Eckhart Tolle Quotes

The Eckhart Tolle quotes below come from writings of this author, who is a German citizen, presently residing in Canada.  In 2011, Eckhart Tolle was listed by the Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world.  In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle "the most popular spiritual author in the United States."

Tolle explained that he was depressed for much of his life until, at age 29, he underwent an "inner transformation". After this transformation, Tolle stated that he spent several years wandering and unemployed "in a state of deep bliss" before becoming a spiritual teacher. Eckhart Tolle is not identified with any particular religion but has been influenced by spiritual works.  Below are some of Meister Eckhart quotes:

“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“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, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“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.”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“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.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Life is the dancer and you are the dance.”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose

“Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Don't let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Don't Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness”
― Eckhart Tolle mystic quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“When you don't cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Can you look without the voice in your head commenting, drawing conclusions, comparing, or trying to figure something out?”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Man made God in his own image...”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“This is my secret," he said. "I don't mind what happens.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Whenever you become anxious or stressed, outer purpose has taken over, and you lost sight of your inner purpose. You have forgotten that your state of consciousness is primary, all else secondary.”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Become conscious of being conscious.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“It is when we are trapped in incessant streams of compulsive thinking that the universe really disintegrates for us, and we lose the ability to sense the interconnectedness of all that exists.”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“You have so much to learn from your enemies.”
― Meister Eckhart quotes, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Authentic human interactions become impossible when you lose yourself in a role.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. … The ultimate purpose of human existence, which is to say, your purpose, is to bring that power into this world.”
― Eckhart Tolle quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“You become most powerful in whatever you do if the action is performed for its own sake rather than as a means to protect, enhance, or conform to your role identity.”
― Eckhart Tolle spiritual quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

“One thing we do know: 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.”
― Meister Eckhart quote, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

 

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