Eckhart Tolle: You Are the Now

    Ray: What can help people better understand the now — what the present moment really is, and what they really are? Eckhart: Most people equate the now, the present moment, with what happens in the now. They think there are many different moments, thousands of moments every day, because different things are happening every…

Eckhart Tolle on Being Conscious

Ray: In modern times, people often are given medications to calm and quiet their racing minds. The medications almost force people into the present moment, albeit a dulled present moment. I wonder what the impact of such medicine is on the spiritual dimension of people’s lives. Is it positive or negative, do you think? Eckhart:…

Eckhart Tolle on Humanity’s Fall

Ray: You’ve written that human beings had to develop a state of madness as a collective to then be able to transform and awaken evolutionarily. That parallels what seems to happen on the individual level, doesn’t it? As a child, a person builds up an egoic sense — the child has a name, has an…

Eckhart Tolle on Living in the Now

Ray: What changes for people in their day-to-day lives when they begin to live in the now? Eckhart: I have spoken to many people who have begun to live in presence, and they find many changes come into their lives. Sometimes these changes happen as inner realizations — “This is what I have to do”…

Eckhart Tolle on Bringing Awareness to Everyday Life

Ray: If awareness means recognizing being conscious as our inner purpose and living accordingly, does awareness encourage passivity by making specific life goals irrelevant at the most important level? Eckhart: Some people say they can be conscious only when they sit quietly. One woman said to me, “I can be spiritual when I sit alone…