Building on the principles found in his father’s best-selling book The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., invites us to gauge how attached we are to our own point of view. In The Five Levels of Attachment, he will help you gain awareness of the agreements you have been implicitly making all these years that shape your reality and affect your future and show you how to release the attachments which no longer reflect who you really are.
This method is 20 years in the making. When don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., began his apprenticeship into his family’s Toltec tradition, he was just 14 years old. His first task was translating his grandmother’s talks from Spanish into English. One day, as he struggled to keep up with her, she asked him: Are you using knowledge, or is knowledge using you?Finding the answer to this question would shape the destiny of his life. In this groundbreaking work, Ruiz explains each of the Five Levels of Attachment in detail and shows that as our level of attachment to a belief or idea increases, "who we are" becomes directly linked to "what we know".
Our attachment to beliefs - our own and the beliefs of others - manifests as a mask we don’t realize we can take off. But with don Miguel Ruiz’s help, and some Toltec wisdom along the way, we can return to our True, Authentic Selves, unhindered by judgment and free to pursue our true life’s calling.
©2013 don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Weather or not you've read his father's book "The Four Agreements", this book or audio book is one you'll treasure and read or listen to several times. I personally find it a great addition to the Four Agreements, and find that Miguel Jr. delivers a message that is not only informative, but simple to understand.
Deeply simple, that's me. My preferences gravitate to stories that offer chances to reflect. However, don't give me a lot of sugar coating.
Don Ruiz Jr. has a writing style every bit as wonderful as his fathers. I believe that if this book was required reading for every human being, it could profoundly alter life on planet earth for the better, by curing the disease of intolerance that is running amuck in most societies today. His solution for finding the love and acceptance we crave within ourselves by examining whether we are controlled by knowledge or are using it as a tool to help us in life seems like the perfect way to begin our journey of self discovery.
The information you will read here is profound. It has given me a way of seeing myself and the world that I have been seeking for a very long time. I can now see how everything is Perfect just as it is Now.
The book is well written, easy to understand and does clarify some of the concepts in the five agreement book by taking a different tact at the material. The narrator though was average. A little disappointing since I thought Coyote, who did the five agreement book, was excellent. The bland narration did make me lose focus many times in the car. I think I will have to re-listen to the book because of it. Clearly if you like the five agreement book you will like this one.
Yes, this is one of those books that I will review through out the year.
Attachments and how they impact us.
I read the Four Agreements and that book changed my life. Miguel Ruiz, Jr., did an excellent job discussing further the wisdom of the Toltec. I had several "aha" moments!
What a refreshing book. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, the Toltec wisdom is fascinating, beautiful, and certainly touched my heart. I will never forget this book. The levels of attachment make complete sense. Following indications in this book I strongly believe can enrich so many lives and make the world a better place.
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