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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on ego, awakening, present, past, future, and self

To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important. This total reversal of the truth accounts for the fact that in the ego mode the mind is so dysfunctional. It is always concerned with keeping the past alive, because without it - who are you?

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on enlightenment, thought, awakening, mind, and thinking

Enlightenment means rising above thought, not falling back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant. In the enlightened state, you still use your thinking mind when needed, but in a much more focused and effective way than before.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on god, being, words, language, awakening, reality, and truth

Neither God nor Being nor any other word can define or explain the ineffable reality behind the word, so the only important question is whether the word is a help or a hindrance in enabling you to experience That toward which it points.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on self, awakening, presence, present, past, and enlightenment

You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 75

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on awakening, god, enlightenment, and seeking

You find God the moment you realize that you don't need to seek God.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 122

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on transformation, change, grace, love, transform, self, awakening, and enlightenment

As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 131

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A Quote by Byron Katie on peace, freedom, violence, self, awakening, enlightnment, and teacher

A teacher of fear can’t bring peace on Earth. We have been trying to do it that way for thousands of years. The person who turns inner violence around, the person who finds peace inside and lives it, is the one who teaches what true peace is. We are waiting for just one teacher.

You’re the one.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Byron Katie on gurus, teachers, desert, wisdom, awakening, and earth

I would go out into the desert. The desert was my teacher. I didn't know about gurus and wise people—I wasn't a reader.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Byron Katie on reality, suffering, enlightenment, awakening, and compassion

The end of suffering happens in this very moment, whether you're watching a terrorist attack or doing the dishes. And compassion begins at home. Because I don't believe my thoughts, sadness can't exist. That's how I can go to the depths of anyone's suffering, if they invite me, and take them by the hand and walk them out of it into the sunlight of reality.

I've taken that walk myself.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Byron Katie on love, awakening, anger, happiness, action, peace, freedom, and activism

I've heard people say that they cling to their painful thoughts because they're afraid that without them they wouldn't be activists for peace. “If I feel peaceful,” they say, “why would I bother taking action at all?”
 
My answer is “Because that's what love does.”  To think that we need sadness or outrage to motivate us to do what's right is insane. As if the clearer and happier you get, the less kind you become. As if when someone finds freedom, she just sits around all day wiith drool running down her chin.

My experience is the opposite.

Love is action.

Byron Katie

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