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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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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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Life changing approach to relationships.

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

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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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In my top 10 love books

I have just added this book to my top ten. It was just what I was looking for

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I wish I had known about this book 10 years ago

This book has shown me how to love others better and more importantly how to love myself. Great read for single person and married couples.

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Powerful

Loved this book, wonderful wisdom into self love and how we love others. Also loved the description of forgiveness, how we absorb emotional poison and how love needs no support, living a life needs support. I leaned so much, this will become another of my all time favorite listens. Excellent narration too. Very clear and invested. I feel very privileged to have come across and heard this book.

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Wow! One of the deepest books I've ever read!

One of the deepest books I've ever read! I've read a lot and this really took me kn a journey and reminded me of some things I'd forgotten. highly recommend you read this!

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Brilliant book

I’d recommend this to anyone, but especially people who struggle to “find” love and believe they can only experience love when it comes from another person.

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best book ever!!! very very very wise!!!

absolutely loved it!!! a must read and a must listen!!! all other self help books can go on the side!!!

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Amazing Book! A must read!

Loved it
Narrator was excellent, easy listen, truly inspiring and amazing for self growth and inner healing

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  • Luda S
  • 13-10-06

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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  • Michael
  • 09-05-05

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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  • Jessica
  • 26-10-05

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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  • Nathan
  • 17-02-05

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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  • Marcus
  • 03-10-07

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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Diane
  • 12-02-05

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!

29 of 32 people found this review helpful

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  • Marie
  • 25-09-10

I listened to it over and over

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

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Sena
  • 29-08-07

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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  • Austin Otto
  • 25-06-15

The best

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

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  • Ariana
  • 10-10-13

Everyone should read or listen to this book.

If you could sum up The Mastery of Love in three words, what would they be?

Everyone should read or listen to this book.

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Everyone should read or listen to this book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful