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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Didn't Master It

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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Doctor T
  • 07-02-18

Required reading

When I started listening to this book I realised I'd already read it a year ago on Kindle. My initial thought was to return it and re-use the credit, but I was on a dog walk and left it playing anyway, and I'm glad I did. It's just brilliant. So many wonderful and valuable lessons about love and relationships. This book should be read by everyone, several times. I won't be returning it, so that I can listen to it over and over.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-21

Wounds

Most memorable moment was understanding how powerfull Love & Forgiveness are when you go through that process as an individual and that journey of life.

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  • Tanyo Ivanov
  • 01-23-21

My psychologist recommend me this book

My psychologist recommend me this book and i enjoyed it. I am starting to understand that we are force within us and this force is the life, a part of god. Thank you for this book. I will re-listen it a few times to assimilate it better.

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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

Any additional comments?

Absolutely love this book.

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  • Clochette
  • 02-11-15

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-22-22

wonderful book

wonderful book about the importance of self love and how personal work on yourself and self love is needed and not to reply or use a relationship to fill thats need instead.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-28-22

life changing!

a must read for everyone on a spiritual journey. it gives a clear perspective on love from your own personal view. I found it reassuring and confronting at the same time. Great narrators!

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-23-22

The mastery of love

I was recommended to listen to the book by a good friend of mine. The majority of individuals understand what love feels like. I was able to fully comprehend its origins and management techniques thanks to this book, at the same time understanding its worth also from a logical perspective. Highly recommended

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-22

Amazing

Very insightful and on point with how I can relate right now to all aspects

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-19-22

This isn’t a soppy love book

This is a beautiful insight into our thoughts and how we can learn to love ourselves and access the unlimited love of the universe by doing so. If you have any hang ups at all regarding love, be it giving or receiving or not being kind to yourself. This book will awaken you to the power of love from yourself, for yourself and working yourself. Now watch your life change x

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  • Benjo
  • 04-22-22

"Love"~enriching book

one of the best books everyone should listen to, to truly be able to love.
loving ourselves.
living fully in our godliness and all expressions.

~~ knowing what unconditional really means.

learning how to relate and communicate.

unconditional relationships.

always evolving and being fully in a growth mindset instead of an fear and scarcity one.

no more ownership or contracts needed.

fully loving ourselves and living the now.

with most beautiful voices.
thank you. i am listening the 5th time and since i evolved i really deeply embody and feel and understand thr deep meaning and truths.

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  • Danny
  • 01-04-22

Great Book!

I learnt how love happens on the Inside and how you need to give of yourself but this book I highly recommend it as it shows you the art of love.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-23-21

brilliant

in all his books I find pure truth, he is truly a master dreamer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-13-21

My entire life makes sense now

Thank you for this incredible gift to the world. I understand now. Life is amazing. Love always.

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  • ingswarrior
  • 12-21-20

This book will change how you relate

This ancient wisdom simplifies the perceived complexity of human relationships in the most beautiful way.

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