"Love is a State of Being." - Eckhart Tolle

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"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. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form. In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love." - Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.

"The reason why the romantic love relationship is such an intense and universally sought-after experience is that it seems to offer liberation from a deep-seated state of fear, need, lack, and incompleteness that is part of the human condition in its unredeemed and unenlightened state. There is a physical as well as a psychological dimension to this state."


- Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now


"The moment that judgment stops through acceptance of what is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace. First you stop judging yourself; then you stop judging your partner. The greatest catalyst for change in a relationship is complete acceptance of your partner as he or she is, without needing to judge or change them in any way. That immediately takes you beyond ego. All mind games and all addictive clinging are then over. There are no victims and no perpetrators anymore, no accuser and accused. This is also the end of all codependency, of being drawn into somebody else's unconscious pattern and thereby enabling it to continue. You will then either separate - in love - or move ever more deeply into the Now together - into Being." - Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

Romantic Love

Loving Practices

To access inner stillness and oneness that connects us to the deeper state of being in which we experience love, we need to create "gaps" in our stream of thinking. Here are some practices from Eckhart's teachings to help us access the stillness within to connect to love.


 "Glimpses of love and joy or brief moments of deep peace are possible whenever a gap occurs in the stream of thought. For most people, such gaps happen rarely and only accidentally, in moments when the mind is rendered "speechless," sometimes triggered by great beauty, extreme physical exertion, or even great danger. Suddenly, there is inner stillness. And within that stillness there is a subtle but intense joy, there is love, there is peace."  - Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

Loving Nature

When you are unoccupied for a few minutes, and especially last thing at night before falling asleep and first thing in the morning before getting up, "flood" your body with consciousness.


Close your eyes.


Lie flat on your back.


Choose different parts of your body to focus your attention on briefly at first: hands, feet, arms, legs, abdomen, chest, head, and so on. Feel the life energy inside those parts as intensely as you can.


Stay with each part for fifteen seconds or so. Then let your attention run through the body like a wave a few times, from feet to head and back again.


This need only take a minute or so. After that, feel the inner body in its totality, as a single field of energy. Hold that feeling for a few minutes.


Be intensely present during that time, present in every cell of your body. Don't be concerned if the mind occasionally succeeds in drawing your attention out of the body and you lose yourself in some thought. As soon as you notice that this has happened, just return your attention to the inner body.


- Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

Inner Body Awareness

Breath Awareness

Be aware of your breathing.


Notice the sensation of the breath. Feel the air moving in and out of your body.


Notice how the chest and abdomen expand and contract slightly with the in- and outbreath.


One conscious breath is enough to make some space where before there was the uninterrupted succession of one thought after another. One conscious breath (two or three would be even better), taken many times a day, is an excellent way of bringing space into your life.


- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

To Love

is to recognize yourself in another." - Eckhart Tolle


When you look at a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself.


You connect with it at a very deep level.


You feel a oneness with whatever you perceive in and through stillness.


Feeling the oneness of yourself with all things is true love.


- Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks

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Universal Love

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