Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Quotes from "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle

Quotes from "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle

Quotes from "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle

"I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don't know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten" - Page 6

"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." - Page 13

"all the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind" - Page 14

"All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness" - Page 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" - Page 20

"It wasn't through the mind, through thinking, that the miracle that is life on earth or your body were created and are being sustained" - Page 20

"You may not yet be able to bring your unconscious mind activity into awareness as thoughts, but it will always be reflected in the body as an emotion, and of this you can become aware." - Page 22

"Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance" - Page 24

"Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within" - Page 24

"Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind" - Page 25

"Nobody’s life is entirely free of pain and sorrow. Isn’t it a question of learning to live with them rather than trying to avoid them?

The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.

The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind." - Page 27

"Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath" - Page 32

"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." - Page 35

"an emotion is the body's reaction to your mind" - Page 36

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