Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Quotes About Stillness and Meditation

“When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.”

“Stillness is the only thing in this world that has no form. But then, it is not really a thing, and it is not of this world.”

“Meet everyone and everything through stillness rather than mental noise.”

“True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.”

“Everything natural – every flower, tree, and animal – has important lessons to teach us if we only stop, look, and listen.”

“Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being.”

“To be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside. A high degree of alertness is required. Be still. Look. Listen. Be present.”

“So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify with your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind the light of your consciousness grows stronger.”

“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.”

“True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.”

“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.”

“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.”

“When you look at a tree or a human being in stillness, who is looking? Something deeper than the person. Consciousness is looking at its creation.”

“One of the most powerful spiritual practices are to meditate deeply on the mortality of physical forms, including your own. The physical form dissolves and is no more. Then all thoughts also die. Yet you re still there- the divine presence that you are. Radiant, fully awake.”

“Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.”

“To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present.”

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