Autumn is a season of transition and “A New Earth” resonates with the essence of this transformation.

The book’s central theme revolves around the idea of awakening to a new level of consciousness, shedding the layers of ego and embracing spiritual evolution.

Just as the trees release their leaves, inviting a period of renewal, A New Earth encourages you to let go of old thought patterns and embrace a new way of being.

The book is filled with profound insights, transformative wisdom and we can’t recommend it enough – We even have copies available for loan to guests in our retreat library.

Here are 14 quotes by Eckhart Tolle for you to contemplate this season that can inspire personal and spiritual transformation:

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

“The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.”

“Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that’s the ego in you.”

“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you and allowing that goodness to emerge.”

“The more you are identified with your thinking, your likes and dislikes, judgments and interpretations, which are always changing, the more you suffer.”

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.”

“To love is to recognise yourself in another.”

“Realise deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”

“The ego says, ‘I shouldn’t have to suffer,’ and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it.”

“Your task is not to search for love but to find a portal through which love can enter.”

“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level.”

“The beginning of freedom is the realisation that you are not ‘the thinker.’ The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated.”

“You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while.”

“The joy of Being, which is the only true happiness, cannot come to you through any form, possession, achievement, person, or event—through anything that happens.”

These quotes encapsulate Tolle’s teachings on mindfulness, the ego, and the transformative power of living in the present moment which can be particularly helpful as we transition into Autumn.