Instead of asking, ‘What do I want from life?’, a more powerful question is, ‘What does life want from me?’.

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

When you befriend the present moment you feel at home wherever you are. If you do not feel comfortable in the Now, you feel uncomfortable wherever you go.

True listening goes far beyond auditory perception. It is the arising of alert attention, a space of presence in which the words are being received.

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change.

Things and external conditions can bring you pleasure, but cannot bring you happiness. Nothing can bring joy. Joy is uncaused and arises from within as the joy of being.

I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am Now. I AM.

Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts up with pain. No matter which substance you are addicted to: alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, a person. You are using something or somebody to cover up your pain.


These quotes have been said or written by Eckhart Tolle, a necessary and lucid author. His best known work is ‘The Power of Now’, which reading I very much recommend, as well as other books’ by the same author: ‘Stillness Speaks’ or ‘A New Earth’.

This week I want to share this video in which Eckhart offers us thoughts on Presence. Find more Eckhart’s videos on the net, all valuable, inspiring. This author is worth knowing to get us through with topics like meditation, mindfulness, presence.





Alex Rovira