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The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship [NOOK Book]

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• Over 1.2 million copies sold in the U.S.
• Translated into 30 languages worldwide

In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates 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 ...
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The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship

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Overview

• Over 1.2 million copies sold in the U.S.
• Translated into 30 languages worldwide

In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates 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 mastery of the Toltecs: the Mastery of Love.” — From the book
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013987715
  • Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/25/2012
  • Series: Toltec Wisdom Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 37,088
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Four Agreements (a New York Times bestseller for over seven years), The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, and The Fifth Agreement.

Born into a family of healers in rural Mexico, Ruiz was expected to carry forward his family’s centuries-old legacy of healing and teaching. Instead, distracted by modern life, he chose to attend medical school and become a surgeon. Late in the 1970s, a near-death experience changed his life. Ruiz decided to devote himself to mastering the wisdom of the ancient Toltec, and to this day, he continues to share this wisdom in lectures and journeys to sacred sites around the world.

The teachings of don Miguel Ruiz are best known for transforming complex human issues into simple common sense — a talent that has earned him millions of fans, international acclaim, and a vote of approval from Oprah Winfrey. Sales of his Toltec Wisdom Series have soared to nearly 8 million copies in the United States alone, and have been translated into more than 38 languages worldwide.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2003

    Heaven on Earth

    This book gives hopeless romantics peace of mind and spirit. Don Miguel Ruiz's words open your eyes to the power of love and true happiness. Always strive for Heaven on Earth and you will be much closer to achieving it than if you had never tried. You can begin today by loving yourself so you can work on loving those around you. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever experienced the need to heal the wounds of the heart, mind, and soul.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2005

    it's okay not as great as others may say

    The writing is very discontinuous and ideas don't link very well from sentence to sentence. It seems like he wrote in a constant stream of complete idealistic thought. It's a quick read at least. The four agreements is better.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2008

    DEEP & INSPIRING

    THIS book is very eye-opening. it is complex, but if you are in the right mind setting it makes complete sense. Had a life changing effect on me!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2003

    Utopian Outlook Nice But Unrealistic

    Unfortunately, I was not as thrilled as some after reading this book. The author makes a lot of assumptions about the reader that I found to be untrue about myself. And while the sentiment and advice expressed in the book might work in Heaven, it sure is not going to work here on Earth. Its like 'Make love not war' -- its a great slogan, and a noble philosophy, but it cannot be practiced in a world where protection is still sometimes necessary by force. And what the heck is wrong with fear? Thats what makes me strong. Without fear, we are nothing but robots. Sure, do not let fear rule you, but fear can be healthy. Pain and fear can be a great motivator. So don't let the advice in this book rule your life. Rule your own life. Skip this book and find peace within.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2010

    An inspiring book for self-examination and relationships

    Don Miguel Ruiz introduces some very intriguing concepts to explore in this book. Many of these concepts focus on the art of relationship and being able to build healthy relationships with people. Though not a new concept by any means, Ruiz delves into the idea that one must love himself before he can be open to truly loving others. What I liked about this book was the undeniable connection established between love of self and love of others. I also like the way he exposes our society as a domesticated one, and urges the reader to view himself as human, as animal, without the learned behaviors and values that we were taught to believe. In doing so, a person will be able to discover truth amidst the many lies we are faced with each day. His description of a true kind of love is one that I believe in completely, but that can be easily buried with expectations and demands. I've read this book twice, and am convinced that this is one of those books I should read once a year, just to remind myself of what is truly important in my life. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is searching for meaning and self-awareness.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2014

    Should be a mandatory read in schools

    Of all the things we teach our young ones, this book should be included. The wisdom and the way its laid out makes it digestible and easy to understand.

    I had read this book before, often giving it out to others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    amazing book

    Must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    It has helped me in my relationship. Overall my relationship wit

    It has helped me in my relationship. Overall my relationship with people. I am still working on my control issues. This book has really opened my heart mind and spirit to receive what God has for me. I refer back to it occasionally just for enlightening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Simple to comprehend, perhaps a lifetime to master the art of love...

    The book is profound, no doubt. It feels part self-help, part psychology, and part spirituality. The timing of this book could not have been any better personally since I am going through the process of a recent painful breakup. Whether or not you are going through a breakup, this book speaks to the intellect, the heart, and if not the most important part of existance, the soul. Live and learn. Most importantly, love.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    This book is medicine for the soul

    I read this book of 200 something pages straight through in half a day which is on the quick side for me. This book is wonderful. It made me feel so good and really changed my thinking in a positive way. It really highlighted the "wrong thinking" I had been practicing. I think so far I've recommended this book to 3 people, my father being one. I felt so much self love and peace as I was reading, it was impossible to put this book down.

    On the journey of reading The Mastery of Love I felt an increasing change the more I read, the change I had been waitng for, the change to make... everything... else... make... sense! Im rereading it through again currently because I love it soooo much. Kat von D from LA Ink actually had this book recommened up on her website, which is how I heard of it. Love ya girl! Rock on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2011

    Nook friendly!!!

    I really love this book and I'm so upset that I'm unable to download it into my nook!!!..please make this great book nook available!!!!

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

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    Wisdom. Affirmations. Love.

    The Mastery of Love brings forth more Toltec wisdom and reaffirms the age-old belief that to get love, you must first love yourself and know that you are complete, perfect and divine just the way you are. Only when both partners in a relationship adopt this mindset and do not need to control, manipulate or impose their dramas on one another, can this balance be maintained in a happy, healthy relationship. Basic information, yet a great affirmation for those seeking to master love or refresh relationships.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    Insightful

    I liked this book. It was insightful for my journey in personal development.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2010

    Good but Repetitive

    The book was really inspirational and provided advice for a healthier life, but it was really repetitive. I feel like the author could have gotten his point across with half the pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    Everyone should read

    Highly recommended for anyone wishing to minimize the stress relationships can sometimes cause and realize the joy that is possible with other humans

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  • Posted March 18, 2009

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    Wise, inspiring, & light read

    Ruiz brings relationship dynamics that we are otherwise blind to right to the surface. His words of wisdom are clear enough for all to understand and grasp. However, I did find that time to time some of the writing became a bit redundant. Either way everyone should read this book because it will help you with ALL relationships... not just romantic ones. This book will help you with in-laws, co-workers, immediate family, etc. Not to mention its a really light read, probably will only take you a few hours or so.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    Wise and wonderful

    This book is so insightful and straightforward. Every time I buy a copy, I end up giving it away to someone. It's in plain language and an easy read. Miguel Ruiz is a wise man who really knows what he's talking about!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2005

    'Writing our story with love.'

    This is the fourth in the Toltec Wisdom Series ¿ so be prepared for a beautiful read. In it Ruiz writes about peeling away the layers, the voices of those we allowed to be caught up in our belief system and that now interfere with our creative, authentic expression. Ruiz calls these voices the voice of knowledge. It¿s our moneymind, our ego, `the voice in our head¿ that is so often about pain and drama, fear and sorrow. He talks about how we abandon the true self because we substitute those other voices for ours, and his book is filled with awareness and insights about what we can do about it. In his wonderfully personal and conversational style Ruiz tells stories of stories. Life is a matter of storytelling: theirs or ours, it¿s our choice. My favourite chapter he calls 'Writing Our Story with Love'. That says it all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2004

    Awaken to what you already know

    This book will help you awaken, if you are willing. I found it to be a powerful read, and just what I needed to hear. There are no coincidences. Read this book and watch your world change.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2003

    Life changing!

    You have to read this book. It changed the way I view myself and the way I view relationships. It helped me to change the things about myself that were posiening me and others in my relatioships. I want to give this book to everyone I know. :-)

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