Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes About The Mind

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

“Whenever you are able to observe your mind, you are no longer trapped in it.”

“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.”

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

“Many people live with a tormentor in their head that continuously attacks and punishes them and drains them of vital energy.”

“All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being. As long as I am my mind, I am those cravings, those needs, wants, attachments, and aversions, and apart from them there is no “I” except as a mere possibility, an unfulfilled potential, a seed that has not yet sprouted.”

“The ego says, I shouldn’t have to suffer, and that thought makes you suffer so much more.”

“Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind”

“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.”

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

“The mind left to itself creates monstrosities, and not only in art galleries. Look at our urban landscapes and industrial wastelands. No civilization has ever produced so much ugliness.”

“What is the relationship between awareness and thinking? Awareness is the space in which thoughts exist when that space has become conscious of itself.”

“All that is required to become free of the ego is to be aware of it, since awareness and ego are incompatible.”

“The ego’s greatest enemy is the present moment, which is to say, life itself.”

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