Teaching my daughter not to make assumptions

by Michael Bridges

Zoë, my nine-year-old daughter, and I were recently walking down a hotel hallway. Two girls about her age were walking a few steps ahead of us. The girls were leaning in close to each other, talking and laughing as they made their way to their room.

Squeezing my ...

The second agreement: Don’t take anything personally

By Therese Borchard

Don’t take anything personally. That’s the second agreement of Don Miguel Ruiz’s classic, “The Four Agreements.” I ...

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 ...

Domesticación: Parte 2 de 2

En Los Cuatro Acuerdos, don Miguel Ruiz revela la fuente de todas las creencias que nos ponen límites y nos privan de alegría, creando sufrimiento inútil. Basados en la antigua sabiduría tolteca, Los Cuatro Acuerdos nos ofrecen un poderoso código de conducta que puede transformar...

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...

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...


 

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