Quotes by Don Miguel Ruiz

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Wikipedia Summary for Don Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ángel Ruiz Macías (born August 27, 1952), better known as Don Miguel Ruiz, is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.

His work is best-received among members of the New Thought movement that focuses on ancient teachings as a means to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Ruiz is listed as one of the Watkins 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2018. Some have associated Ruiz's work with Carlos Castaneda, author of The Teachings of Don Juan.


Gossip is black magic because it spreads emotional poison, perpetuates fear, and keeps others down.



Even if we hear something and we don't understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions.



If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don't tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate.



The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth. We could swear they are real.





The word is like a seed, and the human mind is so fertile, but only for those kinds of seeds it is prepared for.



Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system.





The warrior has awareness...we are aware that we are at war , and the war in our minds requires discipline. Not the discipline of a soldier but the discipline of a warrior. Not the discipline from the outside to tell us what to do and not to do, but the discipline to be ourselves, no matter what.



Humans punish themselves endlessly for not being what they believe
they should be. They become very self-abusive, and they use other people to abuse themselves as well.



Don't Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you.



Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.



You are
never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for you.







When we respect everybody around us, we are in peace with everybody around us.



Nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves.



Always do your best.

Longer Version:

Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best.



Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.



The cells in your body are completely loyal to you; they work for you in harmony. We can even say they pray to you. You are their God. That is absolutely the truth. Now what are you going to do with this knowledge?



The first step toward personal freedom is awareness. We need to be aware that we are not free in order to be free. We need to be aware of what the problem is in order to solve the problem.



In our development, as we grow throughout our lives, the structure of our beliefs becomes very complicated, and we make it even more complicated because we make the assumption that what we believe is the absolute truth.



What you are seeing and hearing right now is nothing but a dream. You are dreaming right now in this moment. You are dreaming with the brain awake.



Be impeccable with your word.

Longer Version:

Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean.



I love and respect all religions and philosophies. I see how they get formed, how they grow up, and how powerful they are. But for me to believe in a specific god -- no. Because what I believe is that the infinite, the absolute, is a living being and the only one living being that really exists.



If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?



Your word is the power that you have to create; it is a gift.



The truth is silent. The truth doesn't come with words. It's something that I just know, it's something that I can feel without words, and it's called silent knowledge.



Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.



When you look at yourself in a mirror, do you like what you see, or do you judge your body and use the word to tell yourself lies? If you believe that you are not attractive enough, then you believe a lie, and you are using the word against yourself, against the truth.



For thousands of years, there have been lies about being gay or not being gay. If you know they're lies, you're free.



I don't know what I am. And it's not important.



Life is very, very simple and easy to understand, but we complicate it with the beliefs and ideas that we create.



Everything you think about yourself, everything you believe about yourself, is because you learned it.



I can say, 'Well, I'm a male. I'm a male human. I'm a medical doctor. I'm an author...' If I go to a religious point of view, I will say, 'I am a soul. I am a spirit.' If I go into science, I will say, 'I am energy. I am light.' But the truth is I have no idea what I am.



The same way that you are the main character of your story, you are only a secondary character in everybody else's story.



When we believe in lies, we cannot see the truth, so we make thousands of assumptions and we take them as truth. One of the biggest assumptions we make is that the lies we believe are the truth!



I am here and I'm alive. That's enough.



The word is a force you cannot see, but you can see the manifestation of that force, the expression of the word, which is your own life.



Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.



People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.



Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.


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