Monday, December 16, 2013
Eckhart Tolle - Great Quotes From - A New Earth
A NEW EARTH
ECKHART TOLLE is a renowned spiritualist from the west. His speeches and Books have received critical acclaim for their incisive logic and spiritual content.
Here are some quotes from his book “A NEW EARTH.”
v There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges—the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.
v The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
v Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
v Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won't die. You will come to life.
v Don't be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it's their problem.
v Whenever you interact with people, don't be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence.
v You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
v 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.
v Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.
v Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
v Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.
v 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.
v Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.
v Don't let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.
v 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.
v Awareness is the greatest agent for change.
v Don't Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness.
v 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.
v Can you look without the voice in your head commenting, drawing conclusions, comparing, or trying to figure something out?
v Man made God in his own image...
v This is my secret," he said. "I don't mind what happens.”
v 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.
v Become conscious of being conscious.
v 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.
v Every complaint is a little story the mind makes up that you completely believe in.
v Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much.
v You have so much to learn from your enemies.
v Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.
v Authentic human interactions become impossible when you lose yourself in a role.
v 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.
v 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.
v To recognize one's own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.
v Life isn't as serious as my mind makes it out to be.
v Even a stone, and more easily a flower or a bird, could show you the way back to God, to the Source, to yourself. When you look at it or hold it & let it be without imposing a word of mental label on it, a sense of awe, of wonder, arises within you. Its essence silently communicates itself to you and reflects your own essence back to you.
v In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same.
v With stillness comes the benediction of Peace.
v The brain does not create consciousness, but consciousness created the brain, the most complex physical form on earth, for its expression.
v The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that.
v Each person's life – each life-form, in fact – represents a world, a unique way in which the universe experiences itself.
v You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.
v All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
v Nothing has ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?
v For what you do to others, you do to yourself.
v Let me say it again: the present moment is all you ever have.
v The ultimate truth of who you are is not I am this or I am that, but I Am.
v Ego-identification with things creates attachment to things, which in turn creates our consumer society and economic structures where the only measure of progress is always more. The unchecked striving for more, for endless growth, is a dysfunction and a disease. It is the same dysfunction the cancerous cell manifests, whose only goal is to multiply itself, unaware that it is bringing about its own destruction by destroying the organism of which it is a part.
v I recommend that you experiment with this from time to time. For example, when someone criticizes you, blames you, or calls you names, instead of immediately retaliating or defending yourself – do nothing. Allow the self-image to remain diminished and become alert to what that feels like deep inside you.
v ... there are two ways of being unhappy. Not getting what you want is one. Getting what you want is the other.
v Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal.
v The more shared past there is in a relationship, the more present you need to be...
v Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.
v So love is the recognition of oneness in a world of duality. This is the birth of God into the world of form. Love makes the world less worldly, less dense, more transparent to the divine dimension, the light of consciousness itself.
v In essence, you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization.
v Deny thy self!
v You may remember the paradox of time we mentioned earlier: Whatever you do takes time, and yet it is always now. So while your inner purpose is to negate time, your outer purpose necessarily involves future and so could not exist without time. But it is always secondary.
v Whatever you fight, you strengthen. What you resist, persists.
v War is a mind set .
v A significant portion of the earth's population will soon recognize, if they haven't already done so, that humanity is now faced with a stark choice: Evolve or die.
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