness, the aliveness, and also the sacredness of now. You were absent, asleep, and now you are present, awake. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

When there is spiritual awakening, you awaken into the fullness, the aliveness, and also the sacredness of now. You were absent, asleep, and now you are present, awake.


Quote: When this delusion of utter separateness underlies and governs whatever I think, say, and do, what kind of world do I create? by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

When this delusion of utter separateness underlies and governs whatever I think, say, and do, what kind of world do I create?


Quote: Since ancient times, spiritual masters of all traditions have pointed to the Now as the key to the spiritual dimension. Despite this, it seems to have remained a secret. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Since ancient times, spiritual masters of all traditions have pointed to the Now as the key to the spiritual dimension. Despite this, it seems to have remained a secret.


Quote: Not until you surrender does the spiritual dimension become a living reality in your life. When you do, the energy you emanate and that then runs your life is of a much higher vibrational frequency than the mind energy that still runs the world. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Not until you surrender does the spiritual dimension become a living reality in your life. When you do, the energy you emanate and that then runs your life is of a much higher vibrational frequency than the mind energy that still runs the world.


Quote: For a relationship to deepen, at some point the spiritual dimension needs to come in. You don't even need to be fully awakened for this to happen, but if it does happen it certainly means you are awakening. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

For a relationship to deepen, at some point the spiritual dimension needs to come in. You don't even need to be fully awakened for this to happen, but if it does happen it certainly means you are awakening.


Quote: Words that arise spontaneously out of the state of presence are charged with spiritual power: the power to awaken. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Words that arise spontaneously out of the state of presence are charged with spiritual power: the power to awaken.


Quote: A simple but radical spiritual practice is to accept whatever arises in the Now, within and without. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

A simple but radical spiritual practice is to accept whatever arises in the Now, within and without.


Quote: Suppression of the feminine principal has enabled The Ego to gain absolute supremacy in the collective human psyche. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Suppression of the feminine principal has enabled The Ego to gain absolute supremacy in the collective human psyche.


Quote: The realm of consciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp. When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The realm of consciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp. When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are.


Quote: Transcending the world does not mean to withdraw from the world, to no longer take action, or to stop interacting with people. Transcendence of the world is to act and to interact without any self-seeking. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Transcending the world does not mean to withdraw from the world, to no longer take action, or to stop interacting with people. Transcendence of the world is to act and to interact without any self-seeking.




Quote: Thinking is no more than a tiny aspect of the totality of consciousness, the totality of who you are. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Thinking is no more than a tiny aspect of the totality of consciousness, the totality of who you are.


Quote: Look at all the conflict between tribes, nations, and religions. They need their enemies, because they provide the sense of separateness on which their collective egoic identity depends. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Look at all the conflict between tribes, nations, and religions. They need their enemies, because they provide the sense of separateness on which their collective egoic identity depends.




Quote: Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.


Quote: Only by awakening can you know the true meaning of that word. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Only by awakening can you know the true meaning of that word.


Quote: The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human conciousness... seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote; white text on black background

The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human conciousness... seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature.




Quote: Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature.






Quote: Humanity as a whole has already gone through unimaginable suffering, mostly self-inflicted, the culmination of which was the 20th century with its unspeakable horrors. This collective suffering has brought upon a readiness in many human beings for the evolutionary leap that is spiritual awakening. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote: Humanity as a whole has already gone through unimaginable suffering, mostly self-inflicted, the culmination of which was the 20th century with its unspeakable horrors. This collective suffering has brought upon a readiness in many human beings for the evolutionary leap that is spiritual awakening.- black text on quotes background

Humanity as a whole has already gone through unimaginable suffering, mostly self-inflicted, the culmination of which was the 20th century with its unspeakable horrors. This collective suffering has brought upon a readiness in many human beings for the evolutionary leap that is spiritual awakening.


Quote: Underneath the world of sense perceptions and the world of mind activity, there is the vastness of being. There's a vast spaciousness. There's a vast stillness and there's a little ripple activity on the surface, which isn't separate, just like the ripples are not separate from the ocean. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote: Underneath the world of sense perceptions and the world of mind activity, there is the vastness of being. There's a vast spaciousness. There's a vast stillness and there's a little ripple activity on the surface, which isn't separate, just like the ripples are not separate from the ocean.- black text on quotes background

Underneath the world of sense perceptions and the world of mind activity, there is the vastness of being. There's a vast spaciousness. There's a vast stillness and there's a little ripple activity on the surface, which isn't separate, just like the ripples are not separate from the ocean.


Quote: By a monstrous act of reductionism, the infinite depth of who you are is confused with a sound produced by the vocal cords. (p. 28). by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

By a monstrous act of reductionism, the infinite depth of who you are is confused with a sound produced by the vocal cords. (p. 28).


Quote: Whatever you think people are withholding from you-praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on-give it to them. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Whatever you think people are withholding from you-praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on-give it to them.


Quote: It's a wonderful thing to perceive the world and to interact with it and with other people and nature from that deep place of utter stillness, where the compulsion to immediately label and interpret whatever arises around you is no longer there. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

It's a wonderful thing to perceive the world and to interact with it and with other people and nature from that deep place of utter stillness, where the compulsion to immediately label and interpret whatever arises around you is no longer there.




Quote: The ego says, I shouldn't have to suffer, and that thought makes you suffer so much more. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The ego says, I shouldn't have to suffer, and that thought makes you suffer so much more.


Quote: Use whatever challenge comes into your life as a kind of fuel for the flame of consciousness. That is done through surrender to what is. Some people may need more of that than others. If you choose presence in your daily life you may not need the drastic challenges. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote; white text on black background

Use whatever challenge comes into your life as a kind of fuel for the flame of consciousness. That is done through surrender to what is. Some people may need more of that than others. If you choose presence in your daily life you may not need the drastic challenges.


Quote: Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

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


Quote: There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges -- the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote; white text on black background

There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges -- the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.


Quote: Each person's life -- each lifeform, in fact -- represents a world, a unique way in which the universe experiences itself. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Each person's life -- each lifeform, in fact -- represents a world, a unique way in which the universe experiences itself.


Quote: You might say, 'What a dreadful day', without realizing that the cold, the wind, and the rain or whatever condition you react to are not dreadful. They are as they are. What is dreadful is your reaction, your inner resistance to it, and the emotion that is created by that resistance. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of Eckhart Tolle quote: You might say, 'What a dreadful day', without realizing that the cold, the wind, and the rain or whatever condition you react to are not dreadful. They are as they are. What is dreadful is your reaction, your inner resistance to it, and the emotion that is created by that resistance.- black text on quotes background

You might say, 'What a dreadful day', without realizing that the cold, the wind, and the rain or whatever condition you react to are not dreadful. They are as they are. What is dreadful is your reaction, your inner resistance to it, and the emotion that is created by that resistance.


Quote: Nothing that is of real value can be lost, only the false dissolves. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Nothing that is of real value can be lost, only the false dissolves.


Quote: The outer form is a temporary reflection of what you are within, in your essence. That is why love and beauty can never leave you, although all outer forms will. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The outer form is a temporary reflection of what you are within, in your essence. That is why love and beauty can never leave you, although all outer forms will.




Quote: The present moment holds the key to liberation. But you cannot find the present moment as long as you are your mind. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

The present moment holds the key to liberation. But you cannot find the present moment as long as you are your mind.


Quote: Suffering begins when you mentally label a situation as bad. That causes an emotional contraction. When you let it be, without naming it, enormous power is available to you. The contraction cuts you off from that power, the power of life itself. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Suffering begins when you mentally label a situation as bad. That causes an emotional contraction. When you let it be, without naming it, enormous power is available to you. The contraction cuts you off from that power, the power of life itself.


Quote: Be aware that what you think, to a large extent, creates the emotions that you feel. See the link between your thinking and your emotions. Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Be aware that what you think, to a large extent, creates the emotions that you feel. See the link between your thinking and your emotions. Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.


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