11 Mar Whatever is not true will not survive (DON MIGUEL RUIZ)
Almost everything in this world of illusion is a lie. That is why I ask my apprentices to follow three rules for seeing what is true. The first rule is: Don’t believe me. You don’t have to believe me, but think, and make choices. Believe what you want to believe according to what I say, but only if it makes sense for you, if it makes you happy. If it guides you into your awakening, then make the choice to believe it. I am responsible for what I say, but I am not responsible for what you understand. We live in a completely different dream. What I say, even if it is absolutely true for me, is not necessarily true for you. The first rule is very easy: Don’t believe me.
Rule number two is more difficult: Don’t believe yourself. Don’t believe all the lies you tell yourself – all those lies that you never chose to believe, but were programmed to believe. Don’t believe yourself when you say you are not good enough, you are not strong enough, you are not intelligent enough. Don’t believe your own boundaries and limitations. Don’t believe you are unworthy of happiness or love. Don’t believe you are not beautiful. Don’t believe whatever makes you suffer. Don’t believe in your own drama. Don’t believe in your own Judge or your own Victim. Don’t believe the inner voice that tells you how stupid you are, that tells you to kill yourself. Don’t believe it, because it isn’t true. Open your ears, open your heart, and listen. When you hear your heart guiding you to your happiness, then make a choice and stick to it. But don’t believe yourself just because you say so, because more than 80 percent of what you believe is a lie – it isn’t true. The second rule is a difficult one: Don’t believe yourself.
Rule number three is: Don’t believe anyone else. Don’t believe other people because they are lying all the time anyway. When you no longer have emotional wounds, when you don’t have the need to believe other people just to be accepted, you see everything more clearly. You see if it is black or white, if it is or is not. What is right now, maybe in a few moments is not. What is not right now, maybe in a few moments will be. Everything is changing so fast, but if you are aware, you can see the change. Don’t believe others because they will use your own stupidity to manipulate your mind. Don’t believe anyone who says she comes from Pleiades and she wants to save the world. Bad news! We don’t need anyone to come and save the world. The world doesn’t need the aliens to come from the outside to save us. The world is alive; it’s a living being, and it’s more intelligent than all of us together. If we believe the world needs to be saved, soon some- one will come and say, “Okay, a comet is coming, we need to escape from the planet. Kill yourself and boom! You will reach the comet and go to heaven.” Don’t believe these mythologies. You create your own dream of heaven; no one can create it for you. Nothing but common sense will guide you to your own happiness, your own creation. Rule number three is difficult because we have the need to believe other people. Don’t believe them.
Don’t believe me, don’t believe yourself, and don’t believe anyone else. By not believing, whatever is untrue will disappear like smoke in this world of illusion. Everything is what it is. You don’t need to justify what is true; you don’t need to explain it. What is true doesn’t need anyone’s support. Your lies need your support. You need to create a lie to support the first lie, another lie to support that lie, and more lies to support all of those lies. You create a big structure of lies, and when the truth comes out, everything falls apart. But that’s just the way it is. You don’t need to feel guilty because you are lying.
Most of the lies we believe simply dissipate if we don’t believe them. Whatever is not true will not survive skepticism, but the truth will always survive skepticism. What is truth is true, believe it
or not. Your body is made of atoms. You don’t have to believe it. Believe it or not, it is true. The universe is made of stars; this is true, believe it or not. Only what is true will survive, and that
includes the concepts you have about yourself.
We have said that when we were children, we didn’t have the opportunity to choose what to believe and what not to believe. Well, now it is different. Now that we are grown, we have the power to make a choice. We can believe or not believe. Even if something is not the truth, if we choose to believe it, we can believe it just because we want to believe it.
You can choose how you want to live your life. And if you are honest with yourself, you will know you are always free to make new choices.
The Mastery of Love
DON MIGUEL RUIZ