Every Human Being Is An Artist – Inspirational Quotations, Don M.Ruiz

You tube  with quotes from Prayers, A Communion With Our Creator -Don M.Ruiz

 

Moving to some light reading on the blog today, I’ve decided to post one of my favourite passages from  “Prayers – A Communion With Our Creator,”  by Don Miguel Ruiz. I love this little book of homilies and always keep it on my desk by the side of the computer. Don has a writing style that hits  at the heart and opens it through his loving words. I could have chosen to write the passage from the book on “Love” for it is beautifully witten,  but instead, after the story-telling effort of my previous post, I’ve decided to write instead on “Humans As Artists” and Story-Tellers, because that is what we are. The great teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj once said this: “To expound and propagate concepts is simple, to drop all concepts is difficult and rare.”  I believe that Don Miguel has in the  chapter posted here, explained maharaj’s  reasoning in a way that is is quite understandable. 

 The Four Agreements

 

  

Every human is an artist, and our greatest art is life. Humans perceive life and try to make sense of life by expressing what we perceived with music, and other expressions of art. We perceive life and then create a story to justify, describe, and explain our perception and emotional reaction. All humans are storytellers, and that is what makes us artists.

Everything we believe about ourselves is a story we create that is based in reality, but is just our point of view. Our point of view is based on our experience, on what we know, on what we believe. And what we know and believe is just a programme; it is nothing but words, opinions, and ideas we learn from others and from our own life experience. Humans perceive truth, but the way we justify and explain what we perceive is not truth; it is a story. I call this story a dream. The human mind mixes perception, imagination, and emotion to create a dream. But the story doesn’t end there, because every mind of every human mixes together and creates the mind of the planet Earth – the dream of the planet.

The dream of the planet is the dream of all humans together. We can call it society, we can call it a nation, but the result of the creation of the mind, individual and collective, is a dream. The dream can be a pleasant dream that we call heaven, or it can be a nightmare that we call hell.. But heaven and hell only exist at the level of the mind..

 ~Don Miguel Ruiz

 

About Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel is highly respected throughout the world. He has received numerous recognitions, including a US Air Force challenge coin engraved with The Four Agreements, and he is referenced as a National Heirloom of Mexico.

The Four Agreements®, published in 1997; was a New York Times bestseller for more than 7 years and the 36th bestselling book of the decade. Other books have followed; The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, Beyond Fear and The Fifth Agreement, a collaboration with his son Don Jose. All of his books are international bestsellers.

‘Please help us to change the world’! Only you can change the world that you create, and by changing your world, the world will change… ‘and that is the Truth that will set you free’.

 

 

For further reading of the wonderful writings of Don Miguel Ruiz 

http://soul-to-souls.tumblr.com/post/46187910045/the-four-agreements-by-don-miguel-ruiz-be

12 thoughts on “Every Human Being Is An Artist – Inspirational Quotations, Don M.Ruiz

    1. yes indeed. We need to make a pact with ourselves. eh? i meant pact.. Gosh so tired after the hedge trimming, off to bed.. G’nite.

      eve with thanks.

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  1. Reblogged this on 20 Lines A Day and commented:

    The dream of the planet is the dream of all humans together. We can call it society, we can call it a nation, but the result of the creation of the mind, individual and collective, is a dream. The dream can be a pleasant dream that we call heaven, or it can be a nightmare that we call hell.. But heaven and hell only exist at the level of the mind..

    ~Don Miguel Ruiz

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  2. For anyone that wants to get the agreements on audio:
    the four agreements audiobook full: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+four+agreements+audiobook+full
    The youtube search will list not only the audiobook but also various other recording that relate to living the agreements.
    The Four Agreements is the simplest ever in-depth amazing spiritual program that there is – I think. The audio book is only two and a half hours long and covers just about everything a person needs to know to work on awakening to a wonderfully fulfilling life.
    A google search will also turn up various study guides and parts of the text.

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      1. I use a download program so I have this book and many others on my pc and some on my phone even. … In the US we can use the Youtube download program (Cnet.com) or RealPlayer downloader. The Youtube free downloared even will convert to various storage formats.

        This is a cool music video that you posted – btw.

        Thank you!..

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    1. hmmm. thanks. I had to break up the gloom from my ordeals with SS Baba and those goings-ons. The blog, of course, was originally dedicated to my adventures and consequent sadhana in the ashram there, but what is happening nowadays is beyond my ken.. Thanks for commenting on Don M R. He is a favourite of mine. xx

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    1. phew, mine too. Don always lifts my mood and today was heavy after the previous post i was really duty bound to write but did not enjoy. thank you..

      Hope to post more on Don – just love the man.. xxx

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