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    So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    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
    You are the universe, you aren't in the universe.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: universe 
     
    To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: thoughts 
     
    In the egoic state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind - in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things make up your sense of self.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    Jesus said, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.' I think if he lived nowadays, instead of 'kingdom,' he would have said, 'dimension.' And 'heaven' refers to a sense of vastness or spaciousness.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: jesus  heaven 
     
    There is such a thing as old emotional pain living inside you. It is an accumulation of painful life experience that was not fully faced and accepted in the moment it arose. It leaves behind an energy form of emotional pain.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    For many people who are so lost in their minds, so much involved in their thought processes, the only moments they have when they are not trapped in that is when they are relating to their animal, their pet.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: people  dog  thinking 
     
    We should purify our innate well of contentment - what a wonderful expression - and then external things will be in harmony with us.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    Even the most seemingly unpleasant situations - if you become aligned with it, something good will emerge from that.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    Your entire life only happens in this moment. The present moment is life itself. Yet, people live as if the opposite were true and treat the present moment as a stepping stone to the next moment - a means to an end.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: people  live  present  moment  true 
     
    There's not some idea I'm going to create a work that's going to change everybody's consciousness.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: work  ideas 
     
    Thoughts are fine when you don't confuse them with who you are, and then thoughts are not a problem. Thinking is a wonderful tool to create things in this world. It only becomes problematic and a source of suffering when you confuse thinking with who you are.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    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
    tags: truth  real  spiritual  read 
     
    I sometimes ask people, 'Can you be aware of your own presence? Not the thoughts that you're having, not the emotions that you're having, but the very presence of your very being?' You become aware of your own presence by sensing the entire energy field in your body that is alive. And that is the totality of your presence.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    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
    Was Jesus the son of God? Yes. But so are you. You just haven't realized it yet.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: jesus  son 
     
    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
    Narrow your life down to this moment. Your life situation may be full of problems - most life situations are - but find out if you have a problem at this moment. Do you have a problem now?
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: moment  problem 
     
    When people get taken over by the ego to such an extent, there is nothing else in their mind except the ego. They can no longer feel or sense their humanity - what they share with other human beings, or even with other life forms on the planet. They are so identified with concepts in their minds that other human beings become concepts as well.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: humanity  people  human  ego  mind  shares 
     
    The personal ego already has a strong element of dysfunction, but the collective ego is, frequently, even more dysfunctional, to the point of absolute insanity.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: personal  ego  insanity  strong 
     
    In the West, as well as some other parts of the world, the personal sense of ego tends to predominate, whereas in other areas, there is a more collective sense of ego. This collective ego emphasizes the 'we' rather than the 'I.'
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: world  personal  ego 
     
    Often, little situations trigger enormous reactions. Be there, present for it. Your partner will find it easier to see it in you, and you will find it easier to see it in them.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: present 
     
    You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: human  universe 
     
    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
    Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: compassion 
     
    If you are not in the state of either acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find that you are creating suffering for yourself and others.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    The key is to be in a state of permanent connectedness with your inner body - to feel it at all times. This will rapidly deepen and transform your life. The more consciousness you direct into the inner body, the higher its vibrational frequency becomes.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: time  key  body 
     
    The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    Time is the horizontal dimension of life, the surface layer of reality. Then there is the vertical dimension of depth, accessible only through the portal of the present moment.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: time  reality  present  moment 
     
    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
    tags: beautiful  earth 
     
    When you completely accept this moment, when you no longer argue with what is, the compulsion to think lessens and is replaced by an alert stillness. You are fully conscious, yet the mind is not labeling this moment in any way... It is a shift from identification with form -the thought or the emotion- to being and recognizing yourself as that which has no form - spacious awareness.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    Observe your thoughts, don't believe them.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: thoughts  believe 
     
    Become friendly with the present moment, because if you do not become friendly with the present moment you cannot become friendly with life.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: present  moment 
     
    Life wants to support you. But first you need to be open to life.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    You all know the saying which is very true: What you resist persists. And I'm sure many of you have already found that out in your life. And then suddenly when you let go of resistance you let go of an attachment to something: I need this to happen in order to be happy; I don't want what is, I want something else. To be okay with what is, which is the simplicity of this moment, is the beginning of true change.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    The brain does not create consciousness, but conciousness created the brain, the most complex physical form on earth, for its expression.
    — Eckhart Tolle
    tags: earth  brain  complex 
     
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