26 Rare Eckhart Tolle Quotes On ‘Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose’

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Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher. He is the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.

Q1. “Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them.”

Q2. “No ego can last for long without the need for more.”

Q3. “Make it a habit to feel the inner body as often as you can.”

Q4. “Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment, it is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego.”

Q5. “Yielding means inner acceptance of what is. You are open to life.”

Q6. “Complaining is one of the ego’s favorite strategies for strengthening itself. Every complaint is a little story the mind makes up that you completely believe in.”

Q7. “Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.”

Q8. “Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.”

Q9. “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

Q10. “A genuine relationship is one that is not dominated by the ego with its image-making and self-seeking.”

Q11. “Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.”

Q12. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

Q13. “Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it. Unhappiness covers up your natural state of well-being and inner peace, the source of true happiness.”

Q14. “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”

Q15. “The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it.”

Q16. “Mastery of life is not a question of control, but of finding a balance between human and Being.”

Q17. “To love is to recognize yourself in another.”

Q18. “A happy, positive thought is indigestible to the pain-body. It can only feed on negative thoughts because only those thoughts are compatible with its own energy field.”

Q19. “Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.”

Q20. “Emotion in itself is not unhappiness. Only emotion plus an unhappy story is unhappiness.”

Q21. “Knowing the oneness of yourself and the other is true love, true care, true compassion.”

Q22. “You cannot receive what you don’t give.”

Q23. “Abundance comes only to those who already have it.”

Q24. “Laughter is extraordinarily liberating as well as healing.”

Q25. “Everybody’s life really consists of small things.”

Q26. “You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”