Eckhart Tolle quotes are powerful motivators. For those who seek enlightenment Eckhart Tolle’s practical, yet profound explanations of how to set aside our ego, be aware of the present moment and utilize the 'power of now' are helpful guides up the path to mindfulness.
Though a well-respected author and spiritual teacher in small circles, it wasn’t until 2008, when Oprah Winfrey chose Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose as her 61st book club selection, that Tolle or his teachings gained any real traction. Oprah calls this work “the most important she's ever chosen for her book club,” and so, from this nod, Tolle’s books have topped The New York Times Best Seller list on multiple occasions and approximately 35 million people tuned in when he appeared in the series ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass.’
To that end, Eckhart Tolle topped the “100 Spiritual Power List by Watkins, 2011” and was dubbed “the most spiritually influential person in the world”; even edging out the Dalai Lama. In 2012, however, His Holiness moved to the No. 1 spot while Tolle slipped to No. 2 in the rankings.
Perhaps Tolle should pen a sequel to The Power of Now and entitle it The Power of Oprah.
Nonetheless, for those who seek enlightenment Eckhart Tolle’s practical, yet profound explanations of how to set aside our ego, be aware of the present moment and utilize the power of now are helpful guides up the path to mindfulness.
Below are 10 of the best Eckhart Tolle quotes to help you stay focused. During times of stress, meditate on your favorite spiritual quote of Tolle’s, thereby using it as a mindfulness exercise.
“Being must be felt. It can't be thought.” - Eckhart Tolle
“The past has no power over the present moment.” - Eckhart Tolle
“Give up defining yourself — to yourself or to others. You won't die. You will come to life. And don't be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it's their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don't be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are. - Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” - Eckhart Tolle
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” - Eckhart Tolle
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” - Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” - Eckhart Tolle
“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action.” - Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past can't prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” - Eckhart Tolle
“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