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.
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!
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.
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