Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

The bestselling author of The Power of Now and A New Earth, spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle helps people awaken to consciousness, find personal fulfillment, and connect with the miraculous nature of the universe. As Eckhart explains, nature can be our teacher and our guide, and can help us to appreciate life as it arises no matter what form it takes. Eckhart demonstrates how to transcend the conditioning with which you came into this world, so that you can connect with a state of presence and transcendence into being.

The Practice of People-Watching

A little spiritual practice I recommend is to go to a public place where you can sit and watch human beings, perhaps at a café or in the park. I call it “people-watching.” The only difference between ordinary people-watching and this kind of people-watching is that your practice is not to attach any label or […]

My loneliness at not having a life partner is an obstacle to my spiritual development.

ET: There’s a part in every person—who you are on the level of form—that tends either towards the male or the female, and it doesn’t necessarily depend on the physical form. You tend either towards the male or the female and, therefore, you’re not complete because you’re only one half on the level of form—which can be the […]

Do you regard psychotherapy or counseling as useful?

ET: The essential factor in therapy is the state of consciousness of the therapist, regardless of the modality that the therapist is using. One would think that a psychotherapy such as Jungian has much more of a spiritual dimension to it than Freudian, for example. To some extent that’s true, but the actual method or modality used is really […]

I’m bored and I’d like to change jobs. How can I find out what will give me joy and a feeling of meaningfulness?

ET: You always start with the present moment. You start with where you are rather than trying to get away from where you are. I suggest, when you travel to work every morning, that you enter the state of presence rather than drifting off into thinking. Be there every moment, whether you’re driving or taking public transportation or […]