After years of suicidal depression Eckhart Tolle underwent an “inner transformation” at 29. He has since been inspiring others to do the same. Find inner peace and stimulate your spirit with inspirational quotes from the German-Canadian writer.
Eckhart Tolle (64) is the author of spiritual guidance books such as “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth” and last year he was named The most spiritually influential person in the world by the Watkins review. He has sold millions of copies of his books worldwide, as many people find his thoughts and beliefs relatable and healing. Tolle has publicly spoken of his battle with depression in his twenties, which he cured by an inner transformation, the methods of which he teaches in his books. Stillness of the spirit, reconnecting with nature, embracing your life in the here and now are some of the things Tolle advises for a better, richer life. Discover the best of Eckhart Tolle quotes:
“Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everybody is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being”
-from “The Power of Now”
Everybody’s had this problem at least a thousand times in their life. You know the feeling when you go to bed exhausted, but can’t fall asleep because of thoughts racing through your mind? Tune out this noise, stop obsessing about things you cannot change, and focus on your inner well being.
“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions”
– from “Stillness Speaks”
Let your senses guide you and forget over-analyzing everything. Be in touch with your surroundings, both physical and abstract, and let your instincts determine your actions, instead of your multitasking consciousness.
“The eternal present is the space within which your whole life unfolds, the one factor that remains constant. Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be”
– from “The Power of Now”
Many great thinkers, as well as life gurus, point out that we spend too much time thinking about the past, the future and the what-ifs, instead of embracing the moment we live in. Embrace it, starting right now.
“Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness”
– from “A New Earth”
Be careful what you wish for, but be pleased with and enjoy what you do have. Take a moment to appreciate all the good things in your life, instead of striving for the things you don’t have, and most likely don’t even need.
“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness”
– from “Stillness Speaks”
In today’s society, the human-nature relationship is a strange one. Everyday we destroy our planet and surroundings, whatever the reasons, instead of enjoying the marvelous world that we live in. Take a deep breath of fresh air, be fascinated by the ever-changing natural beauty around you. Get a plant, walk in the woods, listen to water in the stream… There was once a time when life wasn’t all about money, looks and technology, and echoes of that world can still be found by connecting with nature. Try it today.
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