Best Don Miguel Ruiz Books That Will Set You Free
Don Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican, spiritual teacher who is best known for his bestselling book, The Four Agreements. His books are based on ancient Toltec wisdom and spirituality.
Most of the books from this list are written with Janet Mills, with a couple of them written with Barbara Emrys.
Included in this list are also books written by his sons, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and Don Jose Ruiz. Their books are also based on or build upon the principles of the four agreements — Be impeccable with your word, Don’t take anything personally, Don’t make assumptions, and Always do your best.
Even though the books look rather little and small, the teachings in the books are simple to read but yet rather profound. They challenge your current perceptions and free you from your limiting beliefs.
So choose a book below that resonates with you the most.
Top 10 Best Don Miguel Ruiz Books About Toltec wisdom
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1. The Four Agreements
“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”
If you are looking for a practical guide for personal freedom, this is the book for you.
This book is about forming agreements with ourselves. Agreements are what we believe in, our Book of Law. Even if our Book of Law is wrong, it makes us feel safe when we go against it.
Most of our beliefs are formed in the past based on fear. In this book, the authors introduce to you four new agreements that are based on love. Following these new agreements will change your life and the way you interact with others.
2. The Fifth Agreement
“Whatever people think of you is really about the image they have of you, and that image isn’t you.”
If you struggle with self-criticism and unworthiness issues, this book will help you have more discernment of your thoughts.
Written together with his son, Don Jose Ruiz, another agreement is introduced in this book: Be skeptical, but learn to listen. Every judgement we form is an opinion, a point of view. What we tell ourselves may or may not be the truth.
Reading this book will help you appreciate the wisdom in The Four Agreements. But you don’t have to read that book to understand this book because all the agreements are discussed again in this sequel.
3. The Mastery of Love
“You don’t need to justify your love, you don’t need to explain your love, you just need to practice your love. Practice creates the master.”
If you are constantly looking for others to feel happy or you have a bad relationship with someone, read this book. It will provide much calm and tranquility, and change your perspective towards love.
Love is not about possessing and controlling someone. It comes from within us. In this book, the authors challenge our fear-based beliefs that undermine our ability to love. Reading this book will help you resolve suffering or drama you face in your relationships.
4. Don Miguel Ruiz’s Little Book of Wisdom
“I come to you asking for a favor, and that favor is to help me to change the world. I’m not referring to the world ‘out there’. I mean the world that you create in your own mind.”
Knowing that there’s more to his father’s wisdom than he had been able to include in his existing books, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. compiled his father’s teachings into one little book.
Within this book, you will find important passages that have been selected from Don Miguel Ruiz’s recorded lectures, workshops, interviews, and the private moments he had with his father.
This book is most suitable to be read one passage a day and can be read in any order you desire.
5. The Five Levels of Attachment
“I am only responsible for what I say; I am not responsible for what you hear.”
Written by Don Miguel’s eldest son, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr., this book helps you to question your own beliefs and attachments, and let them go.
In this book, the author explores the five different levels of attachment. They are:
- Authentic Self
Understanding these five levels will help you identify your unhealthy attachments to beliefs and see how we are attached to what others think of us. To help you understand better, the author also uses a simple sports analogy to show you the differences between the levels.
6. The Voice of Knowledge
“You don’t have to try to be good; you just need to stop pretending to be what you are not.”
This book is a practical guide to inner peace. In this book, the authors remind us that the only way to end our emotional suffering is to stop believing in the lies and stories we tell ourselves.
When we are children, our true nature is to love and be happy. But once we learn a language, our minds are programmed with knowledge which are mostly contaminated with lies.
Reading this book helps you to restore your joy in living and shift your attention from the voice of knowledge to love and truth.
7. The Four Agreements Companion Book
“Your opinion is nothing but your point of view. It is not necessarily true.”
According to the author, information is not enough. What really makes a difference is action. So in this companion book, you get to practice the four agreements until it becomes a habit.
There are three Toltec masteries to guide us out of suffering. They are the Mastery of Awareness, Mastery of Transformation, and Mastery of Love. In this book, the focus is on the first two masteries.
If you want a book that helps you apply the things you have learned in The Four Agreement or change your outdated belief system, this is the book for you.
8. Wisdom of the Shamans
“The Toltecs believe that everyone is a nagual (shaman), but the shamans are the ones whose eyes are open to this realization.”
Shaman is someone who is awakened to the realization that all beings are life force energy, and that humans are dreaming all the time. We all have the qualities of a shaman if we choose to cultivate them.
Written by Don Miguel’s second son, Don Jose Ruiz, this book helps you to uncover your innate wisdom by sharing some of the most popular stories from his family’s oral tradition and the lessons behind them.
If you are someone who learns better through storytelling, this is the book for you.
9. The Circle of Fire
“Love for yourself is the key to loving others. Love begins with you.”
This book was first published in 2001 as Prayers: A Communion with Our Creator. It shows you the power of prayer and how it can lead us into love, truth, and personal freedom.
Prayer is a communion of the human with the Divine. Drawing on the four agreements, this book is a collection of prayers, guided meditations, and reflections that brings you closer to the Divine.
Reading this book will help you quiet your mind, get more grounded, and remind you of who you really are.
10. The Three Questions
“Everyone is born an authentic being, but it is hard to remain authentic in a world where beliefs have already been assigned to us.”
Many of our beliefs encourage fear and are influenced by fear. In this book, the author helps us find our hidden power within by asking us to consider these three essential questions:
- Who am I?
- What is real?
- What is love?
These three, simple yet profound questions offer a practical framework for overcoming fear and discovering truth. This book answers the questions in-depth in each of the sections. If you are someone seeking self-knowledge, a peace of mind, or the next step in your spiritual journey, this book is suitable for you.
Hey there, I’m Yong Kang, best known as Nerdy Creator. I’m an author of seven books. I write about spirituality, self-compassion, and mindfulness. I love reading books, especially non-fiction. The list above is a combination of what I have read and my research. Each year, I create a Top 10 list of my favorite books.