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"Ego is no longer ego when you know there is ego." - Eckhart Tolle #now #consciousness #eckharttolle #thinking #ego #selfawareness #reflection #presentmomentreminder #deepthoughts

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"Stillness is Your Essential Nature." - Eckhart Tolle #meditation #presentmoment #nature #be #stillness #quiet #presentmomentreminder #awareness

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"You are never more essentially yourself than when you are still."-Eckhart Tolle #inspirationalquotes #stillness #quiet #be #presentmomentreminder #eckharttollequotes #quote #meditation

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"Love does not want or fear anything." -Eckhart Tolle #love #stillness #presentmomentreminder #eckharttolle #inspirational #be #quiet #eckharttollequotes #awareness #wisdom #listen #presence

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"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists." -Eckhart Tolle #meditation #live #presentmomentreminder #presence #eckharttollequotes #inspire #stillness #nature #listen #be #awareness

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"True freedom and the end of suffering is living in such a way as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience at this moment." - Eckhart Tolle #inspirationalquotes #live #presentmomentreminder #moment #be #eckharttollequotes #freedom #living #life #presence

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"Letting go of inner resistance, you often find circumstances change for the better." -Eckhart Tolle #inspirationalquotes #selfawareness #eckharttollequotes #eckharttolle #live #presentmomentreminder #livelife #livelifetothefullest #be #positivevibes #consciousness #transformation #positiveenergy #meditation #abundance #mindset #reflection

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"When you realize it's not personal, there is no longer a compulsion to react as if it were." -Eckhart Tolle #meditation #transformation #consciousness #thebestversionofyou #eckharttolle #reflection #presentmoment #powerofnow #inspirationalquotes #gratitude #selfawareness

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“The present moment is the field on which the game of life happens.” -Eckhart Tolle #presentmoment #presentmomentreminder #eckharttollequotes #positive #life #positiveenergy #presentofnow #positive #be #thebestversionofyou #quotes #selfawareness

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“Through the present moment, you have access to the power of life itself.” -Eckhart Tolle #presentmoment #wordsofwisdom #presentmomentreminder #eckharttollequotes #inspiration #live #powerpfnow #awakening #awareness

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“Being challenged is a good thing.” -Eckhart Tolle What challenges are you facing in your life currently? #inspirationalquotes #live #eckharttolle #eckharttollequotes #challenges #inspire #presentmomentreminder #present #deepthoughts

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Eckhart Tolle and Oprah Winfrey present their 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next 10 Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life. If you're seeking a more loving self, community and planet, “A New Earth” has the tools to begin your transformation. In the premiere episode, Oprah and Eckhart discuss consciousness, presence and purpose as they relate to chapter one of “A New Earth.” Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book. Find it in Apple Podcast and join us. #stillness #peace #life #purpose #consciousness #awakening #abundance #become

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Through forgiveness, which essentially means recognizing the insubstantiality of the past and allowing the present moment to be as it is, the miracle of transformation happens not only within but also without. A silent space of intense presence arises both in you and around you. Whoever or whatever enters that field of consciousness will be affected by it, sometimes visibly and immediately, sometimes at deeper levels with visible changes appearing at a later time. You dissolve discord, heal pain, dispel unconsciousness -- without doing anything -- simply by being and holding that frequency of intense presence. Eckhart Tolle #thepowerofnow (pg.180) #forgiveness #transformation #silent #space #presence #being #holding #frequency @newworldlibrary [📷Cable Beach, Australia]

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Pay attention to the gap -- the gap between two thoughts, the brief, silent space between words in a conversation, between the notes of a piano or flute, or the gap between the in-breath and out-breath. When you pay attention to those gaps, awareness of "something" becomes -- just awareness. The formless dimension of pure consciousness arise from within you and replaces identification with form. Eckhart Tolle #StillnessSpeaks (pg.7) #attention #gap #between #thoughts #silentspace #awareness @newworldlibrary

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One thing we do know: Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment. Eckhart Tolle #anewearth (pg.41) #experience #evolution #consciousness [📷Lapland, Finland]

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People tend to be uncomfortable with endings, because every ending is a little death. That's why in many languages, the word for "good-bye" means "see you again." Whenever an experience comes to an end -- a gathering of friends, a vacation, your children leaving home -- you die a little death. A "form" that appeared in your consciousness as that experience dissolves. Often this leaves behind a feeling of emptiness that most people try hard not to feel, not to face. If you can learn to accept and even welcome the endings in your life, you may find that the feeling of emptiness that initially felt uncomfortable turns into a sense of inner spaciousness that is deeply peaceful. By learning to die daily in this way, you open yourself to Life. Eckhart Tolle #stillnessspeaks (pg.106-107) #endings #2018 #experience #feel # #accept #welcome #2019 #inner #spaciousness #peaceful #OpenYourselfToLife @newworldlibrary [📷Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA]

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It is not what you think it is! You can't think about presence, and the mind can't understand it. Understanding presence is being present. Try a little experiment. Close your eyes and say to yourself: "I wonder what my next thought is going to be." Then become very alert and wait for the next thought. Be like a cat watching a mouse hole. What thought is going to come out of the mouse hole? Try it now. Well? Eckhart Tolle #thepowerofnow (pg.93) #experiment #presence #thought #alert #being #present @newworldlibrary [ 📷 Yankee Springs State Park, Michigan, USA]

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The joy of being is the joy of being conscious. ~Eckhart Tolle #joyofbeing #conscious

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Being aware of your breath forces you into the present moment--the key to all inner transformation. Whenever you are conscious of the breath, you are absolutely present. You may notice that you cannot think and be aware of your breathing. Conscious breathing stops your mind. But far from being in a trance or half asleep, you are fully awake and highly alert. You are not falling below thinking, but rising above it. And if you look more closely, you will find that those two things--coming fully into the present moment and ceasing thinking without loss of consciousness--are actually one and the same: the arising of space consciousness. ~Eckhart Tolle #anewearth (pg.246) #awareness #breath #presentmoment #conscious #breathing [📷Lake Wanaka, New Zealand]

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True listening is another way of bringing stillness into the relationship. When you truly listen to someone, the dimension of stillness arises and becomes an essential part of the relationship. But true listening is a rare skill. Usually, the greater part of a person's attention is taken up by their thinking. At best, they may be evaluating your words or preparing the next thing to say. Or they may not be listening at all, lost in their own thoughts. True listening goes far beyond auditory perception. It is the arising of alert attention, a space of presence in which the words are being received. The words now become secondary. They may be meaningful or they may not make sense. Far more important than what you are listening to is the act of listening itself, the space of conscious presence that arises as you listen. That space is a unifying field of awareness in which you meet the other person without the separative barriers created by conceptual thinking. And now the other person is no longer "other." In that space, you are joined together as one awareness, one consciousness. ~Eckhart Tolle #stillnessspeaks (pg.94-95) #true #listening #stillness #relationship #presence #OneAwareness #OneConsciousness #kauai @newworldlibrary [📷Kauai, Hawaii, USA]

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Try this for a couple weeks and see how it changes your reality: Whatever you think people are withholding from you--praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on--give it to them. You don't have it? Just act as if you had it, and it will come. Then, soon after you start giving, you will start receiving. You cannot receive what you don't give. Outflow determines inflow. Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you already have, but unless you allow it to flow out, you won't even know that you have it. This includes abundance. The law that outflow determines inflow is expressed by Jesus in this powerful image: "Give and it will be given to you. Good Measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap." The source of all abundance is not outside you. It is part of who you are. However, start by acknowledging and recognizing abundance without. See the fullness of life all around you. The warmth of the sun on your skin, the display of magnificent flowers outside a florist's shop, biting into a succulent fruit, or getting soaked in an abundance of water falling from the sky. The fullness of life is there at every step. The acknowledgment of that abundance that is all around you awakens the dormant abundance within. Then let it flow out. When you smile at a stranger, there is already a minute outflow of energy. You become a giver. Ask yourself often: "What can I give here; how can I be of service to this person, this situation?" ~Eckhart Tolle #anewearth (pg.190-191) #abundance #recognize #outflow #fullness #life #smile #BeOfService

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We can, however, stop adding to the pain-body that we already have. We can learn to break the habit of accumulating and perpetuating old emotion by flapping our wings, metaphorically speaking, and refrain from mentally dwelling on the past, regardless of whether something happened yesterday or thirty years ago. We can learn not to keep situations or events alive in our minds, but to return our attention continuously to the pristine, timeless present moment rather than be caught up in mental movie-making. Our very Presence then becomes our identity, rather than our thoughts and emotions. Nothing 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? ~Eckhart Tolle #anewearth (pg.140-141) #BreakTheHabit #prestine #timeless #present #moment @penguinbooks [📷 Huay Mae Khamin Waterfall, Thailand]

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It requires honesty to see whether you still harbor grievances, whether there is someone in your life you have not completely forgiven, an "enemy." If you do, become aware of the grievance both on the level of thought as well as emotion, that is to say, be aware of the thoughts that keep it alive, and feel the emotion that is the body's response to those thoughts. Don't try to let go of the grievance. Trying to let go, to forgive, does not work. Forgiveness happens naturally when you see that it has no purpose other than to strengthen a false sense of self, to keep the ego in place. The seeing is freeing. Jesus' teaching to "Forgive your enemies" is essentially about the undoing of one of the main egoic structures in the human mind. The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. And what is a grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion. ~Eckhart Tolle #anewearth (pg.66) #grievance #honesty #forgiveness #yosemite @penguinbooks [📷 Yosemite National Park, USA]

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Does the past take up a great deal of your attention? Do you frequently talk and think about it, either positively or negatively? The great things you have achieved, your adventures or experiences, or your victim story and the dreadful things that were done to you, or maybe what you did to someone else? Are your thought process creating guilt, pride, resentment, anger, regret, or self-pity? Then you are not only reinforcing a false sense of self but also helping to accelerate your body's aging process by creating an accumulation of past in your psyche. Verify this for yourself by observing those around you who have a strong tendency to hold onto the past. 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 #thepowerofnow pg.84 #attention #positive #guilt #YourStory #StopThinking [📷 Maria Island National Park, Tasmania]

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There may be a period of insecurity and uncertainty. What should I do? As the ego is no longer running your life, the psychological need for external security, which is illusory anyways, lessens. You are able to live with uncertainty, even enjoy it. When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change. The Roman philosopher Tacitus rightly observed that "the desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise." If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity. Many years ago, as a result of a strong inner impulse, I walked out of an academic career that the world would have called "promising," stepping into complete uncertainty; and out of that, after several years, emerged my new incarnation as a spiritual teacher. Much later, something similar happened again. The impulse came to give up my home in England and move to the West Coast of North America. I obeyed that impulse, although I didn't know the reason for it. Out of that move into uncertainty came The Power of Now, most of which was written in California and British Columbia while I didn't have a home of my own. I had virtually no income and lived on my savings, which were quickly running out. In fact, everything fell into place beautifully. I ran out of money just when I was getting close to finish writing. I bought a lottery ticket and wont $1,000, which kept me going for another month. ~Eckhart Tolle #anewearth (pg.274-275) #insecurity #uncertainty #infinite #possibilities #initiate #change #inner #impulse [📷 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand]

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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. -Eckhart Tolle #goodness

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There are situations where all answers and explanations fail. Life does not make sense anymore. Or someone in distress comes to you for help, and you don't know what to do or say. When you fully accept that you don't know, you give up struggling to find answers with the limited thinking mind, and that is when a greater intelligence can operate through you. And even thought can benefit from that, since the greater intelligence can flow into it and inspire it. Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing. ~Eckhart Tolle #stillnessspeaks (pg.71-72) #answers #distress #accept #struggle #flow #surrender #ComfortableWithNotKnowing @newworldlibrary [📷 @greatsmokynps USA]

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Let me illustrate how surrender can work in relationships. When you become involved in an argument or some conflict situation, perhaps with a partner or someone close to you, start by observing how defensive you become as your own position is attacked, or feel the force of your own aggression as you attack the other person's position. Observe the attachment to your views and opinions. Feel the mental-emotional energy behind your need to be right and make the other person wrong. That's the energy of the egoic mind. You make it conscious by acknowledging it, by feeling it as fully as possible. Then one day, in the middle of an argument, you will suddenly realize that you have a choice, and you may decide to drop your own reaction -- just to see what happens. You surrender. I don't mean dropping the reaction just verbally by saying, "Okay, you are right," with a look on your face that says, I am above all this childish unconsciousness." That's just displacing the resistance to another level, with the egoic mind still in charge, claiming superiority. I am speaking of letting go of the entire mental-emotional energy field inside you that was fighting for power. The ego is cunning, so you have to be very alert, very present, and totally honest with  yourself to see whether you have truly relinquished your identification with a mental position and so freed yourself from your mind. If you suddenly feel very light, clear, and deeply at peace, that is an unmistakable sign that you have truly surrendered. The observe what happens to the other person's mental position as you no longer energize it through resistance. When identification with mental positions is out of the way, true communication begins. ~Eckhart Tolle #thepowerofnow (pg.214-215) #surrender #lettinggo #alert #presence #honesty #peace @newworldlibrary [📷 Kruger National Park, South Africa]

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When each thought absorbs your attention completely, it means you identify with the voice in your head. Thought then becomes invested with a sense of self. This is the ego, a mind-made "me." That mentally constructed self feels incomplete and precarious. That's why fearing and wanting are its predominant emotions and motivating forces. When you recognize that there is a voice in your head that pretends to be you and never stops speaking, you are awakening out of your unconscious identification with the stream of thinking. When you notice that voice, you realize that who you are is not the voice -- the thinker -- but the one who is aware of it. Knowing yourself as the awareness behind the voice is freedom. ~Eckhart Tolle #stillnessspeaks (pg.29) #freedom #ego #awakening #huxley #island @newworldlibrary [📷  @joshuatreenps USA]

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When your partner behaves unconsciously, relinquish all judgement. Judgement is either to confuse someone's unconscious behavior with who they are or to project your own unconsciousness onto another person and mistake that for who they are. To relinquish judgement does not mean that you do not recognize dysfunction and unconsciousness when you see it. It means "being the knowing" rather than "being the reaction" and the judge. You will then either be totally free of reaction or you may react and still be the knowing, the space in which the reaction is watched and allowed to be. Instead of fighting the darkness, you bring in the light. Instead of reacting to delusion, you see the delusion yet at the same time look through it. Being the knowing creates a clear space of loving presence that allows all things and all people to be as they are. No greater catalyst for transformation exists. If you practice this, your partner cannot stay with you and remain unconscious. ~Eckhart Tolle #thepowerofnow (pg. 160) #partner #judgement #beingtheknowing #free #reaction #bringinthelight #lovingpresence #relinquish #alljudgement [📷 @michellestock_photo ]

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If you cannot be at ease with yourself when you are alone, you will seek a relationship to cover up your unease. You can be sure that the unease will then reappear in some other form within the relationship, and you will probably hold your partner responsible for it. All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself. ~ Eckhart Tolle #thepowerofnow (pg.174) - #alone #be #at #ease #acceptthismoment [đź“·: Zakynthos Island, Greece]

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Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to --alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person -- you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain. That is why, after the initial euphoria has passed, there is so much unhappiness, so much pain in intimate relationships. They do not cause pain and unhappiness. The bring out the pain and unhappiness that is already in you. Every addiction does that. Every addiction reaches a point where it does not work for you anymore, and then you feel the pain more intensely than ever. ~Eckhart Tolle #thepowerofnow (pg 152-153) - #addiction #face #the #pain

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If you cannot accept what is outside, then accept what is inside. If you cannot accept the external condition, accept the internal condition. This means: Do not resist the pain. Allow it to be there. Surrender to the grief, despair, fear, loneliness, or whatever form the suffering takes. Witness it without labeling it mentally. Embrace it. Then see how the miracle of surrender transmutes deep suffering into deep peace. This is your crucifixion. Let it become your resurrection and ascension. ~Eckhart Tolle #thepowerofnow (pg221) - #surrender #acceptance #embraceit #denalinationalpark @newworldlibrary   @denalinps

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Life isn't as serious as my mind makes it out to be. ~Eckhart Tolle

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Silence is an even more potent carrier of presence, so when you read this or listen to me speak, be aware of the silence between and underneath the words. Be aware of the gaps. To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming Present. Even if there is noise, there is always some silence underneath and in between the sounds. Listening to the silence immediately creates stillness inside you. ~Eckhart Tolle #thepowerofnow (pg103) - #listen #silence #stillness @newworldlibrary #FirBonsai #fairylake

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Joy does not come from what you do; it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you. ~Eckhart Tolle

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Give yourself completely to the act of listening.  Beyond the sounds there is something greater: a sacredness that cannot be understood through thought.  Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it.  How still it is, how deeply rooted in Being.  Allow nature to teach you stillness. ~Eckhart Tolle (Guardians of Being pg 26-28) #guardiansofbeing #nature #listen #stillness @newworldlibrary #cedarbreaksnationalmonument @cedarbreaksnm

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The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. ~Eckhart Tolle

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Seek out a tree and let it teach you stillness. ~Eckhart Tolle

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If there is truly nothing that you can do to change your here and now, and you can't remove yourself from the situation, then accept your here and now totally by dropping all inner resistance. The false, unhappy self that loves feeling miserable, resentful, or sorry for itself can then no longer survive. This is called surrender. Surrender is not weakness. There is great strength in it. Only a surrendered person has spiritual power. Through surrender, you will be free internally of the situation. You may then find that the situation changes without any effort on your part. In any case, you are free. ~Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now pg83) #thepowerofnow #surrender #youarefree  @newworldlibrary

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The ultimate truth of who you are is not I am this or I am that, but I am. ~Eckhart Tolle

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Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life. ~Eckhart Tolle