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Top 25 Eckhart Tolle Quotes

1. "When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it—all else is madness."

2. "Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have."

3. "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.”

4. "What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself."

5. "The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it."

6. "Presence is when you're no longer waiting for the next moment, believing that the next moment will be more fulfilling than this one."

7. "Don't think of yourself as having a past, don't think of yourself as having a future. What's left?"

8. "Be aware of your breathing. Notice how this takes attention away from your thinking and creates space."

9. "Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don't take your thoughts too seriously."

10. "Guilt, regret, resentment, sadness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past and not enough presence."

11. "If you don't have a good relationship with the now, you don't have a good relationship with life."

12. "It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living."

13. "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."

14. "Don't wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success."

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

16. "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."

17. "You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while."

18. "You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes."

19. "The sun never sets. It is only an appearance due to the observer's limited perspective. And yet, what a sublime illusion it is."

20. "The world can only change from within."

21. "You find God the moment you realize that you don't need to seek God."

22. "Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much."

23. "Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures."

24. "Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable.”

25. "To love is to recognize yourself in another."