The Mastery of Love

A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
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In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships.

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
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An amazing book!

Only equal in comparison to "The Road Less Traveled". I've heard many good reviews of the author of this book and will now download his other two books from this site!
Even if they are merely standing on the shoulders of giants the message is heard loud and clear. Deep profound wisdom. I wish I had read these books many years ago.
Wisdom is one of the best gifts a person can receive.


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Amazingly insightful!

This book was an easy listen and more important, very interesting. It gave me another way to approach issues, that works.

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Life Changing!

Wow! If you are seeing yourself "stuck" in a relationship, this is the book for YOU. Very useful information on how you can identify all your addiction patterns and have a real experience. Let it change your life :-)

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perfect

this book totally is changing me, and how I see everything. I listen to it over and over, and want to keep listening to it. Great stuff!!!! Truly profound.

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Very good

At first this book seemed a bit too dramatic, but once I began to understand the point, the message became very clear and helped me understand the foundation of love its value in my life and to the people that are important to me.

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Fabulous!

This is a MUST listen for everyone! Very profound! I have listened to this book on tape so many times it is wearing out. Now I am lucky to hear it through Audible!

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I listened to it over and over

Very good advice on not putting your happiness in anyone's hands. Take responsibility for it.

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The best

Overall best most enlightening book I've read and I've been through many of the most popular.

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Slow down!

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!

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Everyone should read or listen to this book.

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Everyone should read or listen to this book.

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Everyone should read or listen to this book.

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  • Damian
  • 07-17-05

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.

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  • Maria Zakir
  • 07-08-18

Life changing approach to relationships.

I listened 4 times now, each time something else draw my attention. Amazing, eyes opening

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  • Yasmeen
  • 03-26-15

One of my favourite books of all time

Would you consider the audio edition of The Mastery of Love to be better than the print version?

Well, for me, I prefer audio books but that doesn't mean that audio edition is better.

What did you like best about this story?

awareness

What about Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker ’s performance did you like?

perfect voices for this book

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

oh yes, it does makes me laugh

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Absolutely love this book.

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  • Claude Faucher
  • 07-13-20

Mastery of self

This is a short and sweet book, gets straight to the point if you have read the four agreements you will also love this!

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  • Kristina
  • 06-25-20

a whole new perspective

I would definitely recommend for everyone having difficulties in their relationships, especially when it comes to insecurity, jealousy, possessiveness

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  • Nozipho
  • 05-14-20

Very eye opening

I was sceptical at first because the book gave me cult like vibes, however, really loved the ideas in the book and the fact it is short and sweet so finished it all in 3 days.

My favourite chapters explained the following:
*how love is unconditional
*no one is responsible for my happiness and I am not responsible for anyone else's happiness
*the importance of self love
*the importance of playing and exploring even as adults

Would really recommend 🌸

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  • DD
  • 04-22-20

just what I needed to read

loved it, will keep going back to it to remind myself, when in need.

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  • Sally Kirby
  • 04-14-20

Second reading - resonated even deeper

A beautiful reminder of the essence of love. And, our purpose in life, to express ourselves truthfully, and do what makes you happy. Simple and poetically written. Focus on truth, forgiveness and self-love. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-05-20

The best book I read in my life!

Incredible book that opened my eyes to the important part in my life! Recommend it!

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  • Alexander Orlov
  • 12-28-19

Epic

Must read, anylaze and follow. Some parts are still hollow, but the logic ls great

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  • Catherine
  • 07-16-19

argh love the book not the audible

this is actually one of my favorite books I think the voices where a poor choice or something it just didn't click well in audible

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-18

I loved it

I really loved this book, i would recommend it to anyone who would like to improve their relationship with anyone in their life, including oneself... an emotional maturing read.

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  • Veronica
  • 06-20-20

Short & oh-so-sweet

In true tradition of the author, The Mastery of Love cuts to the core of our painful experience of love & flips it on its head so that we may never be without love again.

The shift you may be needing right now!

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  • Helen L
  • 04-12-20

Loved it!

Just loved this! Gently provoking change for all of us especially now during this time of struggle for many.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-28-19

Self love first

it's more about self love then the love in relationships with someone else. but self love is the most important love to have before you chose to enter into a relationship.

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  • Gazza
  • 09-17-19

On my top 10

I love this book - it's truth is so simple. it's been beautifully read and sings to the heart

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-22-19

beautiful, enlightening, open minded

It is so touching to see a book on relationships written from a higher perspective. Thank you

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  • filimon
  • 08-20-19

Foundational reading

Great book with simple principals that should be on the conscious of all humans.
I particularly enjoyed the use, and transitions between both the male and female narrators.

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  • Laurette
  • 06-22-19

What is love? explained

I have a lot more useful and helpful insight now. Definitely a book I want to listen to more than once. Great narrators too

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  • fabiola
  • 05-14-17

interesting

interesting point of view.
i don't understand why theres a lady voice.
the book doesnt take long to listen