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 loved the other Don Miguel Ruiz audios and they are transforming me... but I would not have ordered this one had I realized it was abridged. The others are not, so I didn't even check. With that said, I still gleaned a lot from the book but wanted to mention the abridgement in case that is important to other potential listeners.
You will feel much more in touch with your real 'Self' after listening to Toltec wisdom.
This is a beautiful and gentle way of seeing others and yourself in a much more compassionate way. Knowing that everything we are programmed with is just a habit that has been deeply entrenched over the millenia. The beauty about a habit is that it's changeable when you do another behaviour instead.
Change the story in your head and stop believing all the lies you have told yourself, and other people have told you. Believe in light and love and kindness; pray to be shown the way. A very inspirational book!!!
I found the first chapter to be kind of a strugle but it definitely got better from there.
The author's metaphore is simple and altruistic.
I liked his view of the "Truth" and "lies" and found it refreshing and simple way of dealing with one's self and surroundings.
I hope I can silence the "lies" as he puts it.
Easily worth the time and money for me.
A haunting and beautiful book, written with great dignity and love. The truth I felt when listening to this book has made a huge difference to me deep within my soul. Exquisite !
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.
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