Before we learn to speak, our true nature is to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life. As little children, we are completely authentic. Our actions are guided by instinct and emotions, we listen to the silent "voice of our integrity". Once we learn to speak, the people around us hook our attention and program us with knowledge. The "voice of knowledge" comes alive inside our head, and what is that voice telling us? Mostly lies. That voice never stops talking, judging, gossiping, and abusing us. It constantly sabotages our happiness and keeps us from enjoying a reality of truth and love.
Ruiz shows us how to recover the silent voice of our integrity and find inner peace. When the voice of knowledge no longer controls us, our life becomes an expression of our authentic self, just as it was before we learned to speak. Then we return to the truth, we return to love, and we live in happiness again.
©2004 Migeul Angel Ruiz and Janet Mills; (P)2005 Amber-Allen Publishing
I will no longer believe in lies.
I am listening to all of Don Miguel Ruiz's books, over and over. They're incredibly powerful.
Yes, it changed my perspective of myself and of life.
Everyone is perfect and they need to treat themselves that way.
Near death experience.
All of it!
A must read!
Yes-I feel that it delivered a needed "jolt" allowing me to appreciate my journey and gain awareness that I am making progress.
It continues the road established by previous works.
None. Peter Coyote is a terrific interpreter of the author's words.
I feel this is a good listen.
Considering the most that we listen to is children bases stories, Don Miguel Ruiz work is amazing that he has the ability to speak opening and givingly to us all, continuing his ancestors word and action through his own.
"When things fall apart" Pema Chodron. This book also resonated with me, at a time that also made complete sense, it all synced into place.
I loved all of them. They each had something valuable to contribute.
i felt relieved, excited and understood .... fascinating to have feelings flow through you and then you hear of this toltec traditions and it all makes sense, the pieces of our own puzzle fits. Finally :)
That you can switch off that voice in your head that keep on analyzing everything.
Had inner peace every since!
The voice of Peter Coyote is just amazing for this book. It engages you so well and the book just comes to life. You really feel everything about what the author is communicating.
That whatever I communicate is just my story.
Been very helpful to listen to, before the four agreements book. Although the author does touch upon those agreement in this book.
This book was shown to me by a friend when first released, who said "Oh, I could only think of how much you would enjoy this book as I was reading..". I scan the preface and immediately knew why. I was also reevaluating right/wrong and good/evil. I didn't bother to read further until recently.,
This book's ideology challenges commonly held and steadfast beliefs that will be very diffucult for most to unlearn. Unfortunately the people who need it most will not read it or if they read it would not get it..! Sad but true! These untruths/LIES have exised for so long that they are embedded in our DNA, if I may be so assertive to say/type..!
A MUST READ for any transcendentalist...!
This the 3rd of this author's book I've read: The 4 Agreements, The 5th Agrrement were the first ones. It's NOT necessary to read them in order. But I started w/ the The 4 Agreements.
Interesting, Enlightened, Stimulating
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life. It seems that all the "New Age Authors" are rewriting or interpreting the ancient spiritual texts to tell us much the same things Faith can move mountains. Trust in the Lord/Universe/Source/Tao. etc etc.
Peter conveys through his accent and intonation the Toltec "feel" of the text
For me it didn't so much teach as reenforce what I know deep down and when there are so many elements in the modern world that are bombarding me with deablitating "knowledge" it is a relief to find a new voice supporting my beliefs that we are so much more than society would have us believe.
Some wonderful new insights to go along with rewritten information taken from the 4 agreements.
The message is simple but life changing.
When he explains about how we are the artists that create our lives.
It was perfect.
It touched me deeply.
I like Don Miguel's work, and it read by Peter Wolf, A true master..
No characters in this book, except yourself
Peter - you did an outstanding job, yet again.
Don Miguel - hats off for such great teachings. I use this in my work as a life coach every day. It's simple, brilliant and so vast at the same time.
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