Eckhart Tolle is one of the spiritual teachers in the world today. He was born on February 16, 1948, in Germany. Eckhart Tolle was the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth, which has been translated into 52 languages. The New York Times described him as “the most popular spiritual author in the United States”.

Let’s see some of his most inspiring quotes in English

Best Eckhart Tolle Quotes

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

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Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.

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Eckhart Tolle Quotes

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.

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The past has no power over the present moment.

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

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Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

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Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.

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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.

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Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.

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Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real.

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You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.

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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.

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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, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly — you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.

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It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.

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If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.

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Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.

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Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.

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You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now.

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Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.

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Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.

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

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To love is to recognize yourself in another.

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If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.

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In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just being.

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You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.

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Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.

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If you are not living this moment, you are not really living.

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If there are people you haven’t forgiven, you’re not going to really awaken. You have to let go.

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The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.

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All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present.

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Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.

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