World-renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle conveys simple wisdom that transcends any particular religion, doctrine, or guru. His #1 NYT bestselling book is a modern classic in the field of personal growth and spirituality; Oprah Winfrey credits The Power of Now with helping her to “get through September 11, 2001” and she featured it on her December 2002 “Oprah’s Favorite Things” show.
A native of Germany, Eckhart Tolle attended the University of London, and upon graduation went on to become a research scholar and supervisor at Cambridge University. At 29, a profound spiritual awakening virtually dissolved his personal identity and sparked a radical change in the course of his life.
It marked the beginning of an intense inward journey and he devoted the next decade to understanding, deepening, and integrating that transformation. For the past ten years, he has acted as a counselor and spiritual guide, facilitating sold-out groups in Europe and North America. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A greater intelligence is available to you when you no longer reject, deny, or ‘don’t want’ what is.
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
Am I at ease at this moment?’ is a good question to ask yourself frequently.
Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.
As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.
Awareness is the greatest agent for change.
Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment.
Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.
Become conscious of being conscious.
Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.
Don’t seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness.
Due to our limited perception, there is no absolute truth only transient illusion in Life.
Finding and living in alignment with the inner purpose is the foundation for your outer purpose.
Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.
Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive. Inner peace does not.
How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.
If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.
If your here and now makes you unhappy you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it or accept it.
Invite the opening to the new state of consciousness, instead of waiting for life to do it to you.
It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.
Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind.
Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.
Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.