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Citaten Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

Most people don't inhabit a living reality, but a conceptualized one. Eckhart Tolle The unchecked striving for more, for endless growth, is a dysfunction and a disease. Eckhart Tolle Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no long seek to find yourself in them. Eckhart Tolle You realize your true identity as consciousness itself, rather than what consciousness had identified with. Eckhart Tolle Whatever action you take in a state of inner resistance (wich we could also call negativity) will create more outer resistance, ande the universe will nog be on you side; life will not be helpful. Eckhart Tolle In the background, there is the awareness, In the foregrond, there is the voice, the thinker. Eckhart Tolle One can go so far as to say that on this planet "normal" equals insane. What is it that lies at the root of this insanity? Complete identification with thought and emotion, that is to say, ego. Eckhart Tolle The underlying emotion that governs all the activity of the ego is fear. The fear of being nobody, the fear of nonexistence, the fear of death. Eckhart Tolle [on a sign] DANGER. ALL STRUCTURES ARE UNSTABLE. Eckhart Tolle For example, when you visit doctors who are totally indentified with their role, to them you will not be a human being but a patient or a case history. Eckhart Tolle Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego. Eckhart Tolle Forgive them for they know not what they do. Jesus There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. Shakespeare Most politicians and businesspeople are clever. Very few are intelligent. Eckhart Tolle "I think" is just as false a statement as "I digest" of "I circulate my blood." Digestion happens, circulation happens, thinking happens. Eckhart Tolle Some people may feel, as I did, that they cannot live with themselves anymore. Inner peace then becomes their first priority. Eckhart Tolle Know Thyself. Gnothi Seauton Before you ask any other question, first ask the most fundamental question of your life: Who am I? Eckhart Tolle Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind. Eckhart Tolle Both abundance and scarcity ar inner states that manifest as your reality. Eckhart Tolle Thinking isolates a situation or event and calls it good or bad, as if it had a separate existence. Through excessive reliance on thinking, reality becomes fragmented. Eckhart Tolle The very word cosmos means order. But this is not an order the human mind can ever comprehend, although it can sometimes glimpse it. Eckhart Tolle Do I want the present moment to be my friend or my enemy? The present moment is inseparable from life, so you are really deciding what kind of a relationship you want to have with life. Eckhart Tolle As long as it (Ego) runs your life, there are two ways of being unhappy. Not getting what you want is one. Getting what you want is the other. Eckhart Tolle Nonresistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe. Eckhart Tolle Things, bodies and egos, events, situations, thoughts, emotions, desires, ambitions, fears, drama... they come, pretend to be all-important, and before you know it they are gone, dissolved in to the no-thingness out of wich they came. Were they ever real? Were they ever more than a dream, the dream of form? Eckhart Tolle You are present when what you are doing is not primarily a means to an end (money, prestige, winning) but fulfilling in itself, when there is joy and aliveness in what you do. Eckhart Tolle Form means limitation. Eckhart Tolle Unhappiness or negativity is a disease on our planet. Eckhart Tolle It (ego) is much more interested in selfpreservation than in the truth. Eckhart Tolle We could say "God" if the word had not been so misused. Eckhart Tolle One, he explained, means 'man'. The other means 'no'. And the two together means 'Buddha'. (no-man) Eckhart Tolle Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living. Eckhart Tolle If you can sense an alert inner stillness in the background while things happen in the foreground - That's it! Eckhart Tolle A short attention span makes all your perceptions and relationships shallow and unsatinsfying. Eckhart Tolle When instead of reacting against a situation, you merge with it, the solution arises out of the situation itself. Eckhart Tolle So who is the experiencer? Your are. And who are you? Consciousness. And what is consciousness? This question cannot be answered. the moment you answer it, you have falsified it, made it into another object. Eckhart Tolle The more you perceive life through a mental screen of abstraction and conceptualization, the more lifeless and flat the world around you becomes. Eckhart Tolle Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. Eckhart Tolle In other words, not your aims or your actions are primary, but the state of the consciousness out of which they come. Eckhart Tolle There is ultimately no such thing as "your life", since you and life are not two, but one. Eckhart Tolle Each person's life -- each life-form, in fact--represents a world, a unique way in wich the universe experiences itself. And when you form dissolves, a world comes to an end---one of countless worlds. Eckhart Tolle Why is old considered useless? Because in old age, the emphasis shifts from doing to Being, and our civilization, which is lost in doing, knows nothing of Being. It asks: Being? What do you do with it? Eckhart Tolle Splitting the atom requires great intelligence. Using that intelligence for building and stockpiling atom bombs is insane or at best extremely unintelligent. Eckhart Tolle Struggle or stress is a sign that the ego has returned, as are negative reactions when we encounter obstacles. Eckhart Tolle Not what you do, but how you do what you do determines wether you are fulfilling your destiny. And how you do what you do is determined by your state of consciousness. Eckhart Tolle The modalities of wakened doing are acceptance, enjoyment, and enthusiasm. Ech one represents a certain vibrational frequency of consciousness. Eckhart Tolle

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