Forgiveness

by don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills

Before you learned to speak, you loved with no effort, you forgave with no effort. It was natural to love; it was natural to forgive. But then you learned how to behave from other people who didn’t love, who didn’t forgive. Today, if...

A visit with grandfather

by don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills

I was born into an ancient wisdom tradition known as Toltec. My grandfather was an old nagual (shaman), and I worked hard all my youth to earn his respect.

As a teenager, I wanted to impress him with my opinions about everything ...

The three Toltec masteries

by don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills

Thousands of years ago the Toltec created three masteries to guide us out of suffering and return us to our true nature, which is happiness, freedom, and love. The Toltec encouraged us to see ourselves with truth, and they created a maste...

Domestication: Part 2 of 2

In the process of domestication, you learn that you need to be a certain way in order to be accepted, and because it’s not okay to be what you are, you start pretending to be what you are not. You form an image of what...

Domestication: Part 1 of 2

When you are a child, the humans who take care of you teach you what they know, and more than 90 percent of that knowledge isn’t the truth. The truth leads you to your authenticity, to happiness. Believing in lies (or a distortion of the truth) leads...

Tom Brady and “The Four Agreements”

In this ESPN video that aired on national television, Brady says the principles in The Four Agreements have become a “mantra for his life.” Later on, in The Wall Street Journal article by Jason Gay entitled: “Meet Tom Brady’s shaman — the Patriots quarterback’s obsession...


 

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