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After reading Falling Awake , I feel clearer about almost everything. Even truths I thought I already knew seem more natural and easily attainable. This book is a beautiful presentation of some wondrous thoughts about the things that matter most. This book has very little and everything to do with creating meaningful relationships with others. It's sole focus is about creating a loving relationship with yourself. It gives real world examples of how we create our own hell. If we can create it, we can destroy it. This book looks at how and why we've created a dream of hell and sheds light on how we can turn that dream into a dream of heaven.

Although I was not big on the slightly religious undertones in some of the chapters, I do believe th This book has very little and everything to do with creating meaningful relationships with others. Although I was not big on the slightly religious undertones in some of the chapters, I do believe that we are here for a reason and if that is the case, something created us. It may be faulty logic to some, but it could also be completely logical.

It may not be the God that Christians believe in, and it may not be the God that Muslims believe in, but I can hold true to the fact that there is a creator in all of us.

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We are our own god. The religious aspect of the book was easily overlooked because of the depth of perception that it gives to living life the way we believe it to be. Find your own truths. Jan 13, Esmeralda Jimenez rated it it was amazing Shelves: The best spiritual book I have ever read. It teaches you how you can reach happiness and love, within yourself. Once you have mastered self-love and have healed from emotional wounds, happiness is achieved and this is vital for a healthy loving relantionship.

This book will have a dramatic influence in for me, just what I needed. Can't wait to start reading the Four Agreements. When you are aware that no one else ca The best spiritual book I have ever read. When you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is thte result of your love, this becomes the greatest mastery of the Toltecs: Jan 23, Christie rated it it was ok. Ruiz's delivery irritates me just as much as Thomas Friedman of the World is Flat. Of course, I have been in the minority before, and I don't mind being in it again.

On the positive side, this book contains some healthy and true messages about how we love, and why we fail, and how so many of our actions and reactions are based on fear. There were some messages in this book that I needed to hear, but I could have removed a lot of fluff of the analogies and stories. They either just felt off the wa Ruiz's delivery irritates me just as much as Thomas Friedman of the World is Flat. They either just felt off the wall to me, or not really well told.

I even skimmed through some sections instead of reading them properly. I would like to say that I will re-read it to get more out of it second time around, but I doubt that I will. In the meantime, I will tote it around with me at the bottom of my backpack for the next two months, so obviously I think there is some value in it. Aug 07, Kennia rated it liked it. Don Miguel Ruiz writes of the toltec teachings on love. The toltecs were known as men and woman of knowledge and for thousands of years they have passed down their knowledge.

I can definitely see myself going back to this book and rereading any chapter. The reason I gave it 3 stars was because there was a lot of repetition and the writing was not the best BUT I will not let this stop you from reading this book. I'm going to read more of Don Miguel Ruiz in the future! Dec 22, Razie is currently reading it. Oct 22, Mehrsa rated it it was ok.

Good wisdom here, but this is really not the kind of book I like. It feels so ethereal and hard to pin down. I guess I should have known based on the cover and the promise of the book. I just thought that perhaps there was more depth in here than I had assumed. Dec 03, Roy Khadra rated it really liked it Shelves: I guess "Don Miguel Ruiz" is the best-known to represent the Toltec philosophy. The link that connects all his books together is based on the idea of considering Life as a collective dream that each person plays the main character in the scene, he is participating in.

One's life is the story he is writing according to some images reflected by light reaching his position. This light phenomena is better known to us by "Conscience" or "Awareness". Conflicts occur when two different stories interfer I guess "Don Miguel Ruiz" is the best-known to represent the Toltec philosophy. Conflicts occur when two different stories interfere in distributing roles. It is more complicated than this, but this is the simplest approach I can give.

My review isn't about discussing the possibility of the love the writer is referring to, or questioning the Toltec philosophy. There is a lot to think about and to analyze before giving a decisive opinion. But I can say that I loved the message of this book, and here are some major points I like to mention: A child is the prove that we have to unlearn what our awareness is made of through our years of living.

Lead by his most authentic indicator: An unspoiled child cannot find a goal of his existence if not for enjoying it. He is happy until the domestication does its job by convincing that we are here an ambiguous higher purpose and we have to follow some rules. A child judges honestly.

Either you are good to him and you are worth his trust, or not. But, later on, he learns the most practiced among arts: Then, he understands he must sacrifice his joyful innocent intuition to win some rounds. He wins a lot of them, but he laughs no more because he is happy. Just as a part of the collective game, and the dreams get transformed into a nightmare called "civilization".

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Yes, I agree with "Don Miguel", it is time to unlearn a lot of things. The child learning to follow. He obeys, and he is free for responsibilities. But not for so long. Bit by bit, he no longer loves this situation, he wants to break free and to be himself a master. But freedom comes with responsibilities and through a revolution. So, he must evolve his skills and techniques, and choose his own causes. Here, comes the era of the chaotic experiments, making plans and taking decisions. It is a critical transition phase, it is adolescence. It is not that simple, but this how I could interpret it.

A baby animal watches his mother to learn the techniques of hunting, because he is doomed to be himself a good hunter, or die in hunger. The pride of a lion isn't based on the quality of his fur, but rather of saving his dignity from hunger or dying. It is for sure that our paths are deviated from the direction of our trajectory that lead to our evolution. People get depressed, wild animals don't. I guess we are urged to ask: I guess the answer is quite easy: We exist to explore and to discover our world, not to own it or to rule it. We live for the joy of living. We must praise our creators, no matters how he looks like: We must thank the source of our life, not wasting time in defining it.

Live to serve life, this is the holiest purpose. I guess the writer believes that a human being is able unlearn what wrote thousands of years on his genes.


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Maybe we can, the day we understand that the skin is an instrument of perception not of discrimination. I agree with "Don Miguel" that violence is the way to release one's inner poisons. We seek power to defeat our obedience. We break rules because we can't stand it anymore. We shout to refuse being ignored.

We hurt others because we learned to express ourselves through this language. Yes, we cry because we couldn't hold it anymore. Then, we kill due ignorance and lack of security. So, violence is significant, it shows the depth of humanity's wounds. We live our life seeking some kind of perfection.

As a child, as a student, as a worker, as a lover, as a parent and most of all, as a human. But we never notice that everything around us tells that perfection is a concept we created to suit our pride. According to our perception, even nature isn't perfect despite its accuracy, it symmetrical shapes and its charming beauty. We will always find what to be modified. The way religion describes the compassion shows that the list-to-follow is too long, which contradicts their acclaim that Heaven is so near.

Maybe, the short relieving-sentence "No one is perfect" is the most repeated worldwide. Yes, because this is what we believe. Maybe humans love challenges. We are urged to take a moment to contemplate our history, to admire how we are, and to see how perfect things are around us. It is time to stop being manipulated with. Isn't the same person, who is inviting us to the journey of perfection, trying to convince us of its impossibility? Existence is perfect because only perfection can exist. We are perfect, and to feel it we have to unlearn the way we are programmed to judge ourselves.

To, honestly, love life and give it a beautiful meaning. If we deprive Hell from the everlasting-fire idea, the one that poets and painters created to describe its monstrosity, what would be left?! Hell is said to be a place where our souls suffer endlessly. Loneliness makes us suffer.

Lack of love makes us suffer. Starving makes us suffer. The non-stop-self-judging makes us suffer. Injustice and slavery make people suffer. The lack of security summons suffer. Isn't the universe, we live in, where you can find all what is said to exist in Hell? Indeed, and plus the guilt.

Some say that we have to die to get there. Yes, but death can take different forms, and here on earth we have them all. If hell is where liars, killers, and bad souls live, so must not doubt that earth has become hell. Maybe, somehow, I misinterpreted some points. But this is how I understood it. So, my review represents my point of view and my own impressions about it. To deny it or prove it, you have to read the book. What a beautiful book.

What a wonderful book. I can't even describe how amazing and how much this book changed me in just 4 hours. I can't put in words how relieved I felt while reading it. How satisfactory was to understand that somethings I thought were made out of the evil and desesperate side of me, where actually all in the name of love, but I couldn't see that because we are so blinded and afraid.

We start accepting things that only make us hurt other people, because we can't see we are do What a beautiful book. We start accepting things that only make us hurt other people, because we can't see we are doing them for the wrong reasons. But this book can help us, I know it can. It helped me, at least. And I'm so thankful.

I completely believe this book came by faith at the right place at the right time. Feb 03, Amy Lesher rated it it was amazing. From it's all about you to it's not about you, these teachings will shift your understanding to a different level. Life is nothing but a dream, and if we are artists, then we can create our life with Love, and our dream becomes a masterpiece of art. When you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is the result of your love, this becomes the greatest mastery of the Toltecs: Sep 06, EN rated it did not like it.

Sexist oversimplification with the occasional good point. Jun 12, Kathryn rated it did not like it. Feb 05, Maryam rated it really liked it. They talk about reclaiming your Divinity and finding God within you. They talk about having your heart completely open and becoming wise. Can you imagine what kind of world this would be if all humans opened their hearts and found the love inside? Apr 10, Brian Tucker rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click here. A book about love on a high level of emotional development and self-responsibility. I enjoyed the section about healing the emotional body. Ruiz suggests the 3 elements of a healthy emotional body are: I can never be thankful enough to Nada for recommeding this book to me, this book is exactly what I have always needed to read, and the universe conspired to make me read it, exactly when I needed it the most. One of the books I read as part of my birthday celebrations, my "new year, new me" resolutions, part of my year of yes, year of let's do this right, and year of finding my true self.

And in the pages of this book I was enlightened to knowing exactly how I abused my super power and my ultim I can never be thankful enough to Nada for recommeding this book to me, this book is exactly what I have always needed to read, and the universe conspired to make me read it, exactly when I needed it the most. And in the pages of this book I was enlightened to knowing exactly how I abused my super power and my ultimate skill.

My passion and my deep love of love. I have been using it wrong and abusing myself. All this time I thought that my ability to over-love everything adn everyone is what is wrong with me, when in fact it was simply that I focused my loving energy outwards, rather than, inwards. If you are a truth seeker. If you wish to unlock the door towards self love, and loving others the right way. With an extremely practical approach, that makes this book an easy read to every one, men and women, he sets about the guidelines for waking from this dream, a state he calls awareness.

He was happy because of the love coming out of him, she was happy because of the love coming out of her. But as soon as he made her responsible for his happiness, she roke the star because she could not be responsible" "Finally, if you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is the result of love coming out of you, this becomes the greatest master of the Toltecs, the Mastery of Love" "When you surrender to the real you, you surrender to life, you surender to God.

Once you surrender, there is no longer a struggle, there is no resistance, there is no suffering" "There is no o ther way. You cannot be happy if you don't love yourself" "Nothing anyone does is because of you" After reading various reviews, I felt that people who gave low rating are grumbling because they are trying to interpret this book logically. If you have a tendency to do the same then you would probably not like this book. This book has statements like "You are perfect. Miguel has touched a number of basic but important aspects like the n After reading various reviews, I felt that people who gave low rating are grumbling because they are trying to interpret this book logically.

Miguel has touched a number of basic but important aspects like the negative effect of other people's opinions, low self-esteem lead to the need for constant validation, healthy relation with oneself helps to have a healthy relation with others, maximizing happiness, defining love, belief system. Below are some excerpts from various dimensions of this book: When we pretend to someone else who we are not, to live up to that image we lie or live in fear to maintain the facade.

Perfect image of ourselves in our mind acts as major roadblock in self-acceptance. When we do not accept ourselves other people also do not accept us or we end up apprehending that other people will reject us for the same reasons we are rejecting ourselves. We give control of our happiness to others as soon as we have expectations from others, and end up setting ourselves for failure. Everybody is in the constant quest for love in others, which means that nobody has it and yet we are trying to find it in others.

And there are many more interesting sayings for which you should read the book: Jul 29, Mads P. One should definitely read the Four Agreements first, even though this repeats some of that. The basic message is that you can't love anyone else until you love yourself.

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Love comes from within, not without. I think most people know this, but don't really live it. Everything exists in our perception, we don't see things as they really are, we see them how we're trained to see them. He asserts t Good. He asserts that most of us live our lives in "hell" because of our perceptions of ourselves and others. We must work to undo a lot of that and return to childlike openness, but with the wisdom of an enlightened, awakened soul. Lots of what he's saying fits in with concepts of the child within as Charles Whitfield describes.

Book also talks about the wounds of the emotional body and how they need to be healed just like physical wounds, otherwise we spread poison and pain to others and feel it continually ourselves. There's lots of talk of spirituality as well, in regards to forgiveness and god love emanating from within. Although the book isn't a literary masterpiece, as it is poorly written and circular in content.. I would say it's a must read.. The content may actually change the way you face other, and your relationship with another Romantic and not romantic relationships.

I take from this book several important concepts which I'll definitely share with others as I believe them to be precious.. And positively life changing! May 28, Yulia Yulchik rated it it was amazing. An awesome wisdom book about the power of self-love. Happiness can only come from within you and is the result of self-love.

When you are aware that no one else can make you happy and that happiness is the result of your love, you can accomplish anything, anything becomes possible. Mar 28, Wilhemina rated it did not like it. Not sure what he was trying to say Not very well written. Definitely a waste of my time trying to read it! Es war ganz interessant mal was anderes als sonst zu lesen: Nov 06, Alejandro Sanoja rated it it was amazing. There is a lot of research showing that one of the most important variables that determine the quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.

Yet, there is not a lot of formal education our there on how to build great relationships. No wonder there are a lot of people suffering. Shortly after getting married, my amazing wife and I have decided to be intentional about building a great relationship and this book is a great tool to do so. As humans, most of us don't come with the necess There is a lot of research showing that one of the most important variables that determine the quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.

As humans, most of us don't come with the necessary habits and processes to be able to have great relationships. For this reason, we must dedicate time to learn. This book is a practical guide on how to become the best version of yourself to bring value to everyone around you. This book is more about wisdom than knowledge. It feels as if Don Miguel Ruiz is your grandpa and he is sharing his wisdom with you through simple stories.

I know a lot of left-brained people like me will think this is not as valuable because Don Miguel doesn't share a lot of "information" or "research". And that is exactly the point. More knowledge might be correlated with wisdom, but correlation doesn't mean causality. Some of my highlights: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The tools shared by don Miguel are based on common sense and shared with such simplicity, that the universal message underlying his teaching is recognized by many.