24 Inspirational Eckhart Tolle Quotes on Life and Happiness

Date and Place of Birth: February 16, 1948, Lünen, Germany


Short Eckhart Tolle Biography


Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most inspiring and visionary spiritual teachers in the world today. At the age of 29, an intense inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. He devoted the next several years to understanding, integrating, and deepening that transformation. With his international bestsellers, The Power of Now and A New Earth he has introduced millions to the joy and freedom of living life in the present moment.

His profound yet simple teachings focus on the significance and power of Presence, the awakened state of consciousness that transcends ego and discursive thinking. Eckhart Tolle sees this awakening as the essential next step in human evolution. The New York Times has described him as “the most popular spiritual author in the United States,” and Watkins Review has named him “the most spiritually influential person in the world.”

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle


“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” Eckhart Tolle
“If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.” Eckhart Tolle
“When you let go of the belief that you should or need to know who you are, what happens to confusion? Suddenly it is gone. When you fully accept that you don't know, you actually enter a state of peace and clarity that is closer to who you truly are than thought could ever be. Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.” Eckhart Tolle
“Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought” Eckhart Tolle
“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.” Eckhart Tolle
“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.” Eckhart Tolle
“One thing we do know: Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment.” Eckhart Tolle
“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past cant prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” Eckhart Tolle
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life” Eckhart Tolle
“The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.” Eckhart Tolle
“The moment that judgement stops through acceptance of what it is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace.” Eckhart Tolle
“Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now.” Eckhart Tolle
“Reading is my passion and my escape since I was 5 years old. Overall, children don't realize the magic that can live inside their own heads. Better even then any movie.” Eckhart Tolle
“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.” Eckhart Tolle
“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.” Eckhart Tolle
“Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.” Eckhart Tolle
“If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.” Eckhart Tolle
“Don't look for peace. Don't look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender” Eckhart Tolle
“All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.” Eckhart Tolle
“Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.” Eckhart Tolle

Reference: https://eckharttolle.com/about

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