When unconscious became conscious this is Samadhi

The “voice in my head” is not who I am- Eckhart Tolle July 18, 2008

20 Spiritual Quotes From Eckhart Tolle

1- To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for you inner state at any given moment. That means now.

2- For what you do to others, you do to yourself.

3- Instead of asking “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?”

4- If there were nothing but thought in you, you wouldn’t even know you are thinking. You would be like a dreamer who doesn’t know he is dreaming. When you know you are dreaming, you are awake within the dream.

5- Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?

6- Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment.

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

8- 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.

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

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

11- 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.

12- 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.

13- Not all thinking and all emotion are of the ego. They turn into ego only when you identify with them and they take you over completely, that is to say, when they become “I.”

14- Space has no “existence.” “To exist” literally means “to stand out.” You cannot understand space because it doesn’t stand out. Although in itself it has no existence, it enables everything else to exist. Silence has no existence either, nor does the Unmanifested.

15- Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.

16- Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable.

17- 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.

18- What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.

19- “How” is always more important that “what.” See if you can give much more attention to the doing than to the result that you want to achieve through it.

20- The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.


7 Responses to “The “voice in my head” is not who I am- Eckhart Tolle”

  1. anglhugnu2 Says:

    So very often, we believe we are trapped in our own ways of thinking. At times, we make wishful attempts to break away from our way of doing things…BUT, nothing…literally nothing happens. Once again, we are stuck in that way of doing things that creates painful outcomes.

    What’s a person to do?

    Well…what we will we do. What we wish we simply won’t. Would we truly understand the very strong possibility of our will to accomplish great things we would choose to be more willing to be great, be good, be honest, be magnificent. Instead, we place inordinate amount of trust and confidence in the plans and behavior of a past that is filled with lies about how imperfect we are. Our willful goal then is to become one more statistic in the race to prove our inconsistency and weakness.

    Our will is not just a matter of THINKING to become. Our will is our conscious choice to make a commitment to become great, good, honest, and magnificent–the stuff of which we presently embody. We represent the best and true expression of what real genuine love offers. We ARE one with all that is great. Choosing to learn how that is possible is a purposeful decision to grow more into what we are…and less of what simply is a lie.

    Thanks for allowing me to join in on your conversation.

    Author of IM with God

  2. Peter Says:


    Appreciate your comment.

    Thinking is related with PAST and FUTURE.
    When we are in the PRESENT we just watch.

  3. ashodara Says:

    The Sufis too believe in living in the moment. They call themselves the ‘people of the moment’. When one constantly lives in the moment, the cocept of linear time vanishes. This is because time is the creation of the human mind, which is incapable of living in the presest. If you can live in the moment, you can break free from the shackles of your mind.

  4. Peter Says:

    I didn’t have a chance to learn about Sufi believes, but I like their Quawalis.

  5. Alex Says:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

  6. Peter Says:

    More is coming. Enjoy. 🙂

  7. Arif Says:

    Great selection of quotes. But then, at times I feel that whatever Eckhart says is worth quoting :-). Keep ’em coming Peter.

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