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,”.
From Oprah’s 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.
The Dalai Lama! How spiritual does someone have to beat out the Dalai Lama?
It should be noted, however, that in 2012 His Holiness moved to the No. 1 spot while Tolle slipped to No. 2 in the rankings.
Way to go, Lama!
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.
Best Eckhart Tolle Quotes
Our favorite Eckhart Tolle quote…
The past has no power over the present moment.
~ Eckhart Tolle
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.
Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.
The 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.
In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.
Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.
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.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
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.
The answer is, who you are cannot be defined through thinking or mental labels or definitions, because it’s beyond that. It is the very sense of being, or presence, that is there when you become conscious of the present moment. In essence, you and what we call the present moment are, at the deepest level, one.
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?
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.