How to Measure Your Spiritual Growth | Eckhart Tolle Teachings

How to Measure Your Spiritual Growth | Eckhart Tolle Teachings

Eckhart responds to the question of how to measure your own spiritual growth, and explains it can be by the degree to which the thinking mind operates.

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  1. Games Inc. on September 15, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Is that a cannabis plant on the image of the video? xD

  2. 76 7 on September 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    I feel his teaching is balsam to the tormented soul!

  3. Chandni Singh on September 15, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Love you Eckhart ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. THE JUKEBOX HERO on September 15, 2022 at 7:06 pm


  5. Sam Moslimani on September 15, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Eckhart was the cause of my spontaneous awakening on the 15th of October 2019 . after suffering of depression and anxiety all my life i woke up that morning after discovering Eckhart Tolle on you tube the night before

  6. Clark Robertson on September 15, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Hi eckhart, I’m just finishing handling negative energy’s. It’s a tough one brother,one ❤

  7. TAROT MIT TANJA on September 15, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    How lucky he was to just have this happen to him :9

  8. Minh Võ on September 15, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    zen is about not thinking, stillness!

  9. 藁谷みいな on September 15, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you.

  10. kcsnipes on September 15, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Headphone users beware an abrupt showery ending

  11. Md1 M on September 15, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Eckhart is living in a half awakened state, the next stage is true enlightenment

  12. MMS Portugal on September 15, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    After years involved in really bad and destructive things like that, I am glad to share
    "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6 (KJV)

  13. Jaded Jane on September 15, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks Eckhart

  14. Mijin Civilization on September 15, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain

  15. Asif Munir ( Universe) on September 15, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks but I’m not perper for it’s not my desire it’s Mary and Veronica’s

  16. Dmitry Reus on September 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Why the need to measure it anyway?

  17. Mike Q on September 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I would disagree with the statement that spiritual evolution corresponds to less thinking. It certainly doesn’t correspond to my life. Thought has its place, as does no thought.

    The characteristics of spiritual evolution are less blaming, more taking responsibility; less hypocrisy, more love for truth; less arrogance, more humility; less resentment, more gratitude.

    One does not have to be told, one will know, by the degree of suffering and discontentment one bears. The energetic field of one who is evolved is characterized by joy, contentment, peace, inner stillness, compassion, love, forgiveness.

    The sage is no different from the fool. Each simply handles life differently because evolving is about perspective, paradigm and choices. The sage sees the treasure of the moment, and the fool does not. The sage has learned to adapt to the serendipitous whimsicality of life. The fool is rigid, full of resistance.

    The differences between those two energetic fields are effortlessly obvious if you are standing in the light.

    We know the tree by its fruit.

  18. Chandni Singh on September 15, 2022 at 7:34 pm


  19. Hawkeye on September 15, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Sikh scriptures say the degree of mental stress is the measurement stick for spiritual growth.

  20. mai tea on September 15, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Peace for me is the being calm under pressure of life, maintaining your understanding on how to handle pain ,hurt , rejected or whatever. Through God

  21. Arany 5 on September 15, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Have your level of consciousness tested with David R. Hawkins method. BTW, Eckhart Tolle has fallen back a lot – confirmed by multiple sources (and also Hawkins himself). His teaching is solid though, just do not consider him greater than yourself (true for any guru too). So what does it mean that does not have high consciousness? He is not channeling higher wisdom, he is living off the wisdom he gained when he was enlightened. Better to follow someone who is still enlightened or has high consciousness level. Especially useful if you can attend live Satsangs with such a person. Again, this can be measured by Hawkins’ method.

  22. Nada Vukovic on September 15, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Nimm an – gib ab

    Der Augenblick
    Ist das Bewusstsein
    Durch alles was ist
    -Sein Zuhause
    Ist die Ganzheit
    Die Perle kostbar
    Ohne Preis.
    -wage den Schritt
    Von Dir zu Dir
    Liebe ganz
    Und ohne Distanz…
    Nimm willig
    Den letzten Platz
    Kalt und warm.
    -Sei der Du bist
    In reiner Emphänglichkeit
    Und alles gewusste
    Ist gleichzeitig hier…
    -Sei der Du bist
    Das ist das JETZT
    Und Ich bin dabei
    In Dir…

  23. DaughterofJerusalem on September 15, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    This is a modern day version of Jesus’ teaching of being "Born Again." Wonderful!

  24. LEO LOK on September 15, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Lao Tsz : Dao De Jing [Sutra of the Way] says similar. Pursuit of learning increases day by day.
    Pursuit of the Way [ultimate reality of universe] reduces day by day.

  25. Kathy Jacobson on September 15, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Everyday there is some meditation for me usually before I get out of bed so I have no chance to think first. While meditating a few days ago a friend of mine now passed into spirit taught me to combine meditation with Reiki. So while going through the chakras I focused on the heart chakra for quite a while and I think I finally experienced Peace ☮️

  26. WinChun78 on September 15, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    The task is to wake up from the sleep of the senses which traps us in Groundhog Day!

  27. Crystal Folse on September 15, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you

  28. Adam Gorelick on September 15, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Fear or it’s absence seem like a good measure of spiritual progress. But fear can manifest in relatively subtle ways such as irritation, impatience, worry, and so on. But one can never experience presence AND fear.

  29. No Trucks Given on September 15, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    So If I manage to completely stop any form of thinking, I will be totally awakened spiritually. I will no longer think of doing any activity, and my life will be filled with nothingness. Sign me up!

  30. Proper Psychology on September 15, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    “Man transcends himself only via his true nature, not through ambition and artificial goals.” -Fritz Perls

  31. نور حسين on September 15, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    The love of perfection in ignorance is defeated, and the light of reason extinguishes the flame of ignorance

  32. Patricia Hopkins on September 15, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    I have begin to stop thinking and my thinking is not spiral out of control

  33. Bruno Scokaert on September 15, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Wow, I’m pausing the video at 2 min to comment on the joke with someone shooting a video when I’m unconscious then showing me. This literally happened to me around 5-10 years ago when my girlfriend of the time filmed me when I was resting on a rock. I was tired and enjoying my nap, then my little daughter and her mom (my ex) came to interrupt it and I became slightly hysterical about it. When she showed me the video, I was in shock and literally despised my persona on the screen. So much so that it drastically pushed my development, as I became instantaneously more conscious and way more motivated to behave with dignity. Since then, I’ve been behaving in a much much wiser way. But it didn’t require much effort, as the disgust was a real strong incentive.

  34. Doinita Ispas on September 15, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    It’s strange, perhaps, that even your silence moments during your speech, as well as the way you’re blinking, your whole facial expression, are inducing a state of calmness in me. As I also red in your book, it is as if I know what and how. I am happy to regain my optimism by listening your experience. There is hope… Thank you

  35. Prabha Bagepalli on September 15, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Thank you!! Teaching about not thinking for spiritual growth!!

  36. Tommi Saaristo on September 15, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Have to disagree here. Thinking is not a problem, unhappy thinking is a problem. The amount of happiness we experience is the measure of our spiritual growth, after all that’s the whole goal of it.

  37. Tracey Vaccarino on September 15, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Feels like I’m born again. For the very first time.
    Learning to stay present as the consciousness has made all the different. Watching the day unfold as the creator and the witness to it all ✨✨✨

  38. Charl Gesh on September 15, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Your réaction to this sentence of bhagavan wasn t thé same some years ago. So are you still evolving?