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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 Adyashanti on spirituality, question, intimacy, enlightenment, and self

The most intimate question we can ask, and the one that has the most spiritual power, is this: What or who am I?

Adyashanti

Source: True Meditation, Pages: 48

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on self, interesting, inside, outside, interior, curiosity, and ease

Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 64

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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 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 Eckhart Tolle on ego, identification, possessions, recognition, knowledge, education, and self

The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications.

None of these is you.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 37

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on death, dying, self, ego, and freedom

Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to "die before you die" — and find that there is no death.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 38

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on mind, ego, time, identity, self, and enlightenment

To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 40

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on pleasure, joy, freedom, and self

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 24

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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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