BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 by Don Miguel and Don Jose Ruiz in THE FIFTH AGREEMENT

“Is it the real you who creates all the drama and suffering in your daily life? Is it the real you who says “Life is a valley of tears, and we come here to suffer?” Is it the real you who judges yourself and punishes yourself, and invites other people to punish you, too? Is it the real you who abuses your body? Is it the real you who doesn’t even like yourself? Is it really the real you who’s dreaming all that?

No, it’s not the real you. You are dead, and that’s the truth. And what is the key to coming back to life? Awareness. When you recover awareness, you resurrect and come back to life. In the Christian tradition, the resurrection day is when the Christ comes back from the dead and shows his divinity to the world. That’s why you are here: to come back from the dead and reclaim your own divinity. It’s time to come back from the world of illusion, the world of lies, and return to your own truth, to your own authenticity. It’s time to unlearn the lies and become the real you. And in order to do that, you need to come back to life, which is truth.”

Don Miguel and Don Jose Ruiz, in “The Fifth Agreement”

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