In the Toltec tradition, three fundamental masteries guide us to our true nature, which is happiness, freedom, and love.
The first is the Mastery of Awareness. This mastery teaches us to be aware of what we really are. It is the first step toward freedom because we cannot be free if we don't know what we are, or what kind of freedom we are looking for. The Toltecs said, "Let us see ourselves with truth", and they created a mastery just for awareness.
The second is the Mastery of Transformation, which teaches us how to become spiritual warriors and stalk our actions and reactions so we can break free of the knowledge that enslaves us. This mastery shows us how to change the dream of our life by changing our agreements and beliefs.
The Mastery of Love is the result of the first two masteries. From the Toltec perspective, everything is made of Love. Love is Life itself. When we master Love, we align with the Spirit of Life passing through us. We are no longer the body, or the mind, or the soul; we are Love. Then every action we take is an expression of Love, and Love in action can only produce happiness.
When we master Awareness, Transformation, and Love, we reclaim our divinity and become one with God. This is the goal of the Toltec.
©1999 Migeul Angel Ruiz; (P)2002 Amber-Allen Publishing
There is no doubt this is worth listening to, but it goes too fast, not allowing one to really absorb the ideas. Other thought-provoking books are a bit slower-paced like The Power of Now and The Four Agreements. I wish iTunes had a 'slow' option!
I've read very few "philosophy of relationships" books, but I can say that this one is interesting. It was a little too new age/free-to-be-you-and-me/I-am the-center-of-the-universe/all-I-can-do-is-accept-you-for-who-you-are for my own tastes. I can't claim that the book changed my life like some other reviewers claim, but it did get me thinking about relationships in a new way. To me that made it worth while.
The reading style is ok. The male and female reader read alternate chapters, which I found a little distracting.
This book helped me in the exact moment I needed it. It truly helped me look within and love externally. I will purchasing this book for every person In my family
This is one of my favourite books of all time. Great lessons of love, relationships, and life. This should be taught in school.
Love the book. The female narrator had a soft gentle voice yet I would've preferred the male voice through out. Though having both does give the message in the book the balance that is necessary.
"The perfect relationship?"
This book is an amazing and succinct description of why there is so much pain and difficulty within relationships and, most importantly, it offers tips on how to change our perception of relationships to work towards healthy happy loving ones.
"One of my favourite books of all time"
Well, for me, I prefer audio books but that doesn't mean that audio edition is better.
perfect voices for this book
oh yes, it does makes me laugh
Absolutely love this book.
"Happiness is the result of love coming out of you."
I bought 'The Mastery of Love' after seeing that it was recommended and listened to it in one session-and it's the best confirmation that inspiration exists and that I'm opening up more and more to receive it and be present when it presents itself to me. The book is the perfect summary of my own philosophy that I have put together so far, and sums up why I am currently training to become a 'Rapid Transformational Therapist'; to help people to love themselves and bring more love into this world.
I love how the author brings together the teachings of different Masters, and shows us how they all teach us the same - that when we know the truth and use it correctly, we will be free, free to love ourselves and free to discover ourselves and the God in us.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for his or her purpose in life, and who wants to know how to find that purpose in a practical and "doable" way. I have been on this journey for a while now, and this book has offered me the best summary of mankind's purpose on this planet, concise and very matter-of-factly, but with great love. A must-read!
Loved it! So glad I purchased it. A real eye opener. Thanks Don Miguel Ruiz.
I love every word of this book and I will surely read it again!
It is about life overall, understanding and cherish it!
"Not quite as good as The Four Agreements..."
But still a very good read! It repeats many points from The 4 Agreements, with a different focus this time. Many good and sensible things can be taken to practise (self-love, tolerance, acceptance, forgiveness) while others seem a little naive to me - like comparing your relationship to your partner to the one you have with your dog. Not really a convincing demonstration in my opinion.
We would all love to meet "the partner we don't want / don't need to change anything about", however this is the whole challenge or else everyone would be happy on this planet!
Therefore the parts with focus on self-love and self-respect are great, the rest of the advice as to mastering the relationship are not as great.
Still... enough "food for thought" to recommend! I Ioved the performance, specially the lady who has such a beautiful, soothing voice.
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