Eckhart Tolle Quote

32 Eckhart Tolle Quotes About Life, Love and the Power of Now

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher, and the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth.

1. “Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it, although you may not see it at the time.”

2. “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are.”

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

4. “True communication is communion―the realization of oneness, which is love.”

5. “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.”

6. “Identification with your mind creates an opaque screen of concepts, labels, images, words, judgments, and definitions that blocks all true relationship.”

7. “Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.”

8. “Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.”

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

10. “You find God the moment you realize that you don’t need to seek God.”

11. “Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.”

12. “Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.”

13. “Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.”

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

15. “Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”

16. “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.”

17. “I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don’t know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.”

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

19. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.”

20. “I am the awareness that is aware that there is attachment.” That’s the beginning of the transformation of consciousness.”

21. “Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.”

22. “So be true to life by being true to your inner purpose. As you become present and thereby total in what you do, your actions become charged with spiritual power.”

23. “To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for you inner state at any given moment. That means now.”

24. “Instead of asking ‘what do I want from life?,’ a more powerful question is, ‘what does life want from me?”

25. “You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now.”

26. “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold.”

27. “The past has no power over the present moment.”

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

29. “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.”

30. “Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.”

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

32. “Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”