Eckhart Tolle is a writer, public speaker, and spiritual teacher who has been called "the most popular spiritual author in the nation" by Newyork Times. He is a literary powerhouse with works like "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth" which influenced millions of people across the globe. Tolle’s teachings have helped people find inner peace and fulfillment in their lives. Coming to the quote, Tolle has underestimated the power of beliefs here. Beliefs are important not just for being spiritual but for everything.
In fact, it's the other way around and your state of consciousness is determined by your beliefs. Whether it’s spirituality or materialism, everything has to do with what beliefs you have. Blessed with the power of imagination, human beings can believe any concept that is not there in reality. These false beliefs result in turbulence in the default state of consciousness and cause the individuals to form concepts that are far from existential reality.