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In This Episode:

  • How he likes to connect with his audience more
  • Doing more than just talking about ideas
  • How life becomes the teacher
  • The books he likes reading
  • Letting go of the cycle and doing the world toward self-healing
  • Accepting yourself as you are
  • Domestication
  • What happens that can turn the Four Agreements into the Four Conditions
  • Not falling into the trap of accepting someone else’s projections
  • Taking off your mask
  • The difference between unconditional and conditional love
  • The two wolves inside us
  • Seeing the whole of who you are and loving yourself
  • Awareness of self
  • Not striving for a non-existent form of perfection
  • How to help your confidence bloom
  • How he feels when people recognize him

What He’s Reading Now:

  • Anything by Dan Brown
  • Anything by Stephen Hawking
  • Anything by Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • Anything by Barbara Kingsolver

Quotations From This Episode:

“Don’t just repeat traditions. Put them into practice.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“Inspiration comes from seeing the art of another.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“Everyone I encounter is my teacher.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“You impact the world by engaging.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“Clarity without any action is just a thought that passes in the wind. But a moment of clarity with action becomes a pivotal moment in our lives.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“I can’t control how someone sees me.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“I’m the sum of every decision I’ve ever made and I’m the youngest I’m going to be.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“The future doesn’t exist yet, and there is no number of ‘what ifs’ that will change the future.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“This is me–flaws and all.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“I teach with permission.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“The only person who matters in seeing me is me.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“A flaw only exists because you accept it.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“Mastery is not perfection. It’s putting into practice that which we have learned.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“The ability to love yourself starts with acknowledging your truth.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“Mastering your emotions doesn’t mean suppressing them.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“Practice the discipline of not lying to yourself.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

“Temptation only begins at the moment before you make a choice.” ~don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.


At the age of 14, don Miguel Jr. apprenticed to his father don Miguel Sr. and his grandmother, Madre Sarita. From that early age, he was called upon to translate Madre Sarita’s prayers, lectures, and workshops from Spanish into English. In this way, through constant repetition and review, he learned the content of her teachings in both languages. Through interpreting for Madre Sarita, don Miguel Jr. came to understand the power of faith. He saw first-hand how she manifested her intent to heal people, both physically and spiritually. don Miguel Jr.’s apprenticeship lasted 10 years. When he reached his mid-20’s, his father intensified his training. At the apex of this power journey, don Miguel said to his eldest son, “Find your way out. Go home and master Death by becoming alive.”

For the past 13 years, don Miguel Jr. has applied the lessons learned from his father and grandmother to define and enjoy his own personal freedom while achieving peace with all of creation. Today, he is married and has two young children. As a Nagual, he continues to pass along the wisdom and the tools of his family’s traditions in helping others to achieve their own personal freedom and optimal physical and spiritual health in his lectures and workshops. Miguel Jr. has taken the lessons of his father and grandmother and discovered his own personal path to freedom. Being able to apply his teachings to the world around him gave Miguel Jr. a new understanding of the lessons his father and grandmother had passed onto him, once again giving him the desire to pass on this awareness through his books.

He is the author of the books: “The Five Levels of Attachment,” “Living a Life of Awareness,” “The Mastery of Self,” and “The Don Miguel Ruiz’s Little Book of Wisdom.” He also co-authored the book, “The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships” with his dear friend, HeatherAsh Amara. He now helps others discover optimal physical and spiritual health through his books, so that they may achieve their own personal freedom.