Relationships are never easy and always require a lot from us in order to make them work.
One thing you need to know that is a fact in all relationships, is that you will not always be happy with the other person, every time.
As much as both of you are head over heels for each other, there will be times when you won’t agree because we are all different in unique ways.
It is during these hard times that things start falling into perspective and the reality of your differences hits in. And this is the point where many relationships fall apart.
Would you like to learn more on relationships? Then you want to read the book, “Mastery Of Love”, which explains a lot that goes on in relationships.
I will be delving into this book to help you understand what value it comes with as far love goes.
My mastery of love book review will be looking at the most essential aspects of the book like the gist of it, some more most of the book, comparison with another great love book I know, the pro’s and con’s, the best place to buy the book and my final thoughts on it.
Without any further ado, let’s jump right into things here.
Name: The Mastery of Love
Author: Don Miguel Ruiz
Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing
Publication Date: March 30, 1999
The Gist of the Book
This is a book that helps you know what love and relationships are all about. If you are just starting to know and appreciate love, you simply want to be equipped for the honey as well as the thorns that come with it.
Love can be very sweet if you know how well to handle it. And this book helps you with just that.
You will get to know how beautiful it really can be when taken care of.
Also, you will learn what causes suffering between people in relationships and also the drama involved.
The author carefully uses stories to drive across his message to you, on how to heal from wounded love emotionally and physically.
The book addresses certain aspects of love such as:
1. How control destroys relationships
2. How to tap the love inside us
3. How to forgive others and ourselves
4. How perfection and domestication lead to self rejection and so much more
The author of this book is the fairly famous, Don Miguel Ruiz.
I gathered that he is an international bestselling author of books such as The Four Agreements, The Fifth Agreement, The Four Agreements Companion Book, The Mastery of Love and The Voice of Knowledge.
He is best known for writing books that touch on human issues.
Janet Mills, on the other hand, has co-authored this book with Don among other books. She is also the founder and president of Amber-Allen publishing.
Her mission is to write books that inspire other people.
Some More Meat Of The Book
The author has described how important it is not to try to justify or explain your love, but instead show it through your actions.
He explains how people miss the mark by try to explain themselves rather than letting it be seen in their deeds.
Practising what you are saying you are, is the best way to make the other person understand. It also helps you become perfect in your love approach.
The author also stresses that the right man or woman is the kind that wants to go in the same direction as you and is compatible with your values and perspectives of life as a whole.
The major takeaways from the book that I found worth sharing are:
* You will have an easy relationship with your partner if you don’t take personally everything that they do. (Explained in great detail in the book)
* You will never be what the other person wants you to be no matter how much you love each other but there is a way to live happily together with your differences.
* We as humans create a great denial system in an aim to protect ourselves from hurting and emotional pain.
This denial system causes us to be liars. We lie to ourselves and worse still, believe our lies.
The mission you have is to make your life happy.
The book is also very relatable to your past experiences, or things you have heard about love, if you haven’t been in it yet.
There are so many things that you will read from the book that happen to you and your partner on a daily basis.
This book offers advice to see that you stop doing what you havebeen doing wrong, and actually incorporate the advice in the book for healthy relationships.
One thing I recommend you do is that you read the book a couple of time since it helps give you new perspectives of the topics discussed that you may not be able to understand on your first read.
There are also other valuable sections within the book that are extremely valuable but are more self explanatory. You will notice when you get to read the book yourself.
Who is The Book For?
The book targets any person that would want to improve their relationship. For this reason, I would recommend the book to everyone because we all want to make our relationships better.
Mastery Of Love Book Vs Mastery Of Self Book
The mastery of self is another wonderful love based book that helps you learn how you can live as your true, loving self.
What makes it different from the mastery of love is that it teaches you to know, love and appreciate yourself while the mastery of love helps you through your relationship your partner.
These two books are actually great in terms of content and you should consider getting them both as the mastery of self will show you how to discover the love within yourself and then the mastery of love will help you learn how to share the love with your partner.
The Good And Bad Of The Book
We will start with the good side:
* The book has practical advice in terms of loving oneself and others
* It has great content in terms of love and relationships
* It is essential in building great and long lasting relationships
* It has easy to read English so don’t worry about difficult words that keep referring you to the dictionary
* Some people have argued that the book is too wordy. On this, I would say that based on how I found it, everything in the book is worthwhile and the words really count for some people.
There are folks who may find them too much but the lengthy explanations and descriptions come in handy for some people.
I think the best thing for you would be to get the book, read it and judge this aspect for yourself and then let me know in the comments below. Agreed?
I looked through what people who have read the book thought about it and here is what they said:
One customer said that the book was a short yet inspiring book. He also recommends the book to everyone.
* Another reader said that the book changed his life and that the book should be read by everyone because of the great content it has to offer.
* Another reader also said that the book was so amazing because of how the author relates with his readers.
* There was also a reader that said the book has very essential teachings that anyone can learn from.
On the negative side,
There was a reader that said the book is too repetitive.
I think this is aimed at laying emphasis in the book. I feel that the book being repetitive may be beneficial to others.
I also looked at some videos of the book to further see what readers had to say about it as well as to give you a good idea of how they are finding the book.
Most reviewers gave brief key details on the book and one even said that it is the besst relationship book they ever read. Here is one of the videos.
Where Best To Get The Book
To get yourself a copy of this extremely helpful book, I encourage you to go to www.amazon.com. I find buying from the store to have so many benefits as you get:
* Free access to prime reading
* Free shipping for print book
* No extra cost once you get one kindle first ebook a month
* Free access to audible channels and so much more
As I conclude, I would like you to remember that in the book you will get to learn to:
* Avoid control which destroys your relationship
* Tap the love inside you
* Forgive others and yourself and so much more
* Understand the science of love
My Final Thoughts On The Book
There is a lot of value packed in here for you in terms of relationships. And you are going to be amazed at all the things that go on In relationships that you may not have heard before or may have not understood well enough.
The book breaks down everything for you in a way you will find interesting and informative as well.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels they want to know how to get love to work in their lives so as improve their relationships.
I hope you have a good experience with the book.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the book as well as any questions you may have on it.
Please feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions below. And if you have other great self help books that you would want me to do reviews on, please let me know.