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The voice of knowledge : a practical guide to inner peace
Ruiz, Miguel, 1952-
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San Rafael, Calif. : Amber-Allen Pub., [2004]

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xii, 234 pages ; 19 cm.
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BJ1595 .R745 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In The Voice of Knowledge , Miguel Ruiz reminds us of a profound and simple truth: The only way to end our emotional suffering and restore our joy in living is to stop believing in lies -- mainly about ourselves. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, this breakthrough book shows us how to recover our faith in the truth and return to our own common sense.

Ruiz changes the way we perceive ourselves, and the way we perceive other people. Then he opens the door to a reality that we once perceived when we were one and two years old -- a reality of truth, love, and joy.

"We are born in truth, but we grow up believing in lies. . . . One of the biggest lies in the story of humanity is the lie of our imperfection." -- don Miguel Ruiz

Author Notes

don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Four Agreements (a New York Times bestseller for over a decade), The Four Agreements Companion Book, The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, The Circle of Fire, and The Fifth Agreement. The teachings of 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 over 10 million copies in the United States, and have been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide.

Janet Mills is the founder and president of Amber-Allen publishing. She is the co-author, with don Miguel Ruiz, of six books in The Toltec Wisdom Series, creator of "The Four Agreements for a Better Life" online course, and editor of Deepak Chopra's bestselling title, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Her life's mission is to publish books of enduring beauty, integrity, and wisdom, and to inspire others to fulfill their most cherished dreams.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

With more than 2.7 million copies of his The Four Agreements sold, Ruiz returns to readers with a new volume that presents his latest thoughts on the ways and means of inner knowledge and healing. Written in the first person with frequent apostrophic addresses (?You need to challenge every belief that you use to judge yourself, to reject yourself, to make yourself little?), the book moves gracefully and anecdotally from ?Adam and Eve: The Story from a Different Point of View? to ?The Tree of Life: The Story Comes Full Circle,? with 10 chapters in between, including ?The Lie of Our Imperfection,? a chapter that covers ?emotional pain as a symptom of abuse? and one on ?Writing Our Story with Love,? with frequent stops for ?Points to Ponder.? For Ruiz, life can be a matter of storytelling, to ourselves and to others. His reflections on the process of how people tell these stories, and how they can change their narratives, draw on the lore of his native Mexico and feel both centered and earned. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
The Toltecp. xi
1 Adam and Eve: The story from a different point of viewp. 1
2 A Visit with Grandfather: A simple truth is discoveredp. 15
3 The Lie of Our Imperfection: Childhood memories are recalledp. 29
4 A Night in the Desert: An encounter with the infinitep. 45
5 The Storyteller: Exploring the characters in the storyp. 57
6 Inner Peace: Taming the voice with two rulesp. 79
7 Emotions Are Real: The voice of knowledge is not realp. 103
8 Common Sense and Blind Faith: Recovering our faith and free willp. 119
9 Transforming the Storyteller: The Four Agreements as favorite toolsp. 143
10 Writing Our Story with Love: Life as an ongoing romancep. 165
11 Opening Our Spiritual Eyes: A reality of love all around usp. 189
12 The Tree of Life: The story comes full circlep. 209
Prayersp. 229
About the Authorsp. 232