30+ Eckhart Tolle Quotes about Love, Awareness, Life, and Spirituality


Eckhart Tolle is a renowned spiritual teacher and author whose profound insights have touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Born in Germany in 1948, Tolle experienced a deep personal transformation at the age of 29 that led him to dedicate his life to spiritual exploration and sharing his wisdom with others.

One of Tolle’s most influential works is “The Power of Now,” published in 1997, which has become a modern spiritual classic. In this book, he explores the transformative power of present-moment awareness and provides insights into overcoming the habitual patterns of thought and emotional reactions that often keep individuals trapped in unhappiness and dissatisfaction.

He quotes life in such a way that it’s beautiful to understand it from a different perspective. Without further delay, let’s get straight to his beautiful quotes.

The Most Famous Eckhart Tolle Quotes to Inspire and Guide Individuals

#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.“Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

#4.“You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.” – Eckhart Tolle

#5.“The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.” – Eckhart Tolle

#6.“If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.” Eckhart Tolle

#7.“Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality, it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.” – Eckhart Tolle

#8.“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.” – Eckhart Tolle

#9.“Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now.” – Eckhart Tolle

#10.“Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.” – Eckhart Tolle

#11.“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.” – Eckhart Tolle

#12.“Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.” – Eckhart Tolle

#13.“Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.” – Eckhart Tolle

#14.“To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.” – Eckhart Tolle

#15.“Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.” – Eckhart Tolle

#16.“That is the real spiritual awakening, when something emerges from within you that is deeper than who you thought you were. So, the person is still there, but one could almost say that something more powerful shines through the person.” – Eckhart Tolle

#17.“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

#18.“Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.” – Eckhart Tolle

#19.“There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.” – Eckhart Tolle

#20.“Important thing to realize is the world is not here to make me happy. When you don’t demand that the situation, or place, or person should make you happy, then actually the situation, place, or person is quite satisfying.” – Eckhart Tolle

#21.“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 Tolle

#22.“I sometimes say animals are closer to God than humans. They are closer to the source. The humans are more lost in the mind forms. Being is more obscured to the human because of the overlay of ego and mental formation.” – Eckhart Tolle

#23.“The only thing you ever have is now.” – Eckhart Tolle

#24.Prejudice of any kind implies that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don’t see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence. – Eckhart Tolle

#25.“Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of ‘I know.’ Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas.” – Eckhart Tolle

#26.“Many people in this world are still so identified with every thought that arises in their head. There is not the slightest space of awareness there.” – Eckhart Tolle

#27.“Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.” – Eckhart Tolle

#28.“When you take your attention into the present moment, a certain alertness arises. You become more conscious of what’s around you, but also, strangely, a sense of presence that is both within and without.” – Eckhart Tolle

#29.“You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.” – Eckhart Tolle

#30.“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” – Eckhart Tolle

#31.“If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up re-creating the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction.” – Eckhart Tolle

Final Words

Thank you for reading these inspiring quotes of  Eckhart Tolle. Tolle taught us to live in the present and make the most of today. What are your thoughts on his life and quotes? Share your favorite quote in the comment section.