A Toltec is an artist of Love,
an artist of the Spirit,
Someone who is creating every moment,
every second, the most beautiful art -
The Art of Dreaming.
Life is nothing but a dream,
and if we are artists,
then we can create our life with Love
and our dream becomes
a masterpiece of art.
The Mastery of Love
Written by Don Miguel Ruiz
A Toltec Wisdom Book
I'm just going to say this straight out:
I love this book.
I have to admit, the writing of this book doesn't really feel like writing... it rather feels like spoken word. As if the writer wanted to get past all formality and simply talk to the reader. The content was like a work of art, and there were so many times when the feelings in his teachings completely blew me away and I had to step back and think for a while.
There were a lot of times when I had to do that. And a lot of times when I completely understood.
I have to say this resonated through and through because it believes life is a dream. And I am a dreamer. I knew that, or sensed that, for a while. But this book explained this idea so deeply. I have come to understand the meaning behind the dreams I live in this life, and the dreams I live of other's lives, and the dreams I have no control over that follow or haunt me to no end. You will sort of come to understand this if you decide to pick up this book as well... or perhaps not - because each of our dreams are so very different.
Anyways, this book teaches the innate fundamentals of loving: The act of loving yourself, loving others, loving everything simply as it is. And wherever you may be in the spectrum of it all, you will find something in this book that resonates with you and your own issues and doubts. And how to find acceptance in it all.
I don't know. I think I need to read it again. It's one of those types of books...the ones you have to go back to many times and you sort of become enlightened little by little each time.
The Mastery of Love.
There is doubt within me for sure... the idea seems so far away.
But there are times when I know I embody love.
And after reading this book, it's the least I can do. Is to everyday - find at least one more reason to love me - and the dreamer in me.
Some Favorite Quotes
"In your heart is all the love you need. Your heart can create any amount of love, not just for yourself, but for the whole world." - pg 102
"You create your own dream of heaven; no one can create it for you." -pg 167
Read this book if you are searching for something in your life. Whatever it is. If you feel incomplete or are yearning for meaning but are unsure if it truly exists. Read this when your heart is unstable or fragile or hurt. If you are lonely. If you need help. That is my recommendation to you.
...And I hope you enjoyed this blog post!
I've never made a book review blog post before, but I wanted to share this book with you guys and thought you might enjoy it too. I'm a little hesitant to rate with stars these days because since I've written my own book, I just see every book like a child or someone's baby...and how can I put a number or star rating on something like that? idk.. just a personal feeling.
Have any of you read this book? Did you guys enjoy it? What did you learn from it? Love to hear from you all in the comment section below.
So until next time lovelies,