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The Mastery of Love

A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
Written by: don Miguel Ruiz
Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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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Great book to listen to start a day!

Once I was recommended this book and never occurred to pick up. But I saw a memo I took for my reading list. So I got this audible book without hesitation. It was calling for me.
I loved this book and keep listening over and over.
Really inspiring!
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the woman's voice was so annoying....

I imagine this book is very good but I was not able to concentrate.... the woman's voice was super annoying....... get the book instead ppl!

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A lot of great knowledge.

Very powerful and to the point. I loved it. Lots of great knowledge condensed into a short book.

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A book for everyone

Loved it.. The world can be a better place if everyone would listen to it.

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Divorce recommender?

My wife asked me to listen to this story even though she hadn't read it. It really made me second guess my life choices. I will not leave her and my two kids just yet. I will listen to the story again (it is only two hours) and see if I get something different from it. On the first pass I got that if my lover bugs the crap out of me sometimes we are not a good match and should split to try again with someone else AND that as long as I just give myself all the love I need I should be satisfied with that.

Resignedly yours, Jeff

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Great

Really loved it! This book was Easy to read and had really Great info! #Audible1

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Explains human predicament but no real solutions.

Yes Miguel explains very well about the downfalls of the human condition, I was just disappointed because so many things were pointed out about what was wrong. I would like to have heard some examples of when people get this love relationships right.
I liked the prayer at the end, that was inspiring.

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  • Joe
  • 2018-04-02

Awesome Conditioning

listen over and over and over until this replaces the Bullshit you've been conditioned with from childhood;)

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loving life

loved it. the insights that are within these words will make you want to rediscover the love you thought you knew, and become the best You ever.

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Beautiful

What an amazing experience to listen to this book, totally recomend to everyone seeking peace

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  • Luda S
  • 2006-10-13

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
  • 2005-05-09

Amazingly insightful!

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

26 of 27 people found this review helpful

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  • Jessica
  • 2005-10-26

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
  • 2005-02-17

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
  • 2007-10-03

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
  • 2005-02-12

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!

28 of 31 people found this review helpful

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  • Marie
  • 2010-09-25

I listened to it over and over

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

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Helen Olmsted
  • 2006-05-15

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.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Sena
  • 2007-08-29

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
  • 2015-06-25

The best

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

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  • Anne-Laure C
  • 2017-12-02

Enlightening & loving read

This is really a briliant book - so clear and insightful. Listened to it in one sitting and will surely re-read it regularly. I am so grateful to have come across such a read.

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  • Anne P.
  • 2017-08-15

Très bon livre, court et direct

J'ai beaucoup aimé écouter ce livre. Je l'ai lu d'un coup, le commencer c'est ne plus arriver à s'arrêter jusqu'à la fin. Il n'y a pas de détours, le message et direct et très puissant, l'amour, le bonheur, tout ce dont nous avons besoin et que nous avons tant de difficultés à trouver. Je souhaite déjà recommencer la lecture pour graver les messages dans ma mémoire... Bonne lecture!