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Eckhart Tolle is a famous German-born author and spiritual leader. The book “Power Of Now” was The New York Times Best Seller which was published in 1997.

As he grew up in Germany during the post-war, all his self-help publications were mainly inspired by his personal experience. His father didn’t want him to go to school and opted to study literature, language, and astronomy at home.

Eckhart Tolle’s quotes and saying are very motivational and inspirational as it comes to form the man who has seen the reckoning of the world with the World War and the battle of his inner self during times of crisis and stress.

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Eckhart Tolle’s first moment of awakening came at the age of 15 when he was influenced by a gift of five spiritual books authored by German Mystic Joseph Anton Schneiderfranken. And the second awakening at the age of 29 when he was struggling with depression. At that time he used to self-medicate and spent more time with friends in a Buddhist monastery.

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Success

1. “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 a success.” 

2. “Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.” 

3. “To me the ego is the habitual and compulsive thought processes that go through everybody’s mind continuously. External things like possessions or memories or failures or successes or achievements. Your personal history.”

4. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.”

5. “You are not a problem that needs solving.”

Eckhart Tolle Quotes About Mind

6. “People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.” 

7. “Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much.”

8. “If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up re-creating the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction.”

9. “If danger arises in the present moment, there may be an emotion. There may even be a pain. But that’s a challenge, not a problem. For a problem to exist, you need time and repetitive mind activity.”

10. “The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.” 

11. “All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.” 

12. “Is fear preventing you from taking action? Acknowledge the fear, watch it, take your attention to it, and be fully present with it. Doing so cuts the link between fear and your thinking. Don’t let the fear rise up in your mind. Use the power of the Now. Fear cannot prevail against it.” 

13. “You can always cope with the present moment, but you cannot cope with something that is only a mind projection – you cannot cope with the future.” 

14. “All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.” 

15. “For many people who are so lost in their minds, so much involved in their thought processes, the only moments they have when they are not trapped in that is when they are relating to their animal, their pet.” 

16. “Prejudice of any kind implies that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don’t see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence.” 

Eckhart Tolle Quotes About Thought

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17. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” 

18. “Memories are thoughts that arise. They’re not realities. Only when you believe that they are real, then they have power over you. But when you realize it’s just another thought arising about the past, then you can have a spacious relationship with that thought. The thought no longer has you in its grip.” 

19. “Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.” 

20. “Many people in this world are still so identified with every thought that arises in their head. There is not the slightest space of awareness there.”

21. “To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually.”

22. “Thoughts are fine when you don’t confuse them with who you are, and then thoughts are not a problem. Thinking is a wonderful tool to create things in this world. It only becomes problematic and a source of suffering when you confuse thinking with who you are.”

23. “That is the real spiritual awakening when something emerges from within you that is deeper than who you thought you were. So, the person is still there, but one could almost say that something more powerful shines through the person.” 

24. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” 

25. “Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality, it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.” 

26. “It is when we are trapped in incessant streams of compulsive thinking that the universe really disintegrates for us, and we lose the ability to sense the interconnectedness of all that exists.” 

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Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

27. “Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

28. “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

29. “Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

30. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

31. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

32. “It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

33. “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

34. “Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

35. “If you live only in one culture for the first 20 years of your life, you become conditioned without knowing it.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

36. “When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

37. “As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

38. “Narrow your life down to this moment. Your life situation may be full of problems – most life situations are – but find out if you have a problem at this moment. Do you have a problem now?”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

39. “Thinking is a wonderful tool if it’s applied. Thinking, however, can not become the master. Thinking is a very bad master. If you’re dominated by thinking then your life becomes very restricted.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

40. “Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego’s fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

41. “It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

42. “Your entire life only happens in this moment. The present moment is life itself. Yet, people live as if the opposite were true and treat the present moment as a stepping stone to the next moment – a means to an end.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

43. “Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to ‘die before you die’ — and find that there is no death.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

44. “When people get taken over by the ego to such an extent, there is nothing else in their mind except the ego. They can no longer feel or sense their humanity – what they share with other human beings, or even with other life forms on the planet. They are so identified with concepts in their minds that other human beings become concepts as well.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

45. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Life

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Quotes From Eckhart Tolle On Self Confidence

46. A genuine relationship is one that is not dominated by the ego with its image-making and self-seeking. In a genuine relationship, there is an outward flow of open, alert attention toward the other person in which there is no wanting whatsoever.”

47. “The answer is, who you are cannot be defined through thinking or mental labels or definitions, because it’s beyond that. It is the very sense of being, or presence, that is there when you become conscious of the present moment. In essence, you and what we call the present moment are, at the deepest level, one.”

48. “All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence.” 

49. “Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of ‘I know.’ Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas.” 

50. “When you wash your hands, when you make a cup of coffee, when you’re waiting for the elevator – instead of indulging in thinking, these are all opportunities for being there as a still, alert presence.” 

51. “Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.” 

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Happiness

52. “Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.” 

53. “Even the most seemingly unpleasant situations – if you become aligned with it, something good will emerge from that.” 

54. “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.” 

55. “Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.” 

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56. “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.” 

57. “This, too, will pass.”

58. “…the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.” 

59. “Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.” 

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60. “Was Jesus the son of God? Yes. But so are you. You just haven’t realized it yet.” 

61. “Don’t Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness” 

62. “Can you look without the voice in your head commenting, drawing conclusions, comparing, or trying to figure something out?”

63. “You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.” 

64. “Many people identify their sense of self with the problems they have, or think they have.”

66. “If not now, when?”

67. “In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.”

Quotes From Eckhart Tolle On New Earth

68. “You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.” 

69. “We should purify our innate well of contentment – what a wonderful expression – and then external things will be in harmony with us.” 

70. “Love is a state of being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you.”

71. “Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is, surrender to the Now.

72. “Let it teach you Being.”

73. “Let it teach you integrity — which means to be one, to be yourself, to be real.”

74. “Let it teach you how to live and how to die, and how not to make living and dying into a problem.” 

75. “Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now.” 

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76. “Authentic human interactions become impossible when you lose yourself in a role.”

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77. “You become most powerful in whatever you do if the action is performed for its own sake rather than as a means to protect, enhance, or conform to your role identity.” 

78. “People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.”

79. “The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.”

80. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” 

90. “Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.” 

91. “What a liberation to realize that the ‘voice in my head’ is not who I am. ‘Who am I, then?’ The one who sees that.”

92. “Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.”

93. “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.”

94. “Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.”

95. “If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.”

96. “To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”

97. “You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”

Quotes From Eckhart Tolle On Awakening

98. “Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

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99. “To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

100. “The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

101. “When you take your attention into the present moment, a certain alertness arises. You become more conscious of what’s around you, but also, strangely, a sense of presence that is both within and without.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

102. “Often, little situations trigger enormous reactions. Be there, present for it. Your partner will find it easier to see it in you, and you will find it easier to see it in them.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

103. “Whenever you become anxious or stressed, outer purpose has taken over, and you lost sight of your inner purpose. You have forgotten that your state of consciousness is primary, all else secondary.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

104. “Because of its phantom nature, and despite elaborate defense mechanisms, the ego is very vulnerable and insecure, and it sees itself as constantly under threat. This, by the way, is the case even if the ego is outwardly very confident.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

105. “Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can’t stand the suffering anymore.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

106. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

107. “Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

108. “To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.”– Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Awakening

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Eckhart Tolle Quotes One-Liner

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109. “I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

110. “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

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111. “Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

112. “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

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113. “Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

114. “What a caterpillar calls the end of the world we call a butterfly.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

115. “What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

116. “The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

117. “To love is to recognize yourself in another.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

118. “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

119. “I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.” – Eckhart Tolle QuotesQuotes

s. “Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.” – Eckhart Tolle Quotes

Eckhart Tolle was very good with his writing as his base subjects were literature, astronomy, and metaphysics. The expansive vision of Tolle helped him to explain the complex terminology and meaning thoroughly.

These Eckhart Tolle quotes are a collection of various saying in the interview, books, and events. These quotes include love, success, realization, mind, life, and thought saying by Eckhart Tolle on various occasions. The motivational quotes stated in this article can and are changing the life of someone who is in depression or stress.