This week’s quote is from Don Miguel Ruiz’s book, “The Voice of Knowledge”
I usually post my favorites quotes.
I hope it somehow supports / inspires you.
Regarding Quotes that I needed to hear when I was reading
Doing your best is about trusting yourself and trusting in creation, the force of life. You set a goal and go for it 100% without any attachment to attaining it...
Taking action is an expression of yourself, it’s the expression of the spirit, and it’s your creation (p157)
Life can be so wonderful. If you love yourself and if you practice doing your best, very soon it becomes a habit. When doing your best becomes a habit, everything is a set up for you to always be happy, just as you were a very young child. (p158)
There is nothing you need to do to improve what you really are.
The only thing left for all of us to do is to create a beautiful story and enjoy a better life.
How do you create a beautiful story? By being authentic (p185)
How can you be authentic today?
There are many realities that exist but we only perceive the reality where we focus our attention on (p196)
I believe that every human is an angel with a message to deliver (p209)
If we don’t see our own perfection, it’s because our attention is focused on our story (lies/ interpretation etc.) (p44)
The only way to break through (your lies) is by taking the action and doing it. Then you prove that it’s a lie, and you are no longer afraid. (p97)
Regarding Mind / Beliefs / Judgement / False Reality
The mind is very fertile ground for concepts, ideas, and opinions. (p5)
This is why I choose to nourish my mind!
Every concepts, every opinions, forms a little branch of that tree, until we end up the whole Tree of Knowledge (our personal belief system) (p7)
We judged ourselves as no longer good enough, and of course we judged others the same way. With judgement came polarity, separation, an the need to punish and be punished. For the first time we were no longer kind to one another; we no longer respected and loved all of God’s creation (p8)
Believe in lies creates all of the injustice, all of the violence and abuse, all of the suffering, not only in society but also in the individual. The universe is as simple as it is or it is not, but humans complicate everything. (p19)
Let’s make an intention to wash away our ego every day, so we can start perceiving things as it is. Let’s be more aware.
Have a journal to write down your thought and emotion. Not only will this help you observe your self, it will help you release any repressed emotion
All of the drama you suffer in your personal life is the result of believing in lies, mainly about yourself. And the first lie you believe is you are not. You are not the way you should be, you are not good enough, you are not perfect. We are born perfect, we grow up perfect, and we will die perfect, because only perfection exists. (p20)
But, the big lie is that you are not perfect,that nobody is perfect. So you start to search for an image of perfection that you can never become. You will never reach perfection in that way because that image is false. (p19)
You are trying hard to impress me…. And you have the need to do this because you are not good enough for yourself. (p21)
Every time we judge ourselves, find ourselves guilty, and punish ourselves, it’s because the voice in our head is telling us lies. Every time we have a conflict with our father, our mother, our children, or our beloved, it’s because we believe in these lies and they believe in them too… When we believe in lies, we cannot see the truth, so we make thousands of assumptions and we take them as truth (p82)
The Toltec consider it a mental disease that it is highly contagious because it’s transmitted from human to human through knowledge (p83)
It’s not important to be right or to make others wrong… You know that whatever they believe is just their point of view. It has nothing to do with you (p25)
When people talk about you, … they are talking about an image they create for you. You know that it has nothing to do with you. But if you agree, if you believe what they say, then, their story becomes a part of your story (belief / reality in your head) (p95)
Lies only exist because we believe them (p96)
If in the present moment you are choosing drama, it’s because you have no choice; it’s a habit. It’s because you were programmed to be that way, and you don’t even know that you have the power to make a different choice. (p137)
God creates what is real, and I create the virtual reality inside my mind … Once I interpret, qualify, or judge what I perceive, it is no longer real; it is a virtual world (p49)
We have a tendency to distort everything we perceive to make it agree with what we already believe (p72)
With our power of creation, we express the force of life in everything we say, everything we feel, everything we do. (p51)
What is not real is abusing what is real (p108)
So deep …. Whenever I am in a negative state, I first recognize that my body is experiencing negative state and I start asking myself what is triggering my negative state. By doing these 2 steps, you realize it is just your ego just protecting yourself.
I can assure you that you are not what you believe you are.
Thank God, because you are much better than what you believe you are. (p116)
Of course, any time we try to be what we are not, we fail. It’s so difficult to be what we are not, to pretend to be what we are not … You can only be you, and that’s it. And you are you right now, and it’s effortless. (p41)
Regarding Present Moment / Truth / Faith
Only the present time is real for us; we don’t care about the past, and we aren’t worried about the future. We enjoy life; we want to explore and have fun. (p42)
But, when you are absorbed in what you are doing, the mind hardly speaks (p156)
Just expressing yourself leads you into ecstasy because you are creating (p157)
How can you express yourself today?
The more you enjoy the presence of yourself, the more you enjoy your life, and the more you enjoy your life, and the more you enjoy the presence of everyone around you. (p169)
When do you enjoy your own presence?
When everything becomes a ritual of love, you are no longer thinking; you are feeling and enjoying life (p171)
To master transformation is to live in the present moment, all the time. (p144)
The way to transform what you believe about yourself is to unlearn what you have already learned (p145)
If you don’t believe the voice in your head it loses the power it has over you, and you become authentic again. (p85)
You accept what you are, whatever you are, even if you don’t know what you are. (p139)
One agreement you can make is to treat yourself with respect. (p167)
Focus your attention on what you feel (p224)
Every emotion comes directly from our spirit, from our integrity; it is completely authentic. You cannot fake what you feel. You can try to repress your emotions, you can try to justify what you feel or lie about what you feel, but what you feel is authentic. (p105)
Emotional pain is a symptom of being abused; the pain is letting us know that we have to do something to stop the abuse. (p111)
When do you feel emotional pain? What triggers you and why?
Why do people abuse us? Because we allow them to abuse us, because in our judgement we believe we deserve to be abused (p111)
If other people abuse us, they are abusing us because we stay there, because we allow that to happen. And if we stay, it’s because we believe that we deserve the abuse, and we are using them for self-punishment (p174)
We can blame other people who hurt us and say, “I grew up being abused,” and we can make many excuses. But in the present moment, who is abusing you? (p111)
Who is somebody you still blame with your current action? So … deep.
Everything you perceive causes an emotional reaction – everything. (p105)
Just imagine that you choose to forgive whoever hurt you in your life because you no longer want to carry all of that emotional poison in your heart. And just by forgiving everybody, even yourself, you heal your mind, you heal your heart, and you no longer have emotional pain. (p139)
Thank you for K. for sharing me or giving notice for me to forgive
Thank you Prem Baba for giving me opportunity to forgive my relatives
Thank you for my future self for forgiving myself and thank you for having the courage to live!
How many times have you missed opportunities to do what you really want to do in your life because of fear – fear that was a reaction to believing the voice in your head? (p86)
soo many times… sometimes I do it unconsciously because it is automatic reaction. Therefore, it is always important to self reflect on that day and write down how you felt that day to understand what your mind went through.
Regarding Romantic Love
How could I love somebody else when I didn’t love myself? I can only give ot others what I have for myself. (p112)
Your heart is made to produce so much love that you can send your love to the entire world. If you can’t feel love, it’s because you are resisting love; it’s because you’ve learned how to stop expressing your love (p113)
Nobody can break your heart if you love yourself (p114)
If you don’t honor yourself, how can you honor your partner? (p177)
You live your life as an eternal romance because when you love yourself, it is easy to love everybody else. (p166)
When you love and respect yourself, there is no way that you ever allow anybody to disrespect you or dishonor you (p176)
Why should I spend my precious time with myself judging myself, rejecting myself, creating guilt and shame?
Why should I push myself to be angry or jealous?
If I don’t feel good emotionally, I find out what is causing it and I fix it (p178)
Love is so simple, so easy and wonderful, but love begins with you (p179)
The more love we have, the more love we can share and receive (p183)
When you return to the truth, the way you express yourself in society is much better. Your communication improves. Your creation is stronger and more powerful. In all directions, life as you know it changes for the better (p223)
The only way to really know love is to experience love, to have the courage to jump into the ocean of love, and perceive it in its totality (p184)
Things I would like to feel:
I saw eternity, the endless, the infinite in those stars, and knew without a doubt that the stars are alive. The infinite, our Mother Earth, all of creation, is alive. It is one living being (p46)
My attention expanded so much that there was no future or past; there was only the eternal now. Light was everywhere, and everything was full of light. I could feel my perception go through all of these different realities until I recovered the attention and could focus on one universe at a time. I was in the light, and it was a moment of total awareness, of pure perception. At a certain point, I knew that the light has all the information about everything and that everything is alive. (p190)
Well, the only thing you can do it is to let go of everything, just the way you did in the moment when you died. When you die, you lose everything, and if you live your life as if you have already lost everything, you will have the experience again (p192)
I want to understand when he means let go. I do want to let go of all my limiting beliefs and self-made restrictions I made.
I am life,
and you are life.
There is no empty space in the universe because everything is full of life (p201)
Regarding Intention / Faith
Faith is a force that comes from our integrity. It is the expression of what we really are. Faith is the power of creation because we use faith to create our life story and to transform our life story. (p121)
When you focus your attention on your ritual (habits), this opens a channel to your faith (p132)
Did you have any favorite quotes? Which one was yours?
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