Friday, 30 December 2016

Recent Reads - The Voice of Knowledge

Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz left such a positive and inspirational impression on my mind and longing to read some more of his works. Today I would like to share with you another of his books - The Voice of Knowledge. It is a masterpiece of its own and shares a Toltec Wisdom as a practical guide to the inner peace.

2016 was a year of inner wanderings for me and this type of books, which open a different perspective of thought were very much welcome. If you are searching for the meaning of your life and trying to unravel the real yourself, this book might appeal to you as well as it did to me.

The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz is a book which shows you how to recover your faith in the truth and return to your own common sense. Author shares his knowledge through tale of his life and challenges you as a reader to challenge everything you know to be able to see beyond your knowledge into a real you. 



You notice the Four Agreements in between the lines and each chapter ends with Points to Ponder to summarise and to simplify the message author tries to deliver.

Here are some of my favourite quotes:

- The mind isfertile ground for concepts, ideas, and opinions. If someone tells us a lie and we believe it, that lie takes root in our mind and can grow big and strong, like a tree. One little lie can be very contagious, spreading its seeds from person to person when we share it with others.
by Miguel Ruiz, The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace

- All of the humans suffer is the result of believing in lies, mainly about ourselves. The first lie we believe is I am not: I am not the way I should be, I am not perfect. The truth is that every human is born perfect because only perfection exists.
by Miguel Ruiz, The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace

- "You can never be what you are not. You can only be you, and that’s it. And you are you right now, and it’s effortless."
by Miguel Ruiz, The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace

- "Humans are the storytellers of God. It is in our nature to make up stories, to interpret everything we percieve. Without awareness, we give our personal power to the story, and the story writes itself. With awareness, we recover the control of our story. We see that we are the authors, and if we don't like our story, we change it."

by Miguel Ruiz, The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace

- "What you call thinking is the voice of knowledge making up stories, telling you what you know, and trying to make sense out of everything you don't know. The problem is that the voice makes you do many things that go against yourself."
by Miguel Ruiz, The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace

- "The best way to write your story is with love. Love is the material that comes directly from your integrity, from what you really are."

by Miguel Ruiz, The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace

- "Life is a force that you cannot see. You only see the effects of life, the process of life in action. You don't see yourself, but you see the manifestation of life in your physical body. You have the sense of time, but it's nothing but the reaction of life passing through you."

by Miguel Ruiz, The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace

- "The truth is not in the story. The truth is in the power that creates the story. The truth is the real you: it's your own integrity, and nobody can guide you to that place. Only you can take yourself there. When the voice of knowledge becomes the voice of integrity, you return to the truth, you return to love, you return to heaven, and live in happiness again."

by Miguel Ruiz, The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace


Beautiful book, it touched something deep inside me and took my mind to new places.

Have you read it yet or any other books by Don Miguel Ruiz? I would love to read your thoughts and experience.
Marija

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