A New Earth: Your Flower

Watch Eckhart Tolle's introduction to Chapter 11

As you read each chapter, collect your favorite quotes here. You'll be able to watch your flower bloom until all your favorite quotes are in this space. You can gather them in your journal or on a card, or write each quote on a small strip of paper and place them in a basket. The quotes are like the petals of a flower you have grown during the class that can assist in your ongoing awakening.As you read each chapter, collect your favorite quotes here. You'll be able to watch your flower bloom until all your favorite quotes are in this space. You can gather them in your journal or on a card, or write each quote on a small strip of paper and place them in a basket. The quotes are like the petals of a flower you have grown during the class that can assist in your ongoing awakening.

Chapter 1:
Oprah’s Favorite Quote: "Man made 'God' in his own image. The eternal, the infinite, and unnameable was reduced to a mental idol that you had to believe in and worship as 'my god' or 'our god'" (p.15).
Oprah’s Favorite Quote: "Humanity is now faced with a stark choice: Evolve or die" (p. 21).

Chapter 2:
Oprah’s Favorite Quote: "Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment" (p. 41).
Oprah’s Favorite Quote: "When you can no longer feel the life that you are, you are likely to try to fill up your life with things" (p. 37–38).

Chapter 3:
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "What you react to in another, you strengthen in yourself" (p. 62).
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. ... The ultimate purpose of human existence, which is to say, your purpose, is to bring that power into this world" (p. 78).

Chapter 4:
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "To love is to recognize yourself in another" (p. 105).
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "Life is the dancer, and you are the dance" (p. 115).

Chapter 5:
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "To see one's predicament clearly is a first step toward going beyond it" (p.131).
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?" (p. 141).

Chapter 6:
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "Being present is always infinitely more powerful than anything one could say or do, although sometimes being present can give rise to words or actions" (p.176).
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "Whatever you idenitfy with turns into ego" (p. 181).

Chapter 7:
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "Knowing yourself deeply has nothing to do with whatever ideas are floating around in your mind. Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind" (p. 186).
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small. That will be your unconscious belief. What are the small things? Ultimately all things are small things because all things are transient" (p. 187).

Chapter 8:
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "When you are no longer totally identified with forms, consciousness—who you are—becomes freed from its imprisonment in form" (p. 226).
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "When I no longer confuse who I am with a temporary form of 'me,' then the dimension of the limitless and the eternal—God—can express itself through 'me' and guide 'me'" (p. 251).

Chapter 9:
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now" (p. 271).
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life" (p. 274).

Chapter 10:
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "Each person's life—each life-form, in fact—represents a world, a unique way in which the universe experiences itself" (p. 283).
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "You cannot manifest what you want; you can only manifest what you already have" (p. 305).
Oprah's Favorite Quote: "A new heaven and a new earth are arising within you at this moment ... What did Jesus tell his disciples? 'Heaven is right here in the midst of you'" (p. 308–309).


Gather Your Favorite Quotes Here! 
Each week, update this space by adding your two favorite quotes and watch your flower grow.

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