"Only surrender can give you what you were looking for in the object of your love. The ego says surrender is not necessary because I love this person. It's an unconscious process of course. The moment you accept completely what is, something inside you emerges that had been covered up by egoic wanting. It is an innate, indwelling peace, stillness, aliveness. It is the unconditioned, who you are in your essence. It is what you had been looking for in the love object. It is yourself."
-- Eckhart Tolle from an interview
entitled "Relationships - True Love and the Transcendence of Duality" by Kim EngEckhart Tolle
was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of twenty-nine, a profound spiritual transformation virtually dissolved his old identity and radically changed the course of his life. Tolle is the author of "The Power of Now" in which he teaches that by quieting one's mind by becoming a witness to one's thoughts and feelings, you will discover yourself and that this will lead to acceptance and a greater sense of presence and contentment.