Chris Grosso – Ep. 22 – Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz is a renowned spiritual teacher and internationally bestselling author. He has spent the past three decades guiding students to personal freedom through his profound insights regarding the nature of human reality. His landmark bestselling book, The Four Agreements, contains practical steps for long-term, personal transformation and has been read by millions around the world. Don Miguel Ruiz is also the author of The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, and the New York Times bestseller, The Fifth Agreement, a collaboration with his son, don José Ruiz. Each of his books are international bestsellers. The wisdom don Miguel has brought to the world has earned him respect around the globe. He has dedicated his life to sharing his message through practical concepts in order to promote transformation and ultimately change lives for the better. More at

Episode Outline: 

Healing – Prior to becoming a world-renowned spiritual teacher, don Miguel Ruiz practiced neurosurgery, but he eventually came to the conclusion that “what needed to be healed was not only the physical brain, but the human mind as well.” Which he elaborates on for listeners.

The Toltec Philosophy – don Miguel talks about the Toltec tradition of living our lives as artists.

The Toltec Art of Life and Death – In 2002, don Miguel suffered a near-fatal heart attack that left him in a coma for nine weeks. During this period, as he lay suspended in a dream state between life and death, he traveled on a mystical journey of self-discovery, his spirit encountering the people, events and ideas that shaped his life’s work. And for the first time, he shares the story of his journey and the lessons he learned in his new book, The Toltec Art of Life and Death, which we discuss.

Hero and Villain – don Miguel talks about how we each play the role of both the “hero and the villain” in our lives.

Transforming Our Beliefs – In The Toltec Art of Life and Death, don Miguel writes, “Transforming our belief structure is the most important kind of change we can make, and in many ways, the scariest.” We discuss why this transformation is so important, as well as scary.

To Love Ourselves – don Miguel and I discuss another quote from The Toltec Art of Life and Death, “If each of us could love ourselves as we wish to be loved, then we wouldn’t let our hunger for love make decisions for us

Mastering Death – don Miguel shares how can we master death and learn to live freely and fully here and now.


For more from Don Miguel Ruiz, check out Miguel’s Website

Miguel’s Books: The Four Agreements, The Fifth Agreement, The Voice of Knowledge, The Toltec Art of Life and Death