Meister Eckhart Quotes – Wisdom and Inspiration from a Spiritual Master
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.
What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.
The most powerful prayer, one well-nigh omnipotent, and the worthiest work of all is the outcome of a quiet mind.
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
God is at home; it is we who have gone out for a walk.
The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great.
Every creature is a divine word because it proclaims God.
Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.
The ultimate goal of the human person is communion with the divine.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.
The more we can give in our silence, the more we can receive in our solitude.
The soul has no gender; it is all of God and in God.
The true knower is the one who knows that he cannot know.
The journey from ‘I’ to ‘we’ is the journey from illusion to truth.
True knowledge is not about acquiring information, but about letting go of illusions.
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
God is not found in time and space, but in the eternal now.
The wise person does not seek to be understood, but to understand.
The more we know God, the more we realize that we do not know God.
Silence is the language of God; all else is poor translation.
The only way to truly know God is to unknow everything you think you know about God.
The essence of all wisdom is the realization that everything is interconnected.
When the soul wants to experience something, she throws an image of the experience out before her and then steps into it.
He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.
Let the divine be your guide and life’s challenges become stepping stones to growth.
Nothing wiser can be said: take whatever comes to you and turn it into a path towards God.
Truly, the greatest miracle is to be born in the divine image and likeness.
What holds you captive is not the situation, but your thoughts about the situation.
In the stillness of the present moment, all the answers are revealed.
The soul has no boundaries; it neither comes nor goes. It is forever and always.
Surrender, not resignation, is the key to true freedom.
The moment when you think you’ve arrived is the moment when you realize the journey has just begun.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.
The only true failure in life is the failure to follow your heart.
When you let go of what you think you should be, you become who you truly are.
Don’t be afraid to be different, for that is when true greatness shines through.
Your uniqueness is your gift to the world; embrace it and watch magic unfold.
You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.
Don’t strive to be successful, strive to be humble and grateful.
The more you appreciate, the more abundance flows into your life.
Your purpose is not to make a living, but to make a difference.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.
It is in silence that the deepest transformations occur.
Let go of the need to control, and watch life unfold in perfect harmony.
You are not here to fit in; you are here to stand out and shine your light.
Your greatest strength lies in your vulnerability.
The more you love yourself, the more love you have to give to others.
You are a masterpiece in progress; embrace the journey and trust the process.