Quotes

49 Quotes From Meister Eckhart

“I tell you the truth, any object you have in your mind, however good, will be a barrier between you and the inmost Truth.”

“If anyone went on for a thousand years asking of life: ‘Why are you living?’ life, if it could answer, would only say, ‘I live so that I may live.’ That is because life lives out of its own ground and springs from its own source, and so it lives without asking why it is itself living.”

“Even now one rarely hears of people achieving great things unless they first stumble in some respect.”

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”

“As long as I am this or that, I am not all things.”

“If I had a friend and loved him because of the benefits which this brought me and because of getting my own way, then it would not be my friend that I loved but myself. I should love my friend on account of his own goodness and virtues and account of all that he is in himself. Only if I love my friend in this way do I love him properly.”

“For the person who has learned to let go and let be, nothing can ever get in the way again.”

“All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.”

“We must come into a transformed knowing, an unknowing which comes not from ignorance but from knowledge.”

“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”

“The more we have the less we own.”

“One must learn an inner solitude, wherever one may be.”

“There is something in the soul that is so akin to God that it is one with Him… It has nothing in common with anything created.”

“Whatever God does, the first outburst is always compassion.”

“Where there is Isness, there God is. Creation is the giving of isness from God. And that is why God becomes where any creature expresses God.”

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”

“We rarely find people who achieve great things without first going astray.”

“My Lord told me a joke. And seeing Him laugh has done more for me than any scripture I will ever read.”

“The most powerful prayer, one well-nigh omnipotent, and the worthiest work of all is the outcome of a quiet mind. The quieter it is the more powerful, the worthier, the deeper, the more telling and more perfect the prayer is. To the quiet mind all things are possible. What is a quiet mind? A quiet mind is one which nothing weighs on, nothing worries, which, free from ties and from all self-seeking, is wholly merged into the will of God and dead to its own.”

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”

“People should not worry so much about what they do but rather about what they are. If they and their ways are good, then their deeds are radiant. If you are righteous, then what you do will also be righteous. We should not think that holiness is based on what we do but rather on what we are, for it is not our works which sanctify us but we who sanctified our works.”

“One must not always think so much about what one should do, but rather what one should be. Our works do not ennoble us; but we must ennoble our works.”

“Isness is God.”

“Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.”

“There is no need to look for God here or there. He is no farther away than the door of your own heart.”

“God is not good, or else he could do better.”

“Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.”

“The most powerful form of prayer, and the one which can virtually gain all things and which is the worthiest work of all, is that which flows from a free mind. The freer the mind is, the more powerful and worthy, the more useful, praiseworthy and perfect the prayer and the work become. A free mind can achieve all things.”

“A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.”

“Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.”

“I am what I wanted and I want what I am.”

“There’s a place in the soul where you’ve never been wounded.”

“Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.”

“The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.”

“God is at home. We are in the far country.”

“Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.”

“Nobody at any time is cut off from God.”

“Wisdom consists in doing the next thing you have to do, doing it with your whole heart, and finding delight in doing it.”

“Whoever possesses God in their being has Him in a divine manner, and He shines out to them in all things; for them all things taste of God and in all things it is God’s image that they see.”

“I am as sure as I live that nothing is so near to me as God. God is nearer to me than I am to myself; my existence depends on the nearness and the presence of God.”

“Love is as strong as death, as hard as Hell. Death separates the soul from the body, but love separates all things from the soul.”

“Some people prefer solitude. They say their peace of mind depends on this. Others say they would be better off in church. If you do well, you do well wherever you are. If you fail, you fail wherever you are. Your surroundings don’t matter. God is with you everywhere — in the market place as well as in seclusion or in the church. If you look for nothing but God, nothing or no one can disturb you. God is not distracted by a multitude of things. Nor can we be.”

“The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great.”

“When the Soul wants to experience something she throws out an image in front of her and then steps into it.”

“I need to be silent for a while, worlds are forming in my heart.”

“Every creature is a word of God.”

“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.”

“We are all meant to be mothers of God…for God is always needing to be born.”

“In this breaking-through, I receive that God and I are one. Then I am what I was, and then I neither diminish nor increase, for I am then an immovable cause that moves all things.”

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