Synopses & Reviews
Don Miguel Ruiz explores the concept of "impeccability of the word" as a simple yet potent prescription for countering the judgmental inner "voice of knowledge." Adhering to "the word" -- saying only what you mean, refusing to speak against yourself -- allows anyone to transform those inner tyrannical thoughts into a voice of self-trust and integrity. Knowledge then becomes an ally, and life becomes an expression of the authentic self.
"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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The bestselling author of "The Four Agreements" explores the concept of "impeccability of the word" as a simple yet potent prescription for countering the judgmental inner "voice of knowledge."
A spiritual guide to overcoming negative emotions offers advice on saying what one means, refusing to speak against oneself, and ending self-deprecating thoughts and attitudes as part of realizing true knowledge and being true to oneself. Original. 100,000 first printing.