Eckhart Tolle Quotes

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

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When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.

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When you live in complete acceptance of what is, that is the end of all drama in your life.

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Observe your thoughts, don't believe them.

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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.

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When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it, all else is madness.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.

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Watch the clouds. They will teach you about the world of form.

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Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.

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You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life.

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

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You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes.

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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.

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Ultimately what you do is secondary. But how you do it is primary.

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All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.

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Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

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

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We have forgotten what rocks and plants still know - we have forgotten how to be - to be still - to be ourselves - to be where life is here and now

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When you want to arrive at your goal more than you want to be doing what you are doing, you become stressed.

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You are here to enable the divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are!

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Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not 'yours,' not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.

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Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought.

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If your relationship to the present moment is not right - nothing can ever be right in the future - because when the future comes - it's the present moment.

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

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

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Remember that your perception of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness. You are not separate from it, and there is no objective world out there. Every moment, your consciousness creates the world that you inhabit.

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

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True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.

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If I find here and Now unacceptable, I have three choices: 1-Totally accept it. 2- Change it. 3-Remove myself from the situation. That is taking responsibility for my life.

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Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures.

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Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.

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It may look as if the situation is creating the suffering, but ultimately this is not so - your resistance is.

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Always work with the present moment, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.

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Life isn't as serious as the mind makes it out to be.

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Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

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Anybody who is one with what he or she does is building the new earth.

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As you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change.

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Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don't take your thoughts too seriously.

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The key is to be in a state of permanent connectedness with your inner body - to feel it at all times. This will rapidly deepen and transform your life. The more consciousness you direct into the inner body, the higher its vibrational frequency becomes.

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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.

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Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal.

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The past has no power over the present moment.

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

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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.

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You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.

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Awareness is the greatest agent for change.

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