Eckhart Tolle

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on beingness, god, source, essence, and artist

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.  This is what great artists sense and succeed in conveying in their art.  Van Gogh didn't say: "That's just an old chair."  He looked, and looked, and looked.  He sensed the Beingness of the chair.  Then he sat in front of the canvas and took up the brush.  The chair itself would have sold for the equivalent of a few dollars.  The painting of that same chair today would fetch in excess of $25 million.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Pages: 26

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on zen, buddha, flower, and beauty

Buddha is said to have given a "silent sermon" once during which he held up a flower and gazed at it.  After a while, one of those present, a monk called Mahakasyapa, began to smile.  He is said to have been the only one who had understood the sermon.  According to legend, that smile (that is to say, realization) was handed down by twenty-eight successive masters and much later became the origin of Zen.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Pages: 2

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on presence, god, essence, awareness, and love

Once there is a certain degree of Presence, of still and alert attention in human beings' perceptions, they can sense the divine life essence, the one indwelling consciousness or spirit in every creature, every life-form, recognize it as one with their own essence and so love it as themselves.  Until this happens, however, most humans see only the outer forms, unaware of the inner essence, just as they are unaware of their own essence and identify only with their own physical and psychological form.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Pages: 4

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on silence, energy, sound, musical, song, word, manifest, attention, inner, and outer

Silence is Golden; it has divine power and immense energy. Try to pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds.  Paying attention to outer silence creates inner silence: the mind becomes still. Every sound is born out of silence, dies back into silence, and during its life span is surrounded by silence. Silence enables the sound to be. It is an intrinsic but unmanifested part of every sound, every musical note, every song, and every word. The unmanifested is present in this world as silence.  All you have to do is pay attention to it.

Eckhart Tolle

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle

You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 62

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on creativity

Whenever an answer, a solution, or a creative idea is needed, stop thinking for a moment by focusing attention on your inner energy field. ... When you resume thinking, it will be fresh and creative.

Eckhart Tolle

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on peace and stillness

"All the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind."

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle

You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold.

Eckhart Tolle

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle

If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me"

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on your life, life, and now

Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life.  Your life situation exists in time.  Your life is now.  Your life situation is mind-stuff.  Your life is real.

Eckhart Tolle

Contributed by: Mary_C

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