Give up defining yourself — to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.
Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.
As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.
In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.
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.
Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you.
You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are.
– Eckhart Tolle