A must read: The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz

What a book! Just finished reading ‘ The Mastery of Love ‘ by Don Miguel Ruiz this morning. He also wrote the book ” The four agreements”

Its a short read and absolutely worth it. It’s been one of the most influential books i’ve ever read.

Description from the back cover:

In the “Mastery of Love”, don Meguel Ruiz illluminates 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. The “Mastery of Love” includes:

  • Why domestication and the image of perfection lead to self-rejection
  • The war of control that slowly destroys most relationships
  • Why we hunt for love in others, and how to capture the love inside us
  • How to finally accept and forgive ourselves and others

“Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love. When you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is the result of your love, this becomes the greatest master of the Toltecs, the mastery of love.” -from the book


My thoughts and parts of the book that really stuck out for me:

After reading this book i have realized that i have to firstly love myself before i am fully able to love my partner and be there for him.

You are what you believe you are. We create our own beliefs and this belief system limits you to be who you truly are

and for you to be completely happy. Happiness starts with you having self-love. You can not expect someone or something to make you happy or fulfill your needs of love and happiness. Love and happiness natural comes when you are able to forgive and let go of fear of love.

Why hold onto things and make a hell for yourself, enjoy your life, be alive, heal your emotional body so you can create your life in such a way that you openly share all the love inside you.

What will make you happy? The love coming out of you. You are responsible for your own happiness.

Life is nothing but a dream, and if your create your life with Love, your dream becomes a masterpiece. What a way to live.

After reading this book i feel inspired,  motivated and surprisingly more aware of how i want to live my life and what steps i need to take to reach this state.


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