What is the Toltec Secret to Happiness?
The Toltec were an ancient culture chiefly located in what is now the pyramid ruins of Teotihuacán in the high midlands of Mexico. In a tradition that dates back thousands of years and continues today, the Toltec were known throughout Mexico as men and women of knowledge. One interpretation of the word “Toltec” is “artist.” They considered the manner in which you lived your life as your art; thus, the way of the Toltec was not a religion but more accurately a way of life.
In ancient Toltec mythology, one of the most important figures was the shaman/sorcerer – Tezcatlipoca. Legend has it that one morning he awoke from a powerful dream and had a life-shattering insight:
Tezcatlipoca, you are always dreaming, asleep or awake. What you perceive as reality in this very moment is a reflection distorted by your personal dream – like looking in a mirror filled with smoke.
There have been a series of writers in the last 50 years (Carlos Castaneda, don Miguel Ruiz, along with many others) who have popularized and created new interest in the mythology of the Toltec’s.
In 1996, after a chance meeting at the pyramid ruins in Teotihuacan, Mexico, Ray Dodd, (author of The Toltec Secret to Happiness) embarked on a six-year apprenticeship with don Miguel Ruiz, MD, author of the best-selling book about Modern Toltec philosophy, “The Four Agreements.”
Modern Toltec philosophy argues that there is no way for us to achieve lasting change unless we awaken to how we create our own unique perception of the world.
“You are always modifying what you see, according to what you believe. What you believe produces a unique perception of the world and drives most of your thoughts, your actions, your joys, and your sorrows.” The Toltec Secret to Happiness
So then, what is The Toltec Secret to Happiness? It is simply this:
Limiting beliefs create drama and sadness, while positive beliefs support a life filled with happiness and possibility. To eliminate self-judgment, unhappiness, conflict, and regret, discover the beliefs you embrace that are rooted in fear and learn to change them.
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