Don Miguel Ruiz’s Insight on Reality and the Second Agreement

By Val Boyko • September 22nd, 2010

This post is taken from the Fifth Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz.

Who is dreaming the story of your life? You are. If you don’t like your life and you don’t like what you believe about yourself, you are the only one who can change it. It starts with awakening to how we see the world and understanding what is real.

Ruiz tells us we human beings are always dreaming. He describes it this way:

“What you see in the mirror is just an image of reality, which means it is a virtual reality; it’s a dream. What you see is a copy of reality that you create with your eyes and your brain. It’s a image of the world that you construct in your mind.”

Everything you perceive is a reflection of what is real. Behind your eyes is a brain that tries to make sense of everything. Your brain is interpreting everything you perceive according to the meaning you give it. Everything you see if being filtered through your belief system. And the result of interpreting everything you perceive by using everything you believe is your personal dream.

When we aren’t aware that our mind is always dreaming, it’s easy to blame everyone and everything outside of us. To realize our mind is dreaming gives us the key to changing our dream if we’re not enjoying it. …

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