Eckhart Tolle Quotes


quotes by eckhart tolle

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.

The past has no power over the present moment.

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

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.

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.

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

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.

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

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

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.

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.

Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.

Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.

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.

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

Don't let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.

Don't Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness.