Updated: November 28, 2023
Eckhart explains the journey towards attaining inner stillness and the ability to shift focus away from one's thoughts, allowing one to fully embrace and be happy with the present moment. In this thoughtful answer to a viewer's question, Eckhart reminds us of what he calls the most important spiritual practice: bringing together the “vertical” dimension of Being with the “horizontal” dimension of doing.
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Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most inspiring and visionary spiritual teachers in the world today. With his international bestsellers, The Power of Now and A New Earth—translated into more than 50 languages—he has introduced millions to the joy and freedom of living life in the present moment. The New York Times has described him as “the most popular spiritual author in the United States,” and in 2011, Watkins Review (now Watkins Mind Body Spirit) named him “the most spiritually influential person in the world.”
Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have helped countless people around the globe experience a state of vibrantly alive inner peace in their daily lives. His teachings focus on the significance and power of Presence, the awakened state of consciousness, which transcends ego and discursive thinking. Eckhart sees this awakening as the essential next step in human evolution.