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The life of Eckhart Tolle is one that has been largely defined by how he has made an impact on the world. Born in Germany, his family moved to Vancouver when he was a child and it was there where he discovered Zen Buddhism. He then went on to study Psychology at the University of London before becoming a spiritual teacher later in life.
His work mainly revolves around being present in the now and living a simple life without material possessions or worries. His most well-known book The Power of Now sold over 10 million copies worldwide. He teaches people all over the world about mindfulness through various seminars, workshops, talks and books.
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About Eckhart Tolle

birth of the author

February 16, 1948

occupation of the author

Writer, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur

genre of the author

Mindfulness, Psychology, Metaphysics

award of the author

Notable Works:
The Power Of Now


How ‘spiritual’ you are has nothing to do with what you believe, but everything to do with your state of consciousness. — Eckhart Tolle

The word Buddha comes from the Sanskrit word Budh, meaning, to be awake. So Buddha is not a name and ultimately not a person, but a state of consciousness. — Eckhart Tolle

The awakening of consciousness is the next evolutionary step for mankind. — Eckhart Tolle

Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness. — Eckhart Tolle

the awakening of consciousness is the next evolutionary step for mankind Eckhart Tolle quote

And it is from inner space, the unconditioned consciousness itself, that true happiness, the joy of Being, emanates. — Eckhart Tolle

Your primary purpose is to enable consciousness to flow into what you do. The secondary purpose is whatever you want to achieve through the doing. — Eckhart Tolle

But there’s a shift happening in humanity, a shift in consciousness, happening now because it has to happen now. — Eckhart Tolle

I am the awareness that is aware that there is attachment.’ That’s the beginning of the transformation of consciousness. — Eckhart Tolle

Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego. — Eckhart Tolle

what the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now Eckhart Tolle quote

Become an alchemist. Transmute base metal into gold, suffering into consciousness, disaster into enlightenment. — Eckhart Tolle

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

On the new Earth, as the awakened consciousness comes in, I would say the ego would develop in children and quickly become outgrown when they reach adulthood. — Eckhart Tolle

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

Awareness of the inner body is consciousness remembering its origin and returning to the Source. — Eckhart Tolle

the flower of consciousness needs the mud out of which it grows Eckhart Tolle quote

If increased meta–knowledge is not counter–balanced by a corresponding growth in consciousness then the likelihood of psycho–spiritual dysfunction is great. — Eckhart Tolle

The brain does not create consciousness, but conciousness created the brain, the most complex physical form on earth, for its expression. — Eckhart Tolle


If there were nothing but thought in you, you wouldn’t even know you are thinking. — Eckhart Tolle

Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. — Eckhart Tolle

Let go of thought, become still and alert, and don’t try to understand or explain. — Eckhart Tolle

if there were nothing but thought in you you wouldn t even know you are thinking Eckhart Tolle quote

Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought. — Eckhart Tolle

Being must be felt. It can’t be thought. — Eckhart Tolle

Observe your thoughts, don’t believe them. — Eckhart Tolle

It’s interesting that stepping out of thought was actually triggered by a thought. — Eckhart Tolle

To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually. — Eckhart Tolle

rather than being your thoughts and emotions be the awareness behind them Eckhart Tolle quote

Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself. — Eckhart Tolle

Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don’t take your thoughts too seriously. — Eckhart Tolle

Enlightenment means rising above thought. — Eckhart Tolle

Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts. — Eckhart Tolle

Thought began to take over and obscured the simple yet profound joy of connectedness with being. — Eckhart Tolle

let go of thought become still and alert and don t try to understand or explain Eckhart Tolle quote

Unconscious means identified totally with thought. You reduce reality to a conceptual reality. — Eckhart Tolle

Thought alone cannot recognize spiritual truths no matter how highly developed thought is. It’s impossible. — Eckhart Tolle

You are the light of Presence, the awareness that is prior to and deeper than any thoughts and emotions. — Eckhart Tolle

The human condition: lost in thought. — Eckhart Tolle


Why Human should not look at the past? — Eckhart Tolle

why human should not look at the past Eckhart Tolle quote

Every human being in the human form has limitations. — Eckhart Tolle

Honoring the moment is honoring every human being you meet. The only place where you can meet them is in the moment. — Eckhart Tolle

When you always want the next thing, every human being becomes a means to an end. — Eckhart Tolle

Humans are a dangerously insane and very sick species. — Eckhart Tolle

When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning. — Eckhart Tolle

every human being in the human form has limitations Eckhart Tolle quote

You are this universe experiencing itself, very briefly, as a human. — Eckhart Tolle

Most humans live in the mindset that this moment is only important because it’s getting them to the next one. — Eckhart Tolle

The end justifies the means. But the end and the means are one. And if the means did not contribute to human happiness, neither will the end. — Eckhart Tolle

Authentic human interactions become impossible when you lose yourself in a role. — Eckhart Tolle

Evil is an extreme manifestation of human unconsciousness. — Eckhart Tolle

when you always want the next thing every human being becomes a means to an end Eckhart Tolle quote

You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while. — Eckhart Tolle

To know another human being in their essence, you don’t really need to know anything about them–their past, their history, their story. — Eckhart Tolle

The moment you put a mental label on another human being, you can no longer truly relate to that person. . . It then becomes possible to perpetrate any act of violence. — Eckhart Tolle

Consciousness is not personal. Human consciousness is just an expression of universal consciousness, which pervades the entire universe. — Eckhart Tolle

The animals certainly like to be close to humans, especially as humans go through the shift in consciousness. — Eckhart Tolle

humans are a dangerously insane and very sick species Eckhart Tolle quote

Humans are potentially capable of living in a state of consciousness compared to which normal wakefulness is like sleeping or dreaming. — Eckhart Tolle


When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. — Eckhart Tolle

Don’t ask your mind for permission to enjoy what you do. — Eckhart Tolle

Wake up. Get out of your mind. Be present. — Eckhart Tolle

The mind–identified state is severely dysfunctional. — Eckhart Tolle

don t ask your mind for permission to enjoy what you do Eckhart Tolle quote

You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. — Eckhart Tolle

All problems are illusions of the mind. — Eckhart Tolle

If you don’t mind being unhappy, what happens to the unhappiness? — Eckhart Tolle

This is my secret,’ he said. ‘I don’t mind what happens. — Eckhart Tolle

An emotion is your body’s reaction to your mind. — Eckhart Tolle

wake up get out of your mind be present Eckhart Tolle quote

The future is an imagined Now, a projection of the mind. — Eckhart Tolle

If your mind is still… You can sense the peace that emanates from the earth. — Eckhart Tolle

The moment you truly forgive, you have reclaimed your power from the mind. — Eckhart Tolle

True love, which has no opposite because it arises from beyond the mind. — Eckhart Tolle

Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind. — Eckhart Tolle

the mind identified state is severely dysfunctional Eckhart Tolle quote

Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind. — Eckhart Tolle

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


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

Life always is now. Life is inseparable from now. — Eckhart Tolle

The truth is: you don’t have a life, you are life. — Eckhart Tolle

life wants to support you but first you need to be open to life Eckhart Tolle quote

The fullness of life is only accessible in the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle

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When you are fully conscious, drama does not come into your life anymore. — Eckhart Tolle

Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is true prosperity. — Eckhart Tolle

Anything ‘bad’ that happens in your life–use it for enlightenment. — Eckhart Tolle

The primary purpose of life is in being in the NOW. — Eckhart Tolle

life always is now life is inseparable from now Eckhart Tolle quote

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

Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal. — Eckhart Tolle

Life is your deepest inner Being. It is already whole, complete, perfect. — Eckhart Tolle

Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour. — Eckhart Tolle

It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living. — Eckhart Tolle

the truth is you don t have a life you are life Eckhart Tolle quote

Stress means there is something wrong, and you are not aligned with life. — Eckhart Tolle

The secret of life is to ‘die before you die — And Find That There Is No Death.

Life is the dancer and you are the dance. — Eckhart Tolle


Thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human existence. — Eckhart Tolle

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

thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human existence Eckhart Tolle quote

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

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. — Eckhart Tolle

Creativity arises out of the state of thoughtless presence in which you are much more awake than when you are engrossed in thinking. — Eckhart Tolle

Not to be able to stop thinking is an affliction, but we don’t realise this because almost everybody is suffering from it. — Eckhart Tolle

So one could say that the only real problem is dysfunctional thinking, the rest are challenges, not problems. — Eckhart Tolle

strictly speaking you don t think thinking happens to you Eckhart Tolle quote

We are destined not to go back to the level of animals that we’ve come from but to return to being by going beyond thinking. — Eckhart Tolle

Strictly speaking, you don’t think: Thinking happens to you. — Eckhart Tolle

Create a gap of no–mind in which you are highly alert and aware but not thinking. This is the essence of meditation. — Eckhart Tolle

The equivalent of external noise is the inner noise of thinking. The equivalent of external silence is inner stillness. — Eckhart Tolle

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

How many situations can be resolved with less thinking? — Eckhart Tolle

Consciousness is a vast ocean and thinking is the waves & ripples on the surface of the ocean. — Eckhart Tolle

When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you. — Eckhart Tolle

Awareness takes over from thinking. Instead of being in charge of your life, thinking becomes the servant of awareness. — Eckhart Tolle

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


To do everything in a sacred manner means to do everything fully in the state of presence. — Eckhart Tolle

The past cannot survive in your presence. It can only survive in your absence. — Eckhart Tolle

Awareness means Presence, and only Presence can dissolve the unconscious past in you. — Eckhart Tolle

The state of presence is the only state in which creative energy is available to you. — Eckhart Tolle

Presence is when you’re no longer waiting for the next moment, believing that the next moment will be more fulfilling than this one. — Eckhart Tolle

to do everything in a sacred manner means to do everything fully in the state of presence Eckhart Tolle quote

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

Enlightenment means choosing to dwell in a state of presence rather than in time. It means saying yes to what is. — Eckhart Tolle

Presence is the key to freedom, so you can only be free now. — Eckhart Tolle

When there’s a teacher who embodies presence, then it seems to come for a while through that opening. The teacher is an opening to presence. — Eckhart Tolle

Sense your presence, the naked, unveiled, unclothed beingness. It is untouched by young or old, rich or poor, good or bad, or any other attributes. — Eckhart Tolle

the past cannot survive in your presence it can only survive in your absence Eckhart Tolle quote

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. — Eckhart Tolle

Listen to the voice in your head, be there as the witnessing presence. — Eckhart Tolle

Guilt, regret, resentment, sadness & all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past & not enough presence. — Eckhart Tolle

Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. This is why we may also call it Presence. — Eckhart Tolle

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

awareness means presence and only presence can dissolve the unconscious past in you Eckhart Tolle quote

Presence removes time. Without time, no suffering, no negativity, can survive. — Eckhart Tolle

When you get into your car, after you close the door, pause for a few seconds and observe the flow of your breath. Become aware of a silent but powerful sense of presence. — Eckhart Tolle


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

You attract and manifest whatever corresponds to your inner state. — Eckhart Tolle

Stay present, stay conscious. Be the ever–alert guardian of your inner space. — Eckhart Tolle

you attract and manifest whatever corresponds to your inner state Eckhart Tolle quote

Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes. — Eckhart Tolle

No excuses. No negativity. No psychic pollution. Keep your inner space clear. — Eckhart Tolle

Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that purpose with every other person on the planet–because it is the purpose of humanity. — Eckhart Tolle

Space and silence are two aspects of the same thing. The same no–thing. They are externalization of inner space and inner silence, which is stillness: the infinitely creative womb of all existence. — Eckhart Tolle

It is much more likely that help comes in when what you are doing is done while you are in a state of inner peace, rather than resistance. — Eckhart Tolle

stay present stay conscious be the ever alert guardian of your inner space Eckhart Tolle quote

Love, joy, and peace are deep states of Being, or rather three aspects of the state of inner connectedness with Being. As such, they have no opposite. — Eckhart Tolle

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. — Eckhart Tolle

Fed up with being unhappy.’ Some people may feel, as I did, that they cannot live with themselves anymore. Inner peace then becomes their first priority. — Eckhart Tolle

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