Before expressing any impression about this book, “The Mastery of Love” by Don Miguel Ruiz, let me tell you a short story.
I was tutoring, before the faculty admission, and my teacher, a very wise academical lecturer asked me something: “Which is the most important value in the world?” In my naivety, of course, I had some stupid answers: “money,” “health” or “happiness.” But you may anticipate which was the wished response: Love! Without love, you cannot share the happiness, your health and even your wealth. Without family, friends, and people who admire and care for you, life would be dull and depressing.
A book using teaches from Toltec Masteries
“The only way to master love is to practice love.; You don’t need to justify your love, you don’t need to explain your love; you just need to practice your love.”
More than a relaxing lecture, “The Mastery of Love” seemed to me like an actual personal development book. Based on the three Toltec Masteries, Awareness, Transformation and Love, which were the foundations of this writing, the author talks about the importance of love in each life. By giving real examples, Don Miguel Ruiz shares his beliefs about fear, which undermine love, about love in relationships, which should be unconditional, without asking for a favour or love which should be practised, not only studied.
More than that, he presents love as a right medicine for mental diseases, which was.,.uh’…too much.
Sincere Badgers’ Thoughts
“Your whole life is nothing but a dream. You live in a fantasy where everything you know about yourself is only true for you. Your truth is not the truth for anyone else, and that includes your own children or your own parents”.
I may sound mean, but this book really got me bored. Do you know that moment when you read a full paragraph, not concentrating on it and then go back and reread? It happened to me often in this book, because it was too “deep” for my tastes. I agree the idea that love is the central value in our lives and love would solve the worst problems in the world and I only recommend this book to the ones who are interested in personal development lectures.