12 of the Most Famous Eckhart Tölle Quotes on the Power of NOW
“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.”Eckhart Tölle
“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.”Eckhart Tölle
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“The moment you realize you are not present, you are present. Whenever you are able to observe your mind, you are no longer trapped in it. Another factor has come in, something that is not of the mind: the witnessing presence.”Eckhart Tolle
“If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.”Eckhart Tolle
“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 genuine relationship is one that is not dominated by the ego with its image-making and self-seeking. In a genuine relationship, there is an outward flow of open, alert attention toward the other person in which there is no wanting whatsoever.”Eckhart Tolle
“Die to the past every moment. You don’t need it. Only refer to it when it is absolutely relevant to the present. Feel the power of this moment and the fullness of Being. Feel your presence.”Eckhart Tolle
“People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.”Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tölle Short Biography
Tölle recounts his childhood in post-war Germany as unhappy, and after his parents separated, he moved to Spain with his father.
At 19 he moved to England, where he taught German and Spanish for 3 years. Tolle would find himself plagued by anxiety and depression.
In 1977 he was offered a position to do post-grad research at Cambridge University, but stopped shortly after. In the same year, he experienced a transformative revelation.
Tölle used his newfound outlook on life to become a counselor and spiritual teacher, and dedicated the next few years of his life to discovering more of himself spiritually.
In 1995 he moved to Canada, and two years later published his first book The Power of Now. Despite its initial lackluster reception, the book gained a spot in The New York Times Best Seller list in 2000 when Oprah Winfrey promoted the book in her magazine.
Eckhart Tölle is the author of several bestselling books such as Stillness Speaks: Whispers of Now (2003), A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (2005), and Oneness with All Life: Inspirational Selections from A New Earth (2008). He also holds several speaking engagements each year and has his own webinar series.
- 30 Pearls of Wisdom from Eckhart Tolle – Daring to Live Fully
- A Moment’s Bliss: An Interview with Eckhart Tolle – awaken.com
- Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness – The Sun
- Sunday Profile: Eckhart Tolle – ABC News
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