The Five Levels of Attachment

Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World

The Five Levels of Attachment

This is a book that picks up where The Four Agreements left off. Building on the principles found in his father's bestselling book, Ruiz, Jr. explores the ways in which we attach ourselves inappropriately to beliefs and the world. Ruiz explores the five levels of attachment that cause suffering in our lives. The levels are: Authentic Self Preference Identification Internalization Fanaticism Accessible and practical, Ruiz's exploration invites us to look at our own lives and see how an unhealthy level of attachment can keep us trapped in a psychological and spiritual fog. He then invites us to reclaim our true freedom by cultivating awareness, detaching, and discovering our true selves.

The Rights of Refugees under International Law

The Rights of Refugees under International Law

This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees as set by the UN Refugee Convention. In an era where States are increasingly challenging the logic of simply assimilating refugees to their own citizens, questions are now being raised about whether refugees should be allowed to enjoy freedom of movement, to work, to access public welfare programs, or to be reunited with family members. Doubts have been expressed about the propriety of exempting refugees from visa and other immigration rules, and whether there is a duty to admit refugees at all. Hathaway links the standards of the UN Refugee Convention to key norms of international human rights law, and applies his analysis to the world's most difficult protection challenges. This is a critical resource for advocates, judges, and policymakers. It will also be a pioneering scholarly work for graduate students of international and human rights law.

Living a Life of Awareness

Daily Meditations on the Toltec Path

Living a Life of Awareness

For the first time ever, the Toltec wisdom from the Ruiz family is bound together in a book of Daily Meditations. Readers are invited on a six-month journey of daily lessons with don Miguel Ruiz Jr. that are designed to inspire, nourish, and enlighten adherents as they travel along the Toltec path. Drawing on years of apprenticeship under his father and grandmother, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. shares Toltec lessons on Love, Faith, Agreements, and most importantly: Awareness. The purpose of each meditation is to guide readers into a deeper understanding of his or her self, as well as the world in which we live. In the introduction to the book, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. reminds readers that progress on the Toltec path is not measured by the acquisition of things, status, or even ideas, but rather the complete and total realization that everything in the world is perfect, exactly the way it is at this moment. “Love is accepting ourselves just the way we are, with all of our flaws and our ever-changing belief system. You are nothing else but who you are. You are not the person you were a year ago. You are not the person you will be in a year. You aren't even the person you think you are. You simply are, and that must be enough.” —don Miguel Ruiz Jr. This book will have special appeal to those already familiar with his father’s books The Four Agreements, The Mastery of Love, and The Fifth Agreement, as well as don Miguel Ruiz Jr.’s own book, The Five Levels of Attachment. It also makes a wonderful gift.

The Politics of Dissatisfaction

Citizens, Services, and Urban Institutions

The Politics of Dissatisfaction

Addresses the longstanding debate between traditional reformers who advocate consolidating urban governments to achieve an economy of scale, and public-choice theorists who say people want smaller, more responsive local governments. Three political scientists enter the lists with a methodology for testing opinions empirically, and with the results of their application of it: people under small urban governments are no more satisfied than those under megapolicies. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Sunrise, Sunset

52 Weeks of Awe and Gratitude

Sunrise, Sunset

Much like life, the stage changes even when our vantage point doesnt. And so it is with the rising and setting sun, no two are ever the same. Every picture tells another color, shape and shadow story . . .

Don Miguel Ruiz's Little Book of Wisdom

The Essential Teachings

Don Miguel Ruiz's Little Book of Wisdom

"Don Miguel Ruiz is the author of The four agreements, The mastery of love, and numerous other bestselling books. He is also one of the most influential spiritual teachers on the planet, having touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. No person has been affected more by his teachings than his own son, don Miguel Ruiz Jr., and in this groundbreaking work, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. has compiled the wisdom of his father into one little, albeit extremely powerful, book."--Inside cover flap.

The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships

The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships

We all want to love and be loved unconditionally - unfortunately patterns and past experiences often put us in a position where we need to feel guarded or distant. This distance keeps us from feeling true emotional intimacy with our partners, and all aspects of our relationships suffer as a result. The Seven Secrets of Healthy, Happy Relationships seeks to change that by providing a path by which you can recover from the past, enjoy the present, and fight your fears for the future before they have a chance to take root in your relationships. Ruiz and Amara teach that unconditional love is like a river: when you love someone based on conditions, the river gets dammed and stagnant, but unconditional love flows through all aspects of your relationship and your life. By undamming the river of unconditional love between you and your partner, you will create a strong, caring relationship by learning to: Allow yourself to experience emotional intimacy, even if you've been hurt in the past Heal past hurts and traumas that are holding you back from your current relationship Be in the present in your relationship, rather than living from the past or in the future

The Mastery of Self

A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom

The Mastery of Self

The ancient Toltecs believed that life as we perceive it is a dream. We each live in our own personal dream, and all of our dreams come together to make the Dream of the Planet. Problems arise when we forget that the dream is just a dream and fall victim to believing that we have no control over it. "The Mastery of Self" takes the Toltec philosophy of the Dream of the Planet and the personal dream and explains how a person can: Wake upLiberate themselves from illusory beliefs and storiesLive with authenticity Once released, we can live as our true, authentic, loving self, not only in solitude and meditation, but in any place--at the grocery store, stuck in traffic, etc.--and in any situation or scenario that confronts us. The Ruiz family has an enormous following, and this new book from don Miguel, Jr. will be greeted with enthusiasm by fans around the world. This new book from don Miguel, Jr. will be greeted with enthusiasm by fans around the world.

The Toltec Secret to Happiness

Create Lasting Change with the Power of Belief

The Toltec Secret to Happiness

Previously published as The Power of Belief Imagine being happy and content even in the most difficult times. An impossible dream? Not at all. But if your desire for happiness isn’t being reached by trying harder, having more, or knowing more the problem may lie hidden within the core of your deepest beliefs. Our deepest beliefs impact every aspect of our lives: our performance at work, our issues with money, the state of our health, and how we conduct all our relationships. In The Toltec Secret to Happiness Ray Dodd reveals how hidden beliefs create barriers to living a happy life, and how to break through self-limiting boundaries by changing those beliefs. In 1996, after a chance meeting at the pyramid ruins in Teotihuacan, Mexico, Ray embarked on a six-year apprenticeship with don Miguel Ruiz, MD, author of the widely beloved and best-selling book, The Four Agreements. “Now, building on the Toltec Wisdom Path popularized by don Miguel, Carlos Castaneda, and many others, The Toltec Secret to Happiness offers four simple steps to transform any belief that stands in the way of your happiness. Read it and discover: How to Identify and Change any Self-Limiting Belief The Key to Eliminating Regret, Worry, and Self-Doubt The Secret to Staying Balanced and Happy, Even When Things are Falling Apart The Most Effective Way to Achieve Lasting Change