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“You are Life.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

“You are Life passing through your body, passing through your mind, passing through your soul. Once you find that out, not with logic, not with the intellect, but because you can feel that Life – you find out that you are the force that makes the flowers open and close, that makes the hummingbird fly from flower to flower. You find out that you are in every tree, and you are in every animal, vegetable, and rock. You are that force that moves the wind and breathes through your body. The whole universe is a living being that is moved by that force, and that is what you are. You are Life.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

If I remember correctly, Don Miguel Ruiz is the author of “The Four Agreements”. I googled about his above quote just now and learnt more about the context of his words about how we are the life that makes things happen in the universe in us and around us.

“My grandfather used to tell me that life was a dream. He also said that when people finally realized this, the dream could be changed, and then humanity would change. After my accident, everything I had witnessed as a child started making sense.

Flower symbolYou know that it’s one thing to hear about something and another thing to have an experience. After the accident the things my grandfather said were no longer theories for me, they were facts.

I knew that I was not my physical body. I experienced myself as a force that moves the physical body. A force that is hard to talk about, but we can see its results and manifestation in everything. It is this force that opens the flowers and it is the same force that moves the stars and moves the atoms. That is what I am and what you are.

There is no difference between the force that opens a flower and the force that makes us grow up and the force that makes us grow old. This is life!”

(From “The Mastery of Love – an interview with Don Miguel Ruiz” by Diane M. Cooper)

He later describes this life force working in us as Love.

“The Mastery of Love is the result of the first two masteries. From the Toltec perspective, everything is made of Love. Love is Life itself. When we master Love, we align with the Spirit of Life passing through us. We are no longer the body, the mind, or the soul; we are Love. Then every action we take is an expression of Love, and this Love-in-action can only produce happiness.”

(From “The Mastery of Love – an interview with Don Miguel Ruiz” by Diane M. Cooper)

Yes, we are Love itself. Love makes the flowers open. Love is in every tree, animal and rock. Returning to Love is returning to (the remembrance of) our true self and identity. We are perfect in spite of all our human imperfections because Love is complete and lacking no good thing in and of itself.



I am a beloved child of Divine Love/Great Spirit, and so are you. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. My main interests in life include Nature, music, spirituality, inspiration, philosophy, sports, reading and photography.

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