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49 Inspiring Eckhart Tolle Quotes on Life and Spirituality

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Who is Eckhart Tolle?

Eckhart Tolle would never call himself an expert, but he is the pinnacle of enlightened consciousness in our modern world. 

He is a German spiritual teacher; some consider him the modern-day Buddha.

His motto is “You Are Not Your Mind,” and he believes in the power of the present moment.

He has a presence of sweetness, gentle yet strong, and operates from his ultimate truth and honesty. 

If you want to understand the mind, learn how to detach from the “pain body,” and move beyond the dimensions of duality, he is your guy. 

He can help you heal, understand why we are ultimately here, deal with life, and disentangle yourself from its neverending conflict. 

Eckhart Tolle Popular Books: The Power of Now and A New Earth

What are Daily Inspirational Quotes?

Daily inspirational quotes are a powerful way to connect with the deepest parts of ourselves and help us better understand why we are here. 

It can carry us through hard times, help us connect to our inner faith, and remind us of what is really important when manifesting our lives. 

Below are 49 Eckhart Tolle inspirational quotes to support your spiritual development and enlightenment journey.

Related: 44 Affirmations for Inner Peace, Calm, and Well-being

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49 Eckhart Tolle Quotes on Life and Spirituality

 “What a caterpillar calls the end of the world, we call a butterfly.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“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

 

 “Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“Don’t Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

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

 

“Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“Instead of asking, “what do I want from life?” A more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

 “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

 

 “Life isn’t as serious as my mind makes it out to be.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“All the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“When you realize it’s not personal, there is no longer a compulsion to react as if it were.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

 “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

“Surrender comes when you no longer ask, “Why is this happening to me?” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

 “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

 “Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

 “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the now the primary focus of your life.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

 “If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

 “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

 

“Some changes look negative on the surface, but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“To love is to recognize yourself in another.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“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.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“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

 

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

 

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

 

“…the past gives you an identity, and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“If your mind carries a heavy burden of the 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

 

“Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there and will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“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.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“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.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“On a deeper level, you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a joyous energy behind what you do.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem, and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same.” ~ Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

 

“You are the universe expressing itself as a human for a little while.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“You are awareness, disguised as a person.” ~ Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

 

“Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“Space and silence are two aspects of the same thing. The same no-thing. They are externalization of inner space and inner silence, which is stillness: the infinitely creative womb of all existence.” ~ Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

 

“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, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

 

“The light is too painful for someone who wants to remain in darkness.” ~ Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

 

“… there are two ways of being unhappy. Not getting what you want is one. Getting what you want is the other.” ~ Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Closing Thoughts on Eckhart Tolle 

I hope these powerful Eckhart Tolle quotes help your healing and spiritual journey. I wish you many blessings, so much love, and joy!

You might also enjoy: 33 Powerful Affirmations for Letting Go of The Past

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