13 Life-changing quotes by Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart is a spiritual teacher and author who was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives.


1.“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” – Eckhart Tolle


2.“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” – Eckhart Tolle


3.“Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.” – Eckhart Tolle


4.“Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much.” – Eckhart Tolle


5.“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.” – Eckhart Tolle


6.“Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.” – Eckhart Tolle


7.“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 is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment.” – Eckhart Tolle


8.“Life isn’t as serious as my mind makes it out to be.” – Eckhart Tolle


9.“The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that.” – Eckhart Tolle


10.“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.” – Eckhart Tolle


11.“… there are two ways of being unhappy. Not getting what you want is one. Getting what you want is the other.” – Eckhart Tolle


12.“Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.” – Eckhart Tolle


13.“When you want to arrive at your goal more than you want to be doing what you are doing, you become stressed.” – Eckhart Tolle


All of the quotes can be found in Eckhart Tolle`s book A New Earth.

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