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June 11, 2021 23 min

Don Miguel Ruiz is a spiritual teacher and the internationally best-selling author of the Toltec Wisdom Series. The Toltec Wisdom Series has sold more than 12 million copies and has been published in 46 different languages. His most famous book from the Toltec Wisdom Series, The Four Agreements, has sold more than seven million copies worldwide, was on The New York Times’ best-seller list for almost a decade, and was titled the 36th best-selling book of the decade. 

Over the years, don Miguel has received many unique honors, including a U.S. Air Force Challenge coin engraved with “The Four Agreements,” an Honorary Degree in Cultural and Social Education from the American Cultural Institute of Mexico, and the moniker a “national treasure” in his native country, Mexico. Don Miguel Ruiz is a spiritual teacher and the internationally best-selling author of the Toltec Wisdom Series. The Toltec Wisdom Series has sold more than 12 million copies and has been published in 46 different languages. His most famous book from the Toltec Wisdom Series, The Four Agreements, has sold more than seven million copies worldwide, was on the The New York Times’ best-seller list for almost a decade, and was titled the 36th best-selling book of the decade.

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Do you find yourself caring a bit too much about what others think of you? Are you trying to take concrete steps towards understanding yourself and living an unapologetic, freedom-filled life?

We all live our own stories. More than that, we are all the main characters in our narratives — protagonists who navigate the ups, downs, and everything in-between that life has to offer. According to don Miguel Ruiz, this is an innate tendency: all humans are born with an impulse to perform. Unfortunately, constant acting with ourselves and others leads to a life that lacks authenticity, belonging, and freedom — or, in other words, a less-than-ideal existence. Thankfully, there is an antidote to this performance-oriented lifestyle: awareness. Only by prioritizing and practicing awareness can you start to live a liberated, original life. Want to learn more?

In this episode of Top Minds, Dr. Scot Gray sits down with don Miguel Ruiz, a spiritual teacher and the internationally best-selling author of the Toltec Wisdom Series, to discuss the secrets to living a full and cognizant life. Listen in as don Miguel talks about the terrifying incident that changed his life and career, his motivations behind writing The Four Agreements, and how to reject “acting” and lean into authenticity and independence today. Stay tuned!

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