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
The message is so deep it requires many listening sessions. As Peter Coyote is speaking, the mind goes to specific instances in your own life. However, the next time you listen, different instances pop into your head, and a separate light bulb goes off! I wish this was required teaching in all schools, in every grade. Plus, regularly offered on TV. Since we all go through different experiences at each stage of life, these truths would be great reminders to keep us on the path to happiness.
This book is def one of my faves! It just really reminds you of all the think we should always remember and live our lives the most genuine and kind way, full of love and gratitude! I am really so thankful for that book, that has changed my life!
Very good book on it's own. Peter Wolf does good job in this audio version. I like his voice anyway. Recognizing this Voice of knowledge has been a great experience for me. My experience also is that it has helped recognize the suggestions of the Flesh that we can chose not to listen too if we want. Time well spent.
The narrator's soothing voice helps deepen the message the author is delivering. This book is a great accompaniment to "The 4 Agreements" and continues to take the mystification out of the Toltec wisdom he wants to impart to us all. So simple a concept, I have to hear about it again and again!
I love this book very much. I have listened to it many times, and everytime it is a real pleasure and inspiration. I highly recommend it. I also have a paperback copy.
This book is a great gift to anyone fortunate enough to have it present itself to your life. I will listen to it and/or read it many times, I'm sure.
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