Best The Power of Now Quotes by Eckhart Tolle

Looking for some meaningful quotes from the famous book the power of now? We have rounded up the best collection of the power of now quotes, sayings, lines, phrases, and status, (with images and captions) by the author Eckhart Tolle which will inspire you to live life in the present.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is one of the best books by Eckhart Tolle.Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and bestselling self-help author. He is best known for his 1997 self-help book, “The Power of Now.”

In summary the book shows you that every minute you spend worrying about the future or regretting the past is a minute lost, because really all you have to live in is the present, the now, and gives you actionable strategies to start living every minute as it occurs.

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The book also teaches you to detach yourself from your “ego” – a part of the mind that seeks control over your thinking and behavior.

Read these inspirational quotes from the book “The Power Of Now” that are life-changing and offers a specific method for putting an end to suffering and achieving inner peace, living fully in the present and separating yourself from your mind.

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Best The Power Of Now Quotes

  1. “The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle                                                 

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  2. “Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”- Eckhart Tolle                                             

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  3. “Negativity is never the optimum way of dealing with any situation.”- Eckhart Tolle

  4. “You find God the moment you realize that you don’t need to seek God.”- Eckhart Tolle

  5. “To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually.”- Eckhart Tolle                                                                                                                     

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  6. “Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.”- Eckhart Tolle                                                                                                                           

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    eckhart tolle quotes power of now

  7. “Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”- Eckhart Tolle

  8. “Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.”- Eckhart Tolle

  9. “Acknowledging the good you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”- Eckhart Tolle

  10. “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!”- Eckhart Tolle

  11. “Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within, and it is available to you now.”- Eckhart Tolle

  12. “Everything is shown up by being exposed to the light, and whatever is exposed to the light itself becomes light.”- Eckhart Tolle

  13. “If you suddenly feel very light, clear, and deeply at peace, that is an unmistakable sign that you have truly surrendered.”- Eckhart Tolle

  14. “The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.”- Eckhart Tolle

  15. “You also realize that all the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, and inner peace – arise from beyond the mind.”- Eckhart Tolle

  16. “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”- Eckhart Tolle

  17. “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

  18. “It seems that most people need to experience a great deal of suffering before they will relinquish resistance and accept – before they will forgive.”- Eckhart Tolle

  19. “Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body’s reaction to your mind — or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body.”- Eckhart Tolle

  20. “If you cannot feel your emotions, if you are cut off from them, you will eventually experience them on a purely physical level, as a physical problem or symptom.”- Eckhart Tolle

  21. “Nothing out there will ever satisfy you except temporarily and superficially, but you may need to experience many disillusionments before you realize that truth.”- Eckhart Tolle

  22. “Stop looking at the scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love – you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.”- Eckhart Tolle

  23. “The power of now can only be realized now. It requires no time and effort. Effort means you’re trying hard to get somewhere, and so you are not present, welcoming this moment as it is.”- Eckhart Tolle

  24. “Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.”- Eckhart Tolle

  25. “The eternal present is the space within which your whole life unfolds, the one factor that remains constant. Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.”- Eckhart Tolle

  26. “… after the initial euphoria has passed, there is so much unhappiness, so much pain in intimate relationships. They do not cause pain and unhappiness. They bring out the pain and unhappiness that is already in you.”- Eckhart Tolle

  27. “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly – you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you.”- Eckhart Tolle

  28. “There are two levels to your pain: the pain that you create now, and the pain from the past that still lives on in your mind and body. Ceasing to create pain in the present and dissolving past pain – this is what I want to talk about now.”- Eckhart Tolle

  29. “The more you are identified with your thinking, your likes and dislikes, judgments and interpretations, which is to say the less present you are as the watching consciousness, the stronger the emotional energy charge will be, whether you are aware of it or not.”- Eckhart Tolle

  30. “Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are cause by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”- Eckhart Tolle

  31. “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

  32. “Real love doesn’t make you suffer. How could it? It doesn’t suddenly turn into hate, nor does real joy turn into pain. …even before you are enlightened – before you have freed yourself from your mind – you may get glimpses of true joy, true love, or of a deep inner peace, still but vibrantly alive.”- Eckhart Tolle

  33. “… the psychological condition of fear is divorced from any concrete and true immediate danger. It comes in many forms: unease, worry, anxiety, nervousness, tension, dread, phobia, and so on. This kind of psychological fear is always of something that might happen, not of something that is happening now.”- Eckhart Tolle

  34. “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, personal and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”- Eckhart Tolle

  35. “Your mind is an instrument, a tool. It is there to be used for a specific task, and when the task is completed, you lay it down. As it is, I would say about 80 to 90 percent of most people’s thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is also harmful. Observe your mind and you will find this to be true. It causes a serious leakage of vital energy.”- Eckhart Tolle

Famous Quotes From The Power of Now

  1. “The only thing you ever have is now.”- Eckhart Tolle                                                                       

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    quotes from the power of now

  2. “I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.”- Eckhart Tolle

  3. “The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.”- Eckhart Tolle                                                                                                                                 

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

  5. “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!”- Eckhart Tolle

  6. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”- Eckhart Tolle                                                                                                                                     

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    best the power of now quotes

  7. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.”- Eckhart Tolle

  8. Imagine the earth devoid of human life, inhabited only by plants and animals. Would it still have a past and a future?- Eckhart Tolle

  9. “People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.”- Eckhart Tolle

  10. “There is no salvation in time. You cannot be free in the future. Presence is the key to freedom, so you can only be free now.”- Eckhart Tolle

  11. “The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.”- Eckhart Tolle

  12. “You can always cope with the present moment, but you cannot cope with something that is only a mind projection – you cannot cope with the future.”- Eckhart Tolle

  13. “Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.”- Eckhart Tolle

  14. “Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.”- Eckhart Tolle

  15. “Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.”- Eckhart Tolle

  16. “Being aware of your breath forces you into the present moment – the key to all inner transformation. Whenever you are conscious of the breath, you are absolutely present.”- Eckhart Tolle

  17. “Enlightenment is not only the end of suffering and of continuous conflict within and without, but also the end of the dreadful enslavement to incessant thinking. What an incredible liberation this is!”- Eckhart Tolle

  18. “When you take your attention into the present moment, 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

  19. “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

  20. “You need no time to open yourself to the power of now and so awaken to who you are beyond name and form and realize that in the depth of your being, you are already complete, whole, one with the timeless essence of all life.”- Eckhart Tolle

  21. “Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally; not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”- Eckhart Tolle

  22. “Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace is transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.”- Eckhart Tolle

  23. “You can know it only when the mind is still. When you are present, when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state of “feeling-realization” is enlightenment.”- Eckhart Tolle

  24. “The compulsive thinker, which means almost everyone, lives in a state of apparent separateness, in an insanely complex world of continuous problems and conflict, a word that reflects the ever-increasing fragmentation of the mind. Enlightenment is a state of wholeness, of being ‘at one’ and therefore at peace.”- Eckhart Tolle

  25. “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly – you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.”- Eckhart Tolle

  26. “If you really want to know your mind, the body will always give you a truthful reflection, so look at the emotion, or rather feel it in your body. If there is an apparent conflict between them, the thought will be the lie, the emotion will be the truth. Not the ultimate truth of who you are, but the relative truth of your state of mind at the time.”- Eckhart Tolle

  27. “Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.”- Eckhart Tolle

  28. “The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being. It is a state of connectedness with something immeasurable and indestructible, something that, almost paradoxically, is essentially you and yet is much greater than you.”- Eckhart Tolle

  29. “In your everyday life, you can practice this by taking any routine activity that normally is only a means to an end and giving it your fully attention, so that it becomes an end in itself. For example, every time you walk up and down the stairs in your house or place of work, pay close attention to every step, every movement, even your breathing. Be totally present.”- Eckhart Tolle

  30. “When a thought subsides, you experience a discontinuity in the mental stream – a gap of ‘no-mind.’ At first, the gaps will be short, a few seconds perhaps, but gradually they will become longer. When these gaps occur, you feel a certain stillness and peace inside you. This is the beginning of your natural state of felt oneness with Being, which is usually obscured by the mind.”- Eckhart Tolle

  31. “Instead of ‘watching the thinker,’ you can also create a gap in the mind stream simply by directing the focus of your attention in the Now. Just become intensely conscious of the present moment. This is deeply satisfying thing to do. In this way, you draw consciousness away from mind activity and create a gap of no-mind in which you are highly alert and aware but not thinking. This is the essence of meditation.”- Eckhart Tolle

  32. “The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with life’s challenges when they come. Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious person more intensely conscious. You can use a challenge to awaken you, or you can allow it to pull you into even deeper sleep. The dream of ordinary unconsciousness then turns into a nightmare.”- Eckhart Tolle

  33. “To watch an emotion in this way is basically the same as listening to or watching a thought, which I described earlier. The only difference is that, while a thought is in your head, an emotion has a strong physical component and so is primarily felt in the body. You can then allow the emotion to be there without being controlled by it. You no longer are the emotion; you are the watcher, the observing presence. If you practice this, all that is unconscious in you will be brought into the light of consciousness.”- Eckhart Tolle

  34. “The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the possessing entity – the thinker. Knowing this enables you to observe the entity. The moment you you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize all the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken.”- Eckhart Tolle

  35. “If there is no joy, ease, or lightness in what you are doing, it does not necessarily mean that you need to change ‘what’ you are doing. It may be sufficient to change the ‘how’. ‘How’ is always more important than ‘what.’ See if you can give much more attention to the doing than to the result that you want to achieve through it. Give your fullest attention to whatever the moment presents. This implies that you also completely accept what ‘is’, because you cannot give your full attention to something and at the same time resist it.”- Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle’s The Power Of Now Quotes

  1. “The moment your attention turns to the now, you feel a presence, a stillness, a peace.”- Eckhart Tolle

  2. “Whatever you need to know about the unconscious past in you, the challenges of the present will bring it out.”- Eckhart Tolle

  3. “…the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.”- Eckhart Tolle

  4. “Mind, in the way I use the word, is not just thought. It includes your emotions as well as all unconscious mental-emotional reactive patterns.”- Eckhart Tolle

  5. “Yes, we need the mind as well as time to function in this world, but there comes a point where they take over our lives, and this is where dysfunction, pain, and sorrow set in.”- Eckhart Tolle

  6. “If you have difficulty feeling your emotions, start by focusing attention on the inner energy field of your body. Feel the body within. This will also put you in touch with your emotions.”- Eckhart Tolle

  7. “Die to the past every moment. You don’t need it. Only refer to it when it is absolutely relevant to the present. Feel the power of the moment and the fullness of Being. Feel your presence.”- Eckhart Tolle

  8. “Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought.”- Eckhart Tolle

  9. “An emotion usually represents an amplified and energized thought pattern, and because of its often overpowering energetic charge, it is not easy initially to stay present enough to be able to watch it.”- Eckhart Tolle

  10. “Why are you always anxious? Jesus asked his disciples. ‘Can anxious thought add a single day to your life?’ And the Buddha taught that the root of suffering is to be found in our constant wanting and craving.”- Eckhart Tolle

  11. “So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to dis-identify from your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger.”- Eckhart Tolle

  12. “In this state of inner connectedness, you are much more alert, more awake than in the mind-identified state. You are fully present. It also raises the vibrational frequency of the energy field that gives life to the physical body.”- Eckhart Tolle

  13. “You don’t seek permanency where it cannot be found: in the world of form, of gain and loss, birth and death. You don’t demand that situations, conditions, places, or people should make you happy, and then suffer when they don’t live up to your expectations.”- Eckhart Tolle

  14. “The sooner your realize that your outer purpose cannot give you lasting fulfillment, the better. When you have seen the limitations of your outer purpose, you give up your unrealistic expectation that it should make you happy, and you make it subservient to your inner purpose.”- Eckhart Tolle

  15. “To alert you that you have allowed yourself to be taken over by psychological time, you can use a simple criterion. Ask yourself: Is there joy, ease, and lightness in what I am doing? If there isn’t, then time is covering up the present moment, and life is perceived as a burden or a struggle.”- Eckhart Tolle

  16. “When you create a problem, you create pain. All it takes is a simple choice, a simple decision: no matter what happens, I will create no more pain for myself… You also no longer contaminate the beautiful Earth, your inner space, and the collective human psyche with the negativity of problem making.”- Eckhart Tolle

  17. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life. Whereas before you dwelt in time and paid brief visits to the Now, have your dwelling place in the Now and pay brief visits to the past and future when required to deal with the practical aspects of your life situation.”- Eckhart Tolle

  18. “Make it a habit to ask yourself: What’s going on inside me at this moment? That question will point you in the right direction. But don’t analyze, just watch. Focus your attention within. Feel the energy of the emotion. If there is no emotion present, take your attention more deeply into the inner energy field of your body. It is the doorway into Being.”- Eckhart Tolle

  19. “Ultimately, this is not about solving your problems. It’s about realizing that there are no problems. Only situations — to be dealt with now, or to be left alone and accepted as parts of the “isness” of the present moment until they change or can be dealt with. Problems are mind-made and need time to survive. They cannot survive in the actuality of the Now.”- Eckhart Tolle

  20. “When you listen to that voice, listen to it impartially. That is to say, do not judge. Do not judge or condemn what you hear, for doing so would mean that the same voice has come in again through the back door. You’ll soon realize: there is the voice and here I am listening to it, watching it. This ‘I am’ realization, this sense of your own presence, is not a thought. It arises from beyond the mind.”- Eckhart Tolle

  21. “Basically, all emotions are modifications of one primordial, undifferentiated emotion that has its origin in the loss of awareness of who you are beyond name and form. Because of its undifferentiated nature, it is hard to find a name that precisely describes this emotion. ‘Fear’ comes close, but apart from a continuous sense of threat, it also includes a deep sense of abandonment and incompleteness.”- Eckhart Tolle

  22. “So when you listen to a thought, you are aware not only of the thought but also of yourself as the witness of the thought. A new dimension of consciousness has come in. As you listen to the thought, you feel a conscious presence – your deeper self – behind or underneath the thought, as it were. The thought then loses its power over you and quickly subsides, because you are no longer energizing the mind through identification with it.”- Eckhart Tolle

  23. “Often a vicious circle builds up between your thinking and the emotion: they feed each other. The thought patterns creates a magnified reflection of itself in the form of an emotion, and the vibrational frequency of the emotion keeps feeding the original thought patterns. By dwelling mentally on the situation, event, or person that is the perceived cause of the emotion, the thought feeds energy to the emotion, which in turn energizes the thought pattern, and so on.”- Eckhart Tolle

  24. “The good news is that you can free yourself from your mind. This is the only true liberation. You can take the first step right now. Start listening to the voice in your head as often as you can. Pay particular attention to any repetitive thought patterns, those old gramophone records that have been playing in your head perhaps for many years. This is what I mean by ‘watching the thinker,’ which is another way of saying: listen to the voice in your head, be there as the witnessing presence.”- Eckhart Tolle

  25. “Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind, which is to say as long as you are unconscious, spiritually speaking. I am talking here primarily of emotional pain, which is also the main cause of physical pain and physical disease. Resentment, hatred, self-pity, guilt, anger, depression, jealousy, and so on, even the slightest irritation, are all forms of pain. And every pleasure or emotional high contains within itself the seed of pain: its inseparable opposite, which will manifest in time.”

  26. “See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always non-acceptance of what ‘is’. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is useless.”

  27. “Deep unconsciousness, such as the pain-body, or other deep pain, such as the loss of a loved one, usually needs to be transmuted through acceptance combined with the light of your presence —your sustained attention. Many patterns in ordinary unconsciousness, on the other hand, can simply be dropped once you know that you don’t want them and don’t need them anymore, once you realize that you have a choice, that you are not just a bundle of conditioned reflexes. All this implies that you are able to access the power of Now. Without it, you have no choice.”

  28. “Be present as the watcher of your mind — of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations. Be at least as interested in your reactions as in the situation or person that causes you to react. Notice also how often your attention is in the past or future. Don’t judge or analyze what you observe. Watch the thought, feel the emotion, observe the reaction. Don’t make a personal problem out of them. You will then feel something more powerful than any of those things that you observe: the still, observing presence itself behind the content of your mind, the silent watcher.”

  29. “So deal with the past on the level of the present. The more attention you give to the past, the more you energize it, and the more likely you are to make a “self” out of it. Don’t misunderstand: Attention is essential, but not to the past as past. Give attention to the present; give attention to your behavior, to your reactions, moods, thoughts, emotions, fears, and desires as they occur in the present. ‘There’s’ the past in you. If you can be present enough to watch all those things, not critically or analytically but non-judgmentally, then you are dealing with the past and dissolving it through the power of your presence. You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You find yourself by coming into the present.”

  30. “Your life’s journey has an outer purpose and an inner purpose. The outer purpose is to arrive at your goal or destination, to accomplish what you set out to do, to achieve this or that, which of course, implies future. But if your destination, or the steps you are going to take in the future, take up so much of your attention that they become more important to you than the step you are taking now, then you completely miss the journey’s inner purpose, which has nothing to do with ‘where’ you are going or ‘what’ you are doing, but everything to do with ‘how’. It has nothing to do with your future but everything to do with the quality of your consciousness at this moment. The outer purpose belongs to the horizontal dimension of space and time; the inner purpose concerns a deepening of your Being in the vertical dimension of the timeless Now.”


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