Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. NY: Dutton, 2005.
Once there is a certain degree of Presence, of still and alert attention in human beings’ perceptions, they can sense the divine life essence, the one indwelling consciousness or spirit in every creature, every life-form, recognize is as one with their own essence and so love it as themselves. Until this happens, however, most humans see only the outer forms, unaware of the inner essence, just as they are unaware of their own essence and identify only with their own physical and psychological form. 4
To love is to recognize yourself in another. 105
When another recognizes you, that recognition draws the dimension of Being more fully into this world through both of you. That is the love that redeems the world. 106
In the stillness of Presence, you can sense the formless essence in yourself and in the other as one. Knowing the oneness of yourself and the other is true love, true care, true compassion. 177
Webcast with Oprah Winnfrey August/September 2010
let’s see what it means to love someone. When you truly love another human being, there’s something that you recognize in them that has nothing to do with the form of that person. There is the recognition of the essence of that person and your own essence, your own being, your own consciousness recognizes that in the other. And that essence is the divine in each human being. So when you love another person, you really love God in the other person. You don’t love the person. If you love the person, it’s the ego because then you love the form. And if you love the person and not the formless within the person, the divine, when—if you don’t love God in the other person, then the love is of the ego. And the ego love is very different from true love. The ego love is needy, and the ego love says, “You love me back, and if you don’t, I’m going to get very angry.”