Eckhart Tolle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old eckhart tolle quotes, eckhart tolle sayings, and eckhart tolle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love - you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.     

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Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.     

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Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.     

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You can only be in a state of non-reaction if you can recognize someone's behavior as coming from the ego, as being an expression of the collective human dysfunction. When you realize it's not personal, there is no longer a compulsion to react as if it were.     

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Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love - you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.     

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To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness.     

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Practice presence -- embrace the place where life happens.     

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The other person's presence ultimately is the same as your presence, because it is in presence that there is true meeting.     

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The habit patterns of the human mind are very strong and make it seem that the hard way is easy and the easy way is hard.     

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Each human needs to find his or her timeless and formless essence identity.     

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How do you let go of attachment to things? Don’t even try. It’s impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them.     

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The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.     

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Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.     

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In todays rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just Being.     

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Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of 'I know.' Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas.     

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Love is the recognition of oneness in the world of duality.     

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True communication is communion-the realization of oneness, which is love.     

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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.      

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Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain.     

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Pain is the fuel that lights the flame of our enlightenment.     

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Everything is honoured, but nothing matters.     

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The reason why the romantic love relationship is such an intense and universally sought-after experience is that it seems to offer liberation from a deep-seated state of fear, need, lack, and incompleteness that is part of the human condition in its unredeemed and unenlightened state.     

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Stress is caused by being ‘here' but wanting to be ‘there.     

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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 this moment.     

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If you walk into a forest - you hear all kinds of subtle sounds - but underneath there is an all pervasive silence.     

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Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.     

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Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.     

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The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness.     

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I've always enjoyed being in the background, sitting in a cafe, watching people. But now, when I sit in a cafe, sometimes people watch me.     

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Welcome to the present moment. Here. Now. The only moment there ever is.     

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