Don Miguel Ruiz visits the Mindrolling podcast for a conversation about three essential questions that drive our lives and govern our spiritual power.
Don Miguel Ruiz is a renowned spiritual teacher and an 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. Combining Toltec mythology and scientific perspectives, Don Miguel has been able to merge ancient wisdom with modern physics and practical common-sense, forging a new philosophy for seekers of truth and personal authenticity. Learn more: miguelruiz.com
Everyone is a Master (Opening) – Don Miguel shares a little of his personal history and the Toltec practice that was handed down to him through his family.
“The word Toltec means an artist. When we are talking about Toltecs, we are talking about artists. Artists have a very specific eye. We love to see beauty in everything, just like the Greeks. In our point of view, everyone is an artist, everyone is a Toltec. Further, everyone is a master, even if they don’t know it.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
The Three Questions (21:50) – Can you honestly say that you are 100% authentic with yourself and with everyone else? Don Miguel explores the thee questions of “Who am I, what is real and how do I express love?” and shows how these questions can help us live with integrity and authenticity.
“Answering these three questions is leading us to what we really are, even if we don’t know what we are. We are so used to living in a very familiar story that we create, without knowing that what we pretend to be is not even real.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
Chris Grosso speaks’ with Don Miguel’s son, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr, about how we can live as our most authentic self on Ep. 14 of the Awakening Now Podcast
The Voice of “Me” (30:40) – The narratives and myths that we build about ourselves are limiting at best and destructive at worst. Don Miguel reflects on the way that our inner dialog, the voice of ”me,” reinforces a false narrative about ourselves and reality.
“All of our life, we have been ruled by ‘me.’ We have to be a certain way, we have so many rules that we have to follow or we will be punished. We create all those limitations. ‘This is real, this is not real. This is possible, this is not possible.’ Then we qualify ourselves, ‘I am intelligent, I am stupid, etc..’ If all that is ‘me,’ then just imagine if you no longer have to be you.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
Silencing Fear, Opening to Love (41:00) – Don Miguel shares antidotes for silencing our unending inner dialog. He and Raghu close with a conversation about love and some of the misconceptions we have about love in the West.
“Once the voice in our head loses authority, it turns silent.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
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