Seven Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Might Change Your Worldview
Musings on mindfulness and contentment from the author of ‘The Power of Now’.
If you print a bunch of quotes and make a mood board out of them, you’ll have a nice, unique decoration. But if you go beyond the words, understand the concepts, and apply them, you might see some big changes in your everyday life.
It worked for Eckhart Tolle so why wouldn’t it work for you too, if you put in the same amount of effort?
According to his books, Tolle turned his life around when he was 29, after fighting depression and suicidal thoughts for years. Today, he’s one of the most famous spiritual teachers out there.
His core ideas go hand in hand with what I’ve learned from practicing Vipassana meditation for the past 1.5 years.
That’s why I’m sharing below 7 of my favorites quotes by Eckhart Tolle. Nothing but a humble attempt to convince you to read his books and apply these concepts in your life.
1. “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Let go of attachments”, “stop identifying with material things”. It sounds great, doesn’t it? But how can you do it? Well, this might come as a surprise, but the only thing you have to do is stop trying.
If you keep telling yourself how much you want to let go of your attachment to your car/house/clothes/whatever, you’ll only become more attached to them. That’s because all your thoughts are about it.
This is also one of the basic concepts of Buddhism which says that the cause of suffering is desire and aversion. And to stop feeling these, you simply have to accept them. When you stop fighting attachments, they drop away by themselves.
But that doesn’t mean you have to wait around for things to improve on their own. If you want to make a change, take action, but don’t fight your thoughts and don’t waste time complaining about it, just like the next quote points out.
2. “When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power…