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The present moment holds the key to liberation. But you cannot find the present moment as long as you are your mind. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Through surrender, spiritual energy comes into the world. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The future is usually imagined as either better or worse than the present. If the imagined future is better, it gives you hope or pleasurable anticipation. If it is worse, it creates anxiety. Both are illusory. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Unhappiness or negativity is a disease on our planet. What pollution is on the outer level is negativity on the inner. It is everywhere, not just in places where people don't have enough, but even more so where they have more than enough. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You will enjoy any activity in which you are fully present ... -- Eckhart Tolle
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Spiritual realization is to see clearly that what I perceive, experience, think, or feel is ultimately not who I am, that I cannot find myself in all those things that continuously pass away. The -- Eckhart Tolle
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Most people spend their entire life imprisoned within the confines of their own thoughts. They never go beyond a narrow, mind-made, personalized sense of self that is conditioned by the past. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human conciousness ... seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To sin means to miss the mark, as an archer who misses the target, so to sin means to miss the point of human existence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Once you realize that a certain kind of food makes you sick, would you carry on eating that food and keep on asserting that it's okay to be sick? -- Eckhart Tolle
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I never went out and said, "I want to do this." I never do that. I wait for things to come to me, either within or without, and I go along with it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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The finger pointing to the moon is not the moon. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Awareness is the main dilemma of human existence. I looked upon the professors as sages who had all the answers and upon the university as the temple of knowledge. How could an insane person like her -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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When you get into your car, shut the door and be there for just half a minute. Breathe, feel the energy inside your body, look around at the sky, the trees. The mind might tell you, 'I don't have time.' But that's the mind talking to you. Even the busiest person has time for 30 seconds of space. -- Eckhart Tolle
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So next time somebody says, "Sorry to have kept you waiting," you can reply, "That's all right, I wasn't waiting. I was just standing here enjoying myself - in joy in my self. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Please open your eyes now, but keep attention in the inner energy field of the body as you look around the room. The inner body lies at the threshold between your form identity and your essence identity, your true nature. Never lose touch with it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Many adults play roles when they speak to young children. They use silly words and sounds. They talk down to the child. They don't treat the child as an equal. The fact that you temporarily know more, or you're bigger does not mean the child is not your equal. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Forgive yourself for not being at peace. -- Eckhart Tolle
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In this way, a permanent energy field of a pure and high frequency will arise between you. No illusion, no pain, no conflict, nothing that is not you, and nothing that is not love can survive in it. This represents the the fulfillment of the divine transpersonal purpose of your relationship. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Joy is uncaused and arises from within as the joy of Being. It is an essential part of the inner state of peace, the state that has been called the peace of God. It is your natural state, not something that you need to work hard for or struggle to attain. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Become an alchemist. Transmute base metal into gold, suffering into consciousness, disaster into enlightenment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body's reaction to your mind - or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The animals are at a level prior to thinking. They haven't lost themselves in thought. We rise above thinking and then we meet them again, where we're both in no-thought. There's a deep connection. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A belief may be comforting. Only through your own experience, however, does it become liberating. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Suffering begins when you mentally label a situation as bad. That causes an emotional contraction. When you let it be, without naming it, enormous power is available to you. The contraction cuts you off from that power, the power of life itself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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 success. -- Eckhart Tolle
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But as long as negativity is there, use it. Use it as a kind of signal that reminds you to be more present. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Unhappiness covers up your natural state of well-being and inner peace, the source of true happiness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Was Jesus the son of God? Yes. But so are you. You just haven't realized it yet. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A built-in reminder is the simple understanding that whenever any kind of unhappiness arises, you know you've lost the now. That's a built-in alarm clock. The moment you realize you've lost the now, come back to the now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Negativity ranges from irritation or impatience to fierce anger, from a depressed mood or sullen resentment to suicidal despair. Sometimes -- Eckhart Tolle
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If the price of peace were a lowering of your consciousness, and the price of stillness a lack of vitality and alertness, then they would not be worth having. -- Eckhart Tolle
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This is most people's reality: As soon as something is perceived, it is named, interpreted, compared with something else, liked, disliked, or called good or bad by the phantom self, the ego. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The power of movies lies in the fact that it enables the viewer to enter the reality, to some extent, of the characters. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you always want the next thing, every human being becomes a means to an end. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You can always cope with the Now, but you can never cope with the future - nor do you have to. The answer, the strength, the right action or the resource will be there when you need it, not before, not after. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The more shared past there is in a relationship, the more present you need to be ... -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you accept what is, every piece of meat - every moment - is the best. That is enlightenment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Hang on to the inner body, let it be the anchor, then you're present. If they say something challenging and you lose it again, pause, and anchor again. Practice, practice, continuous practice-becaus e when you're in touch with the inner body, spaciousness arises. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whenever an answer, a solution, or a creative idea is needed, stop thinking for a moment by focusing attention on your inner energy field ... When you resume thinking, it will be fresh and creative. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Everything is shown up by being exposed to the light, and whatever is exposed to the light itself becomes light. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside. A high degree of alertness is required. Be still. Look. Listen. Be present. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I'm grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes. -- Eckhart Tolle
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In certain extreme cases, medication may be necessary. But it is given far too often, too easily, and too readily. Millions of children already are on tranquilizers, for example, and that is absurd. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Terrorism is an example of that extreme madness. People blow themselves up just to kill others. Unconscious reaction to terrorism is equal madness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whatever you do in your business comes out of a state of inner alignment with life and the source of life itself, so peace flows into whatever you do. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If I accept the fact that my relationships are here to make me conscious, instead of happy, then my relationships become a wonderful self mastery tool that keeps realigning me with my higher purpose for living. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Inner state. You need to be extremely alert and absolutely present to be able to detect them. Whenever you do, it is a moment of awakening, of disidentification from the mind. Here is one of the most common negative states that is easily overlooked, precisely because -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whenever you are in a negative state, there is something in you that wants the negativity, that perceives it as pleasurable, or that believes it will get you what you want. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The positive already contains within itself the as yet unmanifested negative. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Be where you are. Look around. Just look, don't interpret. See the light, shapes, colors, textures. Be aware of the silent presence of each thing. Be aware of the space that allows everything to be. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Most people's lives are cluttered up with things: material things, things to do, things to think about. Their lives are like the history of humanity, which Winston Churchill defined as "one damn thing after another." Their minds are filled up with the clutter of thoughts, one thought after another. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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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All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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Now if a teacher gives you a practice, he or she would perhaps point out when you don't need it anymore or you realize yourself when you don't need it anymore. -- Eckhart Tolle
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No practice can take you to liberation. That is important to know. It can be a little step that is useful until you realize you don't need it anymore, because after a certain point it becomes a hindrance. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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present moment holds the key to liberation. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You find God the moment you realize that you don't need to seek God -- Eckhart Tolle
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The moment you realize you are not present, you are present. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Beyond the beauty of external forms, there is more here: something that cannot be named, something ineffable, some deep, inner, holy essence. Whenever and wherever there is beauty, this inner essence shines through somehow. It only reveals itself to you when you are present. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The compulsion to do, and the tendency to derive your sense of self-worth and identity from external factors such as achievement, is an inevitable illusion as long as you are identified with the mind. This makes it hard or impossible for you to accept the low cycles and allow them to be. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If it is the quality of your consciousness at this moment that determines the future, then what is it that determines the quality of your consciousness? Your degree of presence. So the only place where true change can occur and where the past can be dissolved is the Now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you make the present moment, instead of past and future, the focal point of your life, your ability to enjoy what you do and with it the quality of your life increases dramatically. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Some people thought I was crazy to have let go of all the worldly things I had "achieved." They didn't understand that I didn't want or need any of that anymore. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Awareness means Presence, and only Presence can dissolve the unconscious past in you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You are not just a meaningless fragment in an alien universe, briefly suspended between life and death, allowed a few short-lived pleasures followed by pain and ultimate annihilation. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The place that I love most is the stillness. It's not that the stillness is lost when I talk or when I teach because the words arise out of the stillness. But when people leave me, there is only the stillness left. And I love that so much. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The energy form that lies behind hostility and attack finds the presence of love absolutely intolerable. If -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whenever you interact with people,don't be there primarily as a function or a role,But as a Field of conscious Presence -- Eckhart Tolle
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Go within. Use the inner body as a starting point for going deeper and taking your attention away from where it's usually lodged, in the thinking mind. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Loss of meaning is often part of the suffering that comes with physical loss, but it can also happen to people who have gained everything the world has to offer - who have made it in the eyes of the world - and suddenly find that their success or possessions are empty and unfulfilling. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The real truths of life are never entirely new to you or to anybody because there is a level deep down within you where you already know all the things, all those spiritual truths that you read or hear, and then recognize them. I say 'recognize' because you're not ... it's not new. -- Eckhart Tolle
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We can learn not to keep situations or events alive in our minds, but to return our attention continuously to the pristine, timeless present moment rather than be caught up in mental movie making. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Making it" in whatever field is only meaningful as long as there are thousands or millions of others who don't make it, so you need other human beings to "fail" so that your life can have meaning. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You may not yet be able to bring your unconscious mind activity into awareness as thoughts, but it will always be reflected in the body as an emotion, and of this you can become aware. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Everybody who is not awake spiritually is totally identified with and run by their thinking mind - the incessant voice in the head. -- Eckhart Tolle
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As long as we define ourselves in terms of our pains and problems, we will never be free from them. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Music bypasses the conceptual mind. Music does not give you food for thought ... -- Eckhart Tolle
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Many people live habitually as if the present moment were an obstacle that they need to overcome in order to get to the next moment, and imagine living your whole live like that. Always, this moment is not quite good enough because you need to get to the next one. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Nothing could be more awe-inspiring and majestic than the inconceivable vastness and stillness of space, and yet what is it? Emptiness, vast emptiness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There is no substitute for finding true purpose. But the true or primary purpose of your life cannot be found on the outer level. It does not concern what you do but what you are - that is to say, your state of consciousness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The mind left to itself creates monstrosities, and not only in art galleries. Look at our urban landscapes and industrial wastelands. No civilization has ever produced so much ugliness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There is no separation between being and the manifested world, between the manifested and the unmanifested. But the unmanifested is so much vaster, deeper, and greater than what happens in the manifested. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Thought began to take over and obscured the simple yet profound joy of connectedness with being. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There is nothing you can ever do or attain that will get you closer to salvation than it is at this moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Humanity had to go through egoic madness and then outgrow it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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People believe themselves to be dependent on what happens for their happiness, that is to say, dependent on form. They don't realize that what happens is the most unstable thing in the universe. It changes constantly. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Enlightenment means choosing to dwell in a state of presence rather than in time. It means saying yes to what is. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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unless you learn to recognize the false as false - as not you - there can be no lasting transformation, and you would always end up being drawn back into illusion and into some form of pain. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When your attention moves into the Now, there is an alertness. It is as if you were waking up from a dream, the dream of thought, the dream of past and future. Such clarity, such simplicity. No room for problem-making. Just this moment as it is. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you have ever been in a life-or-death emergency situation, you will know that it wasn't a problem. The mind didn't have time to fool around and make it into a problem. In a true emergency, the mind stops; you become totally present in the Now, and something infinitely more powerful takes over. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Awareness takes over from thinking. Instead of being in charge of your life, thinking becomes the servant of awareness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You dissolve discord, heal pain, dispel unconsciousness - without doing anything - simply by being and holding that frequency of intense presence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The Power of Now -- Eckhart Tolle
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When I'm with people, I'm a spiritual teacher. That's the function, but it's not my identity. The moment I'm alone, my deepest joy is to benobody, to relinquish the function of a teacher. It's a temporary function. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Even if you achieve your outer purpose, it will never satisfy you if you haven't found your inner purpose, which is awakening, being present, being in alignment with life. True power comes out of the presence; it is the presence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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In Zen, such a glimpse is called satori. Satori is a moment of Presence, a brief stepping out of the voice in your head, the thought processes, and their reflection in the body as emotion. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The soul is your innermost being. The presence that you are beyond form. The consciousness that you are beyond form, that is the soul. That is who you are in essence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The remnants of pain left behind by every strong negative emotion that is not fully faced, accepted, and then let go of join together to form an energy field that lives in the very cells of your body. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego. -- Eckhart Tolle
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All I have learned in the twenty years that I have been a monk I can sum up in one sentence: All that arises passes away. This I know. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Ultimately, every great endeavor consists of many little steps. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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Don't let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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An emotion is your body's reaction to your mind. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Extremely high volume of correspondence I receive, I am regretfully -- Eckhart Tolle
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Suffering needs time. It cannot survive in the now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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In you, as in each human being, there is a dimension of consciousness far deeper than thought. It is the very essence of who you are. We may call it presence, awareness, the unconditioned consciousness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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True happiness is not related to external conditions but comes from the unconditioned. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Something inside you emerges ... an innate, indwelling peace, stillness, aliveness. It is the unconditioned, who you are in your essence. It is what you had been looking for in the love object. It is yourself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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And it is from inner space, the unconditioned consciousness itself, that true happiness, the joy of Being, emanates. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Those who do not attempt to appear more than they are but are simply themselves, stand out as remarkable and are the only ones who truly make a difference in this world. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The secret of awakening is to unconditionally accept this moment as it is. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When I obtain this or am free of that - then I will be okay." This is the unconscious mind-set that creates the illusion of salvation in the future. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The unconscious compulsion to enhance one's identity through association with an object is built into the very structure of the egoic mind. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A great deal of what people say, think, or do is actually motivate by fear, which of course is always linked with having your focus on the future and being out of touch with the Now. As there are no problems in the Now, there is no fear either. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The false self lives mainly through memory and anticipation. Past and future are its main preoccupation. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There's something in human beings, not all human beings, that is ready for the change in consciousness. It needs to happen now if humanity is not to destroy itself and the planet. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Egos are drawn to bigger egos. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To have your attention in the Now is not a denial of what is needed in your life. It is recognition of what is primary. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Some people get attached to their practice. They get good at it, but even becoming a good meditator can become a hindrance. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The ego is just waiting to identify with anything. Whether it's your misery or being a great meditator, it seeks some identification. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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Every person carries the seed of enlightenment within, -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Very unconscious people experience their own ego through its reflection in others. When you realize that what you react to in others is also in you (and sometimes only in you), you begin to become aware of your own ego. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Reality is a unified whole, but thought cuts it up into fragments. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Tragedy turns into comedy when you watch your own drama and realizing it as a mind-created fiction designed to create you a sense of identity. -- Eckhart Tolle
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As long as you are unaware of Being, the reality of other humans will elude you, because you have not found your own. Your mind will like or dislike their form, which is not just their body but includes their mind as well. True relationship becomes possible only when there is an awareness of Being. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A culture that denies death inevitably becomes shallow and superficial, concerned only with the external form of things. When death is denied, life loses its depth. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Death is not an anomaly or the most dreadful of all events as modern culture would have you believe, but the most natural thing in the world, inseparable from and just as natural as its polarity - birth. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you are not honoring the present moment by allowing it to be, you are creating drama. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me: the 'I' and the 'self' that 'I' cannot live with. Maybe, I thought, only one of them is real. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You are not what happens in your life. You are the space in which it happens, which is consciousness itself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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That in you which recognizes madness as madness (even if it is your own) is sanity, is the arising awareness, is the end of insanity. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The moment you become aware of the silence, you also have become silent. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Humanity is now faced with a stark choice: Evolve or die. ... 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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The atoms that make up your body were once forged inside stars, and the causes of even the smallest event are virtually infinite and connected with the whole in incomprehensible ways. -- Eckhart Tolle
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This is the essence for every human being to realize that who they are, essentially, is far more than the physical body and is far more than the mental body, the psychological makeup, the psychological "me" body. Who they are is far deeper than that. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. The mind itself is a wonderful tool. Dysfunction sets in when you seek your self in it and mistake it for who you are. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Forgiveness happens naturally when you see that it has no purpose other than to strengthen a false sense of self, to keep the ego in place. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A teacher or teaching is not essential for spiritual awakening, but they save time. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Awareness and ego cannot coexist. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When the basis for your actions is inner alignment with the present moment, your actions become empowered by the intelligence of life itself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Have you ever gazed up into the infinity of space on a clear night, awestruck by the absolute stillness and inconceivable vastness of -- Eckhart Tolle
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In the Bhagavad Gita, one of the oldest and most beautiful spiritual teachings in existence, nonattachment to the fruit of your action is called Karma Yoga. It is described as the path of consecrated action. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Nonreaction is not weakness but strength. Another word for nonreaction is forgiveness. To forgive is to overlook, or rather to look through. You look through the ego to the sanity that is in every human being as his or her essence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Every morning we awaken from sleep and from our dreams and enter the state we call wakefulness. A continuous stream of thoughts, most of them repetitive, characterizes the normal wakeful state. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The present moment is the field on which the game of life happens. It cannot happen anywhere else. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There is a wonderful ancient Sufi saying which I'm going to paraphrase slightly. It says, 'When the heart weeps for what it has lost,' in this case 'heart' means 'ego,' 'when the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit rejoices for what it has found.' -- Eckhart Tolle
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In fact, the collective energy field of presence can be very helpful when people come together. It can give you an enormous boost. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You discover that a "bored person" is not who you are. Boredom is simply a conditioned energy movement within you. Neither are you an angry, sad, or fearful person. Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not "yours," not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you want to arrive at your goal more than you want to be doing what you're doing, you become stressed. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There are two levels to your pain: the pain that you create now, and the pain from the past that still lives on in your mind and body. Ceasing to create pain in the present and dissolving past pain - this is what I want to talk about now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds. Paying attention to outer silence creates inner silence: the mind becomes still. A portal is opening up. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The voice in the head that never stops speaking becomes a civilization that is obsessed with form and therefore knows nothing of the most important dimension of human existence: the sacred, the stillness, the formless, the divine. -- Eckhart Tolle
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In a fully functional organism, an emotion has a very short life span. It is like a momentary ripple or wave on the surface of your Being. -- Eckhart Tolle
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By dwelling mentally on the situation, event, or person that is the perceived cause of the emotion, the thought feeds energy to the emotion, which in turn energizes the thought pattern, and so on. -- Eckhart Tolle
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What is commonly called "falling in love" is in most cases an intensification of egoic wanting and needing. You become addicted to another person, or rather to your image of that person. It has nothing to do with true love, which contains no wanting whatsoever. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The essence of every form is the deathless. Even the essence of a blade of grass is the deathless. And that's why the world of form is sacred. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When they identify relativism, the belief that there is no absolute truth to guide human behavior, as one of the evils of our times; but you won't find absolute truth if you look for it where it cannot be found: in doctrines, ideologies, sets of rules, or stories. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Stillness is your essential nature. What is stillness? The inner space or awareness in which the words on this page are being perceived and become thoughts. Without that awareness, there would be no perception, no thoughts, no world. You are that awareness, disguised as a person. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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No excuses. No negativity. No psychic pollution. Keep your inner space clear. -- Eckhart Tolle
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We can't escape from the world anymore; we can't escape from the mind. We need to enter surrender while we are in the world. That seems to be the path that is effective in the world that we live in now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Allow whatever this moment contains. No matter what event or happening or situation, say 'yes' to it. Allow it to be. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Just as the dog loves to chew bones, the human mind loves its problems. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Space has no "existence." "To exist" literally means "to stand out." You cannot understand space because it doesn't stand out. Although in itself it has no existence, it enables everything else to exist. Silence has no existence either, nor does the unmanifested. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you make friends with the present moment, you feel at home no matter where you are. When you don't feel at home in the Now, no matter where you go, you will carry unease with you. The present moment is as it is. Always. Can you let it be? -- Eckhart Tolle
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An amazing realization is in the present moment there is only what is, but there are no problems. And if your attention remains in the Now, you no longer inhabit a world of problems. Challenges you may still face, but they come to you in the space of Now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whenever tragic loss occurs, you either resist or you yield. Some people become bitter or deeply resentful; others become compassionate, wise, and loving. Yielding means inner acceptance of what is.You are open to life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The whole world changes when there's presence - sunlight everywhere - because you're not separate from the world. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer the universe. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Oprah [Winfrey] and I share a similar consciousness of spirit that is manifested in what some may call God or simply Spirit but others call it the Godhead manifestation of karmic virtue. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you are aware that you are thinking, that awareness is not part of thinking.
It is a different dimension of consciousness. It is that awareness that says I AM -- Eckhart Tolle
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When one child says to another, "I can do this, I bet you can't"; "My dad has a bigger car than yours"; or, "My dad is stronger than yours." Children identify with this or that, trying to build up a sense of self - a mentally defined sense of self. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you don't have a good relationship with the now, you don't have a good
relationship with life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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What you react to in another you strengthen within yourself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Who are you? Consciousness that has become conscious of itself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If there isn't an emanation of love and joy, complete presence and openness toward all beings, then it is not enlightenment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Nothing that you plan is going to work out. Everything is going to be totally different than the way you expected. And things will constantly challenge you. Wherever you look the world is not as solid it seems to be. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves. Microorganisms are at work. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I sometimes say animals are closer to God than humans. They are closer to the source. The humans are more lost in the mind forms. Being is more obscured to the human because of the overlay of ego and mental formation. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Awareness is the greatest agent for change. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Because dogs and cats still live in the original state of connectedness with Being, they can help us regain it. When we do so, however, that original state deepens and turns into awareness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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When your sense of self is no longer tied to thought, is no longer conceptual, there is a depth of feeling, of sensing, of compassion, of loving, that was not there when you were trapped in mental concepts. You are that depth. -- Eckhart Tolle
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So when you look to the future for salvation, you are unconsciously looking to your own mind for salvation. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To become aware of the subtlety of nature you need to be alert. The moment you become alert you become still ... thinking subsides. That is actually a higher state of consciousness than thinking. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The ego is not only the unobserved mind, the voice in the head which pretends to be you, but also the unobserved emotions that are the body's reaction to what the voice in the head is saying. -- Eckhart Tolle
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It's interesting that stepping out of thought was actually triggered by a thought. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Every being is a spark of the Divine, or God. Look into the eyes of the dog and sense that innermost core. When you are present, you can sense the spirit, the one consciousness, in every creature and love it as yourself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whenever you meet anybody, it is a holy encounter. The primary event is the energy field of presence between you and the other human being that arises. You enjoy it. There is deep joy in the meeting. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, -- Eckhart Tolle
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Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The state of presence is the only state in which creative energy is available to you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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One conscious breathe in and out is a meditation. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The reason why the romantic love relationship is such an intense and universally sought-after experience is that it seems to offer liberation from a deep-seated state of fear, need, lack, and incompleteness that is part of the human condition in its unredeemed and unenlightened state. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Music creates a bridge for people to move out of thinking and into presence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you are in the present moment, you break the continuity of your story, of past and future. Then true intelligence arises, and also love. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Non-reaction to the ego in others is one of the most effective ways not only of going beyond ego in yourself but also of dissolving the collective human ego. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Don't get stuck on the level of words. A word is no more than a means to an end. It's an abstraction. Not unlike a signpost, it points beyond itself -- Eckhart Tolle
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Just as the sun is infinitely brighter than a candle flame, there is infinitely more intelligence in Being than in your mind -- Eckhart Tolle
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What you usually refer to when you say "I" is not who you are. By a monstrous act of reductionism, the infinite depth of who you are is confused with a sound produced by the vocal cords or the thought of "I" in your mind and whatever the "I" has identified with. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Religion and ritual can be vehicles for entering stillness. It says in Psalm 46:10, 'Be still, and know that I am God.' But they are still just vehicles. The Buddha called his teaching a raft: You don't need to carry it around with you after you've crossed the river. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Honoring the moment is honoring every human being you meet. The only place where you can meet them is in the moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things, people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality -- Eckhart Tolle
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Bring awareness to the many subtle sounds of nature - The rustling of leaves in the wind, Raindrops falling, The humming of an insect, The first birdsong at dawn. -- Eckhart Tolle
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For happiness, how little suffices for happiness! ... the least thing precisely, the gentlest thing, the lightest thing, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a wisk, an eye glance - little maketh up the best happiness. Be still.4 -- Eckhart Tolle
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Nietzsche, in a rare moment of deep stillness, wrote, For happiness, how little suffices for happiness! ... the least thing precisely, the gentlest thing, the lightest thing, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a wisk, an eye glance - little maketh up the best happiness. Be still. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Stressful energy arises when you think some future moment is more important than the present moment, and the doing becomes only a means to an end. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you go deeply into the present, gratitude arises spontaneously, even if it's just gratitude for breathing, gratitude for the aliveness that you feel in your body. Gratitude is there when you acknowledge the aliveness of the present moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A practice can be helpful, but didn't the Buddha compare it to a raft, suggesting it be abandoned when you reach the other shore? -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you recognize the sacredness, the beauty, the incredible stillness and dignity in which a flower or a tree exists, you add something to the flower or the tree. Through your recognition, your awareness, nature too comes to know itself. It comes to know its own beauty and sacredness through you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When there's somebody there who is transparent enough so that the stillness comes through unhindered, there's a reciprocal movement in you because the presence of stillness suddenly recognizes itself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To the ego, loving and wanting are the same, whereas true love has no wanting in it, no desire to possess or for your partner to change. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The basis for true change is freedom from negativity. And that's what acceptance implies: no negativity about what is. And then you see what this moment requires: what is it that is required now so that life can express itself more fully? -- Eckhart Tolle
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True communication is communion- the realization of oneness, which is love. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You don't have to wait for something "meaningful" to come into your life so that you can finally enjoy what you do. There is more meaning in joy than you will ever need. The "waiting to start living" syndrome is one of the most common delusions of the unconscious state. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you are not making the present moment into a means to an end, you also are not making every human being you meet - in your business and even at home, in your family - into a means to an end. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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It wasn't through the mind, through thinking, that the miracle that is life on earth or your body were created and are being sustained. -- Eckhart Tolle
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In the egoic state, love gets confused with form, and so you think your love is in this form, in this other person. You don't realize that true love is the recognition of the formless in the other - which is the recognition of yourself in the other. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Is fear preventing you from taking action? Acknowledge the fear, watch it, take your attention into it, be fully present with it. Doing so cuts the link between the fear and your thinking. Don't let the fear rise up into your mind. Use the power of the Now. Fear cannot prevail against it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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In other words, the more you are identified with your mind, the more you suffer. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I drink a glass of wine or two occasionally with dinner. 'You drink alcohol?!' Well, if my state of consciousness is so fragile that a glass of wine would upset it, then it can't be worth very much. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Through allowing, you become what you are; vast, spacious. You become whole. You are not a fragment anymore, which is how the ego perceives itself. Your true nature emerges, which is one with the nature of God. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Peace is your priority, not saving the world. That follows that. -- Eckhart Tolle
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By watching the mechanics of the mind, you step out of its resistance patterns, and you can then allow the present moment to be. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You need to learn to be with the suffering that inevitably arises in your life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Humanity as a whole has already gone through unimaginable suffering, mostly self-inflicted, the culmination of which was the 20th century with its unspeakable horrors. This collective suffering has brought upon a readiness in many human beings for the evolutionary leap that is spiritual awakening. -- Eckhart Tolle
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How you are seen by others becomes the mirror that tells you what you are like and who you are. The ego's sense of self-worth is in most cases bound up with the worth you have in the eyes of others. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A group needs enemies, because without enemies its identity cannot continue to be defined. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If the individuals who make up a group have personal egos, and their identities lie in these egos, then their egoic identities will shift to the group. It might look as if they are losing their personal egos, but the ego simply shifts to the group. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Every practice at some point will become a hindrance. No practice can ever take you there, to freedom, to liberation. That's important to realize. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A short attention span makes all of your perceptions and relationships shallow and unsatisfying. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Action arising out of insight into what is required is more effective than action arising out of negativity. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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True change happens within not without -- Eckhart Tolle
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Our animal friends' non-reactive and forgiving natures can teach us positive spiritual lessons on a daily basis. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You can still achieve certain things through effort, struggle, determination, and sheer hard work or cunning. But there is no joy in such endeavor, and it invariably ends in some form of suffering. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you identify with a mental position, then if you are wrong, your mind-based sense of self is seriously threatened with annihilation. So you as the ego cannot afford to be wrong. To be wrong is to die. Wars have been fought over this, and countless relationships have broken down. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When there is stress, it is usually a sign that the ego has returned, and you are cutting yourself off from the creative power of the universe. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Some people when I speak of awareness of the "inner body" call it a technique. I would not call it a technique because it is too simple for that. When the oak tree feels its roots in the earth, its connectedness with the earth, it is not practicing a technique. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you drop your expectations that a person, a situation, a place, or an object should fulfill you, it's easier to be present in this moment because you're no longer looking to the next one. Most people want to get what they want, whereas the secret is to want what you get at this moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you are full of problems, there is no room for anything new to enter, no room for a solution. -- Eckhart Tolle
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How do you let go of attachment to things? Don't even try. It's impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Attention is the vital thing and there is no tension in attention. It just happens to be a similar word. It's not concentration or straining. Attention has the openness of a young child not yet dominated by the conceptual mind. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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One could say that everybody in this world has a spiritual teacher. For most people, their losses and disasters represent the teacher; their suffering is the teacher. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The actual experience of awakening can only be in the present moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The word "identification" is derived from the Latin word idem, meaning "same" and facere, which means "to make." So when I identify with something, I "make it the same." The same as what? The same as I. I endow it with a sense of self, and so it becomes part of my "identity. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The tools of science and technology amplified the effects of the madness of the egoic mind. So the survival of the planet began to be threatened, and with it the survival of humanity. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The emotional or physical pain that for many women precedes and coincides with the menstrual flow is the pain-body in its collective aspect that awakens from its dormancy at that time, although it can be triggered at other times too. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you feel confused or burdened by problems focus on THIS INSTANT and ask yourself: WHAT PROBLEM DO I HAVE RIGHT NOW? You will find that there is no problem NOW. A challenge that requires action, possibly, but not a problem. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There have been many people for whom limitations, failure, loss, or pain in whatever form turned out to be their greatest teacher. It taught them to let go of false self-images and superficial ego-dictated goals and desires. It gave them depth, humility and compassion. It made them more real. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Everything is as it is at any moment. There's no way of arguing, because you are arguing with reality - the isness of this moment. You can argue with it, but that's suffering. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas. It is true that every dogma crumbles sooner or later, because reality will eventually disclose its falseness; however, unless the basic delusion of it is seen for what it is, it will be replaced by others. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When the mind loses its density, you become translucent, like the flower. Spirit - the formless - shines through you into the world. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When someone becomes transparent, then something shines through that person that has nothing to do with the person or any of his or her personal history. What is required is becoming so transparent that the self or ego dissolves. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Life is now. There was never a time
when your life was not now, nor will there ever be. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You cannot be both unhappy, and fully present in the Now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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When you listen to a thought, you are aware not only of the thought but also of yourself as the witness of the thought. A new dimension of consciousness has come in. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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Resistance keeps you stuck. Surrender immediately opens you to the greater intelligence that is vaster than the human mind, and it can then express itself through you. So through surrender often you find circumstances changing. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness. One With Life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you say "yes" to the "isness" of life, when you accept this moment as it is, you can feel a sense of spaciousness within you that is deeply peaceful. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The 'soul' is one of the words you can use to talk about your innermost being, the essence of who you are. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Suppression of the feminine principal has enabled The Ego to gain absolute supremacy in the collective human psyche -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you are fully present with everyone you meet, you relinquish the conceptual identity you made for them - your interpretation of who they are and what they did in the past - and are able to interact without the egoic movements of desire and fear. Attention, which is alert stillness, is the key. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The whole movement of happiness, unhappiness, happiness, unhappiness, could be called unhappiness. You're suffering because your state of mind is in flux, moving back and forth. The ego's happiness is really a form of suffering, because it cannot live without unhappiness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You can marry the Buddha, and after a few months you will find on the human form the Buddha, too, has his limitations. There may be things that the mind reacts to and irritates you about the Buddha. "Why is he sitting over there in meditation?" -- Eckhart Tolle
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The future does not exist, because nobody has ever experienced it. You can only ever experience a present moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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"Getting away from it all," many people want that, and of course ultimately the only way to get away from it all is to go within, now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The thinking mind is a useful and powerful tool, but it is also very limiting when it takes over your life completely, when you don't realize that it is only a small aspect of the consciousness that you are. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I try to find myself in things but never quite make it and end up losing myself in them. That is the fate of the ego. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you cannot be at ease with yourself when alone, you will seek a relationship to cover up your unease. You can be sure that the unease will then reappear in some other form within the relationship, and you will probably hold your partner responsible for it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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All utopian visions have this in common: the mental projection of a future time when all will be well, we will be saved, there will be peace and harmony and the end of our problems. There have been many such utopian visions. Some ended in disappointment, others in disaster. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Every challenge takes you a little deeper and awakens you again and again. Without the challenges, you probably would go to back to sleep. The challenges keep you awake. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Space is a unifying field of awareness in which you meet the other person without the separative barriers created by conceptual thinking. And now the other person is no longer 'other.' In that space, you are joined together as one awareness, one consciousness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have? -- Eckhart Tolle
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Some people say it is hard to live in such a way, being completely one with the present moment. Of course, it is not hard. The opposite is hard. Not being one with life is hard, and that is how most people live. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you are content with being nobody in particular, content not to stand out, you align yourself with the power of the universe. What looks like weakness to the ego is in fact the only true strength. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I can sometimes sit for two hours in a room with almost no thought. Just complete stillness. Sometimes when I go for walks, there's also complete stillness; there's no mental labeling of sense perceptions. There's simply a sense of awe or wonder or openness, and that's beautiful. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Give yourself completely to the act of listening. Beyond the sounds there is something greater, a sacredness that cannot be understood through thought. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I believe from what I can see there is a good chance the shift will happen in humanity before it is too late. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To make money, to gather knowledge, to learn a new skill, to explore new territory, even to get from A to B - for all these things you need time. For almost everything you need time, except for one thing: to embrace the present moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The more negative emotion there is in a story, the heavier and more impenetrable it becomes. -- Eckhart Tolle
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What could be heavier and more impenetrable than a rock, the densest of all forms? And yet some rocks undergo a change in their molecular structure, turn into crystals, and so become transparent to the light. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you live in complete acceptance of what is, that is the end of all drama in your life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Stress is a form of suffering. Look at your body and see what stress does to the body and its functions - what it does to the heart, the circulation, the immune system, the digestive function, the liver. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The greater part of violence that humans have inflicted on each other is not the work of criminals or the mentally deranged, but of normal, respectable citizens in the service of the collective ego. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I sometimes say to people, I am a window frame - no more. The window frame is not that important. What is important is the light that comes through the window. -- Eckhart Tolle
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As long as you are unable to access the power of the Now, every emotional pain that you experience leaves behind a residue of pain that lives on in you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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It's harder for me, never having brought up a child, to enter the universe of the child. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Nothing is going to make us free because only the present moment can make us free. That realization is the awakening. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges
the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you accept that a relationship is here to make you conscious instead of happy, then the relationship will offer you salvation, and you will be aligning yourself with the higher consciousness that wants to be born into this world. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Become intensely conscious of the present moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Through right nutrition and exercise. If you don't equate the body with who you are, when beauty fades, vigor diminishes, -- Eckhart Tolle
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This is beautifully expressed in the Zen saying The snow falls, each flake in its appropriate place. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The outer purpose belongs to the horizontal dimension of space and time; the inner purpose concerns a deepening of your Being in the vertical dimension of the timeless Now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To me, inner and outer are so strongly linked that any collective change that happens within human beings, within the human psyche, inevitably will be reflected externally in what happens on the whole planet. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whaterver form. Both are illusions. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whatever you accept completely, you go beyond ... If you fight it, you're stuck with it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The particular egoic patterns that you react to most strongly in others and misperceive as their identity tend to be the same patterns that are also in you, but that you are unable or unwilling to detect within yourself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Life is the dancer and you are the dance. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Humans have been in the grip of pain for eons, ever since they fell from the state of grace, entered the realm of time and mind, and lost awareness of Being. At that point, they started to perceive themselves as meaningless fragments in an alien universe, unconnected to the Source and to each other. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Complete surrender usually happens through living. Your very life is the ground where that happens. There may be a partial surrender and then there may be an opening, and then you may engage in spiritual practice. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Every challenge is a disguised opportunity for salvation. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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If you are not living this moment, you are not really living. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches: you are the goal. You are the answer. It's never outside. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The present moment is all you will ever have. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When another recognizes you, that recognition draws the dimension of Being more fully into this world through both of you. That is the love that redeems the world. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You are then like an apparently poor person who does not know he has a bank account with $100 million in it and so his wealth remains an unexpressed potential. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When Doing becomes infused with the timeless quality of being, that is success -- Eckhart Tolle
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True listening is another way of bringing stillness into the relationship. When you truly listen to someone, the dimension of stillness arises and becomes an essential part of the relationship. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you are not in alignment with the moment, life is a struggle. Really, all you have to do is take responsibility for your inner alignment with now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Science and technology have amplified the effects of the dysfunction of the human mind in its unawakened state to such a degree that humanity, and probably the planet, would not survive for another hundred years if human consciousness remains unchanged. -- Eckhart Tolle
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It takes practice to hear your true desires. Your passion will often come as a whisper or serendipitous event that reminds you of what's important and what makes you happy. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To recognize one's own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Presence remains even amidst worldly activities. Stillness is there even when you're doing something quickly, like rushing to answer the phone. Otherwise you would be condemned to moving in slow motion. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When the movie comes to an end, you are not totally the same person you are when you started the movie. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The most rigid structures, the most impervious to change, will collapse first. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Germany is a nation that created an enormous amount of suffering on the planet. The German people also themselves have suffered, because it always goes together. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A significant portion of the earth's population will soon recognize, if they haven't already done so, that humanity is now faced with a stark choice: Evolve or die. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Presence is needed to become aware of the Beauty, the Majesty, the Sacredness of Nature -- Eckhart Tolle
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Even in a moment of stress, you can say, "OK, can I enjoy the doing itself? Can I enjoy the flow of energy of this moment?" And of course you can! -- Eckhart Tolle
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Form is emptiness, emptiness is form states the Heart Sutra, one of the best known ancient Buddhist texts. The essence of all things is emptiness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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God is beyond all the forms of life, but also indwells every form of life as their essence. God is both beyond and within. -- Eckhart Tolle
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What will be left of all the fearing and wanting associated with your problematic life situation that every day takes up most of your attention? A dash, one or two inches long, between the date of birth and date of death on your gravestone. -- Eckhart Tolle
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We get lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating - lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems. Nature can show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds. -- Eckhart Tolle
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So you see and judge the present through the eyes of the past and get a totally distorted view of it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make. -- Eckhart Tolle
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It is not necessary to do things in a state of anxiety or anguish. That is not the way to be aligned with life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Beautiful flowers that are not anxious about tomorrow but live with ease in the timeless Now -- Eckhart Tolle
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Usually, the future is a replica of the past. Superficial changes are possible, but real transformation is rare and depends upon whether you can become present enough to dissolve the past by accessing the power of the Now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Don't seek the truth. Just cease to cherish opinions. -- Eckhart Tolle
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What is the relationship between awareness and thinking? Awareness is the space in which thoughts exist when that space has become conscious of itself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Would say about 80 to 90 percent of most people's thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is also harmful. Observe -- Eckhart Tolle
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Most humans live in the mindset that this moment is only important because it's getting them to the next one. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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Identification with your mind, which causes thought to become compulsive. Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don't realize this because almost everybody is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The greatest obstacle to experiencing the reality of your connectedness is identification with your mind, which causes thought to become compulsive. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Evil is an extreme manifestation of human unconsciousness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Every sound is born out of silence, dies back into silence, and during its life span is surrounded by silence. Silence enables the sound to be. It is an intrinsic but unmanifested part of every sound, every musical note, every song, every word. -- Eckhart Tolle
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People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future. -- Eckhart Tolle
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In any relationship, especially marriage, be as free of compulsive thinking as possible. In other words, the more space there is in the relationship - inner space - the more love there is because love arises out of the inner spaciousness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You are not a problem that needs solving. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Nothing out there will ever satisfy you except temporarily and superficially, but you may need to experience many disappointments before you realize that truth -- Eckhart Tolle
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You don't 'have' a life, you 'are' life. The One Life, the one consciousness that pervades the entire universe and takes temporary form to experience itself as a stone or blade of grass, as an animal, a person, a star or a galaxy. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Many people identify their sense of self with the problems they have, or think they have. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Stress is caused by being "here" but wanting to be "there," or being in the present but wanting to be in the future. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Instead of trying to be a mountain, teaches the ancient Tao Te Ching, "Be the valley of the universe."4 In this way, you are restored to wholeness and so "all things will come to you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Psychological time, which is the mind's deep-seated habit of seeking the fullness of life in the future where it cannot be found and ignoring the only point of access to it: the present moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The world always makes sure that you cannot fool yourself for long about who you really think you are by showing you what truly matters to you. How you react to people and situations, especially when challenges arise, is the best indicator of how deeply you know yourself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Most people are so distracted by their thoughts, so identified with the voices in their heads, they no longer feel the aliveness within them. To be unable to feel the life that animates the physical body, the very life that you are, is the greatest deprivation that can happen to you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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And the ego's greatest enemy of all is, of course, the present moment, which is to say, life itself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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It would threaten your identity as a depressed, angry, or hard-done-by person. You -- Eckhart Tolle
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Nothing that comes and goes is you.
'I am bored.' Who knows this?
'I am angry, sad, afraid.' Who knows this?
You are the knowing, not the condition that is known. -- Eckhart Tolle
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People with heavy pain-bodies usually have a better chance to awaken spiritually than those with a relatively light one. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To awaken within the dream is our purpose now. When we are awake within the dream, the ego-created earth-drama comes to an end and a more benign and wondrous dream arises. This is the new earth. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Your life's journey is no longer an adventure, just an obsessive need to arrive, to attain, to "make it." You no longer see or smell the flowers by the wayside either, nor are you aware of the beauty and the miracle of life that unfolds all around you when you are present in the Now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Observe your thoughts, don't believe them. -- Eckhart Tolle
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How wonderful to go beyond wanting and fearing in your relationships. Love does not want or fear anything. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Enthusiasm is intensified enjoyment of what you are doing. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Die to the past every moment. You don't need it. Only refer to it when it is absolutely relevant to the present. Feel the power of this moment and the fullness of Being. Feel your presence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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True love has no opposite. If your "love" has an opposite, then it is not love but a strong ego-need for a more complete and deeper sense of self, a need that the other person temporarily meets. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Enlightenment means rising above thought, not falling back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Seek out a tree, and let it teach you stillness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a joyous energy behind what you do. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The thing that gives you power also traps you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you realize it's not personal, there is no longer a compulsion to react as if it were. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Thought alone cannot recognize spiritual truths no matter how highly developed thought is. It's impossible. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Don't think of yourself as having a past, don't think of yourself as having a future. What's left? -- Eckhart Tolle
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If I thought it was my identity to be a spiritual teacher, that would be a delusion. It's not an identity. It's simply a function in this world. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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"I am the awareness that is aware that there is attachment." That's the beginning of the transformation of consciousness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The teaching arises out of the stillness. But when I'm alone, there's only the stillness, and that is my favorite place. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When life takes away the forms that you thought were the foundation of your life, what's left? The life that needs no foundation - that is the foundation. The formless. The essence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Just as dogs love to chew bones, the mind loves to get its teeth into problems. That's why it does crossword puzzles and builds atom bombs. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I enjoy going to Starbucks, having a cup of coffee, sitting in my car, driving from here to there, sitting at home looking at the trees, going for a walk with a dog. It's all very enjoyable. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Peace can be threatening because peace is the absence of problems and conflict. There is something, perhaps in the personal you, that does not want freedom or peace, or the absence of problems. There's something that wants the opposite. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you know who you truly are, there is an abiding alive sense of peace.
You could call it joy because that's what joy is: vibrantly alive peace. It is the joy of knowing yourself as the very life essence before life takes on form. That is the joy of Being - of being who you truly are. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Empathy with someone else's pain or lack and a desire to help need to be balanced with a deeper realization of the eternal nature of all life and the illusion of all pain. Then let your peace flow into whatever you do, and you will be working on the levels of effect and cause simultaneously. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The evolutionary impulse is towards disidentification from thinking and the arising of awareness or presence, but the gravitational pull of the old consciousness, or rather unconsciousness, is still quite heavy. It's been around for thousands of years. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Underneath the world of sense perceptions and the world of mind activity, there is the vastness of being. There's a vast spaciousness. There's a vast stillness and there's a little ripple activity on the surface, which isn't separate, just like the ripples are not separate from the ocean. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Allow your dog to take you for a walk every day. It's good for the body and it's good for the soul. -- Eckhart Tolle
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It's a wonderful thing to perceive the world and to interact with it and with other people and nature from that deep place of utter stillness, where the compulsion to immediately label and interpret whatever arises around you is no longer there. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The consciousness of the animal begins to change when it interacts with a human who's gone beyond thinking. It's not only the animals assisting us; we are also assisting the animals. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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If you have a strong ego [and] something good happens to an acquaintance of yours, [it] makes you feel bad. It's called envy ... The ego thinks something has been taken away from you because somebody else has received something good. It's a complete illusion, but that's the madness of the ego. -- Eckhart Tolle
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But there's a shift happening in humanity, a shift in consciousness, happening now because it has to happen now. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There's something in everybody that longs for that awakening to be more true to yourself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You pick up the phone and you talk to somebody. There's a voice on the other end and you say what you have to say. This is how I perceive my life. I don't see myself as "Oh, I'm doing this great thing because I'm going to give this talk, now everybody's going to be transformed." -- Eckhart Tolle
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"Going with the flow" is for some people an excuse for not taking action and it refers usually to one's life situation. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Let's say you have to catch a plane, and you are packing your suitcase and moving fast. Most people would call that stress. Most people live stressed like that all the time. -- Eckhart Tolle
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"Spiritual teacher" of course is not an identity. "Spiritual teacher" is a function. Somebody comes, the teaching happens. Somebody leaves, there's no spiritual teacher left. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Complaining is one of the ego's favorite strategies for strengthening itself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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One only needs to read twentieth-century history to see that it has been the climax of human madness, if it's measured in terms of human violence inflicted on other humans. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Once you have a theory, it's not too hard to find evidence to substantiate it, at least until some other theory comes along. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A huge number of people are going through the process of awakening, some in the early stages, some in later stages, and it's wonderful to see. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that's the ego in you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If danger arises in the present moment, there may be an emotion. There may even be pain. But that's a challenge, not a problem. For a problem to exist, you need time and repetitive mind activity. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That's all there ever is. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Actually, the ability to choose presence depends on the degree of presence that's emerging in you. Ultimately, you are not choosing, there's nobody there to choose. When you think you are choosing, presence is simply emerging in that moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A new heaven is the emergence of a transformed state of human consciousness. And A New Earth is it's direct reflection in the physical realm. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Once bliss becomes normal it's no longer bliss, it's just peace. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The ego's form of happiness can't exist without unhappiness. The ego will be happy when something good happens but unhappy when it ends. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I believe that Jesus realized his oneness with God and he showed, what he attempted to do was show the way to all of us, how to realize our own onenes with God also, so he's a precursor. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you can be absolutely comfortable with not knowing who you are, then what's left is who you are
the Being behind the human, a field of pure potentiality rather than something that is already defined. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whatever you do, whatever you're working with, whether it's manual work or talking to people or buying or selling, every little thing encompasses the power and simplicity of presence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I do not put much emphasis on periods of meditation - if you do meditation, it's fine - but the important thing is to bring the awareness into everyday life, into every little action that you do, into the varied challenges of everyday life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The oak tree or the eagle would be bemused by such a question. "What time?" they would ask. "Well, of course, it's now. The time is now. What else is there? -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whatever you do in your daily life - driving from here to there, trying to reach someone on the phone, doing this or that - you always are going toward somewhere. That's inevitable. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Life is an adventure, it's not a package tour. -- Eckhart Tolle
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A large part of many people's lives is consumed by an obsessive preoccupation with things. This -- Eckhart Tolle
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Nobody's life is entirely free of pain and sorrow. Isn't it a question of learning to live with them rather than trying to avoid them? -- Eckhart Tolle
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The other person's presence ultimately is the same as your presence, because it is in presence that there is true meeting. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The sun never sets. It is only an appearance due to the observer's limited perspective. And yet, what a sublime illusion it is. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I know that at the core of each religion there is the truth, heavily obscured in some cases, but it's there. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Ego-generated emotions are derived from the mind's identification with external factors which are, of course, all unstable and liable to change at any moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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
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You are not 'in the now;' you are the now. That is your essential identity-the only thing that never changes. Life is always now. Now is consciousness. And consciousness is who you are. That's the equation. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Loss is very painful, because any kind of loss leaves a hole in the fabric of one's existence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you consider the ego to be your personal problem, that's just more ego. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Your primary purpose is to be here fully, and to be total in whatever you do so that the preciousness of the present moment does not become reduced to a means to an end. And there you have your life purpose. That's the very foundation of your life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Sometimes it's easier to see the madness in others
but we also have to see it in ourselves. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Your car breaks down in the middle of the night. It's raining. It's cold. And you have to change the tire of your car. You cannot really enjoy that it is cold and wet, but you can bring acceptance to it. Peace flows into it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Life always is now, but the form the now takes changes continuously. Most people equate the form the now takes with the now itself, and so they believe there are many different moments. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The ego tends to equate having with Being: I have, therefore I am. And the more I have, the more I am. The ego lives through comparison. How you are seen by others turns into how you see yourself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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It seems that most people need to experience a great deal of suffering before they will relinquish resistance and accept - before they will forgive. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To love is to recognise yourself in another. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You accept whatever happens in the present moment, the only place where it can happen. Internally, you fully accept what is happening, and what is happening may include an emotion, a stream of anxiety that suddenly comes up within you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Instead of quoting the Buddha, be the Buddha, be "the awakened one," which is what the word buddha means. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Struggle or stress is a sign that the ego has returned, as are negative reactions when we encounter obstacles -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. Even if there is noise, there is always some silence underneath and in between the sounds. Listening to the silence immediately creates stillness inside you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Ego means self-identification with thinking, to be trapped in thought, which means to have a mental image of "me" based on thought and emotions. So ego is there in the absence of a witnessing presence. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Be present as the watcher of your mind - of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations. Be at least as interested in your reactions as in the situation or person that causes you to react. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You are not seeking to attain some future state. That is the fallacy of many spiritual seekers. They have an image of some state - enlightenment, or whatever they call it - they want to achieve. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The little saying, 'Be still and know that I Am God' ... contains the entire wisdom of religion in those few words. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If people believe the world is here to satisfy them, whenever they begin to encounter their limitations, they become unhappy. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Since ancient times the term awakening has been used as a kind of metaphor that points to the transformation of human consciousness. There are parables in the New Testament that speak of the importance of being awake, of not falling back to sleep. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You can be effective in this world without stress. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you observe yourself reacting to what are minor things in your life, you will find that the mechanism is the same as when major things seem to go wrong in your life and there is upset. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Future success is dependent upon and inseparable from the consciousness out of which the actions emanate -- Eckhart Tolle
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You are the universe expressing itself as a human for a little while. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Humans eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and bad. Suddenly, they start cutting reality up into bits and pieces, which is what the thinking mind does. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When great loss happens - deaths close to you or your own approaching death - this is an opportunity for stepping completely out of identification with form and realizing the essence of who you are, or that the essence of anyone who is suffering or dying is beyond death. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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It is the nature of the world of form that nothing stays fixed for very long - and so it starts to fall apart again. Forms dissolve; new forms arise. Watch the clouds. They will teach you about the world of form. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You might say, 'What a dreadful day', without realizing that the cold, the wind, and the rain or whatever condition you react to are not dreadful. They are as they are. What is dreadful is your reaction, your inner resistance to it, and the emotion that is created by that resistance. -- Eckhart Tolle
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All you realy need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whenever there is inspiration ... and enthusiasm ... there is a creative empowerment that goes far beyond what a mere person is capable of. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If the only teacher you have is your suffering, you will need a substantial dose of it for the ego to dissolve. But if the power of spiritual teaching is already at work, then a minor event can dissolve the ego. -- Eckhart Tolle
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What keeps the so-called consumer society going is the fact that trying to find yourself through things doesn't work. The ego satisfaction is short-lived and so you keep looking for more and keep buying and consuming. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Paradoxically, what keeps the so-called consumer society going is the fact that trying to find yourself through things doesn't work: The ego satisfaction is short-lived and so you keep looking for more, keep buying, keep consuming. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The eternal, the infinite, and unnameable was reduced to a mental idol that you had to believe in and worship as "my god" or "our god. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Humans are potentially capable of living in a state of consciousness compared to which normal wakefulness is like sleeping or dreaming. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Whatever is arising in this moment, whatever condition, is part of the isness of life and therefore accepting it fully makes you an expression of the enormous power of life itself-true intelligence, which only comes when you stop obstructing the power of the present moment. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can't argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The Truth is inseparable from who you are. Yes, you are the Truth. If you look for it elsewhere, you will be deceived every time. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment. It is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If there are people you haven't forgiven, you're not going to really awaken. You have to let go. -- Eckhart Tolle
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At the height of creative activity fueled by enthusiasm, there will be enormous intensity and energy behind what you do. You will feel like an arrow that is moving toward the target-and enjoying the journey. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The energy that flows into what you do, although it may be high energy, is very peaceful energy. It is not out of alignment with life. -- Eckhart Tolle
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To be in alignment with what is means to be in a relationship of inner nonresistance with what happens. It means not to label it mentally as good or bad, but to let it be. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You have so much to learn from your enemies. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Some form of suffering often brings about a readiness. One can say it cracks open the shell of the egoic mind with which many people identify as "me." Life cracks open that shell, and once that crack is there, then we are reached more easily by spiritual teaching. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Important thing to realize is the world is not here to make me happy. When you don't demand that the situation, or place, or person should make you happy, then actually the situation, place, or person is quite satisfying. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Furthermore, any teaching that puts the spotlight of attention on the workings of the ego will necessarily provoke egoic reaction, resistance, and attack. -- Eckhart Tolle
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But look closely and you will find that your thinking and behavior are designed to keep the pain going, for yourself and others. If you were truly conscious of it, the pattern would dissolve, for to want more pain is insanity, and nobody is consciously insane. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Stay present, stay conscious. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Only if you resist what happens are you at the mercy of what happens, and the world will determine your happiness and unhappiness -- Eckhart Tolle
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Now is all you ever have. There never is anything else. So, you might as well make the now your friend. Otherwise, you are out of alignment with life itself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You are awareness, disguised as a person. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You cannot receive what you don't give. -- Eckhart Tolle
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There is nothing that strengthens the ego more than being right. Being right is identification with a mental position - a perspective, an opinion, a judgement, a story. For you to be right, of course, you need someone else to be wrong, as so the ego loves to make wrong in order to be right. -- Eckhart Tolle
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If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion and peace. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Waiting is a state of mind that says we want what we don't have. Therefore, with every kind of waiting we produce an inner conflict between now and the projected future. This greatly reduces the quality of our life. Are you a 'habitual waiter'? -- Eckhart Tolle
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Through forgiveness, which essentially means recognizing the insubstantiality of the past and allowing the present moment to be as it is, the miracle of transformation happens not only within but also without. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The awakening of consciousness is the next evolutionary step for mankind. -- Eckhart Tolle
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It always looks as if people had a choice, but that is an illusion. As long as your mind with its conditioned patterns runs your life, as long as you are your mind, what choice do you have? -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you find the here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: Remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally ... -- Eckhart Tolle
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War is a mind-set, and all action that comes out of such a mind-set will either strengthen the enemy, the perceived evil, or, if the war is won, will create a new enemy, a new evil equal to and often worse than the one that was defeated. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The future is an imagined Now, a projection of the mind. -- Eckhart Tolle
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The pas has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. -- Eckhart Tolle
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I am ruined" is a story. It limits you and prevents you from taking effective action. "I have fifty cents left in my bank account" is a fact. Facing facts is always empowering. Be -- Eckhart Tolle
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The Buddha says that pain or suffering arises through desire or craving and that to be free of pain we need to cut the bonds of desire."-Eckhart Tolle -- Eckhart Tolle
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If you keep your attention in the body as much as possible, you will be anchored in the Now. You won't lose yourself in the external world, and you won't lose yourself in your mind. Thoughts and emotions, fears and desires may still be there to some extent, but they won't take you over. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You cannot have a desire to surrender because that's non-surrender. Surrender arises spontaneously sometimes in people who don't even have a word for it. And I know that openness is there in many people. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Your sense of who you are determines what you perceive as you needs and what matters to you in life - and whatever matters to you will have the power to upset and disturb you. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Leave life alone. Let it be. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When a condition or situation that the mind has attached itself to and identified with changes or disappears, the mind cannot accept it. It will cling to the disappearing condition and resist the change. It is almost as if a limb were being torn off your body. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You cannot give your full attention to something, and at the same time resist it. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Silence is helpful, but you don't need it in order to find stillness. Even when there is noise, you can be aware of the stillness underneath the noise, of the space in which the noise arises. That is the inner space of pure awareness, consciousness itself. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Now consider this: If there were nothing but silence, it wouldn't exist for you; you wouldn't know what it is. Only when sound appears does silence come into being. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Stillness is the language God speaks, and everything else is a bad translation. -- Eckhart Tolle
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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. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You cannot fight against the ego and win, just as you cannot fight against darkness. The light of consciousness is all that is necessary. You are that light. -- Eckhart Tolle
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As soon as the mind and mind identification return; you're no longer yourself but a mental image of yourself, and you start playing games and roles again to get your ego needs met. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Awareness is conscious connection with universal intelligence. Another word for it is Presence: consciousness without thought. -- Eckhart Tolle
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You cannot do this in the future. You do it now or not at all. -- Eckhart Tolle
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When you recognize this, you also realize that you are now free to give up this futile conflict, this inner state of war. -- Eckhart Tolle